Dr. Patrick Senatus, MD

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Age 50
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Dr. Patrick Senatus, MD
Dr. Senatus is a board certified Neurosurgeon with extensive experience in minimally invasive and restorative spine surgery. He has lectured nationally on minimally invasive surgery and participates actively in the design of the next generation of minimally invasive surgery systems. Dr. Senatus is fellow of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Senatus attended Harvard College where he was recognized as a Harvard College and John Harvard Scholar and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Art in Biochemical Sciences. As a medical scientist training program scholar he completed his Doctorate of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and his Doctorate of Philosophy in Neurobiology at the Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. In 2006, Dr. Senatus completed Neurosurgery Residency at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center where he was nominated for the Arnold P. Gold and Physician of the year awards, recognizing him for excellence in teaching and patient care. Subsequently, he completed a fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic in Functional and Restorative Neurosurgery of the spine and brain. Dr. Senatus holds several academic appointments, including Assistant Clinical Professor of Neurological Surgery at Yale School of Medicine, were he enjoys sharing his expertise with residents and medical students. He has authored numerous scientific abstracts, peer-reviewed publications and clinical text book chapters. Dr. Senatus is happily married, and has two beautiful children. He enjoys golf, chess, classical music, outdoor activities and most of all spending time with his family and friends.

Patrick B Senatus

112 E 61st St

New York, NY 10065

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Dr. Patrick Senatus, MD

Dr. Patrick Senatus, MD

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  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Connecticare
  • EmblemHealth
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Care Philosophy

As a neurosurgeon, I employ a personalized centered approach substantiated by evidence-based- medicine that prioritizes optimum functional outcome and well-being. Each consultation begins with a comprehensive evaluation designed to create an individualized evidence based treatment plan. My objective is to perform the least invasive, most effective procedure available, specifically tailored for each patient. My goal is to reduce pain and return my patients to a functional lifestyle.
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Dr. Senatus' Experience

Dr. Senatus' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Neurosurgery
  • Board certified in Neurosurgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurological Skull Base Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Reconstructive Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bone Spur
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Neck
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Complex Spine Disorders
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Traumatic Brain Injury


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  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Fusion
  • Brain Surgery
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Lumbar Fusion
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Neurostimulation
  • Percutaneous Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Discectomy
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Harvard Medical School
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Harvard Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1999
  • Columbia Presbyterian Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2000
  • Ny Presby Columbia University Med Ctr
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2006
  • Cleveland Clinic
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2007

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Senatus has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Polish
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Senatus' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Senatus to family and friends
based on 54 total reviews (6 with comments)
Dr. Senatus' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
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  • Office environment
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  • Average wait time
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Patient Comments (6)
in South Windsor |
I had been experiencing back pain for many years then it got to the point I could not stand or walk for long periods of time I had to use a cane when I did. First was a cortisone injection which mildly helped. I met with Dr. Senatus & his PA Sharon and it was decided I needed surgery. I was skeptical but let me tell you it was the best thing i could have done. i was walking that evening and had no pain, no meds except ibuprofen. now 6 weeks later i feel like a new person. No Back Pain!!!
in Vernon Rockville, CT |
I saw Dr. Senatus in August due to acute lower back pain. A myelogram indicated that surgery was not a question of IF, but when. My husband and I met with Sharon Tokarz, his PA. She explained the procedure, how I might feel for the next 2 weeks, and so forth. On December 7, I had a right L4-5 lateral lumbar fusion at Rockville General Hospital in Vernon. I was out of bed that afternoon and home the next morning. I've done so well I can do exercises at home. Dr. Senatus and staff are so awesome.
in Willington, CT |
Dr. Senatus is a skilled and caring professional. He treated me for spinal stenosis through a complex surgical procedure that has significantly improved my quality of life. I would go to him again if I ever had another back issues and highly recommend him to family and friends. Further, his staff, especially is APRN, Sharon, are exceptional!
in Hampton, CT |
Dr. Senatus is the best doctor I have ever been to. He preformed surgery on my neck it was probably one of the most complicated operation he does. Had six disc removed and replaced with titanium rods and screw. The surgery was very complicated many doctors at Yale. The surgery was a success. He is one of the most caring Doctors I have ever had. Even gave me a hug afterwards a few days later. He is a wonderful person as well as a excellent doctor.
in Brooklyn, NY |
Dr. Senatus is a fantastic doctor. He has an excellent, pleasant, caring bedside manner, and is very honest, open, and understanding about patient concerns and exploring different treatment options. As a surgeon, he is first class. After 1.5 years of conservative therapies, we agreed on anterior cervical discectomy fusion at C5-C7 levels. The procedure was a success, and the chronic pain I've been managing for 5 years VANISHED. Now I'm recovering well, and getting back to my life. he's THE BEST!
in Stratford, CT |
Dr. Senates is the best! He is a phenomenal neurosurgeon and a wonderful person. He has a great bedside manner and really cares about his patients.
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  • Oxford Health Plans
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  • UnitedHealthCare
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Hospitals where Dr. Senatus has admitting privileges

Hartford Hospital
80 Seymour St
Hartford, CT 06102
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Rockville General Hospital
31 Union St
Vernon, CT 06066
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Saint Francis Care
114 Woodland St
Hartford, CT 06105
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Saint Luke's Roosevelt Hospital
1111 Amsterdam Ave
New York, NY 10025
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Yale - New Haven Hospital
20 York St
New Haven, CT 06510
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