Dr. Patrick Senatus, MD

Dr. Patrick Senatus, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 50
Dr. Patrick Senatus, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Vernon, CT and has been practicing for 11 years. He graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1999 and specializes in neurosurgery, neurological skull base surgery, and more.Read his story

35 Talcottville Rd Ste 5

Vernon, CT 06066

Contact Information

(860) 870-6388

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Connecticare
  • EmblemHealth
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
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Top Care Areas

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Cervical Spine Myelopathy
very high
more than 99% of peers
Low Back Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Spinal Stenosis
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Dr. Senatus' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Senatus "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."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Senatus "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."

3  Specialties

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

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

47  Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bone Spur
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • 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)
  • 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
  • Spondylosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury


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21  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Connecticut.

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
57 total reviews (8 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (57)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Senatus' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes
Dr. Senatus Says:

We highly value the feedback from our patients and strive to ensure every patient is fully satisfied with the treatment and overall service they receive from myself and my entire staff.   If we do not live up to these expectations please do not hesitate to call our office so that we can better serve you and your needs. 


Patrick B. Senatus M.D., Ph.D. 


Patient Comments (8)

Dr senatus and sharon tokarz ph did my procedure c5 arthoplasty and c6-7acdf vs c5-6&c6-7 acdf (n/a) they did a fantastic job on My neck they have the bed side manner you want and they're very efficient made sure that I had gotten all my meds I needed they even gave me a hug i highly recommend...more
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Dr Senatus implanted a stent in my head to alleviate the symptoms of hydrocephaly He did a superb job! I had to use a wheelchair now I can walk without assistance, no more urinary incontinence! Dr Senatus gave me the best Christmas gift ever THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART! Joe Fitgerald
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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...more
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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...more
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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,...more
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