Dr. Patrick Senatus, MD

Neurosurgery •  Male • Age 53
  
Dr. Senatus
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Patrick B Senatus

35 Talcottville Rd Ste 5 Vernon, CT 06066

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Dr. Patrick Senatus, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Vernon, CT. Dr. Senatus has more experience with Spine than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Hartford Hospital and Mount Sinai Morningside. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Senatus to book an appointment.


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I don't think you can get much better than Dr. Senatus. He is the real deal. He speared me from having to get a fusion and did a two-level disc replacement instead, while other doctors recommended a fusion. He is a very personable doctor and will take the time to explain thoroughly your prognosis and the way forward.
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Terence Lewis – Oct 22, 2020
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Dr. Senatus performed a C5-6 Cervical decompression and fusion on May 12, 2020. I've never met a more compassionate, caring and knowledgeable doctor before. He has such an incredible bedside manner and answers your questions, he isnt quick to jump to surgery as it's always the last option and his team is excellent as well. I would absolutely recommend Dr. Senatus to my family and friends!
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Tracy Sakalis – Jul 07, 2020
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Great Experience! No nerve pain! Knowledgable and skillful surgeon. Thank you.
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rutkow – Mar 16, 2020
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I had a tri-level cervical fusion C-3- C-7 by Dr. Senatus in May 2019. He and his professional staff as well as the office staff are amazing, caring and extremely conscientious. I have had many surgical procedures in my 60 yrs. and Dr. Senatus and Staff gave me the absolute BEST pre- and post-op care (to this day) that I have ever received. I am nearly 5 months post-op and 80% improved! Dr. S and staff are truly a G-dsent after so many years of suffering and negligence by other neurosurgeons. I can’t recommend him highly. Don’t be surprised when he spends an hour with you ... so don’t be surprised to wait an hour for him and don’t fault him for it ... he is worth it and more!!!
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Jan Perry in Stafford Springs, CT – Oct 06, 2019
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Think he know it all and wasn't really paying attention to my complaint.
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Jul 12, 2019
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After going over the up coming surgery on my back for fusion and decompression. Dr. Senatus left the exam room and closed the door. Within 20 seconds he returned and put his hand on my shoulder. And said, ( oh, I am sorry, your BMI is too high). So, this means that He will not do the surgery. How does he know what my BMI is, when I was not asked to step on a scale? He is not interested in fixing me so I can walk and sit without pain. How can he be so cruel???
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Apr 17, 2019
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Dr. Senatus is an amazing doctor and person. I have been going to him for many different issues for the last ten years. There is nobody better than him. He is brilliant, compassionate, caring, competent beyond measure. He really cares about his patients and has an individual approach. He has only your best interest at heart. He is simply amazing. I would literally fly around the world for his care and expertise if I moved out of CT. Simply, there is no one better to trust.
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Mar 19, 2019
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EVERYTHING about Dr. Patrick Senatus is A+. Excellent surgeon with top-tiered and state-of-the-art training. I am an avid low-handicap golfer who suffered from spondylolethesis and sciatica. He performed a 2 level spinal fusion on me using a minimally invasive technique. My recovery has been pain-free. X-rays show perfect placement of the plates and screws. He has a genuinely warm and caring bedside manner. Look no further. He has it ALL!!! I cannot say enough good things about him!!!
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Lynda Foster in CT – Dec 21, 2018
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Dr. Senatus one of the most if not the most caring Dr. I know. He takes all the time you need to explain your situation. I have had 2 spinal fusions and one S.I. joint stabilization performed by Dr. Senatus. I can assure you that because of Dr. Senatus's skill and caring I am able to stand and walk straight and sleep thru the night without medications.
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Marion Bessette in Mansfield, CT – Nov 18, 2018
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Very busy but so talented. I would barely say I met him. The girl who scheduled surgery would threaten to make my surgery another year. She told me to call my Ins. so I did they said that is the girl who called yesterday who asked who to file a grievance. I waited aprox. 1 1/4 yrs. But worth every minute for the skill of both Sharon Tokar and Patrick Senatus MD.
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Diana in Vernon – Oct 05, 2018
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Top notch! Hands down the best surgeon in his field! Not only did he take the time to listen to my problems but he worked out a comprehensive treatment plan that we all agreed was best for me! Had 2 surgeries to finish the procedure(it was a VERY large one) and came out walking and recovered in just a couple weeks! He and his staff are amazing and HIGHLY recommend! Sharon is a lifesaver and clearly her and Dr. Senatus are the perfect pair in the field! Thanks to them both!
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Chris Prue in Vernon, CT – Jun 04, 2018
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My husband had had 2life changing surgeries with Dr Senatus Stephen had lost almost all his ability to walk and had little feeling in his hands and feet. The second surgery was life changing. Within a year My husband has regained his health. After Phisical therapy and a bit of time he is back at his golf , sports, driving , gardening and all other life’s pleasures. Dr Senatus is a fantastic surgeon and an even better friend to his patients The best Dr I’ve ever met!!
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Apr 15, 2018
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Dr. Senatus & staff are one of the best teams around, I wouldn't trust my care with anyone else!!
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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  • Listened & answered questions
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BMH in STAFFORD – Apr 05, 2018
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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 this office to everyone is so nice and they explain everything until you understand n he's very handsome ;)
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Shelley Lewis in Andover CT – Jan 11, 2018
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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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Joseph Fitzgerald in Cheshire Ct – Dec 31, 2017
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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 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!!!
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Erich Pilatti in South Windsor – Jun 17, 2017
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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 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.
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Kathy S. in Vernon Rockville, CT – Jan 01, 2017
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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, especially is APRN, Sharon, are exceptional!
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Scott B. in Willington, CT – Aug 19, 2016
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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.
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Ronald C. Rock in Hampton, CT – Jul 27, 2016
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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!
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About Me

Care Philosophy

As a neurosurgeon, I employ a personalized centered approach substantiated by evidence-based- medicine that prioritizes optimum functional outcome and...Read more

Biography

Dr. Senatus is a board certified Neurosurgeon with extensive experience in minimally invasive and restorative spine surgery. He has lectured nationally...Read more

Specialties

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

Board Certifications

Education

2007
Cleveland Clinic
Fellowship Hospital
2000
Columbia Presbyterian Med Center
Internship Hospital

Languages

  • English
  • French
  • Polish
  • Spanish

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Dr. Senatus accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Access Blue New England Network-CT
Balanced Pathway Tiered-CT PPO
Balanced Pathway-CT HMO
Balanced Pathway-CT PPO
Blue New England Network-CT HMO
BlueCare Health Plan (with Expanded Network - Tiered)-CT
BlueCare Health Plan (with Expanded Network)-CT
BlueCare Select (Tiered - Charter)-CT
BlueCare Select (Tiered - Elm)-CT
BlueChoice New England Network-CT
Bronze Pathway X Enhanced Tiered-CT HMO
Bronze Pathway X w/HSA-CT HMO
Bronze Pathway X w/HSA-CT PPO
Bronze Pathway X-CT PPO
Bronze Standard Pathway X for HSA-CT PPO
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Century Preferred (Tiered)-CT
Century Preferred Select (Tiered - Charter)-CT
Century Preferred Select (Tiered - Elm)-CT
Century Preferred Tiered (Select Network)-CT
Century Preferred-CT
Choice BlueCare-CT HMO
Choice Century Preferred Basic-CT PPO
City of New Haven - BlueCard-CT
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CT Children's Medical Center - Tiered-CT PPO
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Silver Pathway X w/HSA-CT PPO
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Silver Standard Coinsurance Pathway X-CT PPO
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State BlueCare (Local Network only)-CT
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Senatus

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Senatus treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Senatus treats other conditions, please contact the office at (860) 870-6388.

Spine

Spine specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the bones of the spine, including degenerative spine disease, herniated discs, stenosis, and fractured vertebrae, with treatments including medication, physical therapy, and surgery.Compare with other Spine specialists.

Typically treats 63% more than similar doctors

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Low Back Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Senatus treats Low Back Pain more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Senatus treats this condition more than 96% of their peers

Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Senatus treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 89% of their peers

Dr. Senatus treats this condition more than 89% of their peers

Spine Deformities
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Senatus treats Spine Deformities more than 85% of their peers

Dr. Senatus treats this condition more than 85% of their peers

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Dr. Senatus' conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Fusion
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bone Spur
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Complex Spine Disorders
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Fusion
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Percutaneous Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Discectomy
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury

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Patrick B Senatus35 Talcottville Rd Ste 5 Vernon, CT 06066
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    • Mon: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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