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David Kruger, MD

91% Patient Satisfaction based on 357 ratings

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About David Kruger:

Dr. David Kruger is an orthopedic surgeon with Advanced Orthopedics New England. He is an attending physician at St. Francis Hospital, Medical Director of the Spine Institute of Connecticut, and an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine.

Dr. Kruger received his doctorate in medicine at Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago and completed his postgraduate training at the Henry Ford Hospital and University of Michigan, Biomechanics, Trauma and Sports Medicine Laboratory. He completed his spinal surgery fellowship at the State University of New York, Health Science Center. Dr. Kruger is a specialist in spinal surgery.


Undergraduate: College of Arts and Sciences, Northwestern University Medical School, Evanston, Illinois, 1979

Medical School: Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, Illinois, 1983

Residency: Orthopedic Surgery Resident, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit Michigan, 1989

Fellowship: Orthopedic Surgery Research Fellow, The University of Michigan, Biomechanics, Trauma and Sports Medicine Laboratory, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1987
Spinal Surgery Fellow, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, State University of New York, Health Science Center, Syracuse, NY, 1990

Professional Appointments

  • Associate Attending Staff, St. Francis Hospital Medical and Dental Staff in the Department of Orthopedics, Hartford, CT, 1990 – present
  • Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, CT, 1990 – present


American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
Connecticut Orthopedic Society
Connecticut State Medical Society
Department of Orthopedic Surgery at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center
Hartford County Medical Association
North American Spine Society
St. Francis Physicians Health Organization
AOA Medical School Honor Society

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David Kruger, MD Reviews (247)

Lumbar Disc

Dr. Kruger is a very talented surgeon and always takes the time to answer all my questions to ensure I am comfortable and prepared to progress in my recovery safely. He reassures me which significantly reduces my anxiety. He's straight forward and honest, professional and clear in his communication. I asked him which exercises I can do safely and he gave me many options and demonstrated them for me. I've had several (this is my 4th) surgeries with Dr. Kruger over 23 years and I am very confident in his abilities. He remembers me each time and my kids, job etc. He's personable and empathetic. I've recommended him to friends and will continue to do so. I hope he never retires LOL

Anterior Cervical Discectomy & Fusion (ACDF)

Dr Kruger showed me my problem on the MRI and answered my questions about the upcoming surgery

Lumbar Fusion

Dr. Kruger was honest and put me at ease

Lumbar Fusion

Dr. Kruger explained things clearly and front office folks were pleasant.

Anterior Cervical Discectomy & Fusion (ACDF)

I was squeezed into Dr. Kruger's schedule to check on hand pain I was experiencing. I was seen very quickly and am satisfied with the next course of treatment.

Office Visit / Follow-up

Took the time to go through all my questions

Office Visit / Follow-up

Great front office staff. Very friendly nurse! Dr. Kruger always the best.

Lumbar Fusion

Quick, efficient, and Doc remembered me.

Treatment / Procedure

Yes, I've been a patient of Dr. Kruger since 2008 and I am so satisfied with his caring and highly skilled surgical skill. There's no one like him!! Thanks, DR. Kruger. Recently I saw Jessica, the PA. She was so thorough going through all my meds and listened to me about my recent problems. Thanks, Jessica. You helped me and I'm grateful.

Office Visit / Follow-up

At arrival of my appointment I didn't have to wait very long in my car. When in the exam room again I didn't have to wait long.

Office Visit / Follow-up

Dr. Kruger took time to discuss my particular situation.

Treatment / Procedure

It was a great experience!! Everyone was terrific!

Office Visit / Follow-up

I went into the hospital barely able to walk and came out pain free.

Lumbar Fusion

I received in-depth information on my status regarding my spinal fusion that had been conducted three months prior to this visit. Information included results of ex-rays taken at the visit, a thorough discussion of these results with Dr. Kruger, and a written summary of the results for my records. Results were uniformly positive and indicated that I was progressing in accordance with Dr. Kruger's expectations.

Office Visit / Follow-up

Dr. Kruger answered my questions. He gave me very good information as to what i should be able to do and to gradually add things as I feel able.

Walk-In / Urgent Care

Addressed my problem.

Office Visit / Follow-up

Jessica is awesome as usual! She is always attentive and compassionate. Dr. Kruger is tremendous as he always is. He is truly concerned about my well being. He performed back surgery on me and I am am able to regain a portion of my life. I still have a long recovery but I am very optimistic!

Office Visit / Follow-up

Very short wait time, staff friendly and courteous, Dr. Kruger explained everything well.

Office Visit / Follow-up

I felt the doctor listened to me.

Anterior Cervical Discectomy & Fusion (ACDF)

Explained all risks and communicated very well.