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David Kruger, MD

91.4% Patient Satisfaction based on 395 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 (267)

Office Visit / Follow-up

The doctor was excellent in explaining everything to me regarding my MRI and possible solutions.

Office Visit / Follow-up

I had Doctor Kruger for another back surgery 2 years ago. I was very pleased with the outcome. I trust the doctor very much. I needed neck surgery and went back to him. Would trust no one else.

Office Visit / Follow-up

The doctor and staff were accommodating and kind.

Office Visit / Follow-up

When Dr. Kruger saw what appeared to be an error on my MRI report, he took the time to contact a radiologist and investigate. I appreciate that, because the result impacted my treatment plan.

Wound Care

Dr. Kruger explained what the issue was and how to deal with it.

Office Visit / Follow-up

It was the first time I've met Dr. Kruger he seems to no much about my problem with my spine. He's very direct and right to the point. That's the way I am and I appreciate that.

Treatment / Procedure

Quality care all ways. Professional...honest...VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE.

Treatment / Procedure


Treatment / Procedure

[Highly satisfied because] Things are moving forward.

Treatment / Procedure

Dr. Kruger is a pleasure to work with. He was very detailed in his explanation of my options. He did a great job on my surgery and I am very satisfied with the results so far.

Lumbar Fusion

Dr. Kruger was prompt for the appointment and had all his info ready to discuss. He explained the surgery very well, gave of the pros and cons. Very great office.

Anterior Cervical Discectomy & Fusion (ACDF)

Dr. Kruger is a very caring and conscientious doctor who treats me as a valued person and patient...not only as a cervical spine surgery.

Office Visit / Follow-up

Everyone really cares about the patients -

Office Visit / Follow-up

They were very patient and understanding.....

Treatment / Procedure

Everyone was competent!!!!!!

Office Visit / Follow-up

Office staff is always so pleasant. I really appreciate my visits with Dr. Kruger because he is so knowledgeable.

Walk-In / Urgent Care

I was seen very promptly, guided through each step efficiently and kindly by the admins, techs, the Medical staff and Dr. Kruger.

Office Visit / Follow-up

Great service and Dr Kruger's RN (Jenn) is great.

Lumbar Fusion

Great Results!

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