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David Kruger, MD

90.2% Patient Satisfaction based on 276 ratings

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Based on 276 ratings
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4 stars (62)
3 stars (14)
2 stars (8)
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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 (195)

Lumbar Decompression

There was little to no wait time. Dr. Kruger took the time to explain to me and to my siblings about the complicated surgery I was going to have. [Single best thing is...] I lived and the procedure (11 hours) was a success.

Lumbar Disc

Not really satisfied.

Lumbar Fusion

I've always had the highest regard for the entire staff. After my visit today it remains the same.

Office Visit / Follow-up

Doctor seemed to know and understand my problem.

Lumbar Fusion

Was seen by doctor in a reasonable amount of time. Friendly office personnel.

Treatment / Procedure

Always good when I go there.

Spine Surgery

Post-surgical visit was positive. Doctor answered all questions.

Office Visit / Follow-up

Dr. Kruger always takes the time needed with his patients.

Office Visit / Follow-up

Left well-informed and a very good experience overall.

Office Visit / Follow-up

The doctor addressed some post-op issues.

Office Visit / Follow-up

Very patient!

Office Visit / Follow-up

Visit too short.

Office Visit / Follow-up

Nice setting. Staff was very helpful, nice. Wait time was impeccable. Doctor took his time with me explained what needs to be done to make my diagnosis better.

Office Visit / Follow-up

Dr. Kruger has great bedside manner and was very good at answering all my questions. This office is very professional and I'm quite happy with the services provided.

Lumbar Disc

Dr. Kruger was on-time, straight to the point and thorough.

Office Visit / Follow-up

This surgery is extremely important and quite difficult. Dr. Kruger's knowledge and professionalism puts me in a very high state of trust allowing me to go through with the procedure.

Treatment / Procedure

Doctor spent a great amount of time to answer my questions and those of my family.

Office Visit / Follow-up

Dr. Kruger's diagnosis was precise and recommendations were clear.

Office Visit / Follow-up

The staff at Enfield always pleasant to work with.

Office Visit / Follow-up

I felt comfortable with Dr. Kruger. He understood my pain as it relates to the job and suggested core strengthening routine should be included in the current therapy sessions offered by the job.