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Christian Petrulio, MD

4.6 out of 5 (347 Ratings)


Hand Surgery / Orthopedic Surgery / Orthopedics

About Christian Petrulio

Dr. Petrulio came to Southcoast Health from Austin, TX where he was in private practice specializing in minimally invasive hand surgery. He is no stranger to New England, however, as he grew up in New Hampshire and graduated with honors from Harvard University.

Prior to medical school, Dr. Petrulio spent time with the Cheetah Conservation Fund in Namibia, Africa. He then worked with a group of epidemiologists in New York City to develop an HIV vaccine at New York University, where he later earned his Doctor of Medicine.

After completing his general surgery training at Columbia University-New York Presbyterian Hospital where he was the Chiron immunotherapy surgical oncology research fellow, Dr. Petrulio completed his hand and microvascular surgery fellowship at the Kleinert-Kutz Institute of the University of Louisville in Kentucky where he was involved in one of the first hand transplants performed in the United States.

Dr. Petrulio is board certified in surgery.


Christian practices at the following locations:

Southcoast Physicians Group Hand Surgery

300C Faunce Corner Road
Dartmouth , MA 02747

P: 508-973-2211

Get Directions 41.65998099999999 -70.99087600000001

Insurances Accepted

Southcoast accepts most major insurance plans. Call the Southcoast patient registration department at 844-297-2952 or your health plan with any questions regarding coverage.

Provider Ratings

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Patient Comments (63)

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  • Positive initial visit!

  • Great visit! Quick and efficient staff; great doctor.

  • This will be my 3rd surgery with this doctor. I highly recommend him.

  • Knew what the problem was. He's going to fix it right away. Never have a problem. If there's something wrong. He sees me right away and he takes care of it. And you can ask for anything more than that hon. Thank you.

  • Getting the appointment was very quick! Once there, I was in and out under 30 minutes. Thank you!

  • Dr. Petrulio and his staff did an amazing job with the fingers on my left hand. I am very grateful for their professionalism, attention to detail and compassion.Many Thanks

  • Dr Petrulio is excellent!He is prompt, polite, a great listener and an outstanding physician! I am very impressed with the care I received & will certainly recommend Dr Petrulio to family and friends. Thank you Dr Petrulio & Southcoast Health!

  • Very professional, I was seen on one day, presurgical testing done and operated on the next day.

  • Good experience....will return when I need them

  • Dr.Petrulio was professional and answered all my questions.

  • Positive experience all around

  • They were great and I feel great now.

  • Excellent provider ! Ty

  • the Doctor was a profesional and make me feel comfortable and he way to work was very profesional thank you for everything att [Name] [Name]

  • They treated me very well and attended to me quickly.

  • Having seen another Dr. in the same building a few years ago, I am surprised that my history was not known before the appointment.

  • The appointment registrar was extremely cooperative and got me an appointment as quickly as possible. I only had to wait until after the weekend! She even accommodated me when I told her I was not comfortable driving in Fall River and gave me North Dartmouth instead (an excellent choice!). The North Dartmouth staff were very friendly and helpful, and Dr. Petrulio was awesome. He was efficient, spoke in language I could understand, and was very friendly. I appreciated his direct approach. I found him very professional, and he gave me excellent advice. I will definitely go to him again with any hand problems I might have.

  • The doctor and medical staff was amazing and I would recommend to anyone. The receptionists left a lot to be desired and were less than helpful or friendly.

  • Very professional and cooperative.

  • They told me there was three ways to take care of the problem and pick the less painful one first.

  • Provider very professional and knowledgeable.

  • Front staff was very courteous and the doctor was as well everyone treated me very well

  • The doctor seemed rushed.

  • Fast friendly and professional

  • The office staff was quite welcoming and helpful. The doctor was so thorough and kind.

  • Great experience. Staff nice, on schedule, doctor listened, gave me options and respected my decision

  • Christian. Yeah, Christian did very well. She provided me with all the information I wanted and then asked me what my goals were and all that. She was very good. Thank you.

  • Appointment went very well .Dr was very right to the point of explaining my injury an the impotance of getting into surgery to fix finger

  • Very nice courteous respectful and very professional.

  • The doctors office was outstanding. The call center hold line was excruciating with insulting,irrelevant, repetitive voiceovers and inefficient,duplicative call takers.

  • The wait to check in at the front desk was unbelievable. No one would even mention like si will be with you shortly they just disregarded your presence.

  • Got an appointment within days

  • I thought it was great from start to finish, everyone was professional and friendly. I was very comfortable.

  • Excellent Treatment On time and nothing bad to say

  • Dr.Petrulio was very patient with me, answered all of my questions and concerns. He made himself available for an early morning phone call and addressed my concerns. I am very pleased with the care I received from both Dr. Petrulio's office and staff as well as the ER staff at St. Luke's hospital.

  • i was very happy with the doctor except for a mix up with the prescription source

  • He patiently listened to all my concerns. Refreshing to see that in a doctor. Usually they want to rush you out the door. He was very patient.

  • Social distancing and plenty of hand sanitizer. Staff was very pleasant and helpful

  • Both Dr and [Name] were great. [Name] was kind too!

  • Upon entering 300 Faunce Corner building and in the physician office, everyone maintained safe COVID practices. All of the staff I came in contact with were great!! I had a level of confidence in the care I received.

  • The staff treated me like I was family.

  • The staff was very courteous and polite.

  • Very good care

  • Very pleasant, cordial, well knowledge, and listened to my comments and concerns and treated me with upmost respect.

  • very helpful so nice

  • I was treated with respect and everything that was happening was explained.

  • Listened, precise,answered all my questions and got me in quickly for surgery and post surgery,

  • Everything

  • Quick and professional

  • My Visit to this office today was wonderful. I feel completely safe with the check in process of calling in when I got there and with having my temperature taken. I was promptly seen. The doctor was wonderful and clearly explained my upcoming surgery to me. I was very pleased with the whole experience and I am glad that I was referred to this practice. Thank you!

  • Doctor and staff was very helpful would recommend your facilities to other people

  • Everyone was great! The Doctor is awesome!

  • Dr Petrulio is a ten plus .... friendly professional and all around good person. I send anyone with hand or arm problems to him

  • Both the front desk and the provider were pleasant, they were courteous and they would thorough in explaining everything that I needed to know and I thank you.

  • Everyone was friendly

  • They provided efficient fast accurate and courteous service, answered all my question and explained everything to my satisfaction.

  • my problem was addressed completely! what a wonderful staff!

  • Courteous, promp timing of appointment, informative, attentive,as past appointments have been also.

  • The nurses were very efficient. The doctor was very pleasant and thorough in instructing me on what to do and how he's going to do it and I look forward to having my procedure. Thank you.

  • I honestly think it would be a little more comfortable if maybe you put a little numbing agent before you stab with the needle for a cortisone shot. maybe you might think about that if it a possibility.

  • Dr. Petrulio was absolutely terrific. I was very impressed. I'm so glad he's my in surgeon and I'm looking forward to seeing him in the future. I give him an A plus.

  • The appointment was timely, professional, courteous. I enjoyed the date.

  • Great experience, everyone was very nice.

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