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Christian Petrulio, MD

4.6 out of 5 (361 Ratings)


Hand Surgery / Orthopedic Surgery / Orthopedics

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About Christian Petrulio

Dr. Christian Petrulio is a double board certified, fellowship trained hand surgeon with board certification in both General Surgery and Hand Surgery. He graduated with honors from Harvard University after which he did research in the fields of wildlife conservation with the Cheetah Conservation Fund in Namibia, Africa and then virology research at New York University School of Medicine, from where he went on to receive his Doctorate in medicine.

His surgical training was done at Columbia University Medical Center’s New York-Presbyterian Hospital in General Surgery, during which time he did a fellowship in Surgical Oncology focusing his research on vaccine development for the treatment of melanoma. From there he went on to do his Hand and Microsurgery fellowship at the University of Louisville’s Kleinert-Kutz Institute, where he participated in the second and third hand transplants ever performed in the United States.

Upon completion of his surgical training, he joined a Hand Surgery practice in Austin, Texas for five years before joining Southcoast Physicians Group in 2014.

His areas of expertise include minimally invasive treatments for nerve compression, including carpal tunnel syndrome and ulnar nerve compression. Other commonly treated problems include thumb arthritis, trigger fingers, Dupuytrens contractures, and all varieties of hand and wrist trauma including bone, tendon and nerve injuries.


Practicing at the following locations:

Southcoast Physicians Group Hand Surgery

300C Faunce Corner Road
Dartmouth , MA 02747

P: 508-973-2211

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Patient Comments (79)

At Southcoast Health, we strive to deliver exceptional patient care along with an exceptional patient experience. We appreciate all of your feedback and share your comments to recognize the wonderful care our teams provide to you as well as identify areas for improvement.

  • Very professional staff. No long waiting. Kept me informed of process and next steps

  • Clean, and prompt. Very impressed with Doctor !

  • Very good.

  • Dr. Petrulio (INAUDIBLE) smart. He listened to my complaint, and...what I...I think he's very smart. He ordered some tests and looked at everything. Also, the support staff, the front desk, the x-ray technician, all excellent. Everyone was very nice and courteous. So it was good to be in that office, which is...which is good for South Coast because I've gone to a different office, which is horrible. So very good. Thank you.

  • Everything about my experience was positive. I don't know what you could have done better than what was done. I liked the doctor very much.

  • The doctor was very friendly and listen to everything I had to u say

  • Your facility was really clean. I felt safe being there. All the staff was really great. The doctor Dr. Petrulio was wonderful. He took the time to listen to what I had to say. Ask me if I had any questions and talk to me, mostly importantly in a manner that I could understand. I would recommend him and your facility and staff to anyone.

  • My experience was professional and comfortable.

  • Very courteous and caring and kept us well informed

  • Felt the visit was rushed by the orthopedic doctor. I'm not sure why my finger is still swollen but told fracture should be healed. Just felt like I was being hurried.

  • Dr mike is very good

  • Very knowledgeable and helpful

  • Everyone in the office today was pleasant, patient and kind. The medical receptionist, medical assistant, and x-ray technician. Dr. Petrulio was patient and answered all of my questions.

  • Everything done in a timely manner. Was concerned about my hand

  • Good service

  • Always listens and addresses concerns

  • 5 minute wait to see my specialist, knowledgeable!

  • No waiting. The doctor knew my medical history and gave good suggestions and advice

  • Good service

  • Quick and effective and got the results and information I needex

  • Everyone very kind, and process was quick and easy

  • Since joining Southcoast about 8 years ago, I have had several specialists and all have been terrific. Whatever you are doing to attract and keep them here, keep it up!

  • He was very helpful to what was going on with my hand

  • Dr paid attention to my concerns and scheduled testing necessary for my diagnosis. He described in detail using laymen terms, how the surgery would be done.

  • This is my first visit to Dr. Petrulio. The office is very clean and organized. I was greeted immediately. I was 15 minutes early and taken within 5 minutes of my arrival. My entire visit and visit with Dr. Petrulio about my hand was excellent. He did a really great thorough job. The x-ray, technician was lovely and really very nice. And I left with, you know, a better feeling about my issues. And girl who check me in at the front desk was also terrific. So is a great, great visit, and I appreciate South Coast Hospital.

  • All good

  • I feel like I am finally getting answers

  • Dr. Petrulio listened well, answered all my questions, explained tx options, and even went the extra mile to make sure accommodations I'd need for surgery were addressed.

  • I got out with joy

  • Doctor looker up my lab results and then gave me a diagnosis. He also told me what the next step would be if treatment doesn't help.

  • First visit. Went fine.

  • every thing was done well

  • My hands no longer hurt. For that I am very thankful

  • My experience has been a good one. My tech is very informative, friendly and professional. I would recommend the facility to family and friends.

  • The Dr. ( & I've had Many), was the nicest most attentive I've seen. In fact I was seeing another orthopedic dr, prior to him & asked him I can switch to him from now on. He went over both my problems, offered solutions & was kind. Didn't rush me.

  • I am taken in a timely manner. All staff are friendly and pleasant. Dr Petrulio is knowledgeable, patient and kind.

  • I am sure he is very competent but he's somewhat dismissive in style. However he solved my prob so that's most important.

  • The doctor knew exactly what the situation was, and I was in and out very quicky.

  • Excellent experience

  • Dr was attentive. Explained things well.

  • On time, prepared, and answered all anticipated questions.

  • My visits always go well they listen n pay attention to my issues. There alway polite and I don't have to wait forever to be seen.

  • Nothing in particular. Excellent care.

  • Professional friendly staff

  • Very polite and provided me with what I needed

  • Awesome

  • It was a great experience. Dr. Petrullio was very nice and listened to my concerns. He explained everything thoroughly and the treatment he thought would provide me comfort.

  • All the staff were professional, friendly, knowledgeable and caring. I would highly recommend this practice.

  • I arrived early & was seen early, which was wonderful. Processing was efficient & friendly. I think I chose a prudent course of action, guided by conversation with doctor. I yelled into my mask during the injection but he just stayed steady. Am now trying to learn how to cope with one-handedness, given cast. The purple color cast is lovely, but it has a rough surface that catches on clothing, wishing that could be remedied.

  • On time appointment

  • This office took me in with an appointment right away. They explained everything they were very courteous made sure I knew what was going on. The doctor was very clear and efficient I had a wonderful experience.

  • Everyone was professional, courteous, explained everything to my understanding very well great practice all together great teamwork.

  • My Primary Care doctor's staff scheduled this appointment for me. I was amazed how soon I was able to get an appointment! Awesome service. I like Dr. Petrulio, and the entire staff at his office. Very nice!!

  • Greatly appreciated not having to wait too long

  • All good

  • Long wait to be checked in. Person ahead had an issue that took a long time and there was no second attendant to move the line. Line got five people long. Should be a solvable problem. Doctor was clearly ready for me as soon as checked in, about 15 minutes late.

  • PromptKnowledgeable..Good naturedGave an injection right where it was neededBrought about great relief to injury Told me to save my money probally did not need a follow up appointment when asked if there would be a follow up..Probally meant well.....

  • I don't feel comfortable with the doctors diagnosis because my injury was not even discussed and the diagnosis doesn't seem right.

  • The only issue I have was being told my surgery... after my surgery would be 8 to 12 weeks of physical therapy and recovery. Which in fact it's six months to a year.

  • Quick and easy

  • Quick and to the point. In and within 30 minutes.

  • Everyone in the office is very pleasant. Very attentive to my over all health. Office is very clean.

  • My health is very important to him. He was courteous and he listened to what I have to say.

  • I can't thank Dr. Petrulio enough for taking my concerns seriously and IMMEDIATELY. I told him what I wanted, he listened, compassionately, and he and his staff did what it took to get me answers faster than any other provider I've seen in my life. I CANNOT thank you enough.

  • I was pleased

  • The secretary was extremely helpful along with Dr.Petrulio. They could have had me come back for my treatment but they called on the spot , getting verbal permission. The doctor gave me my injection and was open for questions about my MRI. Dr. Petrulio is a true helpful specialist. [Name] [Redacted].

  • There was no wait , I was assessed by the physician , had an X-ray , was given a diagnosis , splint and follow up appointment quickly . The staff is very efficient , friendly & at all times professional . This office was like a well oiled machine . A pleasure ??

  • Very pleased with my first visit

  • Great bed side manner.The Dr took his time and explained everything.

  • Staff was friendly and I was taken into a room in a timely manner. Appointment was rushed and didn't feel it was thoroughly explained

  • Haven't had the hand surgery yet so too early to judge, comment

  • Timeliness, or lack of. Waited 45" to see MD; was with him probably 5-7"

  • Dr Patrulio was patient and curtious explaining my diagnosis.That made me feel calm and comfortable meeting him for the first time. I would definitely recommend him to anyone in need of a hand surgeon.

  • The facility was supposed to set up an MRI and call me with the date.As of today, that has not happened.

  • Very efficient office!

  • Freindly, supportive staff and knowedgeable Doctor

  • Everything was perfect at the time of the visit

  • The doctor was very good. The receptionist could not coordinate my workman's comp claim. She kept messing up my place of employment even though I told her multiple times where I worked.

  • I liked that X-ray capability was accessible very close by in the same area of the bldg. doctor Petrulio is a good listener. I was taken in to the exam room about 5 minutes before my appointment but I did have to wait 25 minutes to see the doctor. Facility was very clean, modern and observed mask protocols.

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