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Christian Petrulio, MD

4.6 out of 5 (383 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:

  1. Southcoast Physicians Group Hand Surgery

    300C Faunce Corner Road
    Dartmouth , MA 02747

    P: 508-973-2211

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Provider Ratings

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Patient Comments (71)

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.

  • Nice experience

  • I found the provider well informative.

  • All went well with the doctor and the staff.

  • Dr.Petrullio, is attentive, and informative.

  • We were seen in a timely manner, we were very informed during the whole visit. Everyone was very respectful and very friendly. And appointments were made appropriately. Thank you.

  • Everything was fine.

  • I am satisfied with my visit.

  • Dr made very little effort to engage or be pleasant. He seemed knowledgeable but did not want to spend a minute more than he had to with the patient

  • I didn't have to wait too long

  • The front staff was very courteous. My wait... I actually got in to see the doctor a half hour after my scheduled doctor's appointment. And once he came into the room after his initial hello, he just typed it on the computer and did not really look at me or use my name, and I just kind of waited for him to acknowledge me, which felt a little uncomfortable.

  • so far, my experience in this office, has been extremely positive and I am greatful. UnfortuantelyI have had very poor/negative inter action with other SC providers/staff

  • This was a specialist I was seeing for a trigger finger. He explained my options, surgery vs. cortisone injection, and we went with the injection. It was a straight forward visit.

  • Quick service

  • This is not the first time I came to the office with a problem. I like them and I returned

  • The doctor was pleasant and helpful. I have said it before that every experience I have had with SouthCoast in any appointment has been timely and pleasant and everyone is friendly and helpful, I am very impressed, satisfied and thankful.

  • Front staff could have been more helpful and more friendly.

  • The entire staff conducted themselves in a most professional manner...courteous and conscientious.

  • It was easy

  • Staff not very friendly especially the check out desk.

  • You are, your office is very excellent. And the care I had was great. I have no complaints.

  • My appointment with Dr. Petrulio was quick and informative.

  • Dr. Petrulio asked a few questions and then told me what was wrong. Just wished he could have told me what I can do to make it feel better.

  • I'm very happy with this doctor. I don't think I would Want another doctor. He takes his time with his patience.

  • Everyone was polite and treated me with respect and answered my questions where I could understand completely.

  • The provider did the most brief assessment and made a diagnosis after a few moments into the visit without explaining how I could have attained this injury. Did not feel I had enough time with the physician not questions asked about any part of history. Would not return to this provider.

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

  • Clean, and prompt. Very impressed with Doctor !

  • Very good.

  • Physician explained everything thoroughly, reviewed all X-rays and explained the need for surgery to repair and exactly what the procedure would be. Very thorough

  • 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

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