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Christian Petrulio, MD

4.8 out of 5 (292 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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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.

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Patient Comments (73)

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.

  • upon arrival at the office I was greeted immediately and checked in and was attended to in a timely manner with courtesy and professionalism. I was very satisfied with my first visit to this office and my first time meeting my provider.

  • Pleasant, knowledgeable, felt at ease. Quickly diagnosed issue. Explained options thoroughly with added literature. It was first visit, so maybe forgot to introduce himself. Not a big concern for me. Went right to work. Very efficient. Very satisfied with visit.

  • everything was done in a timely manner with all my comfort as a priority..

  • The provider was very knowledgeable of my situation. Very understanding respectful

  • Very impressed with my experience. First of all I was in and out of my appointment on less than 10 minutes. I did not feel rushed I was just not being seen for anything complicated. The Dr seemed to know right away what my issue was and told me clearly so I could understand what the steps were ro resolve it in the future if it becomes bothersome.

  • I had a short in the palm of my hand and it got rid of the trigger thumb and the very bad pain now I'm able to open bottle water with out any pain at all I feel so much better now....

  • When I entered the building everything was right on schedule, went to the front and I was taken right away, sat down, I wasn't there for about 2 minutes and I was already called in to the back by the nurse. I saw him. Everything went smooth. It's about the doctor being in a minute and he was in within 2 minutes. That was a fastest service I ever got in a doctor's office. Everything was thorough and nothing couldn't have been better.

  • I can't think of anything that would have made my visit better!

  • Very respectful, did everything needed to take care of issues I had

  • I was seen very promptly after referral from my PCP. While diagnosis I recieved was a bit of " didn't see that coming" Dr.Petrulio did do a bit of explaining about carbal tunnel and it's impact as well as treatments!

  • Dr Petrulio listens, makes a plan and helps relieve my hand pain.

  • Everything. I was seen before my actual appointment time.Courteous and caring.Special care for my next few appointments. Much appreciation.

  • Pleasant staffDx and procedure explained wellTimely appointments

  • appointment was timely, he knew right away what my issue was and treated it. Noticed other issues I have and refered me to get it tested. Great doc excellent.

  • I was greeted quickly. I was taken into the exam room and expected to wait, but it was quick and professional. The staff explained things on a level I could understand. Thank you

  • Nothing to improve. Did not wait and I was early, X-ray was given immediately, followed by doctor explaining everything that was pertinent.

  • The staff was courteous. That appointment was quick. Dr. Paetrulio is kind, and caring, and listens to the patient. And overall it was a great experience.

  • Wait time was less than 5 minutes to get into exam room. Less than 5 minutes before provider came in.

  • I never have to wait long at my appointments. Dr. Petrulio always listens to my concerns and cares about my injury and is doing everything that needs to be done. He is an amazing doctor.

  • Dr. Petrulio is an excellent doctor/surgeon. He has been my orthopedic doctor for several years and I am always extremely satisfied with him.

  • I was very impressed with Dr. Petrulio. He treated the arthritis in my hands and recommended further treatment if the cortisone shots do not work. So far, the pain has been reduced quite a bit.

  • Everything….from entering the office to the completion of my visit were super.

  • Staff was polite, appointment was timely and Dr. Petrulio is excellent.

  • From the minute I walked through the door I was greeted checked in and roomed in a matter of 5-10 minutes. That office is doing great keep it going

  • Professional, caring, and friendly.

  • Everything was on point never disappointed!!

  • Admin & paraprofessional staff were courteous & professional; doctor was interested, compassionate and knowledgeable.

  • The appointment was on time the Dr was very efficient

  • I have been there before and I have always had a great visit no complaints here

  • Dr Pertrillio is fabulous. I am a dentist with a difficult schedule and his team always can get me in for hand injections in a timely manner. I would not go anywhere else !! [Name] [Name]

  • Nothing it was all good!

  • Dr Petrulio is very kind and listens to your concerns, he offers opinions for treatment and lets you decide what you will be most comfortable with !

  • Staff is great. Md courteous and professional. If I ever break my arm again I will definitely go back lol

  • Thus far, things needed medically has been up to par. Hence, I am greatly appreciative of everything.Respectfully yours,

  • You take the time to speak to your patients and also give them the information they need

  • Office for my provider was awsome. The ladies at front desk can be more helpful due to they are the 1st people who patient see they can start by saying GM or can I help you I was left standing over 3 minutes and no one gave me eye contact or smiled

  • Doctor was very confident and informative on how my scheduled procedure will go and he was very knowledgeable, informative, patient and kind but I would've really liked for him to talk in more detail about my diagnosis and why/what he thinks could've caused it.

  • Exceptional doctor

  • From the point of checking in for the appointment thru meeting with Dr. Petrulio, I was met by respectful and knowledgeable staff in a very timely manner. Dr. Petrulio assessed and gave me treatment guidelines for the thumb injury which I came in for today as well as guidance on my Dupuytren's Contracture which is currently stable.It is commonly said that there is always room for improvement, but I saw no such room today.Exceptional visit !!

  • Took me right away, quick concise information and recommendation for my surgery to heal trigger finger.

  • Courteous, informed, and pleasant

  • No it was good

  • Great experience. Skilled care delivered with good humor and a generous spirit.

  • Dr Petrulio is knowledgeable and communicates clearly in a manner that is easy to understand.The X-ray tech was conscious of my broken wrist and was extremely careful not to cause me pain.The individual that applied my cast was wonderful! She was adept, cautious and professional.

  • I was able to get an appointment in a timely manner, the staff was wonderful and the doctor was the best. I highly recommend this location and doctor.

  • I am so pleased with the care I am getting at South Coast health. Dr. Petrulio is excellent and always listens. [Name] is so great too! She has been so helpful and is always smiling!

  • Always had good treatment for my needs.

  • I loved dr Petrulio he's the best orthopedic surgeon there I've seen for 8 months he's the best you have please give him a raise

  • As soon as I get in there, the appointment went very fast. They were very nice to me, the doctor and his nurses and the staff were amazing, and I would definitely recommend Dr. Petrulio to anybody that would need any kind of hand care.

  • Things were resolved in a timely fashion.

  • Everything was perfect and definitely exceeded my expectations. The doctor was very much at the top of his game. Very knowledgeable and I appreciated his suggestions in relation to my issue. The staff great also no problems all did their jobs well.

  • The physician is professional and always explains your condition that you can understand.

  • Everything went well! Nothing right now needs improvement.

  • I did not feel rushed and was able to say everything I had to say.

  • Knowledgeable of my condition.

  • Dr. Petrulio and his entitre team provided me with extraordinary care during my recent visit to his office. From [Name] and [Name] at the front desk to [Name] during my pre-visiquestioning...all were consumate healthcare professionals.

  • Every one in the office we're so good to me I would tell everyone about the doctor and staff

  • Pretty fast and professional.

  • First time meeting him and felt very comfortable and heard

  • Everything went seemless,from admissions to discharge from surgery. Everyone was professional and accommodating and kept you relaxed in a stressful situation or time in your life.

  • My experience of having surgery on my left hand was amazing. The care I received and information about moving forward was very insightful.

  • The doctor is knowledgeable, professional, and listens very well

  • Office staff very professional, friendly, and highly organized.The provider is well known for his integrity, in-depth knowledge, and high professionalism in regards to the hand care health industry.

  • There is nothing to improve when you are perfect thank you

  • Need to work on wait time. Everything else is good.

  • Listened well and going further to try and determine what is causing the pain in my wrist. Also, not having me go to a physical therapist until more tests are done so as to make sure the issue isn't exacerbated. He doesn't seem to be just haphazardly doing things. He's doing what feels is necessary and not prescribing me unnecessary things, like some Drs do. Seemed to care! I appreciate that!

  • appointments made promply also upcomig surgery

  • It was a good experience over all.

  • Everything went great

  • The couple of times that I have been to see Dr. Petrulio I have been satisfied with the visit and his care. Friendly environment for me.

  • Great appointment, no need for improvement. Courteous staff. Doctor was kind, knowledgeable and informative.

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