Dr. Debra Petrucci practices Neurological Surgery in Fishkill, NY. As a Neurological Surgeon, Dr. Petrucci prevents, diagnoses, evaluates, and treats disorders of the autonomic, peripheral, and central nervous systems. Neurological Surgeons are trained to treat such disorders as spinal canal stenosis, herniated discs, tumors, fractures, and spinal deformities, among many others.
Education and Training
George Washington University Doctor of Medicine 1984
American Board of Neurological Surgery
Neurological SurgeryAmerican Board of Neurological SurgeryABNS
Areas of expertise and specialization
- Fellow of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons
- Mass Gen Hosp, Neurological Surgery; Mass Gen Hosp, General Surgery
Dr. Debra A Petrucci M.D.'s Practice location
Fishkill, NY 12524Get Direction
West Harrison, NY 10604Get Direction
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Get to know Neurosurgeon Dr. Debra A. Petrucci, who serves the population of New York & Connecticut and has been named a TopDoc several years in a row. Dr. Debra Petrucci is a Board Certified Neurosurgeon specializing in minimally invasive and complex spine surgery. Dr. Petrucci completed her undergraduate degree at Harvard College. She then attended the George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, DC where she graduated with her Medical Degree in 1984, giving her over three decades of experience in her field. After obtaining her Medical Degree, she completed her training in general surgery and neurosurgery at the Harvard affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Petrucci is certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery. She has additional training in the kyphoplasty procedure and has acted as an instructor and proctor to other doctors training in the procedure and other general procedures. She is also trained in X-stop and the Charite Artificial Disk procedure. To stay up to date in her field, she remains a Fellow of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. Dr. Petrucci currently practices with her private practice, and is affiliated with Putnam Hospital Center. Previously she was the Chief of Neurosurgery at White Plains Hospital Center. Neurosurgery, or neurological surgery, is the medical specialty concerned with the prevention, diagnosis, surgical treatment, and rehabilitation of disorders which affect any portion of the nervous system including the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves, and extra-cranial cerebrovascular system.
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