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Criscuolo, Gregory Richard, MD, FACS

Chief, Neurosurgery, Backus Hospital





Providing the best care to our patients and their companions requires communicating in a way everyone understands. Interpreter services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. All spoken languages are available, as well as American Sign Language (AS/L).

Not Currently Accepting New Patients
  • Neurosurgery
  • Spine Surgery

Areas of Expertise
Back Surgery, Brain Lesion, Brain Tumors, Neurosciences, Spinal Arthroplasty, Spinal Decompression, Spinal Fusions, Spinal Lesions, Spinal Tumors, Vascular Lesions

Hospitals and Organizations

  • Hartford HealthCare Medical Group
  • Integrated Care Partners
  • Backus Hospital


Johns Hopkins Hospital ‐ Neuroscience
National Institutes of Health
The Institute of Neurology, London, England ‐ Neurosurgery & Neurology

Medical School
Baylor College of Medicine


Verified Patient Reviews

5 out of 5 stars

Dr. Was honest . Asked questions Listened. Even went back to review new info provided . Concerned

5 out of 5 stars

Felt very comfortable. Very good communication.

5 out of 5 stars

The doctor was very kind and explained things well. He gave his recommendation and I appreciated that. He did referrals for other services he thought I needed.

Other Reviews from Around the Web

5 out of 5 stars

I love my Doctor he is so gentle and so kind

5 out of 5 stars

Dr Criscuolo was wonderful to work with...informative, thorough and kind. My husband and I were very pleased with our visit.

5 out of 5 stars

Empathetic, knowledgeable, well-trained. Explained in great detail the surgical procedure. Not hurried. Spent enough time with me so that I felt well informed. Can’t say enough good things.

5 out of 5 stars

Dr. Criscuolo is a very nice man. He was thorough with explaining what the options were for me.


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