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Tomak, Patrick R., MD





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).

Accepting New Patients
  • Spine Surgery
Not Currently Accepting New Patients
  • Neurosurgery

Areas of Expertise
Ankylosing Spondylitis, Artificial Disc Surgery, Back Surgery, Chiari Malformations, Congenital Abnormalities-Spine, Degenerative Spinal Disorders, Lumbar Fusion, Lumbar Stenosis, Metastatic Spinal Tumors, Minimally Invasive Decompression, Minimally Invasive Discectomies, Minimally Invasive Stabilization, Occipital-Cervical Fusion, Rheumatologic Disorders, Robotic Spinal Surgery, Scoliosis, Skull Base Surgery, Skull Base Tumors, Spinal Tumors, Spondylolisthesis, Thoracic Disc Disease, Transnasal Endoscopic Surgery, Vascular Malformations


Emory University School of Medicine

Medical School
George Washington University School of Medicine

Emory University School of Medicine

Professional Organizations

  • Congress of Neurologic Surgeons, Member
  • New England Neurosurgical Society, Member
  • New Haven Medical Society, Member
  • American Association of Neurologic Surgeons, Member
  • North American Skull Based Society, Member


Verified Patient Reviews

5 out of 5 stars

*Dr. Tomak was awesome. Information and discussion on patient condition was excellent.

5 out of 5 stars

Dr Tomak was very thorough in explaining things about my condition.

5 out of 5 stars

All great experiences from being to the end

5 out of 5 stars

No problem recommending anyone

5 out of 5 stars

Explained options clearly and concisely. Not in a rush

5 out of 5 stars

*Dr. Tomak was terrific. Always had time to explain things in a way that was easy to understand.

5 out of 5 stars

Personable, empathetic & knowledgeable.

Other Reviews from Around the Web

5 out of 5 stars

Dr. Tomak is great. I can't recommend this group more.

5 out of 5 stars

Excellent I had visited two other neurosurgeons when I met Dr. Tomak. As soon as I met him, I knew he was the one I wanted to do my surgery. He is kind, down to earth, very knowledgeable, took all the time I needed to answer questions. His staff is the same way. I never felt lost or not cared about through the whole process. I would recommend him to anyone without reservation.

5 out of 5 stars

Polite & Professional, all have great personalities!

5 out of 5 stars

I have recommended Dr. Tomak and Hartford Healthcare to many, many people. I switched for the most part from Yale to Hartford Healthcare for my Medical needs. The main reason I switched is because Dr. Tomak moved over to Hartford Healthcare!!!


Patrick Tomak, MD, is a neurosurgeon and spine specialist with Hartford HealthCare’s Ayer Neuroscience Institute.

A seasoned neurosurgeon who had been teaching at Yale, Dr. Tomak has extensive experience with minimally-invasive and robotic surgery techniques for various neurological conditions. His areas of clinical interest include: occipital-cervical fusion; congenital abnormalities of the spine; Chiari malformations; cervical, thoracic and lumbar degenerative disorders; surgical treatment of spinal tumors, rheumatological disorders and Ankylosing Spondylitis; cervical and lumbar artificial disc surgery; thoracic disc disease; vascular malformations; lateral approaches to the spine; anterior lumbar spine surgery; minimally-invasive discectomies, lumbar fusions and invasive stabilization and decompression; treatment of lumbar stenosis, spondylolisthesis and scoliosis; treatment of metastatic spinal tumors; robotic spinal surgery; and transnasal endoscopic surgery for pituitary tumors and skull-based tumors.

Board-certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery, Dr. Tomak earned his medical degree from George Washington University School of Medicine and completed an internship in general surgery and a residency in neurological surgery at Emory University School of Medicine. He is a member of the Congress of Neurologic Surgeons, New England Neurosurgical Society, New Haven Medical Society, American Association of Neurologic Surgeons and North American Skull Based Society.


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