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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

Hospitals and Organizations

  • Integrated Care Partners
  • Hartford HealthCare Medical Group
  • MidState Medical Center


Medical School
George Washington University School of Medicine

Emory University School of Medicine ‐ Neurological Surgery


Verified Patient Reviews

5 out of 5 stars

Dr Tomak and staff are very thorough and efficient. Everyone is pleasant and helpful

5 out of 5 stars

I was extremely happy with my discussion with the doctor

5 out of 5 stars

Dr Tonak was very informative

5 out of 5 stars

Dr listened carefully and offered a plan of care

5 out of 5 stars

The provider gave a very thorough explanation of my condition including showing me images from my scan. He explained various treatment options, however did not make a recommendation as to which option we should choose.

5 out of 5 stars

Refreshing to have a doctor who takes the time to listen, doesn't interrupt & is genuine.

5 out of 5 stars

Dr. Tomak is amazing. He is very thorough and takes the time to present pictures of the images to complete teaching of the issues and the procedures that need to be completed. He is calm and makes me feels so comfortable to ask questions.

Other Reviews from Around the Web

5 out of 5 stars

I couldn't recommend a better neurosurgeon than Dr Tomak. His personality, skill and attention to detail are second to none. Just can't say enough good about him.

5 out of 5 stars

Wonderful first impression. I went for a second opinion. Very kind doctor. No rushing me out. Explained everything as clearly as possible.

5 out of 5 stars

Dr.Tomak is a very confident gifted Dr he is kind, patient, and very honest.. I would highly recommend him to anyone.

5 out of 5 stars

I am about to go in for my 2nd spinal stenosis surgery with him and trust he and his team completely


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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