Dr. Alex Gitelman, MD

Dr. Alex Gitelman, MD

Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 41
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Dr. Alex Gitelman, MD is a minimally invasive orthopedic spine surgery specialist in Stamford, CT. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College Of Medicine and specializes in minimally invasive orthopedic spine surgery, spinal cord injury medicine, and more.

1281 E Main St Fl 4

Stamford, CT 06902

Contact Information

(203) 325-4087

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Connecticare
  • EmblemHealth
  • Locals (any local)
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Low Back Pain
very high
more than 97% of peers
Back Pain
very high
more than 97% of peers
Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
high
more than 90% of peers

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6  Specialties

  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Reconstructive Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Spinal Cord Injury Medicine

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Gitelman does not have any board certifications listed.

77  Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Disc Degeneration
  • Cervical Herniated Disc
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Scoliosis
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Discogenic Pain
  • Ear Disorders
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epilepsy
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lower Back Injuries
  • Lower Back Sprain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteopenia
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Traumatic Spine Disease
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
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23  Procedures

  • Degenerative Disc surgery
  • Disc Arthroplasty
  • Disc Replacement
  • Disc Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Surgery
  • Neuroplasty
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Decompression
  • Spinal Discectomy
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Surgery
  • Trigger Point Injection

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Connecticut.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • SUNY Downstate Medical Center College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated
  • Stony Brook Medical Center--Orthopaedic Surgery
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • UCLA Medical Center--Spine Surgery Fellowship
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Gitelman has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Gitelman has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Gitelman's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Gitelman

4.9

Based on 27 reviews

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1 Star
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I saw Dr. Gitelman for my back after seeing two other surgeons who told me I need lumber fusion. He took the time to examine me and to explain everything in detail. He recommended a minimally invasive procedures to shave the disk, and I was in and out of the hospital the same day. Two months later...Read More
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I had agonizing sciatica. Within one week Dr. GItelman saw me, expedited an MRI which disclosed a synovial cyst and called an ad hoc consult with Dr. Illig to discuss treatment options. I was not pressured for surgery, all of my options were explained and future considerations discussed. The...Read More
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I had surgery with Dr. Gitelman several years ago. I never felt pressured to have surgery and we tried other options (PT, pain management) before making a final decision. I have since seen him for other issues and would highly recommend anyone to his care.
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The decision to haveI spinal surgery did bot come easy. Dr. Gitelman lived up to the trust I felt in his experience and expertise. The surgery was a complete success. No more excruciating pain! I'm singing his praises and highly recommend Dr. Gitelman to anyone suffering from spinal problems. M....Read More
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Excellent!!! Dr. Gitelman was wonderful and very skilled and I look forward to PT. The wait was not long, ALL the staff including receptionists, physicians assistant, radiologist were exceptional. Ive already highly recommended Dr. Gitelman to others with injuries.
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