Dr. Andrew Wakefield, MD

Dr. Andrew Wakefield, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 64

Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(860) 264-6631

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Dr. Andrew Wakefield, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Windsor, CT. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Hartford Hospital and Midstate Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Wakefield to book an appointment.

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Hartford HealthCare Medical Group

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(860) 264-6631
Connecticut Neurosurgery & Spine360 Bloomfield Ave Ste 209 Windsor, CT 06095
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  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
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Dr. Wakefield's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Wakefield

3.9

Based on 63 ratings

5 Stars
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What went well
  • Appointment scheduling (42)
  • Explained conditions well (42)
  • Office environment (42)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (14)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (13)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (12)
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My husband received a cervical fusion. Dr. Wakefield explained the procedure and the surgery was a success. We highly recommend him. He really takes the time to answer questions and concerns.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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James and Karen Hurlburt – Jan 01, 2021
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Dr. Wakefield had MRI and X rays taken and explained procedure and possible problems to open a vertebra to stop pinching of spinal nerve. I was standing the day of the operation and walking the next day and the old pain was gone. With physical therapy I am now (3 months later) able to do what I did years ago. I recommend Dr. Wakefield for all spinal problems.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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HUBER HURLOCK – Nov 19, 2020
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I recently had surgery with Dr Wakefield. I have been impressed with the services provided by his office start to finish, from the well-organized and friendly person at the front desk, to the efficient and kind MA, the PAs, and Dr. Wakefield himself. My surgery went well and I am recovering appropriately. The office is very well organized and patient-centered. My concerns about my condition were consistently listened to and addressed with my values and opinions always being considered. Both Dr Wakefield and his PA, Sean, have a deep understanding of my problem and what I have been experiencing. Therefore they have been able to guide me every step of the way. The office was incredibly prompt in addressing things such as forms and medication refills. I am so glad that I as referred to this office and I would recommend Dr Wakefield and his staff without hesitation.
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Mar 04, 2020
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Secretary Tiffany decides if she wants to make an appointment for you. Refused to make a appointment for a second opinion or to change doctors and then hung up with me
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Jan 03, 2020
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Dr Wakefield explained everything fully to my husband and I before and after surgery. Very professional, knowledgeable and kind.
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Oct 08, 2019
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Dr. Wakefield is an awesome surgeon. He is very easy to talk too and very knowledgeable. I would highly recommend.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Carol Meagher – Sep 11, 2019
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Highly likely an honest, trusting Caring individual
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Apr 25, 2019
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Doctor Wakefield is an outstanding surgeon! His patient is the most important part of his medical practice. Doctor Wakefield operated on my lower back, relieving major pain in my leg. His attention to detail, patient comfort, and long term results is like no other doctor I have ever worked with. I would recommend him and his Staff with the highest regards!
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Apr 23, 2019
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Excellent surgeon with equally excellent bedside manner. Knowledgeable about latest and best methods and technologies.
What went well
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Apr 13, 2019
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Dr. Wakefield and Sean are both wonderful!! I had ACDF surgery in June 2018 and it has changed my life for the better. The office staff are spot on and I couldn't be happier with the results!! Highly recommend this practice!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Michelle Dz. in CT – Oct 10, 2018
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Dr. Wakefield performed surgery on my back in November 2017. I am pain free for the first time in 20 years. The surgery was a major success! Dr. Wakefield was cautious in his approach, first trying less invasive procedures. Only performing surgery as a last resort. He is very professional as well as an excellent surgeon. I thank you, and my family thanks you. However, the front office is poorly managed. But if you can overlook that, you won't be sorry.
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No results
7 people found this helpful
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Ed in Manchester, CT – Aug 14, 2017
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Dr. Wakefield and his staff are very caring and provide excellent patient care. Dr. Wakefield explains how your procedure will take place and if he feels that he can not help you to become better for having the surgery he will tell you right up front. I knew right away that I was in good hands for my back surgery . Bill Milette
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No results
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William Milette in Hanover CT. – Jun 19, 2017
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I can honestly say that Dr. Wakefield is one of the best doctors I have seen of any specialty in my life. Took the time to explain things in language that anyone could understand. He preformed an emergency surgery for me. I would certainly recommend him to anyone in need of his services.
What went well
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Middletown, CT – Mar 26, 2017
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I have only good things to say about the care I received... from the front office staff who were warm and welcoming, to the consultation that was thorough, informative, and not rushed in any way; the surgery itself, that was not the awful experience I feared, and was 100% successful; and finally the recovery that was monitored and well managed. Dr. Wakefield, his PA Sean Brennan, and his entire staff, are professional, comfortable to talk with, and really know their stuff! Highly recommended
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Rose Marie Burke in Bristol, CT – Jan 17, 2017
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I just had my latest surgery with Dr Wakefield and I've had a few previous surgeries with him. He has always taken time to explain procedures and options He even rearranged his schedule to fit my surgery in before my insurance changed. I trust Dr Wakefield fully and I recommend him highly. His staff are all friendly and helpful. I put my full trust in him.
What went well
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No results
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Gordon Young in Enfield, CT – Jan 13, 2017
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I met Lauren, the PA, at Dr Wakefield's office first. She was professional and personable. Being personable and caring is very important to me. Then I met Dr. Wakefield- top notch! He cared about me as a person and listened to my concerns. He did not rush me out of the office. An excellent surgeon! His office staff is excellent also. Professional! I would recommend him to everyone!
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No results
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Bristol, CT – Dec 17, 2016
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In March of 2016, I went to Dr. Wakefield and his assistant Lauren Sawarynski with terrible low back pain and pain running down the back of my left leg. After examining my MRI, Dr. Wakefield told me he could take care of my issues without fusing me. In early August of 2016, Dr. Wakefield operated on me and decompressed my pinched nerve, removed a large bone spur, and widened the canal that my nerve root exited my spine through! My leg pain disappeared immediately and my back is much better!
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Dave D. in Rocky Hill, CT – Sep 15, 2016
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One of the most professional and experienced surgeons I have met.Very Conservative which was appreciated. Eventually had surgery after all Conservative treatment failed.. Excellent surgeon and his PA are extremely professional and experienced. Pre and post surgery care was great.
What went well
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Middletown in Connecticut – Apr 08, 2016
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So many people spoke highly of Dr. Wakefield, and was strongly recommended for me to see, even by my orthopedic surgeon. At first they were going to schedule an appointment for me to be seen, but I need to get clarity regarding insurance =. When I called back and resolved the matter, they stated that after reviewing my file it was to complex and they would not schedule an appointment, I was devastated. They did not even give me a chance to meet the doctor, disappointed.
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mari in Hartford, CT – Mar 08, 2016
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I wouldn't even put one star if I had an option. He shouldn't be a doctor. He doesn't know how to read images at all!! Very Incompetent and lies right to your face. A real doctor looked at same images and said this person should have been in emergency surgery 3 weeks ago otherwise he can be paralyzed !!! Also found out from radiology he didn't even see correct image he only saw wrong part of body !! Karma !
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No malpractice claims found for Connecticut
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Wakefield's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wakefield treats Low Back Pain more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Wakefield treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wakefield treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Wakefield treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
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Osteoarthritis of Spine
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wakefield treats Osteoarthritis of Spine more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Wakefield treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Wakefield's conditions and procedures:

  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epilepsy
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Posterior Lumbar Fusion With Robotic Assistance
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Upper Back Pain

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Dr. Wakefield accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Access Blue New England Network-CT
Balanced Pathway Tiered-CT PPO
Balanced Pathway-CT HMO
Balanced Pathway-CT PPO
Blue New England Network-CT HMO
BlueCare Health Plan (with Expanded Network - Tiered)-CT
BlueCare Health Plan (with Expanded Network)-CT
BlueCare Select (Tiered - Charter)-CT
BlueCare Select (Tiered - Elm)-CT
BlueChoice New England Network-CT
Bronze Pathway X Enhanced Tiered-CT HMO
Bronze Pathway X w/HSA-CT HMO
Bronze Pathway X w/HSA-CT PPO
Bronze Pathway X-CT PPO
Bronze Standard Pathway X for HSA-CT PPO
Bronze Standard Pathway X-CT PPO
Catastrophic Pathway X Enhanced-CT HMO
Century Preferred (Tiered)-CT
Century Preferred Select (Tiered - Charter)-CT
Century Preferred Select (Tiered - Elm)-CT
Century Preferred Tiered (Select Network)-CT
Century Preferred-CT
Choice BlueCare-CT HMO
Choice Century Preferred Basic-CT PPO
City of New Haven - BlueCard-CT
City of New Haven - Century Preferred-CT
CT Children's Medical Center - Tiered-CT PPO
Day Kimball Tiered-CT PPO
Gold Pathway X Enhanced Tiered-CT HMO
Gold Pathway X-CT HMO
Gold Pathway X-CT PPO
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National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Pathway CT (Small Grp)-CT HMO
Pathway CT (Small Grp)-CT PPO
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Pathway Enhanced (Ind)-CT HMO
Pathway Enhanced Tiered (Ind)-CT HMO
Pathway X (Ind)-CT PPO
Pathway X (Small Grp)-CT HMO
Pathway X (Small Grp)-CT PPO
Pathway X Enhanced (Ind -)-CT HMO
Pathway X Enhanced Tiered (Ind)-CT HMO
Pathway X Ind PPO Direct Access CT
Platinum Pathway X-CT PPO
Silver Pathway X Tiered-CT PPO
Silver Pathway X w/HSA-CT HMO
Silver Pathway X w/HSA-CT PPO
Silver Pathway X-CT PPO
Silver Standard Coinsurance Pathway X-CT PPO
Silver Standard Pathway X-CT PPO
State BlueCare (Local Network only)-CT
State BlueCare (with Expanded Network - Tiered)-CT
State BlueCare (with Expanded Network)-CT
State Preferred (Tiered)-CT
State Preferred-CT
USA-CT PPO
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UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
Oxford Liberty

About Me

Biography

Dr. Andrew Wakefield, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Windsor, CT. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Hartford Hospital and Midstate...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2001
Cleveland Clin Spine Inst
Fellowship Hospital
1999
U Conn
Residency Hospital
1993
John Dempsey Univ CT
Internship Hospital
1988
Univ Of Conn
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • English
  • Italian

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Andrew Wakefield, MD?

Call (860) 264-6631 to make an appointment as a new patient, or (860) 688-1311 for existing patients or other inquiries. Click here for more information.

Does Dr. Andrew Wakefield, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Wakefield has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Andrew Wakefield, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Andrew Wakefield, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Wakefield's profile to make an appointment.

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What are Dr. Andrew Wakefield, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Wakefield frequently treats Low Back Pain, Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement), and Osteoarthritis of Spine. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Wakefield treats.

Where is Dr. Andrew Wakefield, MD's office located?

Dr. Wakefield's office is located at 360 Bloomfield Ave Ste 209, Windsor, CT 06095. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Andrew Wakefield, MD speak?

Dr. Wakefield speaks Italian and English. View profile to see all.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Wakefield is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Hartford Hospital

Hartford, CT

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

11 Awards Received

Midstate Medical Center

Meriden, CT

78% Patient experience rating, 9% higher than the national average

1 Award Received

Saint Francis Hospital

Hartford, CT

77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average

7 Awards Received