Dr. Andrew Wakefield, MD

Dr. Andrew Wakefield, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 66

Neurosurgery

Dr. Andrew Wakefield, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Windsor, CT. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Hartford Hospital and Hartford Hospital. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Locations

Hartford HealthCare Medical Group

Connecticut Neurosurgery & Spine360 Bloomfield Ave Ste 209 Windsor, CT 6095
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(860) 264-6631

Hospital Highlight

Dr. Wakefield is affiliated with Hartford Hospital Hartford, a highly rated hospital.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ See hospitals

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Dr. Wakefield's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Wakefield

3.9

Based on 69 ratings

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The surgery went well. The meetings before and after surgery went well. The discussions were very informative and I left feeling very satisfied with the outcomes. My regular doctor recommended Dr.Wakefield when I asked for a doctor that would give me a second opinion. I'm very glad that I got the second opinion..
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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Feb 05, 2022
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Outstanding phyician who sits down ad engages patient at eye level and explains clearly the problem and options for treatment and instills confidence in the patient! A doctor’s doctor!
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
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John O’Brien – Jan 16, 2022
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Thorough, pleasant and professional. Not rushed, describes situation clearly. Successful outcome. Office staff and PA’s also excellent. 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
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Linda K. – Nov 06, 2021
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Could not be happier
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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Les Bernstein – Jul 30, 2021
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Dr. Wakefield is a treasure.He is a skilled surgeon. Dr. Wakefield is a kind, caring, empathetic, patient and funny person. He performed an emergency cervical fusion. It was a great success. In less than a year I received a lower back fusion surgery performed by Dr. Wakefield. Again a great success. His staff had set up my surgery within weeks after a MRI showing lumbar damage. They are amazing. All of them are sharp as tacks.competent, kind and personable group. It is a pleasure going to my appointments.Recently I went to Dr. Wakefield for neck, head and entire body pain.Dr. Wakefield had ordered neck and back X-rays. I could tell it wasn’t related to my surgeries.But it was comforting to tell Dr. Wakefield my extreme health problems.He listened in a compassionate manner. He prescribed short term steroids allowing me to get further testing.It ended up that I had Lyme.The downside of visit was when I was told I was all set with my surgeries. I didn’t need to come back. I’ll miss him.
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Karen Bak – May 10, 2021
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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
No results
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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.
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
No results
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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
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
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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.
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Office environment
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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
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
No results
4 people found this helpful
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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
  • 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
4 people found this helpful
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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
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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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
  • 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
7 people found this helpful
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Gordon Young in Enfield, CT – Jan 13, 2017
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No malpractice claims found for Connecticut
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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
  • 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)
  • Laminoforaminotomy
  • 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 Cord Tumor
  • 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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Pathway X Ind PPO Direct Access CT
Platinum Pathway X-CT PPO
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Silver Pathway X w/HSA-CT HMO
Silver Pathway X w/HSA-CT PPO
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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 Hartford Hospital....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
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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 6095. 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

76% Patients that would definitely recommend, 6% higher than the national average

13 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2022)

Hartford Hospital

Hartford, CT

76% Patients that would definitely recommend, 6% higher than the national average

13 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2022)

Midstate Medical Center

Meriden, CT

79% Patients that would definitely recommend, 9% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)

Saint Francis Hospital

Hartford, CT

80% Patients that would definitely recommend, 10% higher than the national average

6 Awards Received