Dr. Andrew E. Wakefield, MD

Dr. Andrew E. Wakefield, MD

Neurosurgery | Male | 60 years old

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Dr. Wakefield specializes in Neurosurgery and practices in Windsor, CT. He practices at 2 locations.

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in Rocky Hill, CT |
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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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.
in Hartford, CT |
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.
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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  •  Specializes in Neurosurgery
  •  Board certified in Neurosurgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Neurosurgery

Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

Education

  • Medical School
    Univ Of Ct Sch Of Med

    Graduated in 1992

  • Internship Hospital
    John Dempsey Univ Ct

    Completed in 1993

  • Residency Hospital
    U Conn

    Completed in 1999

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Cleveland Clin Spine Inst

    Completed in 2001

  • Undergraduate School
    Univ Of Conn

    Graduated in 1988

    Univ Of Connecticut

    Graduated in 1985

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Procedures Performed

  • Brain Surgery
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neurostimulation
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment

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