Dr. Bruce Chozick, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 62

Dr. Chozick
Accepting new patients
1000 Asylum Ave Ste 3208 Hartford, CT 06105

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(860) 714-7509

Dr. Bruce Chozick, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Hartford, CT and has over 33 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University of Connecticut School Medicine medical school in 1988. He is affiliated with Saint Francis Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Chozick to book an appointment.

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Dr. Chozick is affiliated with Saint Francis Hospital Hartford, a highly rated hospital.

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No malpractice claims found for Connecticut
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Chozick's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Osteoarthritis of Spine
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chozick treats Osteoarthritis of Spine more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Chozick treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Intervertebral Disc Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chozick treats Intervertebral Disc Disease more than 96% of his peers

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

Spinal Stenosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chozick treats Spinal Stenosis more than 96% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

Dr. Chozick's conditions and procedures:

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Brain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • 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
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Dural Tear
  • Epilepsy
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reconstruction for Craniosynos
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

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Dr. Chozick accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
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
Gold Standard Pathway X-CT PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Pathway CT (Small Grp)-CT HMO
Pathway CT (Small Grp)-CT PPO
Pathway CT Tiered (Small Grp)-CT PPO
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
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USA-CT PPO
Yale New Haven Health System - Tiered-CT PPO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
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CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
EmblemHealth
Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
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PHCS Network PPO

Dr. Chozick's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Chozick

3.5

Based on 43 ratings

5 Stars
51.16279069767442%
(22)
4 Stars
9.30232558139535%
(4)
3 Stars
4.651162790697675%
(2)
2 Stars
6.976744186046512%
(3)
1 Star
27.906976744186046%
(12)
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What went well
  • Listened & answered questions (24)
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (24)
  • Explained conditions well (23)
What could be improved
  • Long wait times (19)
  • Appointment was rushed (14)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (11)
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Excellent. Dr. Chozik unlike other doctors is always easily accessible, very patient, compassionate, and skilled diagnostician. He takes all the time needed with patient, thoroughly discusses options and does not recommend surgery unless absolutely necessary, where other neurosurgeons don't seem to be interested unless they can do surgery. I highly recommend both Dr. Chozik and his staff, Michelle PA, Kathy MA, and Diane administrator who are always helpful and efficient.
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Charles – Apr 18, 2020
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I had spinal surgery by Dr. Chozick and it’s left me in worse shape then before. He told me I was completely fine and I needed to wait the year to heal. Other surgeons told me the complete opposite and are baffled at what was actually performed. I now need a second surgery to repair the mess he made. I am horrified by all of this, and it’s debilitating physically and mentally. Don’t make the same mistake.
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Feb 19, 2020
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I had back surgery performed by Dr Chozick for a herniated disk with excellent results. Prior to surgery he reviewed my MRI with me and explained exactly what he was going to do. I felt very confident and safe in his care. His bedside manner and compassion is beyond amazing— I had an excellent experience with Dr Chozick , Michelle, and their entire staff. I highly recommend this office for any neurosurgical problems.
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Lou – Dec 28, 2019
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I've had three spinal stenosis surgeries with Dr Chozick over the past seven years. I felt very comfortable with his suggestions and he spent as much time as I needed to understand my post surgical requirements. He's a compassionate person who offered alternate non surgical suggestions prior to qualifying for surgery.
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Daniel Bellini – Dec 15, 2019
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Worst dr. I ever went to. He performed 6 surgeries on my lower back. I believe 3 or 4 of them were unnecessary. My last surgery 5 years ago left me with legs numb below the knee including my feet. His aftercare was nonexistent. All he did was over prescribe narcotics. If you care about your quality of life stay far away from Bruce Chozik.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Marcy K. – Jul 16, 2019
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Dr. Chozick performed by brain surgery along Dr. Afshani. Both doctors are excellent. I continued seeing Dr. Chozick for aftercare. He is a good and thorough doctor. At firs the staff were pleasant. Recently, they have been rude, unhelpful and unfriendly. I would prefer not to continue my aftercare here not because of Dr. Chozick, because he is excellent, but the rudeness of the staff is getting to be.
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Hartford – Nov 28, 2018
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I was fortunate to find Dr. Chozick to repair my back and neck. Had I not had the surgery on my back at the time, I would be in a wheelchair today! While other Orthopedic doctors wanted to repair my back with a 4 inch plate and 8 screws, which would have limited my motion. Dr. Chozick installed 2 pins in my back (L5) and my motion was not affected. He is awesome.
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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Christina in East Hartford – Apr 03, 2018
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Terrible after care,basically crippled me after 2 surgeries,then when I was still not healed right 2years later he said there was nothing more he could do for me. Before the surgery his bedside manner was great,he reassured me everything would be great,I'm disabled at the age 37! My life has been a living hell since this botched surgeries! Be wary!
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New York, NY – Sep 07, 2017
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Dr. Chozick is not only an incredible Neurosurgeon, but truly a sweet and caring man. We have had so many friends and family members referred to Dr. Chozick, I've lost count. The results from my spinal fusion are great, but as important Dr Chozick truly cares about his patients. He takes the time to walk you through exactly what is happening with your condition and what the treatment options are. Can't say enough about Dr Chozick, he is truly a Godsend to our family.
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Terri U in Glastonbury, CT – Apr 28, 2017
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Nothing but the best from this doctor. He is king knowledgeable and has empathy on your condition and the red tape that follows with workers comp and disabilities. He explains things in layman terms. he does not have that ego that comes with other doctors. I have had 2 surgeries and will be having a third soon. I respect and trust this man 200%. Diane also is kind and very helpful and is the behind the scenes keeping in running smooth. And Michelle is also is right hand and is great.
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N.G in Enfield, CT – Feb 08, 2017
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This Dr is the definition of a god like Dr. I had him do two spinal surgeries and after each i was 95% better when healed. He will take his tim with you and explain your options and then guide you through it all. I drive a hour to go to him and worth it anyday. Best part of all is he Treats you like a equal not like most dr do I strongly believe that he can help anybody who needs his specialities look him up and you wont be sorry. He is also the hospital nero for emergency operations.
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Dave Batts in Branford 8 – Nov 02, 2016
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Great bedside manner. Explained everything in detail. I stills confidence. Surgery went well and expect full recovery.
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About Me

Care Philosophy

As a physician, I strive to provide excellent, compassionate care, working with my patients to achieve 'Best Care for a Lifetime'

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

1995
Brown U/RI Hosp
Residency Hospital
1988
University of Connecticut School Medicine
Medical School

Awards

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What are Dr. Bruce Chozick, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Chozick frequently treats Osteoarthritis of Spine, Intervertebral Disc Disease, and Spinal Stenosis. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Chozick treats.

Where is Dr. Bruce Chozick, MD's office located?

Dr. Chozick's office is located at 1000 Asylum Ave Ste 3208, Hartford, CT 06105. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Practice

1000 Asylum Ave Ste 3208 Hartford, CT 06105
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Saint Francis Hospital

Hartford, CT

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

7 Awards Received