Dr. David Forshaw, MD

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Dr. Forshaw
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NOSS - Neurosurgery, Orthopaedics & Spine Specialists, PC

500 Chase Pkwy Waterbury, CT 06708

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Dr. David Forshaw, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Waterbury, CT. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Griffin Hospital and Saint Mary's Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Forshaw to book an appointment.

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Dr Forhaw recently performed a lumbar fusion on me Very pleased with the results so far Staff could not have been more helpful!
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Wayne Whiteley – Jan 14, 2022
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Recently diagnosed with stenosis resulting in lower back surgery.
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Paul K – Oct 09, 2021
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Dr. Forshaw performed a successful spinal fusion. From the very beginning, my experience could not have been better. His secretary arranged everything from obtaining the insurance authorization to making all the pre-op appts. She was terrific! The pa's were equally great. I had the surgery in the morning and was walking almost pain-free in the afternoon! It's been 6 weeks and I am so grateful to have made such progress. I cannot recommend Dr. Forshaw more highly.
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Constance Carrington – Sep 08, 2021
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I went to Dr David Forshaw for extreme pain in my arm & shoulder blade. I had 3 herniated disc in my neck. I was scared to death! Dr Forshaw really took his time to explain my condition to me as well as a treatment plan. His demeanor really put me at ease. The following week Dr Forshaw operated. I had a great pre op, surgery and follow up. Dr Forshaw is a wonderful surgeon. I would highly recommend Dr Forshaw. He is a godsend!
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Dawn G – Aug 13, 2021
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Dr. Forshaw and his team at NOSS can be described as professionals who provide excellence in caring for their patients. He preformed neck surgery on my husband six weeks ago. Today he was cleared to drive again. That may seem like a small thing but the other option was a wheel chair. Dr. Forshaw is easy to talk to and he explains things in a way that's easy to understand and he is with you every step of the way. I can't thank him enough for all he's done for my family.
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The Lombardi's – Jul 16, 2021
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He fixed me!!!!! And I feel Great!
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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May 07, 2021
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I Went to the doctors to seek relief from back pain that developed after an automobile accident.
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  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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  • Explained conditions well
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George E Barnes – Apr 17, 2021
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He is EVERYTHING you would like/need in a Doctor. Direct, Thorough, explanation to a "T". I experienced everything as it was explained to me Through out my procedure. From the 1st day I was referred to him, I was Confident and extremely impressed. Follow his orders & recovery was just as explained. THANK YOU TO Dr. Forshaw & his team at the Waterbury office!.
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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Rosie Warner – Jun 08, 2020
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Dr. Forshaw is an EXCELLENT surgeon who I'd highly recommend. He is personable and takes as much time necessary to ensure that all concerns are addressed. Great bedside manner and sense of humor.. Which goes a long way when your healing.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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May 28, 2020
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I have seen Dr forshaw since 2015 with great rewards! I started seeing him again in 2017 for a second time he guided me every step of the way I ended up this time needed back surgery which he delivered great relief on all major issues even some things I was worried most about gone and when he came to visit me in the hospital i was glad to see him i felt 100% comfortable with his recommendation not one time did I question him! And bottom line would I recommend him a thousand percent every time because of Dr forshaw my quality of life has improved dramatically!!!Even without me knowing that it had until I had a conversation with someone about how I was doing. THANKS!!!
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Lindsey Lamar – May 22, 2020
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It was terrific. In addition to my life changing back surgery I recently reviewed, I wanted to tell you about another surgery Dr. Forshaw did. It was a two level cervical fusion after a serious car accident I was in. This was my first experience with him and he was able to reduce my extreme anxiety and instill trust and confidence. He did a great job. With the success of both my neck and back surgery, I will be able to enjoy retirement in a way I hadn't thought possible before the surgeries. I am able to enjoy life again and am pain free. He is my medical magician. A truly talented doctor and wonderful man.
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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Lynn Caruso – Nov 01, 2019
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I was referred to Dr. Forshaw by my PCP in the summer of 2018. I was told that I needed a double lumbar fusion. He answered all of my questions and made me feel at ease about the procedure. I had the surgery in October, 2018 - exactly 1 year ago. In hindsight, I don't know why I waited so long. He is a gifted and talented surgeon as well as a kind and caring man. I highly recommend Dr. Forshaw if you are facing this procedure. Rest assured, you are in the best hands with him, his staff and the care given at St Mary's Hospital. I am forever grateful to him. He changed my life. Don't hesitate, let him help you.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Oct 23, 2019
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I went to Dr. Forshaw for a second opinion. He explained in detail cervical fusion, before I left I asked if I could change Drs and see him. That’s what I did. Everything went well. I would absolutely recommend 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
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Heather – Aug 30, 2019
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Dr Forshaw gave me my life back! Excellent surgeon, would return to him if I needed
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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Danielle in CT – Jul 19, 2018
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Answered all my questions and addressed all of my concerns. Extremely professional and incredibly passionate
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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Mar 10, 2016
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Easy to talk to. Explains situation thoroughly. Patiently answers questions. Very comfortable experience. Never felt rushed.
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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Diane A in Oakville, CT – Mar 09, 2016
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Dr. David Forshaw, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Waterbury, CT. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Griffin Hospital and Saint Mary's...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Critical Care Surgery
  • Oncology
  • Spinal Cord Injury Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

2009
New York University Medical Center/Bellevue Hospital
Residency Hospital
2005
NYU Langone Medical Center
Internship Hospital

Awards

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What are Dr. David Forshaw, MD's top areas of care?

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

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Dr. Forshaw's office is located at 500 Chase Pkwy, Waterbury, CT 06708. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Forshaw's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
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Dr. Forshaw treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Forshaw treats this condition more than 87% 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
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Forshaw treats Osteoarthritis of Spine more than 76% of his peers

Dr. Forshaw treats this condition more than 76% of his peers

Low Back Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Forshaw treats Low Back Pain more than 71% of his peers

Dr. Forshaw treats this condition more than 71% of his peers

Dr. Forshaw's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acute Leukemia
  • Acute Lymphoid Leukemia
  • Anemia
  • Anterior Horn Disease
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Bone Marrow Transplant
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Hemorrhage
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cancer Screening
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cervical Spondylolisthesis
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Compression Fracture
  • Constipation
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Disc surgery
  • Degenerative Spondylolisthesis
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Endoscopic Spinal Surgery
  • Extradural Hemorrhage
  • Failed Back Surgery Revision
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Procedure
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Image-Guided Spine Surgery
  • Implantable Peripheral Neurostimulator
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intracranial Surgery
  • Kyphosis
  • Kyphosis Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Laminoplasty
  • Laminotomy
  • Lordosis
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Replacement
  • Lumbar Discography
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphangioma
  • Meningiomas
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Microsurgery of Brain Tumors
  • Microsurgical Spine Surgery
  • Myeloma
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Surgery
  • Neuritis
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Neurosurgical Procedures
  • Oral Cancer Screening
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoporotic Spine Fractures
  • Osteoporotic Vertebral Fracture
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Nerve Surgery
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Pituitary Surgery
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Posterior Cervical Laminectomy
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Radiculitis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rib Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Skin Screenings
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Skull Fracture
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Cancer
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Surgery
  • Spinal Discectomy
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Internal Fixation
  • Spinal Reconstruction
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stereotactic Neurosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stress Fracture
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Disc Surgery
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thoracic Surgical Procedure
  • Total Disc Replacement
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Trauma Neurosurgery
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vertebral Fracture
  • Wound Repair

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City of New Haven - BlueCard-CT
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Pathway X Ind PPO Direct Access CT
Platinum Pathway X-CT PPO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Medicaid
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Cigna
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Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Community Health Choice
Medicaid
Connecticare
Connecticare HMO
Connecticare POS
CoreSource
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First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
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Health Net
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NOSS - Neurosurgery, Orthopaedics & Spine Specialists, PC

Waterbury500 Chase Pkwy Waterbury, CT 06708
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