Dr. David Forshaw, MD

Neurosurgery •  Male • Age 42
  
Dr. Forshaw
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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. Dr. Forshaw has more experience with Spine than other specialists in his area. 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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      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!.
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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.
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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.
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      • 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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      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.
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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.
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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
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      • Office environment
      • Staff friendliness
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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
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      Easy to talk to. Explains situation thoroughly. Patiently answers questions. Very comfortable experience. Never felt rushed.
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      Diane A in Oakville, CT – Mar 09, 2016
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      Biography

      Dr. David Forshaw, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Waterbury, CT. Dr. Forshaw has more experience with Spine than other specialists in his area. 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.

      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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      (203) 553-9666

      Dr. Forshaw accepts the following insurance:

      Aetna
      Aetna HMO
      Choice Plus POS II
      Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
      Medicaid
      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 w/HSA-CT HMO
      Bronze Pathway X w/HSA-CT PPO
      Bronze Pathway X-CT PPO
      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-CT HMO
      Gold 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 X (Small Grp)-CT HMO
      Pathway X (Small Grp)-CT PPO
      Pathway X Ind PPO Direct Access CT
      Platinum Pathway X-CT PPO
      Silver Pathway X w/HSA-CT HMO
      Silver Pathway X w/HSA-CT PPO
      Silver 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
      Yale New Haven Health System - Tiered-CT PPO
      Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
      Blue Cross Blue Shield
      Blue Card PPO
      Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
      BlueConnect HMO
      Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
      Preferred Blue PPO
      CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
      HealthyBlue 2.0
      HealthyBlue Advantage
      CareOregon
      Medicaid
      CareSource
      Medicaid
      Cigna
      Cigna HMO
      Cigna PPO
      Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
      Open Access Plus
      Commercial Insurance Company
      Community Health Choice
      Medicaid
      Connecticare
      Connecticare HMO
      Connecticare POS
      CoreSource
      Coventry Health Care
      First Health (Coventry Health Care)
      First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
      Health Net
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      HealthPlus
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      HealthPlus Amerigroup
      Medicaid
      HealthyCT
      Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
      Medicaid
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      INTotal Health
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      MedHealthInsurance
      Medica
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      Medicaid
      Midwest Health Plan
      Medicaid
      Molina Healthcare
      Medicaid
      Peach State Health Plan
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      Self Pay
      Simply Healthcare Plans
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      Staywell (Wellcare)
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      Background Check

      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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      Practice Areas

      Spine

      Spine specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the bones of the spine, including degenerative spine disease, herniated discs, stenosis, and fractured vertebrae, with treatments including medication, physical therapy, and surgery.Compare with other Spine specialists.

      Typically treats 52% more than similar doctors

      Based on claims data for 15 conditions and procedures

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

      Treatment Frequency

      Dr. Forshaw treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 93% of their peers

      Dr. Forshaw treats this condition more than 93% of their peers

      Osteoarthritis of Spine
      normal
      normal

      Treatment Frequency

      Dr. Forshaw treats Osteoarthritis of Spine more than 78% of their peers

      Dr. Forshaw treats this condition more than 78% of their peers

      Spondylosis
      normal
      normal

      Treatment Frequency

      Dr. Forshaw treats Spondylosis more than 78% of their peers

      Dr. Forshaw treats this condition more than 78% of their peers

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      Dr. Forshaw's conditions and procedures:

      • Acoustic Neuroma
      • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
      • Anal and Rectal Cancer
      • Anal Disorders
      • Anemia
      • Ataxia
      • Autoimmune Diseases
      • Autonomic Disorders
      • Bleeding Disorders
      • Blood Disorders
      • Bone Marrow Transplant
      • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
      • Brain Cancer
      • Brain Hemorrhage
      • Brain Surgery
      • Breast Cancer
      • Breast Diseases
      • Broken Neck
      • Cancer
      • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
      • 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
      • Chronic Neck Pain
      • Chronic Pain
      • Colorectal Cancer
      • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
      • Complex Spine Surgery
      • Compression Fracture
      • Constipation
      • Degenerative Disc Disease
      • Degenerative Disc surgery
      • Degenerative Spondylolisthesis
      • Dementia
      • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
      • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
      • Difficulty With Walking
      • Disc Replacement
      • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
      • Dystonia
      • EMG (Electromyography)
      • Endoscopic Spinal Surgery
      • Esophageal Diseases
      • Essential Tremor
      • Failed Back Surgery Revision
      • Gait Abnormality
      • Gastrointestinal Diseases
      • Gastrotomy
      • Herniated Disc
      • Herniated Disc Procedure
      • Herniated Disc Surgery
      • Hypercoagulable State
      • Hyperparathyroidism
      • Ileus
      • Image-Guided Spine Surgery
      • Implantable Peripheral Neurostimulator
      • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
      • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
      • Insomnia
      • Intervertebral Disc Disease
      • Intestinal Obstruction
      • Intracranial Surgery
      • Kyphosis
      • Kyphosis Surgery
      • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
      • Laminectomy
      • Laminoplasty
      • Laminotomy
      • Larynx Conditions
      • Leukocytosis
      • Lipomas
      • Lordosis
      • Low Back Pain
      • Lumbar Disc Replacement
      • Lumbar Discography
      • Lumbar Herniated Disc Surgery
      • Lumbar Laminectomy
      • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
      • Lumbar Spine Fracture
      • Lung Cancer
      • Lymphangioma
      • Megacolon
      • Meningiomas
      • Microdiscectomy
      • Microsurgery of Brain Tumors
      • Microsurgical Spine Surgery
      • Migraine
      • Multiple Myeloma
      • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
      • Myeloma
      • Myelopathy
      • Nerve Block, Somatic
      • Nerve Surgery
      • Neuritis
      • Neuroplasty
      • Neurostimulation
      • Neurosurgical Procedures
      • Osteoarthritis of Spine
      • Osteoporotic Spine Fractures
      • Osteoporotic Vertebral Fracture
      • Parkinson's Disease
      • Partial Lung Collapse
      • Pathological Spine Fracture
      • Peptic Ulcer
      • Peripheral Nerve Surgery
      • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
      • Pituitary Surgery
      • Plasmapheresis
      • Polyneuropathy
      • Port Placements or Replacements
      • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
      • Posterior Cervical Laminectomy
      • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
      • Prostate Cancer
      • Pulmonary Disease
      • Radiculitis
      • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
      • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
      • Restless Leg Syndrome
      • Rib Fracture
      • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
      • Seizure Disorders
      • Skull Base Surgery
      • Skull Fracture
      • Sleep Apnea
      • Sleep Disorders
      • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
      • Spinal Cord Cancer
      • Spinal Cord Stimulation
      • Spinal Cord Surgery
      • Spinal Cord Tumor
      • 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
      • Stomach Diseases
      • Stress Fracture
      • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
      • Subdural Hemorrhage
      • Syncope
      • Temporal Arteritis
      • Thoracic Disc Surgery
      • Thoracic Spine Fracture
      • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
      • Thoracic Surgical Procedure
      • Total Disc Replacement
      • Trauma Neurosurgery
      • Traumatic Brain Injury
      • Tremor
      • Ulcerative Colitis
      • Urinary Disorders
      • Uterine Diseases
      • Vertebral Column Tumors
      • Vertebral Fracture
      • Vertigo
      • Wound Repair

      Locations

      NOSS - Neurosurgery, Orthopaedics & Spine Specialists, PC

      Waterbury500 Chase Pkwy Waterbury, CT 06708
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      Noss690 Main St S Southbury, CT 06488
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