Dr. Dwight Ligham, MD

Dr. Dwight Ligham, MD

Pain Medicine  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 62
Dr. Dwight Ligham, MD is a pain medicine specialist in New Haven, CT and has been practicing for 19 years. He graduated from SUNY UPSTATE MED UNIV in 1992 and specializes in pain medicine.

1 Long Wharf Dr Ste 212

New Haven, CT 06511

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • Connecticare
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • MultiPlan
  • Oxford Health Plans

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Top Care Areas

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very high
more than 99% of peers
Degenerative Disc Disease
very high
more than 98% of peers
Bone Disorders
very high
more than 98% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Pain Medicine

2  Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*
  • Pain Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*

38  Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Myelopathy
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis


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6  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Connecticut.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


    Medical School | Graduated 1992
  • Saint Joseph'S Hhl
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1993
  • Yale New Haven Hosp
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Yale University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1999

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Ligham has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Ligham's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ligham to family and friends
26 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (26)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Ligham's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

Coldhearted doctor who complains to ME! Must bring my hubby to appointments because of his disparaging comments. Will not listen to my complaints, lacks total knowledge of my pain diagnosis, refuses to answer my emails or phone calls, treats me like a drug abuser and will NOT adjust my necessary...more
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I'm a savvy nurse nearing the end of my 42 year rigorous career. Dr. Ligham has a wonderful bedside manner & above average knowledge base. Yet, he allows his patients to participate in decisions/options. He worked endlessly to get to the route of my intractable pain. Finally, after no success...more
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Dr. Ligham was unapologetic about misdiagnosing me, and failed to disclose important negative side effects of surgery he was pressuring me to have. I have less than zero confidence in this doctor's ability to diagnose and treat patients.
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