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Dr. Gary Zimmerman, MD

Neurosurgery •  Male • Age 56

  22 Reviews
Dr. Zimmerman

Connecticut Neurosurgical Spec

267 Grant St # 8 Bridgeport, CT 06610
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(203) 384-4500

Dr. Gary Zimmerman, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Bridgeport, CT and has been practicing for 22 years. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College Of Medicine in 1990 and specializes in neurosurgery.

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Dr. Zimmerman accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Pathway X Ind PPO Direct Access CT
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
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Background Check

1 malpractice claim Found
  • Settlement (2/23/2015)View details
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Zimmerman's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Zimmerman treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 83% of his peers

Dr. Zimmerman treats this condition more than 83% 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
Spine Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Zimmerman treats Spine Disorders more than 69% of his peers

Dr. Zimmerman treats this condition more than 69% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Degenerative Spine Diseases
  • Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Spine
  • Pediatric Spinal Tumor
  • Progressive Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • Progressive Spinobulbar Muscular Atrophy
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Dysostosis, Anhalt Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Ryukyuan Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Scapuloperoneal
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type I
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type II
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type III
  • Spinal Tuberculosis
Spondylosis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Zimmerman treats Spondylosis more than 65% of his peers

Dr. Zimmerman treats this condition more than 65% of his peers

Dr. Zimmerman's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • 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
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease

Dr. Zimmerman's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Zimmerman

4.4

Based on 22 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
13.636363636363637%
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My husband had surgery on Tuesday and was up and walking with a brace on Wednesday. Dr. Zimmerman was professional and was able to fix a problem that has plagued my husband for two years. He took time to explain the procedure and was great on following up on my husband after the surgery. Would definitely recommend him if you need surgery.
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Dr. Zimmerman installed a new shunt in my head as it relates to hydrocephalus. He is a brilliant surgeon. He is thoughtful and caring; explains things very well; and you never feel rushed. I cannot say enough good things about him. I would recommend Dr. Zimmerman to anyone who needs a surgeon.
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Zimmerman came into the examining rom for less than 5 minutes. I have a pinched nerve in my neck. He didn't even bother with xrays to see the condition of my neck and spine. I mentioned that my friend is certified in Thai Massage. He said, why don't you see if he can help. I've never been so disappointed in a doctors behavior. I've seen other doctors in this group and all have been excellent. If you are offered an appointment with this doctor, a PA would definitely be more helpful.
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Dr Zimmerman was professional in every aspect. Answered any questions I had about the procedure and recovery. Was available any time I needed him.
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Dr. Zimmerman is an exceptional doctor. As a patient with numerous spinal problems I found him to be highly professional, reassuring, and very thorough. I was most impressed with his level of expertise, observant demeanor, and overall quality of curative measures he offered. Dr. Zimmerman correctly diagnosed my condition and took time to explain possible therapeutic and surgical options. I feel fortunate to have found Dr. Zimmerman and will forever be grateful.
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I am amazed at the skills of Dr.Zimmerman. He performed 2 craniotomies on my husband for 2 strokes within a 15-hour time period. It truly is miraculous that he survived and is recovering very well. Dr. Zimmerman took the time to explain everything to me in a compassionate and caring manner. He called me promptly after both procedures to inform me of the outcome. I cannot thank him enough-he is truly an incredible surgeon and a life-savior!
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He treated me as though I was wasting his time. Like a cold fish. He has no personality and couldn't get me out the door fast enough! All I heard was your MRI wasn't that bad. I had questions and got "I don't know". But doctor, what's causing these outrageous pains I've been getting in my legs ? Idk. There's nothing I can do for you (as he holds the door open) I was so put off by him, I went looking for this site asap. He's demeaning and acts like he could care less. Very disappointed. NEVER!
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Dr. Zimmerman and his PA Chris performed a spinal fusion on my #3-4 Lumbar spine on September 12, 2016 and two months later I am back at my gym working out. Their work is excellent and they wonderful to work with. I have recommended Dr. Zimmerman to two friends recently.
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Dr. Zimmerman and his PA Chris Dall are an excellent team. Dr. Zimmerman is a very skilled surgeon and Chris is very knowledgeable. Both are very caring and attentive to their patient's needs and well being. They removed a large tumor from my wife's brain and had to install two shunts for a total of three surgeries. My wife had a complicated medical history and Dr. Zimmerman quickly found solutions to each complication that arose.
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Dr. Zimmerman is a very thoughtful down to earth specialist. With a quiet confidence tempered with humbleness he explains your problem and what he can do to help fix it. Chris Dahl, his PA is a perfect compliment to this team who works in perfect synchronization. My biggest regret is not meeting them 5 yrs earlier.
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About Me

Care Philosophy

https://ctneuro.com

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

1997
University Cincinnati/Mayfield Neur Institute
Fellowship Hospital
1996
Cornell U/New York Hospital
Residency Hospital
1990
SUNY Downstate Medical Center College Of Medicine
Medical School

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

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67% Patient experience rating, 2% lower than the national average