Dr. Gary Zimmerman, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 57

Dr. Zimmerman
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Connecticut Neurosurgical Spec

267 Grant St Bridgeport, CT 06610

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Dr. Gary Zimmerman, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Bridgeport, CT and has over 31 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from New York State U, College of Medicine - Downstate medical school in 1990. He is affiliated with medical facilities Bridgeport Hospital and St. Vincent's Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Zimmerman to book an appointment.

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  • Explained conditions well (17)
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Dr. Zimmerman is knowledgeable & does what he says he is going to do & even follows up HIMSELF! A pleasure to deal with!
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Apr 14, 2020
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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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  • Office environment
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Vickie L. – Nov 12, 2019
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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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  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Jim in Easton, CT – Nov 04, 2019
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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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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • 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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Susan – Aug 20, 2019
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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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Mar 21, 2019
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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.
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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No results
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E.F. in Westport, CT – Jul 11, 2018
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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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Johanna Dorgan-Soto in Bridgeport, CT – Jun 14, 2017
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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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Bronx, NY – Apr 14, 2017
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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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Claire Weiler in Stratford, CT – Nov 16, 2016
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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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Mike in Oxford, CT – Jun 02, 2016
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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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Deb Procaccini in Trumbull, CT – Feb 26, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

https://ctneuro.com

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

1997
U Cincinnati/Mayfield Neur Inst
Fellowship Hospital
1996
Cornell U/New York Hosp
Residency Hospital
1990
New York State U, College of Medicine - Downstate
Medical School

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Gary Zimmerman, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Zimmerman has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

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What are Dr. Gary Zimmerman, MD's top areas of care?

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

Where is Dr. Gary Zimmerman, MD's office located?

Dr. Zimmerman's office is located at 267 Grant St, Bridgeport, CT 06610. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Gary Zimmerman, MD speak?

Dr. Zimmerman speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

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Dr. Zimmerman's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
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Treatment Frequency

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

Dr. Zimmerman treats this condition more than 93% 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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Low Back Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Zimmerman treats Low Back Pain more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Zimmerman treats this condition more than 88% of his peers

Osteoarthritis of Spine
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Zimmerman treats Osteoarthritis of Spine more than 74% of his peers

Dr. Zimmerman treats this condition more than 74% of his peers

Dr. Zimmerman's conditions and procedures:

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • 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
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chordoma
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reconstruction for Craniosynos
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vascular Disease

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(203) 384-4500

Dr. Zimmerman 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
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Connecticut Neurosurgical Spec

Connecticut Neurosurgical Spec267 Grant St Bridgeport, CT 06610
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