Dr. Gary Zimmerman, MD
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Dr. Gary Zimmerman, MD


Neurosurgery | Male

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Dr. Gary Zimmerman, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Bridgeport, CT. He is 54 years old and has been practicing for 27 years. Dr. Zimmerman is affiliated with St. Vincent's Medical Center.

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Dr. Zimmerman's Reviews

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Dr. Zimmerman's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (5)
in Bridgeport, CT |
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!
Bronx, NY |
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!
in Stratford, CT |
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.
in Oxford, CT |
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.
in Trumbull, CT |
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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Dr. Zimmerman's Care Philosophy


Dr. Zimmerman's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Neurosurgery
  •  Board certified in Neurosurgery
  •  Malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

Background Check

  • 1
    Malpractice Claim

    Dr. Zimmerman has 1 malpractice claim

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    • Settlement (2/23/2015)
    • Amount or Range: Above Average
    • State: Connecticut
  • 0

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

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Board Certifications

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  • Neurosurgery

Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease


  • Medical School
    Suny Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine

    Graduated in 1990

  • Residency Hospital
    Cornell U/New York Hospital

    Completed in 1996

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Cincinnati/Mayfield Neur Institute

    Completed in 1997

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Neurosurgery

Procedures Performed

  • Brain Surgery
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neurostimulation
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stereotaxis