Dr. Gary Zimmerman, MD

Dr. Gary Zimmerman, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
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Age 55
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Dr. Gary Zimmerman, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Bridgeport, CT and has been practicing for 21 years. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College Of Medicine in 1990 and specializes in neurosurgery.

267 Grant St

Bridgeport, CT 06610

Contact Information

(203) 384-4500

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Zimmerman performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Traumatic Brain Injury
very high
more than 91% of peers
Low Back Pain
normal
more than 75% of peers
Spine Disorders
normal
more than 60% of peers

Dr. Zimmerman's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

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1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

50  Conditions Treated

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

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15  Procedures

Background Check

1 Malpractice Claim
  • Settlement : 2/23/2015
    Amount or Range: Above Average
    State: 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.

Education

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Zimmerman has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Zimmerman has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Zimmerman's Reviews

4.5
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Zimmerman to family and friends
16 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (16)

  • 5
    (14)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (2)

Dr. Zimmerman's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

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...more
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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 ?...more
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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...more
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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...more
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