Dr. Joseph Aferzon, MD

Dr. Joseph Aferzon, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
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Age 56
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Dr. Joseph Aferzon, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Portland, CT and has been practicing for 22 years. He graduated from University At Buffalo State University Of New York School Of Medicine in 1989 and specializes in neurosurgery and interventional pain medicine.Read his story

595 Main St

Portland, CT 06480

Contact Information

(860) 832-4664

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Connecticare
  • EmblemHealth
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare
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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Connecticut
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Aferzon's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Herniated Disc
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Aferzon treats Herniated Disc more than 81% of his peers

Dr. Aferzon treats this condition more than 81% of his peers

Spine Disorders
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Aferzon treats Spine Disorders more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Aferzon treats this condition more than 80% 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
Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Aferzon treats Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Aferzon treats this condition more than 80% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Sciatica as Seen in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Dr. Aferzon's conditions and procedures:

Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
Acoustic Neuroma
Acute Postoperative Pain
Aneurysm
Autoimmune Diseases
Back Pain
Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
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's Deformity
Chronic Neck Pain
Chronic Pain
Chronic Pelvic Pain
Chronic Postoperative Pain
Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
CyberKnife®, Cranial (Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Cranial) incl. Gamma Knife and LINAC Photon Beam
Degenerative Disc Disease
Disc Replacement
Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
Fracture
Herniated Disc
Herniated Disc Surgery
Hydrocephalus
Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Intracranial Vessel Angioplasty and Stenting
Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
Low Back Pain
Lumbar Spine Fracture
Meningiomas
Myelopathy
Nerve Block, Somatic
Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
Neuroplasty
Neurostimulation
Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
Pathological Spine Fracture
Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Scoliosis
Secondary Malignancies
Spina Bifida
Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal Cord Stimulation
Spinal Cord Tumor
Spinal Fusion
Spinal Nerve Block
Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
Spinal Stenosis
Spine Deformities
Spine Disorders
Spine Fracture Treatment
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
Spondylitis
Spondylolisthesis
Spondylosis
Stenting, Intracranial Vessels
Steroid Injection
Stroke
Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
Subdural Hemorrhage
Thoracic Spine Fracture
Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
Thrombosis
Traumatic Brain Injury
Trigeminal Neuralgia
Upper Back Pain
Vascular Disease
Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
Vertebral Column Tumors

About Me

Care Philosophy

As specialists in Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, we can provide a competent and compassionate care to our patients. Each approach is custom tailored to individual conditions. We are inventors of techniques and hold numerous medical device paten...

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Interventional Pain Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

  • 1996
    University Of Connecticut-Hartford Hospital
    Residency Hospital
    1996
  • 1991
    University Of Connecticut Health Center/John Dempsey Hospital
    Internship Hospital
    1991
  • 1989
    University At Buffalo State University Of New York School Of Medicine
    Medical School
    1989
  • 1985
    New York University
    Undergraduate School
    1985

Awards

Dr. Aferzon's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Aferzon

4.4

Based on 31 reviews

5 Stars
70.96774193548387%
(22)
4 Stars
9.67741935483871%
(3)
3 Stars
12.903225806451612%
(4)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
6.451612903225806%
(2)

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I suffered from left C7 nerve compression with left arm pain from a herniated disc.Dr.Aferzon performed a endoscopic posterior laminotomy and micro decompression surgery.My pain was gone and the surgery was a success. I'm now suffering from right C7 nerve compression with right arm pain and...Read More
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This was the only office to book me an appointment without a referral and very quick as I was in excruciating pain from a severe herniated disc. He was straight forward and gave me hope. It was not an easy decision to make undergoing surgery but Dr. Aferzon made the decision clear and I was...Read More
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This is my 2nd "lumbar fusion", (XLIF) for L3-4 which also needed a plate for "scoliosis" that took over. The drop foot from my first surgery is a bit better, but 15 months in between, has caused 35% loss of left foot sensation. I have to say, the 2 artificial discs implanted @ first fusion, have...Read More
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I have had 2 spinal surgeries with Dr. Aferzon.The first left me with drop foot & numbness in my left foot.The pain is unbearable without medication. So I would rate the first surgery as unsuccessful.The second surgery was to open up the canal for the nerve that was being pinched.That surgery seems...Read More
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Dr. Aferzon is the best neurosurgeon. He is patient and thorough. I had two spinal surgeries performed by him with much success. I would highly recommend him.
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Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access
Connecticare
EmblemHealth
GHI PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Oxford Health Plans
Freedom Plan
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
Oxford Liberty
United Healthcare
WellPoint
Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC

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Hartford, CT

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Middletown, CT

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