Dr. Joseph Aferzon, MD

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Dr. Joseph Aferzon, MD

Neurosurgery | Male

Connecticut Spine Institute 595 Main St, Portland, CT 06480 Get Directions
(860) 832-4664

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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 patents that are now implanted throughout the world. We perform even the most complex spinal surgeries via a Minimally Invasive technique and are leaders in same day, outpatient surgeries. Please visit our website to learn more and schedule an appointment.Read more

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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    31 – 45 minutes (27)
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in Manchester, CT |
I had a 3 level lumbar fusion and (2) artificial discs implanted. I am 7 month post op, and things are going downhill quickly. Initially, I had zero back pain all the way until May 2016. I have drop foot and LBP is just terrible now. The staff are very slow and you have to call numerous times, even if the neurosurgeon write doctors orders for a CT scan or an MRI, it will take over a month to get them to fax it. I leave messages and nobody does anything,
in New London, CT |
Dr. Aferzon was extremely thorough and took the time to explain exactly what was going on. He got me back on track to living a healthy active life, pain free. Same day surgery for a minimally invasive lumbar discectomy in a surgery center, which was very comfortable and I walked out with an incision 1/2 the size of people I have seen who have received a minimally invasive discectomy from other surgeons. Plus, they had to stay overnight. I went home shortly after the procedure, pain free.
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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Interventional Pain Medicine

Board Certifications

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  • Neurosurgery

Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • 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
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • 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
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

Procedures Performed

Dr. Aferzon says..

As a leader in Minimally Invasive Spine surgery with related patents and medical devices on the market, Dr. Aferzon specialized in treating complex spine using Minimally Invasive surgical techniques. Dr. Aferzon provides state-of-the art surgeries with Minimal incisions and significantly shortened post operative period. Please visit our website for more detailed information on Dr. Aferzon and our practice. 

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  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Brain Surgery
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • CyberKnife®, Cranial (Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Cranial) incl. Gamma Knife and LINAC Photon Beam
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intracranial Vessel Angioplasty and Stenting
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neurostimulation
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Stenting, Intracranial Vessels
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for Connecticut.

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    Sanctions

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  • 0
    Board Actions

    No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

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Education

  • Medical School
    University At Buffalo State University Of New York School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1989

  • Internship Hospital
    University Of Connecticut Health Center/john Dempsey Hospital

    Completed in 1991

  • Residency Hospital
    University Of Connecticut-Hartford Hospital

    Completed in 1996

  • Undergraduate School
    New York University

    Graduated in 1985

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Specializes in Neurosurgery
  • Board certified in Neurosurgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Aferzon's Office & Staff

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Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
31 – 45 minutes

Experience with Dr. Aferzon

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How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Aferzon's 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 patents that are now implanted throughout the world. We perform even the most complex spinal surgeries via a Minimally Invasive technique and are leaders in same day, outpatient surgeries. Please visit our website to learn more and schedule an appointment.

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Dr. Aferzon says...

As a leader in Minimally Invasive Spine surgery with related patents and medical devices on the market, Dr. Aferzon specialized in treating complex spine using Minimally Invasive surgical techniques. Dr. Aferzon provides state-of-the art surgeries with Minimal incisions and significantly shortened post operative period. Please visit our website for more detailed information on Dr. Aferzon and our practice. 

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Dr. Aferzon says...

Your feedback is greatly valued by us and will be used to continuously improve your experience in our practice.