Dr. Khalid Abbed, MD

Dr. Khalid Abbed, MD

Neurosurgery •  Male • Age 49

  
Accepting new patients
Spine, and More
Telehealth services available

Dr. Khalid Abbed, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Bridgeport, CT. Dr. Abbed has more experience with Spine than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Hartford Hospital and Midstate Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Abbed to book an appointment.


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Hartford HealthCare Medical Group

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(860) 264-6631
Hartford HealthCare Medical Group2660 Main St Ste 219 Bridgeport, CT 06606
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4.9

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Dr. Abbed did my cervical fusion. He and his staff are extremely professional & caring. He actually takes the time to listen & address your concerns. I left Yale and went to HHC because I trust him.
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Cb – Oct 03, 2020
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Best spinal surgeon around! You will not be disappointed
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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Penny – Aug 14, 2020
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He is an amazing doctor, not only a great surgeon, but has the best bed side manner ever.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Ellen Rosen – Jul 17, 2020
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True medical professional. Following him Yale to his new position. Have had two surgeries with him, I trust him only.
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Thomas F. Brennan – May 17, 2020
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Dr. Abbed is the BEST neurosurgeon and nice's person I have ever met. Had my 3rd cervical spine operation in 28 months. My first two were done by another surgeon at a large practice. I was treated as a medical case, not as someone who had been with this practice for over 40 years. M last cervical spine operation was done by Dr. Abbed and his team. EVERYONE, I mean everyone treated me as I was the only one having surgery. Every phase of my surgery was done beyond my expectation. I would follow him where ever he went.
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Kenneth Cowan – Apr 24, 2020
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Dr. Abbed is a spectacular surgeon & I'm glad he stayed in CT.
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Apr 16, 2020
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The best visit to a doctor’s office ever
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Bob Murphy – Apr 14, 2020
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Dr. Abbed is by far the best neurosurgeon around. He is the only doctor who was able to diagnose me correctly and subsequently operated on me. I am only 2 weeks out since surgery but already feel better. He is not only a brilliant doctor but also a kind and caring human being. I have full faith that he will become world renown very soon.
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Mar 13, 2020
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I had both neck and back surgeries performed by Dr. Abbed. He is without a doubt one of the top neurosurgeons in the country!
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Feb 26, 2020
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My husband had complex spinal surgery by Dr Abbed. The outcome changed his quality of life. A miracle.
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Feb 20, 2020
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Excellent results
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  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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MWB – Feb 15, 2020
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I would highly recommend Dr. Abbed to anyone who needs spine surgery. I am four weeks out from a complicated cervical spine surgery, and am without an ache or any other symptom, and still on my BLT precautions. I felt immediate relief when I woke up in the recovery room. He is compassionate, conservative, and takes his time to explain things to his patients and their families to help them feel at ease. I had a great experience at Yale New Haven Hospital as well, and his fellows were terrific. He truly is a gem.
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Wilton, CT – Jan 08, 2020
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He operated on my cervical spine and I am much better. He is outstanding..
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Apr 16, 2019
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I saw Dr. Abbed for a second opinion and he saved me from a life of paralysis. He direct admitted me and performed a cyst resection, foraminectomy, facectomy and laminectomy WITHOUT a spinal fusion. Five weeks out and other than some minor aches and BLT precautions I am fit as an ambulatory fiddle. His team of fellows are amazing, super friendly and knowledgeable. They took very good care of me and made sure I was at ease with the emergency procedure.
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Mar 29, 2019
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I choose Dr. Abbed after 3 other consultations. He was able to do a less invasive revision surgery and I was extremely pleased with its success. He was a good listener, precise in reviewing past medical history & tests and willing to answer all of my questions before during and after the surgery. His entire staff were professional, courteous and easy to communicate with. I loved Yale Univ. Hospital and everyone from bottom to top! I recommend Dr. Abbed highly.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Wilton, CT – Sep 01, 2018
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It took me 2.5 months to get my first-appointment with Dr Abbed but it was well worth the wait. He takes a conservative approach and considers all options without rushing into unnecessary surgeries. I had my surgery less than two weeks ago and my pain was gone when I woke up! Everyone on his team is amazing with how they treat you as a patient! I would definitely recommend him to anyone with back issues!
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Long wait times
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vtskier27 in Branford, CT – Aug 28, 2018
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Dr. Abbed is a rockstar. I had a rare condition with major nerves compressed by an extra bone (not a spur, an entire extra bone). Dr. Abbed resected it & removed the pressure on the nerves with no damage, something other doctors thought was impossible. Dr. Abbed is extremely compassionate. He involved me in planning my surgery, listened to my concerns without rushing me, and completed a major surgery that usually involves opening the entire back in only 3". I am so grateful that I found him.
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Mar 06, 2018
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Both knowledgeable and professional, Dr.Abbed has the natural ability to make his patients feel comfortable and at ease. He does an excellent job explaining things in a manner that the you understand. Most importantly, he never rushes out. He takes extra care to be sure you completely understand what he's saying, and allows ample time for you to ask questions. I left feeling I could really trust Dr. Abbed. All this and a gifted surgeon? What more could you ask for.
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Aug 11, 2017
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Dr. Abbed is a very caring surgeon with a great bedside manner. I would see him again if I needed any kind of neurosurgery.
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Wallingford, CT – May 19, 2017
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Dr. Khalid is the best neurosurgeon ever. He is great and professionable and so kind personality..
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Dr. Abbed accepts the following insurance:

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Abbed

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Abbed treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Abbed treats other conditions, please contact the office at (203) 332-3272.

Spine

Spine specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the bones of the spine, including degenerative spine disease, herniated discs, stenosis, and fractured vertebrae, with treatments including medication, physical therapy, and surgery.Compare with other Spine specialists.

Typically treats 80% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 18 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Spinal Fusion
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Abbed performs Spinal Fusion more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Abbed performs this procedure more than 98% of their peers

Herniated Disc Surgery
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Abbed performs Herniated Disc Surgery more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Abbed performs this procedure more than 96% of their peers

Spine Disorders
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Abbed treats Spine Disorders more than 95% of their peers

Dr. Abbed treats this condition more than 95% of their peers

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Dr. Abbed's conditions and procedures:

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Extradural Hemorrhage
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • 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)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • PET-CT Scan
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Torticollis
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

About Me

Biography

Dr. Khalid Abbed, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Bridgeport, CT. Dr. Abbed has more experience with Spine than other specialists in his area. He...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

2007
Cleveland Clinic
Fellowship Hospital
2005
Massachusetts General Hospital
Residency Hospital
2000
Massachusetts General Hospital
Internship Hospital

Awards

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Hartford Hospital

Hartford, CT

70% Patient experience rating, 1% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018)

Midstate Medical Center

Meriden, CT

79% Patient experience rating, 10% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020)

Greenwich Hospital

Greenwich, CT

82% Patient experience rating, 13% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

St. Vincent's Medical Center

Bridgeport, CT

67% Patient experience rating, 2% lower than the national average

Yale New Haven Hospital

New Haven, CT

68% Patient experience rating, 1% lower than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
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