Dr. Mark Blechner, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
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Age 57
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Dr. Mark Blechner, MD
Dr. Blechner's family is originally from West Hartford, CT. He is a graduate of Yale University followed by medical training at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. He completed his orthopaedic residency at Emory University with an additional year of intensive Spine Fellowship training at UCLA. His current professional interests include conservative and operative spinal care including minimally invasive surgical techniques.

2 Trap Falls Rd Ste 404

Shelton, CT 06484

Contact Information

(203) 734-7900

Dr. Mark Blechner, MD

Dr. Mark Blechner, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Bluegrass Family Health
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Connecticare
  • EmblemHealth
  • Golden Rule
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Thoracic Spine Fracture
high
more than 87% of peers
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
normal
more than 69% of peers
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
normal
more than 65% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Blechner "Conservative treatment of spine disorders/injuries, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Lumbar, Thoracic and Cervical Spinal Fusion, Revision Spinal Surgery"
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger

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Procedures

  • Arm Surgery
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for 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

  • Yale University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1982
  • Univ Of Ct Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1987
  • Emory University School Of Med
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Emory University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1996
  • Duke University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1983
  • Emory University Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1992
  • UCLA School Of Medicine/ Spine Fellowship
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1998

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Blechner has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Blechner's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Blechner to family and friends
4.3
based on 12 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Blechner's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
in Ansonia, ct |
I love Dr. Blechner, he has treated me with kindness, compassion and totally aware of how he can help me. I would and do highly recommend him. He is truly one of the good guys.
in Oxford Ct |
I was refer from Griffin hospital. I don't really know why...he is more of spinal specialist and not pediatric which I need. I did not see him. after an over an hour waiting to be seeing.... I decide to search from a different group. People at front desk where not surprise of my decision and did not apologize.... ho well
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Dr. Blechner accepts 12 insurance carriers
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Bluegrass Family Health
    Worker's Compensation WC
  • Cigna
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Connecticare
    Connecticare HMO
    Connecticare POS
  • EmblemHealth
    Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
  • Golden Rule
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Freedom Plan
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    Oxford Liberty

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