Dr. S Shahid, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 72
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Dr. S Shahid, MD
Dr. S Shahid, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Danbury, CT. He is 72 years old and has been practicing for 45 years. Dr. Shahid is affiliated with Norwalk Hospital and Danbury Hospital.

67 Sand Pit Rd Ste 208

Danbury, CT 06810

Contact Information

(203) 792-2003

Dr. S Shahid, MD

Dr. S Shahid, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • Humana

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

Learn about Dr. Shahid

Care Philosophy

"People are wary because too many surgeons suggest surgery at the first option. The most effective way to deliver quality care and earn your patients' confidence is to explore all treatment possibilities before deciding on surgery. When you do that, you earn patients' respect. When you educate patients, they feel more comfortable and empowered." Dr/ Shahid makes a strong effort to get to know his patients. "While the internet can provide valuable information, ultimately the practice of medicine is a human endeavor. Beyond my training and technology, my biggest priority is in seeing my patients and managing their expectations to have a positive impact on their lives."
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Dr. Shahid's Experience

Dr. Shahid's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Neurosurgery
  • Board certified in Neurosurgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • 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)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors


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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
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neurostimulation
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Shunts
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Surgery

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.


  • Dow Medical College, Dow University Of Health Sciences
    Medical School | Graduated 1972
  • Downstate Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1974
  • Kingsbrook Jewish Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1973
  • Columbia Presbysterian Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1977
  • Downstate Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1980
  • Long Island College Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1976

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Best Doctors in America, Northeast Region, 1996-2006
  • Best Doctors in Connecticut, Connecticut Magazine, 2001, 2007
Media & Publications

Dr. Shahid has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Urdu

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Shahid's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Shahid to family and friends
based on 40 total reviews (6 with comments)
Dr. Shahid's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (6)
North Salem, NY |
Very nice man; slightly patient with neurotic patients who are nervous pre-surgery... Very quick to suggest surgery as the *only option*...Dr. Shahid operated on me in February 2016 (l4-l5 microdiscectomy); i have "failed back surgery" as a result, 3 years later, but at least i can walk, *constant pain*, but i can walk for a time without pain. I previously consulted him for c5-c7 severe foraminal stenosis; he argued surgery; i argued for PT & glad i did because PT worked well. Sean rules : )
in Fairfield. CT |
Dr shahid is a kind and thoughtful dr always making me feel cared for and making himself available. My surgery went perfectly. Consider your self lucky if he is your surgeon. AND he did not rush me into surgery.
Tucson, AZ |
had surgery in 1993 to remove scar tissue under an existing bone fusion. 12 years later a foriegn body artifact pushed out of my skin from the surgery area. It left a fistula and osteomylitis behind. The damage it left behind was extrely damaging. By boney fusion failed and was replaced by rods. Now i am going in for hip replacement surgery. The artifact left inside me was just a rectangular shaped 1" plastic square. Not only that but Dr. Shahid is not big on pain reliever=0. I had 11lbs presure
Danbury, CT |
It took me six weeks to get an appointment. I really liked Dr. Shahid. He explained the next steps and getting an MRI, which his office staff would call and get approved. 2 days later I lost feeling in my leg and called the office and the staff said a doctor would call me back and he never did. I called twice the next week to get the MRI. No one has ever called me back in the 3.5 weeks since I saw him. I had to go somewhere else and everything was done in less than 2 weeks.
in danbury, CT |
No follow up by staff.
Newburyport, MA |
Great Doctor, did my back surgery and I feel like a new person!
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Shahid accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
    BlueConnect HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
    Preferred Blue PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Shahid has admitting privileges

Danbury Hospital
24 Hospital Ave
Danbury, CT 06810
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Norwalk Hospital
34 Maple St
Norwalk, CT 06850
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