Dr. S Shahid, MD

Dr. S Shahid, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 73
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Dr. S Shahid, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Danbury, CT and has been practicing for 41 years. He graduated from Dow Medical College, Dow University Of Health Sciences in 1972 and specializes in neurosurgery.

67 Sand Pit Rd Ste 208

Danbury, CT 06810

Contact Information

(203) 792-2003

Insurance Accepted

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

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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. Shahid's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shahid treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Shahid treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shahid treats Low Back Pain more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Shahid treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Myelopathy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shahid treats Myelopathy more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Shahid treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Autoimmune Myelopathy

Dr. Shahid's conditions and procedures:

Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
Acoustic Neuroma
Aneurysm
Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
Bone Cancer
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
Cranial Trauma
Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
Degenerative Disc Disease
Disc Replacement
Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
Ear Disorders
Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
Epilepsy
Fracture
Herniated Disc
Herniated Disc Surgery
Hydrocephalus
Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Kyphoplasty
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)
Nerve Sheath Tumors
Neuroplasty
Neurostimulation
Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
Pathological Spine Fracture
Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Scoliosis
Secondary Malignancies
Shunts
Skull Base Surgery
Spina Bifida
Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal Fusion
Spinal Nerve Block
Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
Spinal Stenosis
Spine Deformities
Spine Disorders
Spine Fracture Treatment
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
Spine Surgery
Spondylolisthesis
Stroke
Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
Subdural Hemorrhage
Thoracic Spine Fracture
Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
Thrombosis
Torticollis
Traumatic Brain Injury
Vascular Disease

About Me

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 tha...

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

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

Languages

  • Urdu
  • English

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Best Doctors in America, Northeast Region, 1996-2006
  • Best Doctors in Connecticut, Connecticut Magazine, 2001, 2007

Dr. Shahid's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Shahid

3.4

Based on 43 reviews

5 Stars
53.48837209302326%
(23)
4 Stars
6.976744186046512%
(3)
3 Stars
2.3255813953488373%
(1)
2 Stars
4.651162790697675%
(2)
1 Star
32.55813953488372%
(14)

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Average Wait Time
  • 16 – 30 minutes
Dr. Shahid's Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers questions
  • Time well spent
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  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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I usually don’t post ratings or comments. However, I wish someone had forewarned me. Dr. Shahid is a wonderful man but he does not have the time to take on more patients. I spent an extra month in severe pain due to Dr. Shahid’s lack of time for my case. I have switched to a new neurosurgeon....Read More
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I have known Dr. Shahid for over 10 years. I wouldn't go to anyone else. He is a fabulous Doctor and a fabulous person. He takes the time to explain everything and starts with the most conservative course of treatment, based on the exams and the diagnostic images he has. This is ESPECIALLY...Read More
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In the summer of 1988 I attempted to get out of bed and found that I could not stand up. I knew it was my lower back. After other options was referred to Dr. Shahid. In less than 5 min. he diagnosed L5 herniated disc. Approx. 3 months later decided to have surgery. 30 years later still doing...Read More
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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...Read More
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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.
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Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Pathway X Ind PPO Direct Access CT
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
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Humana
Choice Care PPO

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Danbury Hospital

Danbury, CT

Norwalk Hospital

Norwalk, CT