Dr. S Shahid, MD

Dr. S Shahid, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 73
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
  • 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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Top Care Areas

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Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 96% of peers
Low Back Pain
very high
more than 94% of peers
Spinal Stenosis
very high
more than 93% of peers

Dr. Shahid's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Shahid ""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.""

1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

56  Conditions Treated

  • 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
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • 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
  • 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
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
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26  Procedures

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
42 total reviews (8 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (42)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

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 (8)

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...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...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...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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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....more
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