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Dr. S Shahid, MD

Neurosurgery ·  Male · Age 74

Dr. Shahid

Dr. S Shahid, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Danbury, CT and has been practicing for 42 years. He graduated from Dow Medical College, Dow University Of Health Sciences in 1972 and specializes in neurosurgery.


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(203) 792-2003

Dr. Shahid accepts the following insurance:

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

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
  • Paracentesis
  • 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
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization

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 that, ...

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

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

3.5

Based on 44 reviews

5 Stars
54.54545454545455%
(24)
4 Stars
6.818181818181818%
(3)
3 Stars
2.272727272727273%
(1)
2 Stars
4.545454545454546%
(2)
1 Star
31.818181818181817%
(14)

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Dr Shahid combines the utmost skill in his surgical rofession with a true humanitarianism and care for the patient as a person. He is outstanding!
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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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