Dr. Scott Sanderson, MD

Dr. Scott Sanderson, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
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Age 45
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Dr. Scott Sanderson, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Danbury, CT and has been practicing for 16 years. He graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University (Syracuse) in 1999 and specializes in neurosurgery.

67 Sand Pit Rd Ste 208

Danbury, CT 06810

Contact Information

(203) 792-2003

Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Travelers
  • WellPoint

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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. Sanderson's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Broken Neck
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sanderson treats Broken Neck more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Sanderson treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Traumatic Brain Injury
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sanderson treats Traumatic Brain Injury more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Sanderson treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acquired Brain Injuries
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sanderson treats Spine Fractures, Traumatic more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Sanderson treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Sanderson's conditions and procedures:

Acoustic Neuroma
Aneurysm
Arthritis of the Spine
Back Disorders
Back Injuries
Back Tumor
Bone Cancer
Bone Disorders
Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
Brain Aneurysm
Brain Cancer
Brain Disorders
Brain Surgery
Brain Tumor
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 Artificial Disc Replacement
Cervical Herniated Disc
Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
Cervical Microdiscectomy
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
Chiari's Deformity
Cranial Nerve Disorders
Cranial Nerve Lesions
Cranial Trauma
Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
Craniopharyngioma
Craniotomy
Degenerative Disc Disease
Disc Replacement
Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
Ear Disorders
Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
Epidural Hematoma
Epilepsy
Fracture
Head and Neck Tumor
Herniated Disc
Herniated Disc Surgery
Hydrocephalus
Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
Low Back Pain
Low Back Procedure
Lumbar Disc Degeneration
Lumbar Disc Replacement
Lumbar Herniated Disc
Lumbar Laminectomy
Lumbar Microdiscectomy
Lumbar Spine Fracture
Meningiomas
Myelopathy
Neck Pain Procedure
Neck Surgery
Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
Nerve Sheath Tumors
Neuroplasty
Neurostimulation
Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
Osteosarcoma
Pathological Spine Fracture
Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Scoliosis
Secondary Malignancies
Spina Bifida
Spinal Compression Fracture
Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
Spinal Cord and Brain Disorders
Spinal Cord Disorders
Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal Cord Stimulation
Spinal Cord Tumor
Spinal Decompression
Spinal Discectomy
Spinal Fusion
Spinal Instability
Spinal Nerve Block
Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
Spinal Stenosis
Spinal Tumor Surgery
Spine Deformities
Spine Disorders
Spine Fracture Treatment
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
Spine Surgery
Spondylolisthesis
Spondylosis
Stereotactic Radiosurgery
Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
Stereotactic Surgery
Stroke
Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
Subdural Hemorrhage
Thoracic Spine Fracture
Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
Thrombosis
Traumatic Brain Injury
Vascular Disease
Vertebral Column Tumors

About Me

Care Philosophy

I am a surgeon that believes that surgery should be a last resort option. I take the time to explain your condition to you in detail, go over your xrays, MRI's and CT scans with you and review all of the pertinent findings and anatomy. I use models a...

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

2005
New York University Medical Center-Tisch Hospital
Residency Hospital
2003
New York Univesity Medical Center-Internal Complex Spine Fellowship
Fellowship Hospital
2000
New York University Medical Center-Tisch Hospital
Internship Hospital
1999
SUNY Upstate Medical University (Syracuse)
Medical School
1995
Weill Cornell Medical College
Undergraduate School
2005
2003
2000
1999
1995

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Department of Neurological Surgery Academic Achievement Award., 1999
  • Norwalk Hospital: Physician Assistant Teacher of the Year: Malcom, 2010
  • Patient Choice Award for Most Compassionate Doctor, 2009, 2010
  • McGraw-Hill Award for Academic Achievementv, 1999
  • Connecticut Magazine Selection as Top Doctor in Connecticut, 2011
  • Lange Medical Publication Award, 1999

Media & Publications

  • Sanderson SP, Houten JK, Frempong-Boadu AK: Far lateral lumbar disc herniation, in Rengarchary, S (Ed.): Neurosurgery, 3rd Edition. McGraw-Hill.,
  • Sanderson SP, Houten JK. Fracture through the C2 sychondrosis in a young child. Pediatr Neurosurg. 36: 277-8, 2002,
  • Kaines S, Daines K, Cipp L, Gatley J, Hitzemann B, Rasmussen E, Sanderson S, Silverman M, Hitzemann R. Mapping the genes for haloperidol-induced catalepsy. J Pharmacol Exp Ther. 277:1016-25, 1996,
  • Sanderson SP, Cooper PR. Intramedullary spinal cord astrocytomas. Operative Techniques in Neurosurgery. 6: 15-23, 2003,
  • Sanderson SP, Houten JK, Errico T, Forshaw D, Bauman J, Cooper PR. The unique characteristics of upper lumbar disc herniations. Neurosurgery 55(2):385-389,
  • Houten JK, Sanderson SP, Cooper PR. Spontaneous regression of symptomatic lumbar synovial cysts: Report of three cases. J Neurosurg 99(2 Suppl) 235-8, 2003,
  • see website www.ctbrainandspine.com for videos/education,

Dr. Sanderson's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Sanderson

4.7

Based on 30 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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1 Star
6.666666666666667%
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June 20th 2018 , I met the most incredible, brilliant, amazing Neurosurgeon Dr. Scott Sanderson ... He and God saved my Husband Johns life !!! There are no words that can possible describe my admiration respect and love for this Doctor... my husband had a accident and crushed his skull , he had...Read More
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Dr. Sanderson is simply the most extraordinary doctor my family has ever used. My husband and I have had back issues over the years, and he has diagnosed problems other doctors missed. He is responsive, kind and when other doctors were pushing surgery, Dr. Sanderson cautioned that surgery would...Read More
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Dr Sanderson is an excellent surgeon this my 1st day post op and i'm up and writing my review. First surgery ever, anterior cervical vertebrectomy! The Neck and shooting pain down to my elbow is all gone and i'm not wearing a collar. No words can explain my feeling.
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I felt that after the 5 minutes or so that he spent explaining the results of my MRI and telling me that I was not a candidate for surgery, he could not get me out of his office fast enough. He impatiently tolerated me asking some follow-up questions but I felt that he was disinterested in my case...Read More
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After going through all pain management protocols for herniated disc (severe pain in back that radiated to left shin) to no avail, I did much research finding a surgeon and chose Dr Sanderson for necessary L4 / L5 spinal fusion surgery. The doctor and PA Shawn Finnegan scheduled a consult on...Read More
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Norwalk, CT

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