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Dr. Scott Sanderson, MD

Neurosurgery ·  Male · Age 45

Dr. Sanderson

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.


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Dr. Sanderson's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Broken Neck
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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
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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

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Dr. Sanderson is the extremely knowledgeable, professional and friendly. The patient is made to feel that he or she is his only patient. He never rushes through an appointment and explains everything to where the patient has no questions.
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Extremely professional, works miracles, calls back, listens to you.
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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 bleeding hemorrhaging from his brain... not only did Dr Sanderson let me pray before he did surgery his skills and compassion and Gods love saved my husband who is now home and getting back to his life !!
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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 be the last resort. I do not have enough space to detail the depth of his expertise and how he has treated us. He even diagnosed a problem beyond the scope of imaging. Simply put, he is the best.
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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 since I would not be a surgery patient. I have venous anomalies and visiting him was recommended by my Primary Care doctor, but he did not seem engaged with me.
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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 short notice and explained risks and benefits of operation. I had the operation two and a half weeks ago - pain now is about 10% pre operation and should continue to subside. I don't require pain meds.
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Dr. Sanderson has been the best Dr. and surgeon I have had the privilege of working with. I have a deteriorating spinal condition with two compromised discs in my lumbar spine. Dr. Sanderson has operated on me twice with excellent results and saw me through a number of successive spinal injuries. I trust him completely and his bedside manor is second to none. Thank you Dr. Sanderson for allowing me to stay active and relatively pain free.
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Dr. Sanderson fixed my injured back (herniated disc with a piece partially torn and compressing my sciatic nerve). As soon as I woke up from surgery, the horrible nerve pain had subsided. I was up and walking the next day, and well recovered in 6 weeks. Dr. Sanderson set reasonable expectations moving forward, and following his advice has led to no further back problems.
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Dr Sanderson did surgery on my neck because I had compressed discs. He came highly recommended by my neurologist and she couldn't have been more right about him. From the very first time I met him, he took the time to go over all my tests results with me and explained everything in detail as to why he thought surgery was my best choice. He was professional and polite and very personable at every encounter. I am now fully recuperated now and I couldn't be more grateful to him for helping me.
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I had not met Dr Sanderson until I had been diagnosed with a herniated lumbar disk. Within a couple of weeks he performed a microdiscectomy on me. It was necessary as nothing else was relieving the excruciating sciatic pain. He and his staff were all attentive and caring. I never felt rushed, and had all my questions answered. The surgery went very well; it's now been almost six weeks and I am recovering better than expected. I am very pleased that I ended up being sent to Dr Sanderson.
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Dr. Sanderson thoroughly explained my options and my injury. I felt well-cared for and equally listened to. I had surgery 19 days ago and feel tremendously better than before. He did a fantastic job. Though I wish I never needed to see him, I am so grateful to be in his care.
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Dr Scott Sanderson is an awesome surgeon. I'm very happy with my before and after surgery care. He is thorough and very professional. Before I decided to use Dr Sanderson I asked around and everyone in the medical field spoke so highly of his work and professionalism. I'm glad I chose him to do my surgery, that was one of the best decisions I could have made. My surgery was excellent and I'm healing nicely. I highly recommend his work to everyone.
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