Dr. Scott Sanderson, MD

Dr. Scott Sanderson, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 45
Dr. Scott Sanderson, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Danbury, CT and has been practicing for 15 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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Top Care Areas

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Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
very high
more than 96% of peers
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
very high
more than 95% of peers
Thoracic Spine Fracture
very high
more than 94% of peers

Dr. Sanderson'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. Sanderson "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 as a teaching tool whenever possible. We will try all nonsurgical options prior to proceeding with surgery, assuming that is safe. I can assure you that when you leave my office after the appointment you will feel educated about your condition and empowered to make decisions."

1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

73  Conditions Treated

  • 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 Tumor
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Herniated Disc
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Nerve Disorders
  • Cranial Nerve Lesions
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Head and Neck Tumor
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture
  • Spinal Cord and Brain Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
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35  Procedures

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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.


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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • 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,

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Dr. Sanderson's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Sanderson to family and friends
28 total reviews (9 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (28)

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Dr. Sanderson's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (9)

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