Dr. Shirvinda Wijesekera, MD

Dr. Shirvinda Wijesekera, MD

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Age 44
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Dr. Shirvinda Wijesekera, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Branford, CT and has been practicing for 20 years. He graduated from Boston University School Of Medicine in 1998 and specializes in orthopedic surgery and orthopedic spine surgery.Read his story

469 W Main St

Branford, CT 06405

Contact Information

(203) 865-6784

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Connecticare
  • EmblemHealth
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
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Top Care Areas

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Spine Fracture Treatment
very high
more than 99% of peers
Chronic Neck Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Low Back Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Wijesekera's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Wijesekera "Dr. Wijesekera is an Orthopaedic Surgeon who specializes in Adult and Pediatric Surgery of the Spine, and Orthopaedic and Spine Trauma. He attended Boston University for his undergraduate studies. In 1998, he graduated from Boston University School of Medicine, with his M.D., as a member of Alpha Omega Alpha- Medical Honor Society. Following medical school graduation, he traveled to the University of Southern California - Los Angeles Medical Center where he completed his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery. At the University of Southern California - Los Angeles Medical Center, he was awarded the Marshall Schiff Award and Herman Epstein Award. Dr. Wijesekera specialized in Spinal Surgery at the University of California Davis Medical Center, where he completed Fellowship training in all aspects of Adult and Pediatric Spinal Surgery. He has been a member of The Orthopaedic Group, a division of Connecticut Orthopaedic Specialists since joining the practice in 2004. He brings spinal surgery expertise to a well- rounded and equipped practice of orthopaedic surgeons. Dr. Wijesekera treats in our Hamden, Milford, and Branford locations. He performs surgery at Yale New Haven Hospital (St. Raphaels Campus), YNHH, Connecticut Orthopaedic Institute at MidState Medical Center, Milford Hospital, and Shoreline Surgical Center. Sherri O'Connor, PA-C, joined The Orthopaedic Group, in the Fall of 2012 and works with Dr.Wijesekera in his high volume spine practice treating cervical, and back patients of all ages."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Wijesekera "Our goal is to uphold the highest of medical standards while treating all patients with dignity and respect. We recognize each patient is unique and seek to meet their individual needs. It is our pledge to provide the best possible care for our patients. To accomplish this, we provide primary and specialty orthopedic care to patients of all ages and are prepared to meet our patients' comprehensive orthopaedic needs using the most advanced physical rehabilitation, non-surgical and surgical treatments available.

We believe medical care should be between the doctor and their patient. Through upholding our ideals and giving the best possible care we will not lose this important aspect of medicine to the complexity of the health care delivery system."

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2  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

84  Conditions Treated

  • Adult Scoliosis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Back Disorders
  • Back Injuries
  • Back Pain
  • Back Sprain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cervical Sprain
  • Chronic Back Pain
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Scoliosis
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lower Back Injuries
  • Lower Back Muscle Strain
  • Lower Back Sprain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lumbar Sprain
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Injuries
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Orthopedic Trauma
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporotic Spine Fractures
  • Osteoporotic Vertebral Fracture
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pediatric Spine Deformities
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Fracture              
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Traumatic Spine Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
  • Vertebral Compression Fractures
  • Vertebral Fracture
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30  Procedures

  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Fracture Care
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Percutaneous Vertebroplasty
  • Posterior Lumbar Fusion With Robotic Assistance
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy

Background Check

1 Malpractice Claim
  • Settlement : 5/2/2014
    Amount or Range: Above Average
    State: 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.

Education

  • Boston University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Boston University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1998
  • Lac Usc Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1999

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Wijesekera has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Wijesekera has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Wijesekera's Reviews

4.1
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Wijesekera to family and friends
15 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (15)

  • 5
    (11)
  • 4
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  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
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  • 1
    (3)

Dr. Wijesekera's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

I was hoping to obtain medication to control severe pain. At age83 sleep seemed to help,but the pain kept me awake. I was treated like I was a back ally crack head,and told to see my primary doc for any needed medication. He did NOT perform this failed or possibly botched operation,and I...more
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He was wonderful before my surgery, but a year later when my pain came back and I have two broken rods and was diagnosed with arachnoiditis, his only response was that I must be depressed! Keep searching.
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