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About Dr. Syed J Shahid

Dr. Syed J Shahid, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Danbury, CT. His specialties include Neurological Surgery. Dr. Shahid has received 2 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

41 Ratings with 12 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Syed J Shahid is Great. Dr. Syed J Shahid has been rated by 41 patients. From those 41 patients 12 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Syed J Shahid is 4.0 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Neurosurgical Associates

67 Sand Pit Rd Ste 208
Danbury, CT 06810
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Dr. Syed J Shahid has the following 1 specialty

  • Neurological Surgery

    A neurological surgeon is a physician who surgically treats disorders of the nervous system, which is comprised of the brain, spinal cord and nerves.
    In addition to treating trauma of the head and spine, these doctors also treat disorders like epilepsy, aneurysms, hydrocephalus, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke, spinal disc herniation, and spinal disease.
    Neurological surgeons can perform surgical procedures on the brain, such as stereotactic surgery, microsurgery, endoscopic surgery, stereotactic radiosurgery, and endovascular image guided methods.

  • Expertise

    11 Expertise

  • Stroke
  • Vertebroplasty (Kyphoplasty)
  • Aneurysm
  • Spinal Fractures
  • Brain Tumor
  • Brain Surgery
  • Craniotomy
  • Laser Surgery
  • Brain Injuries
  • Glioblastoma
  • Laminectomy

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Terrible Experience and now in chronic pain and on lifetime meds

I was given a spinal fusion and never told that he was going to use a synthetic bone protein in the cage. He specifically said it would be MY OWN BONE and Cadaver bone. HE LIED. Had a horrible inflammatory reaction to it and had to have a 2nd surgery only 3 months later. Now in chronic pain in back, stomach, leg also nauseous and possible abdominal cancer as cancer can be brought on from MEDTRONICS BMP INFUSE. DO NOT let him use this on you! Look it up! Major class action law suits from this crap. People have gotten cancer, died, and have been left in chronic pain to be forced to live on narcotics because the pain is so bad. This doctor never disclosed any of the risks or side effects from the Medtronic Infuse Biologically engineered bone growth hormone because he doesn't care and just saw $$$ from a big operation. Do not go to this doctor if you expect the truth or for him to disclose everything you could be faced with. Also could have had a minimally invasive treatment at the Bonati Spine Institute (I showed them my records and said I did not need to be sliced open 8 inches!! Another lie from this "doctor"

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For over 14 years he made every effort to avoid surgery. He didn't rush to make a final diagnosis. I will be undergoing surgery shortly and expect only the best results considering the issues we both face.

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Disappointing lack of care and compassion

I have been disabled & in permanent pain since my surgery with Dr. S. I believe he is competent, but I am not qualified to know for sure. My experience was that his office staff was generally pretty miserable to deal with. Dr S never checked on me after my surgery and I received no post-operative instruction or guidance from him. The surgery failed to heal correctly and he, as the surgeon, knew the symptoms of failed surgery and yet he refused to investigate or fix the problem. There was no compassion shown. So I think he OK if everything goes well but don't expect his help if it doesn't; he has a big ego.and he doesn't clean up problems.

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Five Stars

After my back surgery I am now feeling better than ever. Thank you

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Great Experience

I had a Laminoforaminotomy with Dr. Shahid. He was recommended to me by both my Family Physician and my Physical Therapist who both said they'd personally go to him if they needed surgery. He did a great job with my surgery. I am a super coward and had never had surgery before. Dr. Shahid spent a long time with me on my first appointment explaining my MRI and other tests and by the time he told me I needed surgery, I felt comfortable with the fact that I really did need it. It was done two weeks later. I'm at week 5 of recovery and can't say enough good things about the outcome. I'm a new woman! His office has been great about answering questions when I've called and for those of you who read other reviews that say they don't care about your pain, thats bunk. They have a very clear policy about getting narcotics refilled. If you follow the policy, you'll be fine. If you need surgery, use this surgeon! I would definitely go to him again! I don't have any connection to him other than the recommendations that were given to me. My physical therapist said that he sees the outcomes of people's surgeries when people come in for therapy after surgery and Dr. Shahid's patients are usually the best.

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  • Awards

    2 Awards

  • Top Doctors: New York Metro Area (2017)

    Castle Connolly Top Doctors: New York Metro Area™ are specialists and primary care physicians who are highly recommended by their peers and other healthcare professionals. The Castle Connolly research staff reviews both professional qualifications and professional reputation prior to Top Doctor status being awarded. This recognition identifies the top physicians in the New York Metro Area who possess a high level of medical skill and expertise.

  • Patients' Choice Award (2008, 2010, 2009)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Education

  • Suny Health Science Center


  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Syed J Shahid accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna CT AWH MC OA w/Pediatric Dental
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
  • Anthem
    • Anthem CT HMO BlueCare
    • Anthem PPO Century Preferred CT
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Massachusetts
    • BCBS MA Blue Care Elect PPO
    • BCBS MA Preferred Blue PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • Connecticare
    • Connecticare Flex Connecticut
    • Connecticare Passage
  • Coventry Health Care
    • Coventry - Bon Secours Tier 2
  • Empire BCBS
    • Empire PPO
    • Empire Prism EPO Blue Priority
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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Locations & Directions

Neurosurgical Associates, 67 Sand Pit Rd Ste 208, Danbury, CT
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