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About Dr. Joseph Aferzon

Dr. Joseph Aferzon, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Portland, CT. He has 29 years of experience. His specialties include Neurological Surgery and Surgery. Dr. Aferzon is affiliated with Bristol Hospital. Dr. Aferzon has received 1 award. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

21 Ratings with 5 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Joseph Aferzon is Good. Dr. Joseph Aferzon has been rated by 21 patients. From those 21 patients 5 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Joseph Aferzon is 3.0 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Family Practice Group

595 Main St
Portland, CT 06480
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Specialties

Dr. Joseph Aferzon has the following 2 specialties

  • 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.

  • Surgery
  • Expertise

    2 Expertise

  • Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures

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Reviews

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Five Stars

Dr. Aferzon helped me get back to living a healthy life, pain free.

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Artificial disc with fusion surgery- Miracle neurosurgeon!

He is impossible to get in touch with to make changes to medication or get the appropriate refill on time. He is the best neurosurgeon out there in my opinion! I could not be more grateful for his expertise and talent. He has developed an artificial disc that has rid me of my back pain after over 20 years of suffering. I am so lucky to have been a candidate for that surgery. I gave him 4 stars because of being impossible to get any response from him. I have been unable to get a refill on time, twice now. I just had the 360 fusion, my prescription says take (1) every 6 hours. I see him in 30 days but he only gave me "20 days", says the bottle. . His staff said, there is "nothing they can do, and I had to wait to see him in 12 days." I have the worst nerve pain in my left leg and he never discussed reducing the pain medication. I am taking a very small dose too. Increasing the Gabapentin for nerve pain, which is standard for that medication has not happened yet. I think that would be the most helpful, yet I have to "wait for 12 more days"? It makes no sense to leave people in this much pain, after such an invasive surgery. 3 days without any pain medication may land me in the ER. Now I had to stop my, "walking with a cane" therapy, because it increases the pain in my left leg and foot every step after the first 50 feet. That is the only problem I have with this office. It is frustrating and it should not be happening. We deserve better after care.

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One Star

Very thorough doctor. Knowledgeable and caring, really takes his time to explain what is going on.

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R.N.

I fully agree with review of 3/15. My experience was 8 years ago. When I expressed concern about the planned procedure his staff refused to get clarification for me. I cancelled the surgery and walked out.

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One Star

HE SAYS WHAT HE WANTS YOU TO BELIVE THEN LIES. HIS STAFF IS UNPROFESSIONAL LIKE HIM. I AM SORRY I EVER SEE HIM WOULD NOT RECOMMEND TO ANYONE. THE ONLY WAY THESE DOCTORS MAKE MONEY IS TO CUT YOU IT IS A SHAME WE PUT OUR TRUST IN THEM,AND NOW LIVE IN PAIN.

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  • Awards

    1 Award

  • Regional Top Doctors

    Castle Connolly is America's trusted source for the identification of Top Doctors. Their physician-led research team reviews and screens the credentials of tens of thousands of physicians who are nominated by their peers annually, via a nationwide online process, before selecting those physicians who are regionally or nationally among the very best in their medical specialties. Castle Connolly believes strongly that Top Doctors Make a Difference™.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Aferzon is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

    29 Years Experience

  • University At Buffalo State University Of New York School Of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences

    Graduated in 1989

  • University Of Connecticut Health Center

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Joseph Aferzon 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
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Anthem
    • Anthem CT HMO BlueCare
    • Anthem CT Pathway X Enhanced Ind HMO
    • Anthem PPO Century Preferred CT
    • Anthem Pathway X Ind PPO Direct Access CT
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Massachusetts
    • BCBS MA Blue Care Elect PPO
    • BCBS MA Preferred Blue PPO
  • Connecticare
    • Connecticare Flex Connecticut
    • Connecticare Passage
  • Healthy Connecticut
    • HealthyCT
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
  • Oxford Health
    • Oxford Freedom
    • Oxford Liberty
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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Locations & Directions

Family Practice Group, 595 Main St, Portland, CT
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