Neurosurgery

World-class spine care in Fairfield County for comprehensive spine and pain management

Hartford HealthCare's Ayer Neuroscience Institute is now providing world-class spine care in Fairfield County. Located within St. Vincent's Medical Center in Bridgeport, this program is a valuable resource for those in seeking comprehensive spine and pain management.

State-of-the-art expertise

The Ayer Neurscience Institute at St. Vincent's Medical Center is uniquely staffed to address a broad range of back and spine-related conditions and offers the most advanced treatment options.

Khalid M. Abbed, MD, one of New England's leading neurosurgeons, is Co-Physician-in-Chief of the Ayer Neuroscience Institute. In addition to performing spine surgery at St. Vincent’s Medical Center, Dr. Abbed serves as Chair of Neurosurgery. Dr. Abbed, a spine care specialist, is skilled in the minimally-invasive treatment of spine ailments, with a focus on patient care and developing less invasive, more intelligent medical technologies.

Improving Quality of Life

Dr. Abbed is nationally recognized as a spine care specialist and for his expertise in the minimally-invasive treatment of spine ailments to reduce pain and recovery times. He forges strong connections with patients undergoing complex new treatments.

Currently located in the medical office building at 2660 Main Street in Bridgeport, Dr. Abbed will also lead a world-class Spine Center being developed in Westport. The Spine Center will include comprehensive neurosurgical and pain management services to treat patients with all forms of spinal ailments, as well as a health and wellness center open to the community and offering services designed to help people be the best version of themselves physically and mentally.

Conditions we treat

  • Herniated Disk
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Sciatica
  • Spinal Fracture
  • Spinal Compression
  • Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar Spinal Disorders
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Tumors
  • Spinal Deformity

Dr. Abbed is welcoming new patients.
Call 203.332.3272 for an appointment or to make a referral.


Meet our Neurosurgeons:

Name Specialties Location
Cavalcanti, Daniel, MD, PhD Cavalcanti, Daniel, MD, PhD
4.9 /5
60 surveys
203.332.4125
  • Neurosurgery
  • Bridgeport
De Oliveira Coutinho, Pedro, MD De Oliveira Coutinho, Pedro, MD
4.7 /5
111 surveys
203.332.4125
  • Neurosurgery
  • Spine Surgery
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  • Bridgeport
Gorelick, Judith Lynn, MD 203.772.4001
  • Neurosurgery
  • Shelton
Mintz, Abraham, MD Mintz, Abraham, MD
4.8 /5
148 surveys
203.372.6460
  • Neurosurgery
  • Spine Surgery
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  • Shelton
Yanamadala, Vijay, MD, FAANS Yanamadala, Vijay, MD, FAANS
4.8 /5
109 surveys
203.332.3272
  • Neurosurgery
  • Spine Surgery
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  • Westport
  • Milford
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Zetchi, Mohamed Akli, MD, FRCS(C), FAANS Zetchi, Mohamed Akli, MD, FRCS(C), FAANS 203.332.4125
  • Neurosurgery
  • Bridgeport
  • Milford
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Zimmerman, Gary, MD, FACS, FICS Zimmerman, Gary, MD, FACS, FICS 203.337.2600
  • Neurosurgery
  • Spine Surgery
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  • Fairfield
  • Shelton
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