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Wakefield, Andrew Ervin, MD, FAANS





Providing the best care to our patients and their companions requires communicating in a way everyone understands. Interpreter services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. All spoken languages are available, as well as American Sign Language (AS/L).

Accepting New Patients
  • Neurosurgery
  • Spine Surgery

Areas of Expertise
Back Surgery, Mazor Spine Robotics, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Robotic Assisted Spine Surgery, Spinal Fusions, Spine Surgery, Spine Surgery-Complex, Spine Tumor Surgery


Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland Clinic - University of New Mexico

Graduate School
University of Connecticut

University of Connecticut School of Medicine

Medical School
University of Connecticut School of Medicine

University of Connecticut School of Medicine

University of Connecticut

Professional Organizations

  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Fellow
  • American Medical Association, Member
  • Connecticut Pain Society, Member
  • Connecticut State Medical Society, Member
  • New England Neurosurgical Society, Member
  • Neurosurgical Society of Connecticut, Inc., Member
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Member
  • Hartford County Medical Associates, Member


Verified Patient Reviews

5 out of 5 stars

MD and 2 PA's have been wonderful over the several years I have needed their care.

5 out of 5 stars

*Dr. Wakefield is the best! Reviewed everything with me - very thorough.

5 out of 5 stars

Dr Wakefield is clearly a highly regarded neurosurgeon, probably explaining why it took so long to get an appointment. He was knowledgeable, kind, thorough and to the point about all of the above. I appreciated his time and expertise.

5 out of 5 stars

I've been a patient of this practice for a long time. Everyone is wonderful!

5 out of 5 stars

The experience I had with Dr. Wakefield was outstanding. He quickly assessed my situation, explained what he thought was happening and gave me good advice. I wish all providers had his skill and approach to patient care.

5 out of 5 stars

*Dr. Wakefield seems genuine.

5 out of 5 stars

The care provided is set a the top, *Dr. Wakefield, and is adhered to by _____ of his employees. The entire team care is consistently excellent. *Andy did an awesome job with the sedation of his team.

5 out of 5 stars

Very thorough, liked that Dr. Wakefield could display images during video conference

5 out of 5 stars

Would 100% recommend Dr Andrew Wakefield to my family or friends for treatment

Other Reviews from Around the Web

5 out of 5 stars

Zoom meeting was very convenient and more than adequate for a followup visit. Dr. Wakefield answered all my questions and set put plan for recovery.

5 out of 5 stars

I just went to him this afternoon, he answered all my questions I have always wanted to know, he definitely has a true heart of a doctor and well experience in his field plus more. I wish he did my first surgery.. I can trust him with my family.

5 out of 5 stars

The entire staff was pleasant and professional They listened and answered my questions


Andrew Wakefield, MD, FAANS, is a neurosurgeon with the Hartford HealthCare Ayer Neuroscience Institute.

Board certified in neurology, Dr. Wakefield is an assistant clinical professor of surgery at the University of Connecticut and has earned the Hartford Hospital Medical Staff Humanitarian Award and a 20-year award from the American Medical Association. He earned a master’s degree in pathology/immunology and a medical degree from the University of Connecticut. He completed a residency in neurosurgery at Hartford Hospital and fellowships in neurosurgery, spine, at the University of New Mexico and Cleveland Clinic.



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