Ayer Neuroscience Institute Neurosurgery Department

At the Ayer Neuroscience Institute, we’ve come to realize that it’s not just what we do, but how we do it that matters most. Our institute structure features a tight, collegiate, empathetic team of neurosurgeons who coordinate very intricate surgical care plans while keeping the focus on you at all times.

With dozens of convenient locations throughout Connecticut including Hartford, Torrington, Norwich, Meriden, Bridgeport, Westport, Cheshire, and Mystic, we work hard to make care accessible and convenient for you. From the first surgical consult to follow-up care, we tailor the experience to your specific needs, working with you, your primary care provider, and related subspecialists on a care and recovery plan designed to get you back to your life as quickly and fully as possible.

Many on our team of neurosurgeons subspecialize for added expertise, and every case is brought before a clinical session that includes neurosurgeons, neuroradiologists, physical therapists, medical oncologists, neurologists, psychologists and other specialists who lend their insight. Neurologic conditions are often challenging to diagnose and treat, but our team is passionate about finding a solution.

We will not give up, and are often the first in the area to try such techniques as removing a brain tumor through the nose.

After surgery, your team coordinates with any rehabilitation services needed for your recovery. Our social workers and neuropsychologists help identify and address any other needs you may have.

These layers of care represent the power and compassion of the Ayer Institute. We are here for you and your family.


Learn more about the wide array of neurological conditions that we diagnose and treat here at Ayer.

Conditions We Treat


By combining the latest technologies with our multidisciplinary team, our goal is to provide you streamlined care.

Neurosurgery Treatments

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