About Ayer Neuroscience Spine Care

The Ayer Neuroscience Institute’s Spine Care program offers exceptional care, from traumatic spine injuries and tumors to more common problems like herniated discs, degenerative arthritis, spinal stenosis, osteoporosis and sciatica.

There are only six hospitals in the country to receive Advanced Certification in Spine Surgery from the Joint Commission and Hartford HealthCare has two of them: MidState Medical Center and St. Vincent’s Medical Center. Hartford HealthCare is the only healthcare system in Connecticut to have hospitals with this esteemed designation.

Our team of experts is with you and your family from start to finish. We’ll make sure all your questions are answered so you’ll feel confident in your treatment plan. Each patient receives a nurse navigator as a point of contact for any questions or concerns. When you become a patient at Ayer Neuroscience Institute, you’ll have more than your provider in your corner: Our Institute experts meet regularly to discuss and coordinate individual care.

Hartford HealthCare’s team believes that by optimizing our overall health and wellness, often surgery can be avoided. Through a collaborative approach with pain management, rehabilitation, physiatry, and interventional radiology, many patients have success without ever setting foot in an operating room.  

If patients do need surgery, we provide fellowship-trained and spine-specialized expertise, along with the most sophisticated techniques available including spinal navigation, robotics, neuromonitoring, and robotic exoscope for spine surgery, which gives your surgeon an expanded field of vision with 3D magnification. All of these tools enhance the precision of the surgery for a shorter hospital stay and faster recovery. 

Instead of traveling to one central location, we bring comprehensive spine care to you at locations across the state. No matter where you receive care, you’ll have the same level and breadth of spine specialist expertise.

Our team of surgeons can help you decide which procedure is right for you to help you live pain-free.

Awards & Certifications

  • Joint Commission Advanced Certification in spine surgery: MidState Medical Center and St. Vincent's Medical Center

  • Healthgrades Award: Hospital of Central Connecticut for Spine and Spinal Fusion

  • Healthgrades Award: MidState Medical Center for Spinal Fusion

  • Aetna IOQ Spine Surgery Recognition: Spine Wellness Center, Westport

The Ayer Neuroscience Institute

The Ayer Neuroscience Institute works to treat the full range of neurologic conditions. Our mission is more personal - to provide advanced, collaborative services across the state.

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Ayer Neuroscience Institute Spine Care