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Waitze, Alan S.

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  • Neurosurgery

Essential Information

Address 500 Chase Pkwy.
Waterbury, CT 6708
Phone203-755-6677
Website URL www.nossmd.com

DR. ALAN S. WAITZE practices at Neurosurgery, Orthopaedics & Spine Specialists, a comprehensive spine practice with offices in Waterbury and Southbury. The practice includes neurosurgeons, orthopaedic surgeons, pain management specialists, a physiatrist, a chiropractor and physical therapists. Dr. Waitze performs surgery only when absolutely necessary, making sure that patients have first tried nonsurgical treatment in order to alleviate their symptoms. When surgery is necessary, Dr. Waitze is an expert in brain surgery and complex spine surgery, in minimally invasive surgery and disc replacement. He is one of just a few surgeons in the state who is qualified to perform XLIF, a minimally invasive form of spinal fusion that is done from the side of the body instead of the front or back.
Dr. Waitze graduated from Brandeis University and did postgraduate work at UCLA Medical Center in clinical virology before earning his medical degree at Hahnemann University School of Medicine in Philadelphia. He completed his internship in general surgery and residency in neurosurgery at the Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta.
Despite his demanding schedule, traveling both nationally and internationally to teach advanced spinal-surgery techniques, Dr. Waitze prides himself on providing personalized care. He tries to see his patients within 24 to 48 hours if they desire. “When people are in a lot of pain, it is difficult to say, ‘I’ll see you in two months,’” he says. “I understand that people work and need to take care of their families. If someone really needs surgery, we can accommodate them.”

Additional Information

Practice: Neurosurgery, Orthopaedics & Spine Specialists, PC

Other Office Locations: 22 Poverty Rd., Southbury • (203) 262-6220

Medical School: Emory University School of Medicine

Hospital Affiliations: Saint Mary’s Hospital
Waterbury Hospital

Organizations: Congress of Neurological Surgeons
American Association of Neurological Surgeons
Joint Society of Spine and Peripheral Nerves
North American Spine Society
Connecticut Neurosurgical Society

Waitze, Alan S. - Waterbury, CT

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