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DR. ALAN WAITZE graduated from Brandeis University on the Dean’s list with a Bachelor’s in biology. He did postgraduate work in clinical virology at UCLA Medical Center before studying medicine at Hahnemann University School of Medicine in Philadelphia. He completed his internship in general surgery and residency and fellowship in neurosurgery at Emory University.

Dr. Waitze specializes in complex spine surgery using the newest, most effective techniques and technologies. He is the only neurosurgeon in Waterbury to use the revolutionary Globus ExcelsiusGPS®robot, which uses navigation for accurate alignment in spine surgery. It improves the chances of a successful outcome, reduces tissue damage and fosters faster recovery time. He does this surgery at Windham Hospital and uses frameless navigation in Waterbury. These spinal navigation tools “help us perform surgical procedures more safely and precisely,” he says. As much in demand as he is, he makes time to see patients with acute back problems quickly. “It’s important to provide the best care to patients,” he says. “That’s what it’s all about in the end.”

Medical school: Hahnemann University School of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine 

Hospital: St. Mary’s Hospital, Waterbury Hospital, Windham 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


500 Chase Pkwy., Waterbury

Riverview Cinema Plaza, 690 Main St. So., Southbury

2 Ivy Brook Rd., Shelton

The Glass Building, 16 School St., Ste. 210, Torrington

1154 Highland Ave., Cheshire

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