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Wakefield, Andrew Ervin, MD, FAANS





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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

Dr. Mayfield appears to be "the real deal"...very straight forward and respects the fact that I have a brain. Even though a neurosurgeon, did not come out of the chute telling me we need to cut appreciated that because I know that my problem is complex.

5 out of 5 stars

Vignotti is THE BEST!!! He provides the utmost in supportive care in what could be a most embarrassing situation.

5 out of 5 stars

Dr Wakefield was thorough, respectful and clear. A credit to HHC and all medical Professionalsthe best

5 out of 5 stars

Dr. Wakefield was so pleasant, explained everything thoroughly and did not rush.

5 out of 5 stars

Excellent dr. Excellent care. *Dr. Wakefield is extremely thorough and answers all your questions.

5 out of 5 stars

I am so lucky that I was referred to *Dr. Wakefield. He is clearly extremely knowledgeable about this 'more common rare disorder'. He instantly put me at ease, was very thorough in his explanations - additionally communicative & thoughtful!

5 out of 5 stars

One of the best physicians I've met in a long time. *Dr. Wakefield is a great human. He treated me with respect and helped me understand my condition.

5 out of 5 stars

Really listened, I did not feel at all rushed, all my questions were answered

5 out of 5 stars

I have recommended Dr Wakefield to several of my friends. They have followed through and have seen him and also had procedures done by he and his team.

Other Reviews from Around the Web

5 out of 5 stars

Dr. Wakefield was thorough in his description and treatment of my issue. He proposed other non-surgical options that I took advantage of before surgery which I appreciated. I am now scheduled for surgery and look forward to a positive result. I am adding to my original review. It has been 90 days since my surgery and I have zero pain in my legs. Dr. Wakefield performed a laminectomy. It is been absolutely life-changing for me. As Dr. Wakefield said to me you need to have the right timing the right patient and the right surgeon. I cannot speak highly enough about Dr. Wakefield. I hope the best for you and whatever issues you're having.

5 out of 5 stars

Dr Wakefield was thorough , professional and related my treatment concisely and allowed time for any and all questions my wife and I had. Excellent experience. He was positive, understanding and is just fabulous.

5 out of 5 stars

My appointment with Dr Wakefield was beneficial with a care plan going forward. He provided a complete evaluation & explanation to all of my questions.

5 out of 5 stars

Professional, takes time to listen.

5 out of 5 stars

Dr. Wakefield spent a great deal of time educating me with regard to my recent test results. I found him to be thoughtful, compassionate, highly intelligent and articulate. I know I am in the right hands. Very grateful.


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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