Spine Services

World-class spine care in Fairfield County for comprehensive spine and pain management.

Located within St. Vincent's Medical Center in Bridgeport, program is a unique partnership of spine experts from Orthopaedics and Neurosurgery through a collaboration between Connecticut Orthopaedic Institute and The Ayer Neuroscience Institute. Together we provide a valuable resource for those in seeking comprehensive spine and pain management.

St. Vincent's Medical Center is uniquely staffed to address a broad range of back and spine-related conditions and offers the most advanced treatment options. Most surgeons will try to utilize conservative treatments first for most back and neck problems. For some problems, however, surgery is the best solution, and St. Vincent’s offers the clinical expertise and a wide variety of options for even the most difficult spine conditions.

Whether your surgeon is considering a laminectomy, discectomy, or spinal fusion, all of these procedures can be performed in the cervical, thoracic, or lumbar spine, or in a combination of more than one. Our board-certified and fellowship-trained surgeons will work with you to determine what treatment is the best for you and if surgery is needed, which option will help you get back to moving.


Gerard Girasole, MD

Dr. Girasole is welcoming new patients.
Call 203.268.2882 for an appointment or to make a referral.

Dr. Gerard Girasole is Director of Orthopaedic Spine Surgery and Co-Medical Director of Connecticut Orthopaedic Institute at St. Vincent’s Medical Center.

Dr. Gerard J. Girasole, a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon, has extensive experience in the treatment of lumbar disc disease, neck pain, scoliosis, herniated discs and spinal stenosis in both operative and non-operative techniques. He is on the forefront of minimally-invasive surgical techniques for patients with low back pain and he is very active in the training of other surgeons in the various techniques. He is also actively involved in computer-assisted robotic spine surgery. Dr. Girasole currently serves as the chief of spine orthopaedics and is the medical co-director of the new Connecticut Orthopaedic Institute at St. Vincent’s Medical Center.

Dr. Girasole completed his Spinal Fellowship at the Hospital for Joint Disease in New York City. He is very active in the Academic Society for the Spine and teaches several accredited spinal courses yearly. He is also an adjunct instructor for medical students at Quinnipiac University. Dr. Girasole is a member of the Spine Universe Editorial Board where he shares articles and studies information on current surgical procedures, as well as, advances in minimally-invasive spinal surgery.


Conditions we treat

  • Herniated Disk
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Sciatica
  • Spinal Fracture
  • Spinal Compression
  • Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar Spinal Disorders
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Tumors
  • Spinal Deformity