Gerard Girasole, MD

Dr. Girasole is a Board-Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon who has completed his Spinal Fellowship at the Hospital for Joint Disease in New York City. He 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.  Dr. Girasole 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.

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I’m Dr. Gerard Girasole. I’ve been practicing for 24 years. I specialize in spinal surgery which includes adult deformity and minimally invasive surgery. What I like most about my job is – I enjoy patient interaction. It’s very rewarding to have patients come into your office and literally, be in such pain, there’s a lot of emotional aspects of it. And then taking them through it – not only through surgery – but through non-operative management. Not everybody gets an operation. But, when you do come to an operation – to see them and their family go through it. And then come back on the post-operative visit with smiles. They look like different people. And it’s really enjoyable to see people get their lives back. Not only the end of the case, but after their post-operative period, would be that I was compassionate, that I did explain to them their condition. I treated them appropriately and they trusted that I would help them through their problem. Whether it is surgery or non-surgical.

Contact

For all general questions, prescription refills or to schedule an appointment, contact our office at:

Phone:
203.601.5235
Fax:
203.601.8579

Education and Training

  • B.S. LeMoyne College
  • M.D. New York Medical College
  • Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery - Catholic Medical Center of Brooklyn & Queens
  • Spinal Fellowship at the Hospital for Joint Diseases Orthopaedic Institute

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic & Spinal Surgery

Hospital Affiliations

  • St. Vincent’s Medical Center
  • Connecticut Orthopaedic Institute at MidState Medical Center
  • Bridgeport Hospital
  • Surgery Center of Fairfield County

Team Affiliations

  • Bassick High School
  • Bunnell High School
  • Central High School
  • Fairfield Ludlowe High School
  • Fairfield Warde High School
  • Harding High School
  • Masuk High School
  • Notre Dame High School
  • St. Joseph's High School
  • Stratford High School
  • Trumbull High School

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Full Biography

Dr. Girasole is a Board-Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon who has completed his Spinal Fellowship at the Hospital for Joint Disease in New York City. He 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 has a well-equipped office with the capability of doing physiatry, injection and physical therapy for patients with low back pain. Dr. Girasole 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 has been actively involved with both the training and the concepts to decide which patients are candidates for a Total Disc Replacement. He is very active in the Academic Society for the Spine and teaches yearly at several accredited spinal courses. Dr. Girasole is a member of the Spine Universe Editorial Board where he shares articles and study information on current surgical procedures as well as advances in minimally invasive spinal surgery.

Dr. Girasole is also the author of “The 7 Minute Back Pain Solution”, a book to teach patients and those suffering from back pain how to treat and heal their pain in just minutes a day.

Associations

  • Academic Society for the Spine
  • Spine Universe Editorial Board
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • Fairfield County Medical Association
  • North American Spine Society

Research and Publications

  • Girasole, G. J., Cara Hartman, ” The 7 Minute Back Pain Solution”, Harlequin, Spring 2012
  • Girasole, G.J., M.D., Spivak,J.M.,M.D.Mokovich,R.,M.D.,Chen,D.,M.D.,C1-2 Lateral Mass Anatomy:Implication for Transarticular Screw Fixation with Varying Subluxation.  Presented at the 1996 Cervical Research Society Meeting.
  • Girasole, G.J.,M.D., Klein,J., Shonenberg,N., Bash,J., Garfin,S.:Surgically Relevant Periapical Odontoid Anatomy Reviewed Using MRI.
  • Pereira,D.S., Girasole,G.J.,M.D., Frenkel,S.R., Spivak,J.M.:Evaluation Of Grafton For Enhancement Of Spinal Fusion In A Canine Model.  Hospital for Joint Diseases Orthopaedic Institute , NY,NY.  Presented at the 1997 AAOS meeting in San Fransico.
  • Girasole, G. J., “Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion Rates in Patients Using a Novel Titanium Implant and Demineralized Cancellous Allograft Bone Sponge”  Presented for 2014 Publication.
  • Girasole, G.J., Foley,KT, Mroz TE, Arnold PM, Chandler HC Jr., Dixon RA, Renkens KL Jr, Roew KD, Sasso RC, Smith RC, Tung H, Wecht DA, Whiting DM. “Randomized, Prospective, and Controlled Clinical Trial of Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Stimulation for Cervical Fusion”. Spine Journal 2008;8(3)
  • Girasole, G.J. REVERE™Stabilization System.” A Retrospective Review of Outcomes” 2008
  • Girasole, G.J., REVERE™ Stabilization System:, “Surgical Technique Review: Surgeon Perspective” 2008
  • Girasole, G.J., O’Connor,D.,Cuomo,F., Denton,J.R.,Ernst, A.;”Diagnosis of Deep Vein Thrombosis in Elderly Hip Fracture Patients Using Duplex Scanning Technique”Orthopaedic Review Vol.(23) Number 5, May 1994.
  • Girasole, G.J., Kuflik,P.:”Spondylolysis and Spondylolisthesis” Orthopaedic Comprehensive Study Guide.McGraw HIll, Spring 1997

Appointments

  • Co-Director of Connecticut Orthopaedic Institute at St. Vincents Medical Center
  • Chief of Orthopaedic Spine at St. Vincents Medical Center
  • Medical Director of the Orthopaedic Institute at St. Vincent’s Medical Center
  • Clinical Professor – Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine (Quinnipiac University)