Dr. Kevin Walter, MD

Neurosurgery •  Male • Age 52
  
Dr. Walter
Accepting new patients

Southern Tier Neuromedicine

601 Elmwood Ave # 670 Rochester, NY 14642

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(585) 276-3581

Dr. Kevin Walter, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Rochester, NY and has over 26 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Walter has more experience with Neuro-oncology, Cranial Neurosurgery, and Spine than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University / School of Medicine medical school in 1994. He is affiliated with medical facilities Highland Hospital and Strong Memorial Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Walter to book an appointment.


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Dr. Walter accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP) HMO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Independent Health
Encompass
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
MVP Health Care
MVP Health Care PPO

Background Check

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Practice Areas

Neuro-oncology

Oncologists diagnose and treat tumors, both malignant and benign, in or near the brain and spinal cord.Compare with other Neuro-oncology specialists.

Typically treats 82% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Meningiomas
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Walter treats Meningiomas more than 93% of their peers

Dr. Walter treats this condition more than 93% of their peers

Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Walter treats Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma) more than 82% of their peers

Dr. Walter treats this condition more than 82% of their peers

Brain Cancer
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Walter treats Brain Cancer more than 72% of their peers

Dr. Walter treats this condition more than 72% of their peers

Cranial Neurosurgery

Cranial neurosurgeons perform surgical procedures that involve opening or passing through the skull to treat conditions affecting the brain, spinal cord, and nervous system.Compare with other Cranial Neurosurgery specialists.

Typically treats 57% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Walter performs Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy more than 79% of their peers

Dr. Walter performs this procedure more than 79% of their peers

Brain Surgery
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Walter performs Brain Surgery more than 72% of their peers

Dr. Walter performs this procedure more than 72% of their peers

Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Walter performs Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal more than 21% of their peers

Dr. Walter performs this procedure more than 21% of their peers

Spine

Spine specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the bones of the spine, including degenerative spine disease, herniated discs, stenosis, and fractured vertebrae, with treatments including medication, physical therapy, and surgery.Compare with other Spine specialists.

Typically treats 57% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 14 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Spinal Stenosis
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Walter treats Spinal Stenosis more than 83% of their peers

Dr. Walter treats this condition more than 83% of their peers

Herniated Disc
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Walter treats Herniated Disc more than 82% of their peers

Dr. Walter treats this condition more than 82% of their peers

Spine Disorders
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Walter treats Spine Disorders more than 80% of their peers

Dr. Walter treats this condition more than 80% of their peers

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Dr. Walter's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Extradural Hemorrhage
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stereotaxis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

Dr. Walter's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Walter

4.4

Based on 13 ratings

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      Excellent Doctor. Due to the severity of my spinal stenosis, I was in surgery four weeks after he saw me. I had surgery on my neck, cervical fusion. I had excellent results and wouldn't hesitate to see him again.
      What went well
      • Appointment scheduling
      • Office environment
      • Staff friendliness
      • Appointment wasn't rushed
      • Listened & answered questions
      • Explained conditions well
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      Aug 10, 2019
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      Over a one hour wait in exam room. No was great, but the Dr was not interested in talking about my most significant issue. Of course he doesn't treat that significant issue, so his interest would be low. Waste of time.
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      Mar 11, 2019
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      He has impeccable knowledge and bedside manor. His Nurse Practitioner, Jackie, exactly the same. Very caring people! I had low back surgery (disc) 8 years ago and am now facing neck surgery and although both scary for a patient to face I have no hesitation having him perform the surgery! After my back surgery I went back to working out and was as good as new! I have no doubt this next surgery to feel the same as he reassured me!
      What went well
      • Office environment
      • Staff friendliness
      • Appointment wasn't rushed
      • Listened & answered questions
      • Explained conditions well
      • Trusted the provider's decisions
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      Debbie in Rochester – Sep 19, 2018
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      Dr. Walter, was excellent, he saw me right away. Looked at my MRI and the pain I was in for my disk and moved me up right away for surgery. He did an excellent job and I am so glad I went to him. I would highly recommend him. Holly Seidewand
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      Holly Seidewand in Webster, NY – Jun 06, 2016
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      He performed both my cervical and lumbar surgery. After he fixed my neck, I was angry that I had waited so long to have the fusion. It changed my life. But my low back decided it needed attention years later, again he repaired me - expertly. He bedside manner is compassionate and supported with superior knowledge - that is essential. His PA, Jackie is some kind of angel. Her post operative support with progress and pain management is perfect. What an amazing team!!! There is one secretary :(
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      Patty Y in Churchville, NY – May 01, 2016
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      Biography

      Dr. Kevin Walter, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Rochester, NY and has over 26 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Walter has more experience with Neuro-oncology, Cranial Neurosurgery, and Spine than other specialists in his area. He ...Read more

      Specialties

      • Neurosurgery

      Board Certifications

      Education

      1994
      Johns Hopkins University / School of Medicine
      Medical School

      Awards

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      Locations

      Southern Tier Neuromedicine

      Southern Tier Neuromedicine601 Elmwood Ave # 670 Rochester, NY 14642
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      Highland Hospital

      Rochester, NY

      73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

      • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)

      Strong Memorial Hospital

      Rochester, NY

      73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average