Dr. Kevin Walter, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 53

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 28 years of experience in the medical field. 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 is affiliated with Highland Hospital Rochester, a highly rated hospital.

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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No malpractice claims found for New York
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Walter's Top Procedures and Conditions

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

Dr. Walter treats Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma) more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Walter treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Adult Cerebral Astrocytoma
  • Anaplastic Oligodendroglioma
  • Astrocytoma
  • Benign Astrocytoma
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brainstem Glioma
  • Cerebellar Astrocytoma
  • Cerebral Astrocytoma
  • Chordoma
  • Glioma
  • Gliomatosis Cerebri
  • Juvenile Pilocytic Astrocytoma
  • Malignant Astrocytoma
  • Malignant Glioma
  • Medulloblastoma
  • Melanoma-Astrocytoma Syndrome
  • Oligodendroglioma
  • Visual Pathway and Hypothalamic Glioma
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Chordoma
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Walter treats Chordoma more than 93% of his peers

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

Brain Surgery
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Walter performs Brain Surgery more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Walter performs this procedure more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Walter's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Bone Cancer
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chordoma
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Dural Tear
  • Epilepsy
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Neurostimulator Implantation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reconstruction for Craniosynos
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stereotaxis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

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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
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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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
  • Wait times
  • 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
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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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 :(
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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13 people found this helpful
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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 28 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Johns Hopkins...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

1994
Johns Hopkins University / School of Medicine
Medical School

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What are Dr. Kevin Walter, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Walter frequently treats Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma), Chordoma, and Brain Surgery. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Walter treats.

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Dr. Walter's office is located at 601 Elmwood Ave # 670, Rochester, NY 14642. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Southern Tier Neuromedicine

Southern Tier Neuromedicine601 Elmwood Ave # 670 Rochester, NY 14642
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Walter is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Highland Hospital

Rochester, NY

72% Patient Experience Rating, 3% higher than the national average

4 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Strong Memorial Hospital

Rochester, NY

71% Patient Experience Rating, 2% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received