Dr. Lars Widdel, MD

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Dr. Lars Widdel, MD

Neurosurgery | Male

University of Colorado Health Brain and Spine 1107 S Lemay Ave Unit 240, Fort Collins, CO 80524 Get Directions
(970) 495-7421

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Dr. Widdel specializes in Neurosurgery and practices in Fort Collins, CO. He practices at 1 location.

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    • Cigna
    • Colorado Access
    • Coventry Health Care
    • Humana
    • MultiPlan
    • Rocky Mountain Health Plans
    • UnitedHealthCare

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    3.5 based on 18 responses
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    in Ft Collins, CO |
    Dr. Widdel is honest, experienced, and took great pains to ensure that we had all of our questions answered and concerns addressed. These are not universal traits for a surgeon. My family is so grateful to him for his candor and his patience. He never made us feel rushed and never made us feel like our questions were beneath him. I hope you never need his services but if you do, you'll be in good hands.
    in Fort collins, colorado |
    Dr Widdel and his staff have provided the worst experience ever in my life. They don't care about their patients whatsoever. 2 weeks out of surgery and can't get any help with pain. Now I have other parts of my lower body that dont work properly.
    in Ft Collins, co |
    Worst experience ever!!! Had 2 back surgeries after complications with the first and now second surgery, now have an infection. Call office never hear back from them, cut open twice and doc left me in no ones care. Very upset that am now worse off then the first surgery, can barley walk now. Do NOT USE THIS DOC. HORRIBLE!!!!
    Loveland, CO |
    Dr, and staff ignored requests given orally and in writing for specific treatment, resulting in severe, unnecessary pain. Dr. was rarely seen and did not give full explanation of extent of surgery, before or after. Staff did not listen to patient and patient was kept waiting for more than an hour during 2-week post-surgery appointment.
    in Fort Collins, CO |
    I had severe pain from 2 bulging discs and was referred to Dr. Widdel. His office could not fit me in for an appointment until three weeks after the injury. I was still in serious pain. The doctor did a good job of explaining the function of discs and vertebrae, however he didn't do anything to help. He said he wanted another scan and to see him at his next available appt (which is yet another month out). He also referred to pain mgt. doctor. Never heard from them. Office didn't fax order
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    Specialties

    • Neurosurgery

    Conditions Treated

    • Acoustic Neuroma
    • Acquired Brain Injuries
    • Adult Scoliosis
    • Aneurysm
    • Arthritis of the Spine
    • Astrocytoma
    • Bone Cancer
    • Bone Disorders
    • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
    • Brain Aneurysm
    • Brain Cancer
    • Brain Disorders
    • Brain Injury
    • Brain Tumor
    • Broken Neck
    • Cancer
    • Cavernous Malformation of Spine
    • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
    • Cerebral Hemorrhage
    • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
    • Cerebrovascular Disease
    • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
    • Cervical Spondylolisthesis
    • Chiari's Deformity
    • Chordoma
    • Cranial Trauma
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Degenerative Scoliosis
    • Degenerative Spine Disorders
    • Degenerative Spondylolisthesis
    • Ear Disorders
    • Epilepsy
    • Fracture
    • Glioma
    • Gliomatosis Cerebri
    • Herniated Disc
    • Hydrocephalus
    • Hydrocephalus, Adult
    • Intervertebral Disc Disease
    • Kyphosis
    • Low Back Pain
    • Lumbar Spine Fracture
    • Medulloblastoma
    • Meningiomas
    • Myelopathy
    • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
    • Nerve Sheath Tumors
    • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
    • Obstructive Hydrocephalus
    • Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Spine
    • Osteoarthritis of Spine
    • Osteosarcoma
    • Pathological Spine Fracture
    • Pituitary Tumor
    • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
    • Pseudotumor Cerebri
    • Radiation-Induced Meningioma
    • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Rasmussen's Syndrome
    • Scoliosis
    • Secondary Malignancies
    • Spina Bifida
    • Spinal Cord Injury
    • Spinal Cord Tumor
    • Spinal Instability
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Spine Deformities
    • Spine Disorders
    • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
    • Split Spinal Cord Malformation
    • Spondylolisthesis
    • Stroke
    • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
    • Subdural Hemorrhage
    • Thoracic Spine Fracture
    • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
    • Thrombosis
    • Torticollis
    • Traumatic Brain Injury
    • Trigeminal Neuralgia
    • Vascular Disease

    Procedures Performed

    • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Fusion
    • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Plating and Fusion
    • Anterior Cervical Microdiscectomy With Fusion
    • Artificial Disc Replacement
    • Brain Surgery
    • Brain Tumor Surgery
    • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
    • Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
    • Cervical Disc Replacement
    • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
    • Cervical Microdiscectomy
    • Cervical Spine Surgery
    • Complex Spinal Deformity Correction
    • Complex Spine Surgery
    • Cranial Stereotactic Radiosurgery
    • Craniectomy
    • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
    • Craniotomy
    • Craniotomy for Brain Tumor
    • CyberKnife®, Cranial (Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Cranial) incl. Gamma Knife and LINAC Photon Beam
    • Deep Brain Stimulation
    • Disc Replacement
    • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
    • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
    • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
    • Gamma Knife Radiosurgery
    • Herniated Disc Surgery
    • Image-Guided Spine Surgery
    • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
    • Kyphosis Surgery
    • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
    • Laminectomy
    • Laminoplasty
    • Lower Spine Surgery
    • Lumbar Disc Replacement
    • Lumbar Laminectomy
    • Lumbar Microdiscectomy
    • Lumbar Spine Surgery
    • Microdiscectomy
    • Microsurgical Spine Surgery
    • Microvascular Decompression
    • Minimally Invasive Decompression for Spinal Stenosis
    • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
    • Neuroplasty
    • Neurostimulation
    • Novalis® Radiosurgery
    • Pituitary Surgery
    • Posterior Cervical Laminectomy
    • Skull Base Surgery
    • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
    • Spinal Cord Stimulation
    • Spinal Cord Surgery
    • Spinal Decompression
    • Spinal Discectomy
    • Spinal Fusion
    • Spinal Internal Fixation
    • Spinal Nerve Block
    • Spinal Reconstruction
    • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
    • Spinal Spacer Procedure
    • Spinal Tumor Surgery
    • Spine Surgery
    • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
    • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
    • Stereotactic Surgery
    • Stereotaxis
    • Total Disc Replacement
    • Transphenoidal Surgery
    • TrueBeam™ Radiosurgery

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      No malpractice history found for Colorado.

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      Sanctions

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      Board Actions

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    Education

    • Medical School
      Universidad De Chile

      Graduated in 2002

    • Internship Hospital
      University Of Colorado Hospital

      Completed in 2005

    • Residency Hospital
      University Of Colorado Hospital

      Completed in 2011

    Awards & Recognition

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    • Media & Publications

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    Languages Spoken

    • English
    • German
    • Spanish
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    • Specializes in Neurosurgery
    • No board certification on record with Healthgrades
    • No malpractice claims found
    • No sanctions found
    • No board actions found
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    Dr. Widdel's Office & Staff

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    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients