Dr. Lars Widdel, MD

Dr. Lars Widdel, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 40
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Dr. Lars Widdel, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Fort Collins, CO and has been practicing for 7 years. He graduated from Universidad De Chile in 2002 and specializes in neurosurgery.

1107 S Lemay Ave Unit 240

Fort Collins, CO 80524

Contact Information

(970) 495-7421

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Colorado Access
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Rocky Mountain Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Meningiomas
very high
more than 97% of peers
Hydrocephalus
very high
more than 96% of peers
Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
very high
more than 93% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Widdel does not have any board certifications listed.

79  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
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Kyphosis
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Medulloblastoma
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Obstructive Hydrocephalus
  • Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiation-Induced Meningioma
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Split Spinal Cord Malformation
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
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72  Procedures

  • 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
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Novalis® Radiosurgery
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • 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 Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Surgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stereotaxis
  • Total Disc Replacement
  • Transphenoidal Surgery
  • TrueBeam™ Radiosurgery
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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Colorado.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Universidad De Chile
    Medical School | Graduated 2002
  • University Of Colorado Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2005
  • University Of Colorado Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2011

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Widdel has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Widdel has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Widdel's Reviews

3.5
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Widdel to family and friends
21 total reviews (8 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (21)

  • 5
    (12)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (7)

Dr. Widdel's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (8)

My primary care doctor sent his own brother to Dr. Widdel. Wants to try most conservative treatment possible. Candid and up front about condition, treatment and expected outcome.
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He was very clear from my first appointment exactly what was my diagnosis , treatment options and prognosis. Answered all my questions before and after my surgery. His staff has been very helpful with questions concerning my pain management after as well as Dr Widdel being very upfront with how...more
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Had a shunt revision done May 1st, 2017 and he never checked me afterwards, his PA immediately put me on oral mess right after surgery and made it impossible to get on top of my pain which made me have to advocate for myself to get the relief I needed. they tried releasing me 24 hours post surgery...more
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Dr. barely speaks to patients. Leaves communications to his nurse who ignores important input from patient and is rude and insulting. Surgery was unsuccessful and resulted in chronic pain.
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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...more
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