Dr. Lars Widdel, MD

Dr. Lars Widdel, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 39
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Lars Widdel, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Fort Collins, CO. He is 39 years old and has been practicing for 15 years. Dr. Widdel is affiliated with Poudre Valley Hospital and Medical Center of the Rockies.

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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  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Dr. Widdel does not have any board certifications listed.


Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acquired Brain Injuries
  • Adult Scoliosis
  • Aneurysm
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Astrocytoma
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Injury
  • Brain Tumor
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of 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
  • 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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  • 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.


  • 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

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Widdel to family and friends
based on 21 total reviews (8 with comments)
Dr. Widdel's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (8)
Greeley, CO |
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.
in Ft Collins, CO |
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 long it would take me to hopefully return to my normal activities. He is a man of few words but an excellent surgeon I would highly recommend him to anyone
Ft Collins, CO |
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 and I refused then I had a seizure which was ignored and I was having symptoms of shunt failure which were ignored. On the last day he dismissed me from his practice and I will not ever go back.!
Longmont, CO |
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.
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!!!!
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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Dr. Widdel accepts 9 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Colorado Access
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Rocky Mountain Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare
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Hospitals where Dr. Widdel has admitting privileges

Medical Center of the Rockies
2500 Rocky Mountain Ave
Loveland, CO 80538
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Poudre Valley Hospital
1024 S Lemay Ave
Fort Collins, CO 80524
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