Dr. Robert Dempsey, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 70

Dr. Dempsey
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University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics

600 Highland Ave Madison, WI 53792

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Dr. Robert Dempsey, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Madison, WI and has over 44 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University of Chicago School of Medicine medical school in 1977. He is affiliated with UW Health University Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Dempsey to book an appointment.

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One year ago today Dr. Dempsey performed MVD surgery due to my Trigeminal Neurolgae. I’ve been pain-free since, thanks to Dr. Dempsey’s skill, care, and the professional medical team he collaborated with. Dr Dempsey is second-to-none and I highly recommend him!
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Tom M. – Jan 26, 2021
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Dr. Dempsey performed my MVD in March 2018. I suffered from both typical and atypical Trigeminal Neuralgia. Since awakening from surgery almost 3 years ago I have not had one single TN shock or pain!!!! I would strongly recommend Dr. Dempsey and his team to anyone looking to undergo MVD surgery!!
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Meg McNeany – Dec 14, 2020
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He is the best at what he does!Staff is also excellent!
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Sharon in Janesville, WI – Sep 18, 2018
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An amazing physician... extraordinarily knowledgeable and caring beyond any surgeon I have ever met. Simply the best. As a physician myself, I have high standards... Dr. Dempsey exceeded them.
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Dr. Robert Dempsey, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Madison, WI and has over 44 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

1983
University of Michigan Hospitals
Residency Hospital
1978
University of Michigan Hospitals
Internship Hospital
1977
University of Chicago School of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

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What are Dr. Robert Dempsey, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Dempsey frequently treats Meningiomas, Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy, and Brain Aneurysm. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Dempsey treats.

Where is Dr. Robert Dempsey, MD's office located?

Dr. Dempsey's office is located at 600 Highland Ave, Madison, WI 53792. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Dempsey's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Meningiomas
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Dempsey treats Meningiomas more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Dempsey treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Radiation-Induced Meningioma
Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Dempsey performs Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Dempsey performs this procedure more than 91% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Complex Skull Base Surgery
  • Craniectomy
  • Craniotomy
  • Craniotomy for Aneurysm
  • Craniotomy for Brain Tumor
  • Skull Base Surgery
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Brain Aneurysm
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Dempsey treats Brain Aneurysm more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Dempsey treats this condition more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Dempsey's conditions and procedures:

  • Aneurysm
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Surgery
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epilepsy
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Meningiomas
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reconstruction for Craniosynos
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Traumatic Brain Injury

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Dr. Dempsey accepts the following insurance:

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Blue Access w/ Pref Retail Clinics-WI PPO
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Blue Preferred Plus w/ Pref Retail Clinics-WI POS
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Blue Priority WI Network-WI
Blue Traditional Network-WI
Bronze Blue Access-WI PPO
Bronze Blue Preferred-WI POS
Bronze Blue Priority-WI POS
Gold Blue Access-WI PPO
Gold Blue Preferred-WI POS
Gold Blue Priority-WI POS
Lumenos plans - Blue Access-WI
Lumenos plans - Blue Preferred-WI
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Platinum Blue Access-WI PPO
Platinum Blue Preferred-WI POS
Platinum Blue Priority-WI POS
Silver Blue Access-WI PPO
Silver Blue Preferred-WI POS
Silver Blue Priority-WI POS
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Preferred Plus POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield
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CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
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University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics

University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics600 Highland Ave Madison, WI 53792
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