Dr. Robert Dempsey, MD

Neurosurgery •  Male • Age 69
  
Dr. Dempsey
Accepting new patients

University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics

600 Highland Ave Madison, WI 53792

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(608) 263-6400

Dr. Robert Dempsey, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Madison, WI and has over 43 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Dempsey has more experience with Cranial Neurosurgery and Neuro-oncology than other specialists in his area. 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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(608) 263-6400

Dr. Dempsey accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Balanced Blue Access-WI PPO
Balanced Blue Preferred-WI POS
Blue Access Network (Wisconsin) PPO
Blue Access w/ Pref Retail Clinics-WI PPO
Blue Preferred (Select Network)-WI POS
Blue Preferred Network-WI
Blue Preferred Plus w/ Pref Retail Clinics-WI POS
Blue Preferred Plus-WI POS
Blue Priority (Select Network)-WI
Blue Priority Plus w/ Pref Retail Clinics-WI POS
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
Blue Preferred Plus POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO

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Practice Areas

Cranial Neurosurgery

Cranial neurosurgeons perform surgical procedures that involve opening or passing through the skull to treat conditions affecting the brain, spinal cord, and nervous system.Compare with other Cranial Neurosurgery specialists.

Typically treats 81% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Dempsey performs Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy more than 89% of their peers

Dr. Dempsey performs this procedure more than 89% of their peers

Brain Surgery
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Dempsey performs Brain Surgery more than 74% of their peers

Dr. Dempsey performs this procedure more than 74% of their peers

Neuro-oncology

Oncologists diagnose and treat tumors, both malignant and benign, in or near the brain and spinal cord.Compare with other Neuro-oncology specialists.

Typically treats 67% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Meningiomas
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Dempsey treats Meningiomas more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Dempsey treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

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

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Dempsey treats Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma) more than 38% of their peers

Dr. Dempsey treats this condition more than 38% of their peers

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Dr. Dempsey's conditions and procedures:

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization

Dr. Dempsey's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Dempsey

4.6

Based on 10 ratings

5 Stars
90%
(9)
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed (9)
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  • Long wait times (8)
  • Appointment was rushed (1)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (1)
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He is the best at what he does!Staff is also excellent!
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Long wait times
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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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Biography

Dr. Robert Dempsey, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Madison, WI and has over 43 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Dempsey has more experience with Cranial Neurosurgery and Neuro-oncology than other specialists in his area. He graduat...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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Locations

University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics

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

Madison, WI

76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018)