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Dr. Webster Pilcher, MD

Neurosurgery ·  Male · Age 68

Dr. Pilcher

Dr. Webster Pilcher, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Rochester, NY and has been practicing for 29 years. He graduated from University Of Rochester School Of Medicine and Dentistry in 1983 and specializes in neurosurgery.


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(585) 275-7944

Dr. Pilcher accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access
EmblemHealth
GHI PPO
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
MVP Health Care
MVP Health Care PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare

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No malpractice claims found for New York
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Pilcher's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pilcher performs Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy) more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Pilcher performs this procedure more than 97% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Laminectomy
  • Laminoplasty
  • Laminotomy
  • Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Posterior Cervical Laminectomy
Herniated Disc
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pilcher treats Herniated Disc more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Pilcher treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Spondylosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pilcher treats Spondylosis more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Pilcher treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Pilcher's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor
  • Brain Tumor 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
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniotomy
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Neurosurgical Procedures
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Paracentesis
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease

About Me

Biography

Dr. Webster Pilcher, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Rochester, NY and has been practicing for 29 years. He graduated from University Of Rochester School Of Medicine and Dentistry in 1983 and specializes in neurosurgery.

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

1990
University Of Washington
Fellowship Hospital
1989
University Rochester
Residency Hospital
1984
University Rochester School Med and Dentistry
Internship Hospital
1983
University Of Rochester School Of Medicine and Dentistry
Medical School
1990
1989
1984
1983

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Pilcher's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Pilcher

4.3

Based on 27 reviews

5 Stars
77.77777777777777%
(21)
4 Stars
0%
(0)
3 Stars
7.407407407407407%
(2)
2 Stars
3.7037037037037037%
(1)
1 Star
11.11111111111111%
(3)

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Average Wait Time
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Dr. Pilcher's Performance
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  • Staff friendliness
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He and his PA Sue Smith were professional, courteous, and extremely competent. I have the utmost confidence in their abilities. I have had two cervical disc laminectomies, and could not be more pleased with the outcome.
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I waited 6 months to see this man. He would not let me explain my symptoms. He only reviewed noted from another Dr. in his group. I went to him for a second opinion and he only gave me the first Dr.s opinion. He was shutting down his computer and leaving the room without explaining anything to me. He should retire. Maybe that's the plan and he just doesn't care.
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I only spoke to Dr Pilcher I nce, briefly, right before the surgery. The PA, Susan Smith was awful, dehumanizing and dominating the conversation. They canceled my follow up appointment 4 times. I suppose the surgery was a success but the process, mostly due to Ms. Smith, was awful.
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Dr Pilcher is a wonderful, caring, gifted doctor. His PA, Sue is also amazing. He was conservative in his treatment, trying all options before opting for surgery. I had a discotomy/laminectomy and he took wonderful care of me. I trust him with my life. I highly recommend him.
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I wouldn't recommend him to my enemy! He almost killed my mother. His assistant is worse.
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I had a benign tumor removed from my brain Aug. 3 2015. Dr Pilcher performed the surgery. It took 6 hrs just as he said it would. He was very thorough and proved that he is the best brain surgeon in the world! All went just as he planned. NO surprises. I went back to work 4 mos. latèr. I cannot recommend him high enough. For anyone who has neurologic disorders or tumors of the brain or spine, he is a MUST SEE!
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What a great experience I had on my first appointment with Dr.Pilcher and Physician Assistant Susan Smith! Professional, informative, and very nice. They made me feel comfortable and less worried, as nervous as I was to hear what my diagnosis was. I recommend and them to anyone!
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My experience with Dr. Pilcher was extraordinary. He, his staff, Physician's Assistant (Susan Smith), et al. were professional, friendly (no matter what they say about surgeon's bedside manners), and most importantly competent to the extreme. I would strongly recommend he and his office!
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