Dr. Webster Pilcher, MD

Dr. Webster Pilcher, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 67
Dr. Webster Pilcher, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Rochester, NY and has been practicing for 28 years. He graduated from University Of Rochester School Of Medicine and Dentistry in 1983 and specializes in neurosurgery.


Rochester, NY 14642

Contact Information

(585) 275-7944

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan
  • MVP Health Care
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
very high
more than 98% of peers
Herniated Disc
very high
more than 91% of peers
Intervertebral Disc Disease
very high
more than 90% of peers

Dr. Pilcher's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

56  Conditions Treated

  • 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 Tumor
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease


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21  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

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.


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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Pilcher has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Pilcher's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Pilcher to family and friends
24 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (24)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Pilcher's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

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...more
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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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