Dr. William Bell, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 70

Dr. Bell
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Neurology and Pain Consultants Pllc

152 E Kinderton Way Ste 101 Advance, NC 27006

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Dr. William Bell, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Advance, NC and has over 45 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Bell has more experience with Cranial Neurosurgery than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Hahnemann Universtiy - Philadelphia medical school in 1977. He is affiliated with Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Bell to book an appointment.

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No malpractice claims found for North Carolina
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Bell

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Bell treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Bell treats other conditions, please contact the office at (336) 765-6637.

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.

Dr. Bell is experienced in the area of Cranial Neurosurgery. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 11 conditions and procedures

Treatments
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Brain Surgery
Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
Neurostimulator Implantation
Deep Brain Stimulation
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Dr. Bell's conditions and procedures:

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari Malformation Type 2
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chordoma
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Dural Tear
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epilepsy
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Neurostimulator Implantation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rasmussen's Syndrome
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stereotaxis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Upper Back Pain

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Dr. Bell's Reviews

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3.7

Based on 24 ratings

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Dr. Bell diagnosed my husband with Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus and operated, placing a shunt in his brain which totally changed his life completely! Dr. Bell followed up for years. Many years later my husband developed a serious infection which went to the shunt. Dr. Bell again operated, placing the shunt in the other side of his brain. This served well until my husband's death in July 2019 at age 86! Dr. Bell's kindness and attentiveness comforted both our hearts. He is a great doctor.
What went well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Pat Guthrie – Jan 21, 2020
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Dr Bell has done numerous surgeries on my husband and we would not allow any other neurosurgeon to touch him. Dr Bell is the best!!!!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Debbi Pegram – Jan 11, 2020
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Having had 2 DBS surgeries and 3 battery placement procedures, Dr. Bell and his team did an awesome job. His care and concern gave me confidence facing a very complicated proceedure. I am thankful for his knowledge and expertise.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
6 people found this helpful
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Freida Whicker in Statesville – Oct 12, 2017
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Dr. Bell completed my first back surgery in 2012. I have nothing but the utmost respect for this Dr. He has always seemed very concerned regarding my complaints always assuring me that I would be okay. Telling me that with my diabetes, it may take longer for the pain and healing process. I would trust him with all my neurological needs. My insurance does not allow me to see me as a patient, but I would trust him for a second opinion, or maybe even a first.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
7 people found this helpful
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Susan Willette in Kernersville, NC – Jun 02, 2017
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Provided the wrong medication, gave no information about obvious risks for persons who had had trauma and/orsurguery, then rushed me through to get to the next patient. One of the worst neurologists I've seen over the past 41+ years of addressing my health issue.
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Biography

Dr. William Bell, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Advance, NC and has over 45 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Bell has more experience...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

1985
Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia
Fellowship Hospital
1985
Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia
1979
New York Presbyterian Hospital - New York Weill Cornell Center
Residency Hospital
1978
New York Presbyterian Hospital - New York Weill Cornell Center
Internship Hospital
1977
Hahnemann Universtiy - Philadelphia
Medical School
1973
Franklin & Marshall College
Undergraduate School
,

Awards

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What are Dr. William Bell, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Bell frequently treats Cranial Neurosurgery. See all practice areas where Dr. Bell specializes.

Where is Dr. William Bell, MD's office located?

Dr. Bell's office is located at 152 E Kinderton Way Ste 101, Advance, NC 27006. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Practice

Neurology and Pain Consultants Pllc152 E Kinderton Way Ste 101 Advance, NC 27006
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Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center3333 Silas Creek Pkwy Winston Salem, NC 27103
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Neurosurgical Assocs/Carolinas

Neurosurgical Associates of the Carolinas PA2810 Maplewood Ave Winston Salem, NC 27103
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Bell is affiliated with the following hospital. Select the hospital below to learn more.

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Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center

Winston Salem, NC

76% Patient Experience Rating, 7% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received