Dr. William Bell, MD

Neurosurgery •  Male • Age 69
  
Dr. Bell
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Novant Health Brain and Spine - Kimel Park

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 43 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Bell has more experience with Spine 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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Dr. Bell accepts the following insurance:

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No malpractice claims found for North Carolina
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Practice Areas

Spine

Spine specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the bones of the spine, including degenerative spine disease, herniated discs, stenosis, and fractured vertebrae, with treatments including medication, physical therapy, and surgery.Compare with other Spine specialists.

Typically treats 70% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 15 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Myelopathy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bell treats Myelopathy more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Bell treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Osteoarthritis of Spine
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bell treats Osteoarthritis of Spine more than 87% of their peers

Dr. Bell treats this condition more than 87% of their peers

Spondylosis
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bell treats Spondylosis more than 87% of their peers

Dr. Bell treats this condition more than 87% of their peers

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Dr. Bell's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • 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
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • 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)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

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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.
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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!!!!!!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Biography

Dr. William Bell, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Advance, NC and has over 43 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Bell has more experience with Spine than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Hahnemann Universtiy - Philadel...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

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Locations

Novant Health Brain and Spine - Kimel Park

Novant Health Brain & Spine Surgery - Bermuda Run152 E Kinderton Way Ste 101 Advance, NC 27006
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Forsyth Brain and Spine Surgery

Novant Health Forsyth Brain and Spine Surgery185 Kimel Park Dr Ste 201 Winston Salem, NC 27103
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Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center

Winston Salem, NC

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