Dr. William Brown, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 77

Dr. Brown
Accepting new patients

Novant Health Brain & Spine Surgery

190 Kimel Park Dr Ste 155 Winston Salem, NC 27103

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(336) 765-7655

Dr. William Brown, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Winston Salem, NC and has over 52 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Brown has more experience with Cranial Neurosurgery and Spine Disorders & Surgical Procedures than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Wake Forest U, School of Medicine medical school in 1970. He is affiliated with medical facilities Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center and Twin County Regional Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Brown to book an appointment.

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Brown

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Brown treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Brown treats other conditions, please contact the office at (336) 765-7655.

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

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Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
Brain Surgery
Neurostimulation
Normal
Frequency
High
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Very High
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Spine Disorders & Surgical Procedures

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 Disorders & Surgical Procedures specialists.

Dr. Brown is experienced in the area of Spine Disorders & Surgical Procedures. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Neuroplasty
Degenerative Disc Disease
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Spinal Stenosis
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Dr. Brown's conditions and procedures:

  • Aneurysm
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • 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)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chordoma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • 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 Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • 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 Gland Tumor Excision
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • 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
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Upper Back Pain

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Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
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First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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Dr. Brown's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Brown

4.6

Based on 36 ratings

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I would absolutely recommend Dr. William Brown. He has performed two intricate spinal cord surgeries on me in a twelve-year period, the last one being unbelievably precarious. I knew he had my best interest at heart and knew he had the skills necessary for the procedure. Dr. Brown is caring and straight-forward with his patients and by no means pushes surgery. I truly believe I am walking today because of his knowledge and his skill and certainly because of God’s hand on him. I couldn’t imagine another doctor doing what Dr. Brown has done for me. I highly recommend him.
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
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Movita Utt – Jan 11, 2022
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Dr Brown save my life , I had a infection on my spine and the infection was in my blood stream.
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Jun 19, 2021
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I have been seeing Dr. Brown since approx. 2008. He has done 3 cervical spine surgeries on me. I have a history of Systemic MRSA from 2006. My spine was damaged. Dr. Brown has been very thorough, kind, and compassionate. He takes all of the time needed for my office visits. I never feel rushed. Dr. Brown is referred to as the best neurosurgeon in North Carolina by my former pain management doctor that now lives at the coast. I totally agree and I am so fortunate to have Dr. Brown continuing to follow up with me regularly. The office staff is great too. Very friendly!
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
3 people found this helpful
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Theresa DiCola – Dec 17, 2020
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Dr. Brown performed my second spinal fusion after I had a terrible first experience with a surgeon in another state that resulted a non-union. This was rare, as I was 22 at the time, and I was nervous to undergo another big surgery. He was kind, compassionate, and so funny that all my fears were put at ease. I have NEVER had a problem with my surgical site, and it was by far the best surgical experience I have ever had. He is the first doctor I call when something feels wrong and he is always willing to help. I agree that his staff are not as stellar as him. Some are dismissive and a bit cold, but others get to know you and choose to care. Be prepared to wait in the lobby for a bit, but it is because he takes a significant amount of time with each patient to make sure that they feel comforted and cared for. He is worth the wait!
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
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Emily Jordan – Oct 13, 2020
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I could not be more satisfied. Dr. Brown has performed two spinal surgeries on me. One was to remove a tumor which would have paralyzed me and another was to remove a bone spur which was very painful. Dr. Brown is the most intelligent physician I have ever known. I recommend him highly.
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Ruth Ann Lewis – Mar 24, 2020
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Dr Brown placed a shunt in me because of hydrocephalus. He is an excellent surgeon & doctor. I highly recommend Dr Brown as he is excellent in his field. Great bedside manners & very knowledgeable. His staff is also very friendly.
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
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Carol Diane Hall – Mar 07, 2020
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NOT GOOD AT ALL he had me going back & forth for x-rays & kept telling me he can help me and that at the end he said he couldn,t help
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May 19, 2019
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Dr. Brown has performed four surgical procedures on me. Two on my spine with a fusion, and two for carpal tunnel. Both spine procedures greatly improved my quality of life. Dr Brown talks to you in a way that you understand your condition. He has a great sense of humor and bedside manner. I love this man!
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
15 people found this helpful
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Nancy Y. in Winston Salem, NC – Mar 24, 2017
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I love Dr Brown! He is a wonderful surgeon and has performed three surgeries on me due to herniated disc. I would recommend anyone who needs any type of neuro/spinal surgery. His office staff however leaves much to be desired. Very rude and unprofessional with the exception of a few.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
28 people found this helpful
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Biography

Dr. William Brown, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Winston Salem, NC and has over 52 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Brown has more experience...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

Parkland Memorial Hospital
Residency Hospital
Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1978
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1970
Wake Forest U, School of Medicine
Medical School
,

Awards

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Dr. Brown frequently treats Cranial Neurosurgery and Spine Disorders & Surgical Procedures. See all practice areas where Dr. Brown specializes.

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Dr. Brown's office is located at 190 Kimel Park Dr Ste 155, Winston Salem, NC 27103. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Novant Health Brain & Spine Surgery

Novant Health Brain & Spine Surgery190 Kimel Park Dr Ste 155 Winston Salem, NC 27103
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Brown is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a 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

Twin County Regional Hospital

Galax, VA

51% Patient Experience Rating, 18% lower than the national average