Dr. William Capicotto, MD

Dr. William Capicotto, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery  |  
Male  |  
63 y/o
31 reviews

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  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Independent Health
  • Universal Health Network
  • Worker's Compensation

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Dr. Capicotto specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery and practices in Buffalo, NY. He practices at 2 locations.

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    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Reviews (3)
Buffalo, NY |
I had back surgery on Feb 8, 2016 for three laminectomy (L3,4,&5) for arthritic Spurs narrowing spinal canal and a disectomy (L4-5 disc) for herniated disc. I ended up with fractured L3 vertebrae, bulging disc at L3-4, reherniated disc at L4-5, no cage or fusion (so no mid spine), no feeling in right foot, cannot walk without aide. Dr was very rude and wouldn't even see me for 3 mos (put me with PAs). I've lost my job & lawyers afraid to sue Drs. BE VERY LEARY OF THIS DOC. I'm not only one.
in West Seneca, New York |
An awesome doctor. Caring, understanding, knowledgeable, empathetic, cares a lot about his patients. Only Dr. I would ever let do surgery on me. 5 stars for the doc.
He is fine when you first go there but after when you go back after surgery he does not want to talk to you you have to insist on seeing him my experience was terrible I am three times worst off then before now I can't even walk waiting to see what he has to say as he told me I would be like a new man
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Dr. Capicotto's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Board Certifications

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Myelopathy
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy


  • Medical School
    U Of Buffalo SUNY Sch Of Med & Biomedical Sci

    Graduated in 1980

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion