Dr. William Capicotto, MD

Dr. William Capicotto, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery  |  
Male  |  
64 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. William Capicotto, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery doctor who practices in Buffalo, NY. He is 64 years old and has been practicing for 38 years.

William N. Capicotto, MD

135 Linwood Ave

Buffalo, NY 14209
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Accepted insurance

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

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Top Care Areas


See how frequently Dr. Capicotto performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Herniated Disc
very high
more than 94% of peers
Herniated Disc Surgery
very high
more than 93% of peers
Spinal Fusion
more than 89% of peers

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  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Fracture
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Myelopathy
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • 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
  • Spondylosis
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy


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  • 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)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion

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.


  • U Of Buffalo SUNY Sch Of Med & Biomedical Sci
    Medical School | Graduated 1980

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Capicotto has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Mercy Hospital of Buffalo

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award

Hospital Quality Award

Dr. Capicotto is on the medical staff at our top-rated hospital.

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Dr. Capicotto's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Capicotto to family and friends
based on 31 total reviews (3 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (31)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Capicotto's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (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...more
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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.
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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...more
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Capicotto accepts 4 insurance carriers
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Independent Health
    Independent Health HMO
    Independent Health PPO
  • Universal Health Network
    Univera Healthcare
  • Worker's Compensation
    Worker's Compensation WC

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Hospitals where Dr. Capicotto has admitting privileges

Mercy Hospital of Buffalo
565 Abbott Rd
Buffalo, NY 14220
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Sisters of Charity Hospital
2157 Main St
Buffalo, NY 14214
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Kenmore Mercy Hospital
2950 Elmwood Ave
Kenmore, NY 14217
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Eastern Niagara Health System
521 East Ave
Lockport, NY 14094
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