Dr. William Caton III, MD

Dr. William Caton III, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 72
Dr. William Caton III, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Pasadena, CA and has been practicing for 42 years. He graduated from Keck School Of Medicine Of The Univ Of Southern California in 1971 and specializes in neurosurgery.

630 S Raymond Ave Unit 330

Pasadena, CA 91105

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Delta Health System
  • Providence Health Plans
  • Tricare
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Top Care Areas

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Cervical Spine Myelopathy
very high
more than 99% of peers
Spine Deformities
very high
more than 99% of peers
very high
more than 99% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

51  Conditions Treated

  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors


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9  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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.


  • Mit
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1967
  • Keck School Of Medicine Of The Univ Of Southern California
    Medical School | Graduated 1971
  • Los Angeles County-Usc Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1971
  • Los Angeles County-Usc Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1976
  • Resident Supervisor, Department Of Neurological Surgery, L a County Usc Medical Center
    Other Education | Completed 1977

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Caton III has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Caton III's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Caton III to family and friends
35 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (35)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Caton III's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

Dr. Caton removed a brain tumor that my father had been diagnosed with. His staff was very sincere and helped us from start to finish. Dr. Caton himself explained the surgery in terms we could understand and calmed our anxiety. He was a very sincere and kind man.
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This man ruined my grandmothers back. He is the worst surgeon imaginable and he only cares about money. Stay far, far away
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very kind and understanding. Urgent with my surgery and came to check on me multiple times after to see how I was. Felt very taken care of before and after surgery. He's a very gentle and nice man who knows what he is doing and doesn't disregard what your feeling or experiencing.
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