Dr. William Choi, MD

Dr. William Choi, MD

Neurological Spine Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 53
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After receiving his medical degree from McGill University in Montreal, Dr. Choi completed a neurosurgical residency at Montreal Neurological Institute and was awarded the prestigious Penfield Award for Excellence in Neurosurgery. He pursued further specialization in spine surgery through two complex spine clinical/research fellowships at UCLA and the University of Miami. Dr. Choi then moved to Colorado to direct the Multidisciplinary Spine Surgery Program at the University of Colorado Hospital, helping the program to become one of the top regional referral centers in just two years. Dr. Choi has been serving the Rocky Mountain Region for over 15 years.

6825 S Galena St Ste 314

Centennial, CO 80112

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthSmart
  • 8 More

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Top Care Areas


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Limb Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Chronic Neck Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Low Back Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Choi "Dr. Choi  takes a truly patient-centric approach to healthcare. He takes the time to discuss the details of your medical condition and the various treatment/surgical options that are available. Dr. Choi is a physician that listens."


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  • Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Neck
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cyst
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Torticollis
  • Upper Back Pain


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  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Kyphosis Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Lower Spine Surgery
  • Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurosurgical Procedures
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Colorado.

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.


  • Concordia University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1988
  • McGill University
    Medical School | Graduated 1993
  • Montreal Gen Hosp-McGill U
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1999
  • University Of Toronto, Ontario
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1992
  • University of Washington
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1992
  • Montreal Neurological Institute McGill University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1998
  • Jackson Memorial Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1999

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Choi has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Korean

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Choi's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Choi to family and friends
based on 56 total reviews (11 with comments)
Dr. Choi's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (11)
in Parker, CO |
Dr Choi is a caring doctor that tells it like it is. No sugarcoat and let’s me participate in my care. Looking forward to his surgical care soon.
in Colorado Springs, CO |
Dr. Choi has performed two spine surgeries for me and has restored my ability to walk comfortably without pain and numbness. He is the one to go to for spinal surgeries. I feel fortunate to have him as my surgeon.
in Littleton, CO |
I am 68 and have had 2 prior back surgeries. Dr Choii did a 3 level fusion plus a scoliosis correction on me. My last doctor refused to do more than one fusion at a time so I was glad to find someone who would do it all at once. Everything went well and I am very pleased with the results. I am pretty much pain free. When I get tired my back will ache or if I sleep crooked it will ache until I hit the shower. The scoliosis correction worked very well . I was straighter as soon as I woke up.
in Westminster, CO |
Dr. Choi is awesome. He took time with me to explain everything and answer any and all questions I had about my diagnosis. His staff was extremely nice and very helpful. Couldn't ask for better care.
Broomfield, CO |
Dr. Choi and the other physicians in his office are top notch. The problem i have repeatedly had is with their scheduler. I literally had to call five days in a row to get a CT authorization sent in which Dr. Choi requested be done ASAP. Even after my insurance company approved the request in two hours, it took three days for the scheduler to get the authorization over to the imaging center. This is ridiculous and completely inappropriate.
in Centennial, Co |
Excellent surgeon!
in Lakewood, CO |
After over 4 years with Kaiser, several facet injections, ablasions, oxy etc. we went to Dr Choi. Immediately (first visit) he recognized that my severe long lasting leg numbness and pain was due to problems with L 1, 2, and 3. He scheduled a lamonectomy to halt the progression of leg atrophy and resolved all of my leg issues with that one operation. He was then able to operate and fuse L4 & L 5, 6 months later. This included a realignment of over a centimeter, I am now pain free. Love him.
in Lafayette CO |
After a failed surgery elsewhere, I was referred to Dr. Choi for more complex procedures. These included L4-5 and L5-S1 redo of bilatoral decompressive lamintomies, L5-S1 TLIF with BKM peek cages and L4-S1 fusion. These procedures were carried with great skill and care by Dr. Choi and having previously suffering 9 months of almost constant and extreme pain I immediately became comfortable and have remained out of pain ever since. I am very grateful to Dr. Choi for his excellent work.
in Aurora, CO |
Dr. Choi performed spinal fusion surgery on me. I think he is avery talented surgeon. He is a caring man. He and his PA work well together.
in Denver, CO |
He was highly recommended by my Physical Therapist. Rather than see him I had to see a Physician Asst. or a nurse practitioner and didn't see Dr Choi so I don't know the answer to the folling questions. Was referred to a pain doctor who I complained about. The Phys. Asst. seems to be someone easy to get along with.
Misdiagnosis of failed spinal fusion. Rude behavior when confronted of error and dropped me as a pacient when he didn't like what I said about his and staffs errors
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Dr. Choi accepts 17 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
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  • American Republic
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • MedHealthInsurance
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • National Elevator
  • Principal Life
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
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    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
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