Dr. William Cobb, MD

Neurosurgery •  Male • Age 47
  
Dr. Cobb
Accepting new patients

Neurosurgeons of New Jersey

1200 E Ridgewood Ave Ste 200 Ridgewood, NJ 07450

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(201) 327-8600

Dr. William Cobb, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Ridgewood, NJ and has over 14 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University of Medicine And Dentistry of New Jersey / Newark medical school in 2006. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Chilton Medical Center and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Cobb to book an appointment.


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Dr. Cobb accepts the following insurance:

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No malpractice claims found for New Jersey
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Cobb's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Brain Disorders
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cobb treats Brain Disorders more than 83% of his peers

Dr. Cobb treats this condition more than 83% of his peers

Osteoarthritis of Spine
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cobb treats Osteoarthritis of Spine more than 82% of his peers

Dr. Cobb treats this condition more than 82% of his peers

Cerebral Hemorrhage
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cobb treats Cerebral Hemorrhage more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Cobb treats this condition more than 80% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage With Amyloidosis, Hereditary, Dutch Type
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage

Dr. Cobb's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neurostimulation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Scoliosis
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization

Dr. Cobb's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Cobb

4.4

Based on 19 ratings

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Dr. Cobb performed surgery on me in 2015 for multiple discectomies after reviewing MRI's of the affected areas. He and I spoke of him performing surgery on three areas in L3, L4 and L5/S1. After surgery I still had most of the same symptoms that sent me to him in the first place. Following up with him, I had another MRI about a year later and when I read the report it was evident that only L3 & L4 were addressed during surgery. When I went in to consult with Dr. Cobb, I questioned him about it and he THEN told me that indeed he only did the first two vertebrae and not L5/S1 as we had discussed. His comment was, "during surgery I didn't think it was that bad and still don't". The kicker for me was a notation on the MRI from the technician that indicated "a 2.5cm aortic aneurysm was observed" and "follow up" with a cardiologist was recommended NONE of which I was told by Dr. Cobb or his team. When I questioned him on that he said, "well that was wrong....someone should of told you.
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Joseph McDonald – Aug 11, 2020
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Dr. Cobb and his staff are brilliant and warm professionals. A decade ago, my father-in-law was able to walk on his own again because of Dr. Cobb. I've had two different back problems in the past five years and Dr. Cobb completely corrected them for me. His bedside manner is stellar. He explained everything that would happen to me and answered questions I wouldn't think to ask. Everyone in his office is equally stellar, which includes his very caring Physican's Assistant, Laurie and nurse, Lyndsey. I have no real money or special connections, but I was treated like a VIP.
What went well
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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William Porterfield – Feb 08, 2020
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STAY AWAY FROM THIS DR! If I could give zero stars I would. He completely botched my husbands spinal fusion. The fusion was sloppy and Dr Cobb knew it. He didn’t disclose that the MRI clearly showed that there was bone ossification as a result of what he did. We had to consult another dr (who was way more knowledgeable)to explain to us the extent of damage Dr Cobb did. Anyone who is considering using him DONT. He is unqualified and lacks integrity.
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Dec 04, 2018
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Dr. Cobb performed my shunt surgery two years ago which got me started on the road to recovery. He and his nurse Lindsay recommended physical therapy using a special treadmill to improve my walking and cognitive therapy to improve my memory. Therapy took a lot of work and a bit of determination, but I am now back to doing everything I used to do. I am very grateful to Dr. Cobb and his caring team for giving me life back.
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Trish B. in Mahwah, NJ – Jun 09, 2017
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This was my first time having surgery. I was nervous and apprehensive about the process. The professionalism and genuine concern of Dr. Cobb and the entire staff was very reassuring. They followed up and kept me informed from the day I made my initial appointment through my recovery period. I am extremely pleased with the results of my surgery. I am pain free and enjoying my mobility. I would not hesitate to recommend Dr. Cobb to friends and family.
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Frank Schmidt in Fair Lawn, NJ – May 16, 2017
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Dr Cobb was awesome from start to finish with my neck surgery. He has greatly improved my quality of life and he has relieved my constant pain.
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KZ in Denville NJ – Mar 23, 2017
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There are no words that could ever express my gratitude for Dr. Cobb. I was at a breaking point and had given up all hope of ever being pain free. He gave me my life back! I am now 3 weeks post up and the past year of agony is gone. So if your someone out there that has given up hope, Dr. Cobb is the one to see. If he can help you, you will never regret it, I am proof that being pain free is possible. Thank you Dr. Cobb for being a phenomenal physician.
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Maria Ballester in Oakland, NJ – Feb 23, 2017
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I had a back issue for many years. I always manage to deal with the pain without needing major work done. This was due to my stubbornness and fear of surgery. One day I took a turn for the worst. Seeking medical help my primary Dr. recommended Dr. Cobb. Unlike other Doctors, Dr. Cobb answered most of my questions before I could even ask them. His attention to detail and kindness to his patients makes you feel at home. Thank you everyone you've saved my life and I wish you all the best!
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Chris Chilimintris in Clifton, NJ – Dec 14, 2016
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Dr. Cobb & his staff are outstanding. Ingrid, Lindsey, & Anne are the greatest! Dr. Cobbs professionalism and desire to ensure his patients get the proper care they need and deserve is apparent! He was extremely thorough and put my mind at ease that I was finally in the right hands! My surgery was a huge success and I am finally living a pain free life! The surgical team was amazing and made me feel safe and comfortable. Words can never express my gratidue and love I have for this team!
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Georgia Konstantas in Thiells, NY – Apr 19, 2016
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Care Philosophy

Our philosophy on patient care incorporates a multi-disciplinary approach using evidence-based strategies in order to provide a cutting-edge treatment...Read more

Biography

Dr. William S. Cobb graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania before receiving a Doctoral degree in neuroscience from...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

2013
New York Presbyterian Hospital-New York Weill Cornell Center
Residency Hospital
2006
University of Medicine And Dentistry of New Jersey / Newark
Medical School
1994
Perelman School of Medicine University of Pennsylvania
Undergraduate School

Awards

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Locations

Neurosurgeons of New Jersey

Neurology Group of Bergen County1200 E Ridgewood Ave Ste 200 Ridgewood, NJ 07450
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Chilton Medical Center

Pompton Plains, NJ

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)

Saint Barnabas Medical Center

Livingston, NJ

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average

Saint Joseph's University Medical Center

Paterson, NJ

63% Patient experience rating, 6% lower than the national average

Valley Hospital

Ridgewood, NJ

77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2018)
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