Dr. William Cobb, MD

Dr. William Cobb, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 48

Accepting new patients

Dr. William Cobb, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Ridgewood, NJ. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center and Chilton Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Cobb to book an appointment.

Locations

Neurosurgical Associates, PC ( Ridgewood)

Neurosurgeons of New Jersey1200 E Ridgewood Ave Ste 200 Ridgewood, NJ 07450
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4.5

Based on 24 ratings

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See above…couldn’t be happier with him and his entire staff as Janet has been fantastic
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Charles H. – Jan 07, 2022
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Can’t say enough good things about quality of care
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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James H. – Oct 27, 2021
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Dr Cobb has an extremely efficient and supportive office staff. No question or concern was brushed off. I felt they were there for me in the entire unknown journey . Thanks to Ingrid, Lindsay and Maureen!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Julanna K. – Oct 09, 2021
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Dr. Cobb is the most compassionate, caring, knowledgeable, and decisive surgeon you could ever hope to have. He performed emergency surgery on a Saturday as he knew my situation was critical. I have the utmost respect for him and forever grateful to him. He saved my life! I can’t thank him enough. He is the best of the best.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Karen A. – Apr 10, 2021
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Very good
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Doctor F. J. O. J. – Apr 09, 2021
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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.
What went well
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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
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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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.
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • 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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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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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!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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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!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
9 people found this helpful
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Georgia Konstantas in Thiells, NY – Apr 19, 2016
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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

Treatment Frequency
Traumatic Brain Injury
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cobb treats Traumatic Brain Injury more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Cobb treats this condition more than 90% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acquired Brain Injuries
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
Osteoarthritis of Spine
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cobb treats Osteoarthritis of Spine more than 85% of his peers

Dr. Cobb treats this condition more than 85% of his peers

Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cobb performs Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Cobb performs this procedure more than 80% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Complex Skull Base Surgery
  • Craniectomy
  • Craniotomy
  • Craniotomy for Aneurysm
  • Craniotomy for Brain Tumor
  • Skull Base Surgery
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Dr. Cobb's conditions and procedures:

  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Bone Cancer
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari Malformation Type 2
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniosynostosis, Autosomal Dominant
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Epilepsy
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neurostimulator Implantation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Rasmussen's Syndrome
  • Reconstruction for Craniosynos
  • Scoliosis
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Upper Back Pain

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(201) 409-4969

Dr. Cobb accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Amerihealth
Personal Choice PPO
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
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Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
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Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Direct Access
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Oxford Health Plans
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

About Me

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

New York Presbyterian - Weill Cornell
Residency Hospital
New York Presbyterian - Weill Cornell
Internship Hospital
1994
Perelman School of Medicine University of Pennsylvania
Undergraduate School

Awards

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What are Dr. William Cobb, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Cobb frequently treats Traumatic Brain Injury, Osteoarthritis of Spine, and Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Cobb treats.

Where is Dr. William Cobb, MD's office located?

Dr. Cobb's office is located at 1200 E Ridgewood Ave Ste 200, Ridgewood, NJ 07450. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Does Dr. William Cobb, MD offer telehealth services?

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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Cobb is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center

Livingston, NJ

74% Patient Experience Rating, 5% higher than the national average

10 Awards Received

Chilton Medical Center

Pompton Plains, NJ

72% Patient Experience Rating, 3% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Saint Joseph's University Medical Center

Paterson, NJ

63% Patient Experience Rating, 6% lower than the national average

8 Awards Received

Valley Hospital

Ridgewood, NJ

75% Patient Experience Rating, 6% higher than the national average

25 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2021)