Dr. William Diefenbach, MD

Dr. William Diefenbach, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
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Age 68
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Dr. William Diefenbach, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Erie, PA and has been practicing for 33 years. He graduated from Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians and Surgeons in 1979 and specializes in neurosurgery.

2374 Village Common Dr Ste 100

Erie, PA 16506

Contact Information

(814) 833-7246

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerihealth
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HAP Insurance
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Dr. Diefenbach's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Diefenbach treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Diefenbach treats this condition more than 91% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
Low Back Pain
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Diefenbach treats Low Back Pain more than 85% of his peers

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

Intervertebral Disc Disease
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Diefenbach treats Intervertebral Disc Disease more than 78% of his peers

Dr. Diefenbach treats this condition more than 78% of his peers

Dr. Diefenbach's conditions and procedures:

Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
Aneurysm
Bone Cancer
Bone Disorders
Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
Brain Aneurysm
Brain Cancer
Brain Disorders
Brain Surgery
Broken Neck
Cancer
Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
Cerebral Hemorrhage
Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
Cerebrovascular Disease
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
Chiari's Deformity
Cranial Trauma
Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
Craniopharyngioma
Deep Brain Stimulation
Degenerative Disc Disease
Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
Ear Disorders
Epilepsy
Fracture
Herniated Disc
Herniated Disc Surgery
Hydrocephalus
Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
Low Back Pain
Lumbar Spine Fracture
Meningiomas
Myelopathy
Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
Neuroplasty
Neurostimulation
Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
Osteosarcoma
Pathological Spine Fracture
Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Scoliosis
Secondary Malignancies
Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal Cord Stimulation
Spinal Cord Tumor
Spinal Fusion
Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
Spinal Stenosis
Spine Deformities
Spine Disorders
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
Spondylolisthesis
Stroke
Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
Subdural Hemorrhage
Thoracic Spine Fracture
Thrombosis
Torticollis
Traumatic Brain Injury
Vascular Disease
Vertebral Column Tumors

About Me

Biography

Dr. William Diefenbach, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Erie, PA and has been practicing for 33 years. He graduated from Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians and Surgeons in 1979 and specializes in neurosurgery.

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

  • 1985
    Neurological Inst
    Residency Hospital
    1985
  • 1980
    St Lukes-Roosevelt Hospital Center At Roosevelt Division
    Internship Hospital
    1980
  • 1979
    Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians and Surgeons
    Medical School
    1979

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Dr. Diefenbach's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Diefenbach

3.8

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1 Star
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I went to this doctor in 2015 for low back pain and left leg pain. He didn’t even look at my MRI report or disc. He didn’t even examine me. Asked if the pain went all the down the leg I said no. And he says nope your not a candidate for surgery. He ordered the treatment of a tens unit. Never got...Read More
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I saw Dr. Diefenbach for my neck and wasn't impressed. My 24 year old son saw him for his back and the whole time we were in there he kept running down the doctor who did my husband's surgery. He kept saying "I'm not going to do surgery, you're too young". Maybe he is a better surgeon than he was...Read More
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I saw this doctor back in 2013 and was told, "the testing shows no basis for joint pain and no evidence of (a condition that I have had for over a decade and was advised follow up on life long). Would you like a referral to psych?" All I can say is I am so glad UPMC has a health portal that allows...Read More
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This doctor doesn't care if you suffer from pain three months of wait and they never called to tell me that my appoitment was canceled. Came to the appoitment and the doctor never bothered to come out and tell why he won't see me. Instead there was only nurses, who couldn't answer. Any of the...Read More
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Unprofessional,rude does not listen to patients. Staff does not return phone calls. Staff canceled office appointment without notifying me. Scheduled surgery appointment was postponed to a later date only to cancel surgery entirely without explanation. Rescheduled office appointment 2/12 weeks...Read More
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Cigna HMO
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Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health America PPO
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
HAP Insurance
Preferred PPO
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Independent Health
Encompass
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Priority Health
Priority PPO
UPMC
UPMC PPO

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Upmc Hamot

Erie, PA

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