Dr. William Diefenbach, MD

Dr. William Diefenbach, MD

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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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Top Care Areas

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Spinal Cord Stimulation
very high
more than 98% of peers
Neurostimulation
very high
more than 97% of peers
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 91% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

53  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • 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
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
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18  Procedures

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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Education

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Diefenbach has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Diefenbach's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Diefenbach

3.8

Based on 20 reviews

5 Stars
70%
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4 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
30%
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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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Jennifer – Aug 21, 2018
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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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SJB in PA – Mar 29, 2018
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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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Erie, PA – Nov 08, 2017
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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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Erie, PA – Jul 11, 2016
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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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Jacqueline Velotta in Mayville NY – Mar 07, 2016
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