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Dr. William Diefenbach, MD

Neurosurgery ·  Male · Age 69

Dr. Diefenbach

Dr. William Diefenbach, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Erie, PA and has been practicing for 34 years. He graduated from Columbia U, College Of Phys/Surg in 1979 and specializes in neurosurgery.


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Dr. Diefenbach accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
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Amerihealth
Personal Choice PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
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
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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
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • 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
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • 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 Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • 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 34 years. He graduated from Columbia U, College Of Phys/Surg in 1979 and specializes in neurosurgery.

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

1985
Neurological Inst
Residency Hospital
1980
St Lukes-Roosevelt Hospital Center At Roosevelt Division
Internship Hospital
1979
Columbia U, College Of Phys/Surg
Medical School
1985
1980
1979

Awards

Dr. Diefenbach's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Diefenbach

3.8

Based on 20 reviews

5 Stars
70%
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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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