Dr. William Dobkin, MD

Dr. William Dobkin, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 65
Dr. William Dobkin, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Newport Beach, CA and has been practicing for 33 years. He graduated from Keck Sch Of Med Of The Usc in 1979 and specializes in neurosurgery.

3900 W Coast Hwy Ste 300

Newport Beach, CA 92663

Contact Information

(949) 646-2998

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • MultiPlan

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Traumatic Brain Injury
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more than 99% of peers
Low Back Pain
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more than 92% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

56  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
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • 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)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • 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
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
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20  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

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  • Keck Sch Of Med Of The Usc
    Medical School | Graduated 1979
  • Los Angeles County-U S C Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1980
  • Los Angeles County-U S C Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1985

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Dobkin has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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What People Say About Dr. William Dobkin, MD
This man....i dont even want to call him a "Dr." Let alone "specialiat". I have degenerative disc disease and had a cervical decompression fusion. My symptoms never did quite go away yet there was improvement. I went back to see him about 5 years later with images and he told me everything was...Read More
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Pandora – Aug 31, 2018
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If I could give him 0 stars, I would. I would not let this person operate on my worst enemy. My father was in ICU for days and has so many complications after surgery. Dobkin is egotistical on what looks to be wife #3, and needs to retire. He doesn’t explain anything has zero bedside manner to...Read More
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Jan 19, 2018
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Having suffered from degenerative disk disease This man has made my life great again. He fused my lumbar spine 8 years ago with absolute success enabling me to enjoy life again. 6 weeks ago He fused my thoracic spine saving me from intense pain. This is a great surgeon. Hes a man of few words but...Read More
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Denise Bubonic in Dana Point – Oct 20, 2017
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My previous appointment was cancelled with short notice. The next appointment was scheduled in the following week. I waited in reception area for 1 1/2 hours and still was behind two patients to be seen. I left the office--upset!. The receptionist was not helpful and did not inform the waiting...Read More
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Phil Lyons in Newport Beach, CA – Jan 27, 2016
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