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Dr. William Dobkin, MD

Neurosurgery ·  Male · Age 66

Dr. Dobkin

Dr. William Dobkin, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Newport Beach, CA and has been practicing for 34 years. He graduated from University Of Southern California School Of Medicine in 1979 and specializes in neurosurgery.


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(949) 646-2998

Dr. Dobkin accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Select Plus HMO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
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No malpractice claims found for California
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. Dobkin's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Dobkin treats Low Back Pain more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Dobkin treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

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

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Dobkin treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Dobkin treats this condition more than 95% 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
Traumatic Brain Injury
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Dobkin treats Traumatic Brain Injury more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Dobkin treats this condition more than 87% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acquired Brain Injuries
  • Traumatic Brain Injury

Dr. Dobkin's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • 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
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • 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
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • 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 Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Paracentesis
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Repair Intracranial Aneurysm
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • 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
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

About Me

Biography

Dr. William Dobkin, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Newport Beach, CA and has been practicing for 34 years. He graduated from University Of Southern California School Of Medicine in 1979 and specializes in neurosurgery.

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

1985
Los Angeles County-U S C Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1980
Los Angeles County-U S C Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1979
University Of Southern California School Of Medicine
Medical School
1985
1980
1979

Awards

Dr. Dobkin's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Dobkin

3.1

Based on 29 reviews

5 Stars
48.275862068965516%
(14)
4 Stars
0%
(0)
3 Stars
6.896551724137931%
(2)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
44.827586206896555%
(13)

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Dr. Dobkin's Performance
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  • Staff friendliness
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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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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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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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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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