Dr. William Friedman, MD

Dr. William Friedman, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 65
Dr. William Friedman, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Gainesville, FL and has been practicing for 42 years. He graduated from Ohio State University College Of Medicine and Public Health in 1976 and specializes in neurosurgery.

1505 SW Archer Rd

Gainesville, FL 32608

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  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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more than 98% of peers
Brain Surgery
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more than 94% of peers
Acoustic Neuroma
very high
more than 88% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

51  Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • 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
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Leukodystrophy
  • Low Back Pain
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
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19  Procedures

Background Check

1 Malpractice Claim
  • Settlement : 2/14/2014
    Amount or Range: $200,000.00
    Nature of Complaint: PINELLAS COUNTY
    State: Florida
0 Sanctions

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

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Ohio State University College Of Medicine and Public Health
    Medical School | Graduated 1976
  • Shands Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Shands Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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What People Say About Dr. William Friedman, MD
After exhausting conservative treatment, I met with Dr. Friedman to discuss surgical options for trigeminal neuralgia. He recommended and I underwent a MVD with great success. No more pain, no complications and full recovery. Would definitely recommend to others. Do not expect long...Read More
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Lisa Shupe in Fort Myers, FL – Aug 12, 2018
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Dr. Friedman an his medical staff are amazing. As a medical professional myself, I researched surgeons prior to having this mandated surgery. He and his staff thoroughly explained in detail the process. I felt secure and safe throughout the surgery and post-op. I needed to call the office a few...Read More
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Debbie in Tallahassee, FL – May 05, 2017
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I would highly recommend Dr. Friedman to my friends and family. He is an expert at Microvascular Decompression surgery. I had facial spasms for over 18 years and finally got the courage to visit with several surgeons to discuss treatment options. Six weeks ago Dr. Friedman performed my MVD...Read More
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Sylvia in Orlando, FL – Jan 06, 2017
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November 4, 2016 Dr. Freidman performed a Microvascular Decompression procedure on me. I had suffered with Trigeminal Neuralgia for 16 years. The surgery was successful and 12 days after surgery the facial pain and seizures were gone. During the initial meeting I felt the caring attitude of Dr....Read More
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edward h in Vero Beach, FL – Dec 22, 2016
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I suffered from Trigeminal Neuralgia and was in the most agonizing pain. Nothing would ease this pain. I was referred to Dr. Friedman and he did surgery July 8, 2016. I have no more pain. Wish I could have had this procedure done a long time ago. I received excellent health care. Dr. Friedman...Read More
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Carrie Anita in Panama City Beach, FL – Sep 11, 2016
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