Dr. William Friedman, MD

Dr. William Friedman, MD

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Neurosurgery  ·  
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65 y/o
(35)

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Dr. William Friedman, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Gainesville, FL and has been practicing for 43 years. He specializes in neurosurgery.

Shands University FL Neurosgy

1505 SW Archer Rd

Gainesville, FL 32608
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Insurance Accepted

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

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Florida
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. Friedman's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Meningiomas
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Friedman treats Meningiomas more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Friedman treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Radiation-Induced Meningioma
Acoustic Neuroma
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Friedman treats Acoustic Neuroma more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Friedman treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Stereotactic Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Friedman performs Stereotactic Surgery more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Friedman performs this procedure more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Friedman'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
  • 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
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Leukodystrophy
  • Low Back Pain
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stereotaxis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease

About Me

Biography

Dr. William Friedman, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Gainesville, FL and has been practicing for 43 years. He specializes in neurosurgery.

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

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

Awards

Dr. Friedman's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Friedman

3.0

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5 Stars
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1 Star
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I had an outstanding experience with Dr. Friedman. First of all, the UF Neuromedicine Facility is very efficient and well run. Making appointments, confirming appointments, parking, checking in, etc.. was very easy. Staff are friendly and respectful. Dr. Friedman gave me very clear and helpful...Read More
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I suffered with Trigeminal Neuralgia for 20 years, the attacks were coming more frequently and getting progressively worse. I was at the end of the road. The Drs in my area Brevard County were just loading me up with anti seizure meds which just made me stupid. I was desperate. I happened to run...Read More
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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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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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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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Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
Blue Care HMO
BlueDental Choice
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Select HMO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

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