Dr. William Lu, MD

Neurosurgery •  Male • Age 57
  
Dr. Lu
Accepting new patients
Spine, and More

Parkview Medical Center Inc.

400 W 16th St Pueblo, CO 81003

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(719) 584-4420

Dr. William Lu, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Pueblo, CO and has over 32 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Lu has more experience with Spine than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University of Tennessee College of Medicine medical school in 1988. He is affiliated with medical facilities Adventhealth Orlando and Parkview Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Lu to book an appointment.


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Frequently Treated by Dr. Lu

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Lu treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Lu treats other conditions, please contact the office at (719) 584-4420.

Spine

Spine specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the bones of the spine, including degenerative spine disease, herniated discs, stenosis, and fractured vertebrae, with treatments including medication, physical therapy, and surgery.Compare with other Spine specialists.

Dr. Lu typically treats 53% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 14 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Spondylolisthesis
Osteoarthritis of Spine
Spondylosis
Low Back Pain
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Dr. Lu's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • 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 Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization

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(719) 584-4420

Dr. Lu accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Balanced Pathway-CO EPO
Balanced Pathway-CO HMO
Balanced-CO PPO
Blue Priority-CO HMO
Blue Priority-CO PPO
Bronze Colorado PPO
Bronze Pathway (Pathway / Individual)-CO HMO
Bronze Pathway (Pathway / Small Grp)-CO HMO
Bronze Pathway w/HSA-CO EPO
Bronze Pathway X (Pathway / Individual)-CO HMO
Bronze Pathway-CO EPO
Catastrophic (Individual)-CO PPO
Catastrophic Pathway (Pathway / Individual)-CO HMO
Catastrophic Pathway X (Pathway / Individual)-CO HMO
CO Pathway (Select Network)-CO
Colorado College-CO
Colorado HMO
Colorado POS
Colorado PPO
CSU Fort Collins-CO
CU Health Plan - Extended-CO
CU Health Plan - High Deductible/HSA Compatible-CO
CU Health Plan - Medicare-CO
CU Health Plans Exclusive-CO HMO
Gold Colorado PPO
Gold Pathway (Pathway / Individual)-CO HMO
Gold Pathway (Pathway / Small Grp)-CO HMO
Gold Pathway w/HSA-CO EPO
Gold Pathway X (Pathway / Individual)-CO HMO
Gold Pathway-CO EPO
Healthy Blue Priority 1-CO HMO
Healthy Blue Priority with HSA 1-CO
Healthy Support 1-CO PPO
Healthy Support with HSA 1-CO PPO
Indemnity (Traditional)-CO
Lumenos plans-CO
Lumenos-CO PPO
MediBlue Plus-CO HMO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Non-HMO- HSA, HRA and HIA+-CO
Pathway PPO/EPO-CO
Pathway-CO HMO
Platinum Pathway (Pathway / Small Grp)-CO HMO
Platinum Pathway-CO EPO
Platinum-CO PPO
Silver Pathway (Pathway / Individual)-CO HMO
Silver Pathway (Pathway / Small Grp)-CO HMO
Silver Pathway w/HSA-CO EPO
Silver Pathway X (Pathway / Individual)-CO HMO
Silver Pathway-CO EPO
Silver-CO PPO
Traditional Network-CO
University of Colorado Extended PPO
University of Colorado High Deductible PPO
University of Colorado Medicare-CO
WellChoice - C (Select Network)-CO
WellChoice - C-CO
WellChoice - H (Select Network)-CO
WellChoice - H-CO
WellChoice - U (Select Network)-CO
WellChoice - U-CO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

Dr. Lu's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Lu

4.0

Based on 36 ratings

5 Stars
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1 Star
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Dr Lu Operated on my lower back. Great Dr and wonderful surgery. I never have any pain. I can even go line dancing.
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Pat Pensante. – Feb 04, 2020
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I had lower back surgery with him in 2004 on L 4&5. I needed 4,5,6 & 7 fixed. He asked about doing them all at once and I agreed so I wouldn't hopefully have to have more surgery down the road. Well he didn't do them all and said I would need it done down the road. Needles to say my husband and myself weren't happy. Told him I would never be back to see him and I haven't and won't. He told me good luck at finding someone else to do it. As of now I just live with the pain.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Patsy Priest – Oct 06, 2019
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Dr lu helped my dad with his pinched nerve, it was affecting his mobility on the right side. He performed the surgery at Fl hospital. He cared and was very informative if all the stages before, during and after surgery.
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May 17, 2019
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Performed 2 neck surgeries in 2008 on my father in law. He died exactly 1 year after the first surgery. After the 2nd surgery he needed to get a feeding tube. Dr. Lu never owned up to his mistakes. My children will never get to know their loving grandfather. It's been 9 years since he was taken away from us and my family will NEVER FORGET what Dr. Lu did! This man should not be allowed to operate on anyone!
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Amy in FL – Mar 06, 2019
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Dr Lu did my back surgery in the late 90’s and early 90’ and early 2000!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Donna bird in Apopka, FL – Sep 14, 2018
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Dr Lu performed 9 surgeries on my cervical spine using surgical materials and procedures that were not approved for use. My neck and left arm and back will forever be in pain and not able to be operated on and fixed.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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A.W. in Orlando , FL – Jul 03, 2018
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Dr Lu is the best surgeon that I know , he helped me no problems, he's is kind tells you the truth I would not think of letting anyone else operate on my neck,
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Ida miller in Avon Park, Fl – Jun 08, 2016
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I had a very bad experience with this Dr He doesn't has that profesional ethic caring to patients like me that suffer for chronic pain very bad for years This md tread me as a drugadicted very bad experience with him I don't want to go back to him never in my life
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About Me

Biography

Dr. William Lu, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Pueblo, CO and has over 32 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Lu has more experience with...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

1993
University of Kentucky Hospital
Residency Hospital
1989
University Of Kentucky Hospital - Surgical Internship in General Surgery
Internship Hospital
1988
University of Tennessee College of Medicine
Medical School
1984
University of Tennessee - Chemical Engineering
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • English
  • Chinese

Awards

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Locations

Practice

Parkview Medical Center Inc.400 W 16th St Pueblo, CO 81003
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Parkview Medical Center

Parkview Neurosurgical Services1600 N Grand Ave Pueblo, CO 81003
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Adventhealth Orlando

Orlando, FL

77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Parkview Medical Center

Pueblo, CO

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

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