Dr. William Olivero, MD

Dr. William Olivero, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 63
Dr. William Olivero, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Sarasota, FL and has been practicing for 31 years. He graduated from Univ Of Il Coll Of Med in 1980 and specializes in neurosurgery and pediatric neurosurgery.Read his story

4012 Sawyer Rd # 101-104

Sarasota, FL 34233

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthLink
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Olivero performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Low Back Pain
more than 87% of peers
Subdural Hemorrhage
more than 85% of peers
Spine Disorders
more than 79% of peers

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Dr. Olivero's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Olivero "Dr. Olivero received his Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Illinois in 1976 – graduating Phi Beta Kappa. He then earned his Medical Degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine in 1980, where he graduated with Honors, AOA. Dr. Olivero completed his Residency in Neurological Surgery at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in 1987. He then completed his Fellowship in Pediatric Neurological Surgery at Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, Arizona. From 1989 to 2018, Dr. Olivero served as a Professor of Neurological Surgery at the University of Illinois. In addition, he was the Program Director of a Neurosurgical Residency Program from 2000 to 2006. Dr. Olivero served as an Examiner for the American Board of Neurological Surgery. He has received several awards and honors, including awards from the Society of Neurological Surgeons and being named a Best Doctor. He has presented numerous times at national and international Neurosurgical Conferences (see CV), and has published over 80 papers in peer reviewed journals (see CV)."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Olivero "There are healthcare solutions for every need, and it is our aim to provide those solutions in a quick, deliberate fashion, utilizing one or more of our many treatments, ultimately improving the condition of our patients, and increasing their quality of life. We strive to maintain the highest of standards, pursue continuing education, and provide the best possible services to our community and the region."

2  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Pediatric Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

52  Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • 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
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • 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
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
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16  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for 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.


  • University Of Illinois
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1976
  • Univ Of Il Coll Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1980
  • Osf Saint Francis Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1981
  • Osf Saint Francis Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1987
  • Barrow Neurological Inst
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1987

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Olivero has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Olivero's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Olivero to family and friends
4 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (4)

  • 5
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  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Olivero's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

Neurosurgeon that disagrees with an Oncologist. So another two years of daily Chronic Neck and Back pain! Advise to others, If you want answers and relief. Find another Neurosurgeon! Speak Louder to be heard!
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He comes off as very quiet and not very personable. His bedside manner is not great. However, the man is a genius and really knows his stuff!
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