Dr. William Pfaff III, MD

Dr. William Pfaff III, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
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Age 46
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Dr. William Pfaff III, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Rehoboth Beach, DE and has been practicing for 9 years. He graduated from Jefferson Medical College Of Thomas Jefferson University, Thomas Jefferson University in 2003 and specializes in neurosurgery and orthopedic surgery.Read his story

18947 John J Williams Hwy Bldg 3011

Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971

Contact Information

(302) 231-4333

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerihealth
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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Top Care Areas

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

Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Spinal Stenosis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Back Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Pfaff III's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Pfaff III "William L. Pfaff, M.D., specializes in spinal reconstructive surgery as well as interventional spinal procudures of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine. He performs both injections and surgery for spinal problems. Dr. Pfaff is well versed in the newest technologies for spinal reconstructive surgery, including total disc arthroplasty, XLIF, and minimally invasive surgical techniques. Surgeries cover all degenerative and traumatic conditions of the spine. "

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Pfaff III "Offering complete spinal care from nonoperative therapies such as injections to minimally invasive surgery through small incisions as well as disc replacement technologies in the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine. "

2  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Physician Specialties*

101  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
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52  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Fusion
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Facet Joint Nerve Ablation
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Total Disc Replacement
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
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Background Check

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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.

Education

  • University Of Del
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1997
  • Jefferson Medical College Of Thomas Jefferson University, Thomas Jefferson University
    Medical School | Graduated 2003
  • Temple Hosp
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2004
  • Temple University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2008
  • Pennsylvania Hospital Of The University Of Pa Health System
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2009
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship, Richard Balderston MD
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2009

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Pfaff III has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Pfaff III's Reviews

4.3
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Pfaff III to family and friends
72 total reviews (16 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (72)

  • 5
    (56)
  • 4
    (3)
  • 3
    (2)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (11)

Dr. Pfaff III's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (16)

Horrible experience I was told I needed an epidural. almost 3 months later I still cant get them to schedule it was told doc. is having emergency surgery and they could not call every patient! WOW Are their patients important? I guess not!
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Dr. Pfaff is very effective in his treatments of back pain, spinal stenosis and herniatated discs. He is very personable and explains things to you in a manner which you are able to understand so you can make personal decisions on your care, along with his recommendations. I have complete and total...more
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Highly recommend Dr Pfaff to anyone with neck or back issues. I feel he is a very gifted Dr. He knows exactly what tests to run and what treatment options you need and performs them quickly and accurately. Top notch! He is the type of Dr that if he can't fix you no one can. I had to renew my...more
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Dr Pfaff and his staff are extremely amazing , polite and welcoming He found exactly what was wrong with my back when others missed what was going on and not only had a successful surgery but got me back up and walking !!!!!!!!! I highly recommend this surgeon ................ He explains in full...more
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Dr. Pfaff did a awesome job fixing my back . I have no pain in my back and I thank him very much . I can play with my grandson now .
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