Dr. William Pfaff III, MD

Dr. William Pfaff III, MD

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Dr. William Pfaff III, MD is an orthopedic surgery 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 orthopedic surgery, neurological spine reconstructive surgery, and more.Read his story

18947 John J Williams Hwy Bldg 3011

Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971

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  • Aetna
  • Amerihealth
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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Dr. Pfaff III's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pfaff III treats Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Pfaff III treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Sciatica as Seen in Rheumatoid Arthritis
Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pfaff III treats Low Back Pain more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Pfaff III treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pfaff III treats Back Pain more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Pfaff III treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Pfaff III's conditions and procedures:

Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
Adhesive Capsulitis
Ankle Fracture
Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
Ankle Sprains and Strains
Ankylosing Spondylitis
Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Fusion
Arthritis of the Elbow
Back Pain
Baker’s Cyst
Bone Cancer
Bone Disorders
Broken Arm
Broken Neck
Bursitis
Cancer
Carpal Tunnel Release
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Cauda Equina Syndrome
Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
Cervical Facet Joint Injection
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
Chondrocalcinosis
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
Disc Replacement
Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
Elbow Injuries
Elbow Sprain
Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
Facet Joint Nerve Ablation
Femur Fracture
Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
Foot Conditions
Foot Fracture
Foot Sprain
Fracture
Fracture Care
Gait Abnormality
Glenoid Labrum Tear
Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
Hand Conditions
Hand Fracture
Herniated Disc
Herniated Disc Surgery
Hip Fracture
Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
Hip Replacement
Hip Sprain
Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
Internal Derangement of Knee
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Joint Drainage
Joint Pain
Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
Knee Dislocation
Knee Disorders
Knee Fracture
Knee Sprain
Knee Surgery
Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
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 Facet Joint Injection
Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
Lumbar Spine Fracture
Lupus
Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
Myelopathy
Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
Neck Muscle Strain
Nerve Block, Somatic
Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
Neuroplasty
Neurostimulation
Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
Osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
Osteoarthritis of Hands
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 Block
Peripheral Nerve Disorders
Plantar Fasciitis
Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
Rib Fracture
Rotator Cuff Tear
Runner's Knee
Sacrum Disorders
Scapular Fracture
Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Scoliosis
Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
Shoulder Dislocation
Shoulder Disorders
Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Shoulder Fracture Treatment
Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal Cord Stimulation
Spinal Fusion
Spinal Nerve Block
Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
Spinal Stenosis
Spine Deformities
Spine Disorders
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
Spondylitis
Spondylolisthesis
Spondylosis
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
Steroid Injection
Synovial Biopsy
Thoracic Spine Fracture
Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
Tibia and Fibula Fractures
Total Disc Replacement
Trigger Point Injection
Vertebral Column Tumors
Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

About Me

Care Philosophy

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. 

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Reconstructive Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

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

Awards

Dr. Pfaff III's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Pfaff III

4.3

Based on 75 reviews

5 Stars
78.66666666666667%
(59)
4 Stars
4%
(3)
3 Stars
2.6666666666666665%
(2)
2 Stars
0%
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1 Star
14.666666666666666%
(11)

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Dr. Pfaff was fantastic. I had herniated a disk, and was in severe pain. He got me in quickly, diagnosed the problem and then gave me a series of 3 injections over 5 months until my schedule allowed me to have surgery. Dr. Pfaff performed the surgery and within weeks I am back to my pre-injury...Read More
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Dr. Pfaff performed a laminectomy on my spine. I am 8 weeks post-op and doing great. He is very knowledgeable and skilled as a surgeon. His office staff is not very good and has no follow through but his skill as a surgeon is worth dealing with the bs of one of his staff. I highly recommend Dr....Read More
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Dr. Pfaff was extremely professional and knowledgeable about back pain issues. He came up with a plan that actually looks like it will work for a back situation that my husband has had for a number of years.
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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...Read More
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