Dr. William Plaus, MD

Dr. William Plaus, MD

General Surgery  |  
Male  |  
63 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. William Plaus, MD is a general surgery specialist in Denver, CO and has been practicing for 38 years. He graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1980 and specializes in general surgery and gastroenterological surgery.

Rocky Mountain Surgical Associates

4545 E 9th Ave Ste 460

Denver, CO 80220
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Network
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas


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Thyroid Cancer
more than 5% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Plaus "I strive to ease patients' worries as they go through stressful times. My surgical practice is wide-ranging. I have a special interest in endocrine surgery of the thyroid and parathyroid surgery, and I have now operated on over 600 cases."


  • General Surgery
  • Gastroenterological Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Thyroid Cancer


  • Endocrine Surgical Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Abdominal Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgical Procedure
  • Vasectomy

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Colorado.

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.


  • Harvard Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1980
  • Beth Israel Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1981
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • 5280 Top Doctor, 2011
  • 5280 Top Doctor, 2010
Media & Publications

Dr. Plaus has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Rose Medical Center

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence

Hospital Quality Award

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Dr. Plaus' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Plaus to family and friends
based on 13 total reviews (5 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (13)

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Dr. Plaus' Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

Dr. Plaus is a poor example of a human and Doctor. I am a nurse whom he performed a botched surgury upon and he stated that because I am a nurse I understand "..I was just part of the industry of healthcare". Industry are you kidding me My life is not a machine nor is health CARE! My complication...more
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Amazing surgeon, I'm going with the best in Denver. He is kind with his patients, and incredibly thorough with his work. I had a fairly large surgery and he did a wonderful job. Was also very pleased with such a long incision that I had to get, my scar looks incredible. Important for someone who...more
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I went to Dr. Plaus to remove a shoulder lipoma. The procedure was painless, his bedside manners impeccable and I was in and out of the office in 30 minutes. He has done thousands of surgeries and its great to know that his experience is probably second to none in Denver.
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Dr. Plaus saw me in the office as an emergency. He quickly diagnosed that I had acute appendicitis. He admitted me to the hospital and did my surgery. His professionalism and bedside manner is outstanding. He and his staff exude a natural sense of compassion. Thank you Dr. Plaus for an outstanding...more
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Friendly, pleasant disposition, provides excellent movie reviews. Wasn't eager to have hernia repaired but overall excellent experience. Hope never to need his services again but would be pleased to refer others. Office staff is outstanding!
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