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 doctor who practices in Brighton, CO. He is 63 years old and has been practicing for 37 years. Dr. Plaus is affiliated with Rose Medical Center and Platte Valley Medical Center.

Rocky Mountain Surgical Associates

1606 Prairie Center Pkwy Ste 200

Brighton, CO 80601
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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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Dr. Plaus' Experience

Dr. Plaus' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in General Surgery
  • Board certified in General Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

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."


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  • 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

Dr. Plaus does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Plaus and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Rose Medical Center

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

Hospital Quality Award

Dr. Plaus is on the medical staff at our top-rated hospital.

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Dr. Plaus' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Plaus to family and friends
based on 12 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Plaus' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
Denver, CO |
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 is still young. Thank you, Dr. Plaus!
in Denver, CO |
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.
in Denver, CO |
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 job.
in Denver, CO |
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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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Plaus accepts 10 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
    Whole Health Colorado Front Range
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Community Health Network
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Plaus has admitting privileges

Rose Medical Center
4567 E 9th Ave
Denver, CO 80220
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Platte Valley Medical Center
1600 Prairie Center Pkwy
Brighton, CO 80601
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