Dr. William Rosenberg, MD

Dr. William Rosenberg, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
56 y/o

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Dr. William Rosenberg, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Kansas City, MO. He specializes in neurosurgery and interventional pain medicine.Read his story

Midwest Neuroscience Institute

2330 E Meyer Blvd Ste T411

Kansas City, MO 64132
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cenpatico Behavioral Health
  • Cigna
  • Comp Choice
  • Compassionate Care Network (CCN)
  • CompCare
  • CompPsych
  • CorVel
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Family Health Partners
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Freedom Health

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very high
more than 99% of peers
Chronic Postoperative Pain
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more than 99% of peers
Chronic Pain
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more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Rosenberg's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Rosenberg "Dr. William S. Rosenberg attended Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts, graduating in 1987. He completed his neurosurgical residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, also located in Boston, in 1993. He is a fellow of the American Association of Neurological Surgery and a diplomat of the American Board of Neurological Surgery. Dr. Rosenberg began his career with the Mayfield Clinic in Cincinnati, Ohio (1994-1998), where he served as Director of Neurotrauma and Neurocritical Care at the University of Cincinnati and specialized in complex spinal surgery. He was then recruited to co-direct the Neurospinal Disorders Program in the Department of Neurosurgery, at the University of California, San Francisco, from 1998-2002, where he co-founded the Spinal Biomechanics Laboratory at the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Rosenberg left academic neurosurgery in 2002, joining Midwest Neurosurgery Associates, out of a desire for greater focus on patient care and the ability to spend more time with family. In Kansas City, Dr. Rosenberg continued to pursue interests in complex spinal surgery. In addition, he expanded his area of expertise to include the treatment of chronic and cancer-related pain. He brought CyberKnife® radiosurgery to the Kansas City area and served as Medical Director for the Menorah Medical Center CyberKnife Center for its first 6 years. Dr. Rosenberg is actively involved in treating patients with such modalities and neuromodulation, intrathecal pharmacotherapy, peripheral nerve, spinal cord, and deep brain stimulation. He is also very active in training other healthcare providers, curriculum development and lecturing, as well as designing and supervising clinical trials. Dr. Rosenberg is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, North American Spine Society, American Association of Pain Medicine, International Neuromodulation Society, North American Neuromodulation Society, AANS/CNS Joint Section on Pain, American Society of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery, Missouri State Medical Society, Metropolitan Medical Society, and the Kansas City Neurology/Neurosurgery Society. He provides editorial support for Neuromodulation, the official journal of the North American Neuromodulation Society and serves on the Scientific Program Committee for the Annual Cancer Pain Forum in Scotsdale, Arizona. Dr. Rosenberg has a number of subspecialty interests, including surgical treatment of pain (including chronic, neuropathic and cancer-related symptoms), complex spinal surgery (degenerative disease, tumors, instrumentation, and reconstruction), minimally-invasive spinal surgery, radiosurgical treatment (CyberKnife®) of brain and spinal diseases, and deep brain stimulation for pain and psychiatric disorders (Obsessive Compulsive Disease)."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Rosenberg "Our mission is to manage complex pain, using a patient-centered, evidence-based approach, through innovation, research, and collaboration, with surgical skill, experience, specialized knowledge, compassion, and empathy, that views each individual's pain experience as unique, in order to improve quality of life."

2  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Interventional Pain Medicine

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

77  Conditions Treated

  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Aneurysm
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cancer Pain
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Chronic Postoperative Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Ear Disorders
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
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23  Procedures

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • University of California, Santa Barbara
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Harvard Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Chief Resident, Neurosurgery, Massachusetts General Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Consumers Research Council of America Top Surgeons, 2012, 2013
  • US News & World Report Top Doctors, 2013
  • KC Magazine Top Doctors, 2013
  • Castle Connolly Top Doctors, 2012
Media & Publications

Dr. Rosenberg has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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What People Say About Dr. William Rosenberg, MD
He failed to follow the standards of his profession, because I became ill after the first surgery, and my back filled up with Cerebral spinal fluid, which made me have headaches, feel dizzy and lose my balance for three weeks. He did a second surgery to address the CSF issue. After this operation...Read More
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KS – Jul 17, 2018
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The Staff was very friendly and answered any questions I had in a professional manner. Dr. Rosenberg took the time to listen to my concerns and answered them in a way I could understand. I would highly recommend anyone to go there.
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James Brady in Belton , MO – May 31, 2018
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My experience with Dr Rosenberg has been very good. We are currently getting approval from my insurance for doing a trial with the HF10 spine stimulation.
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Matt in KANSAS CITY, Missouri – Jan 14, 2018
Thank you for your review Matt. We appreciate...Read More
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I just moved here to Kansas City and so I searched for a back doctor, finding Dr. Rosenberg is like winning the Lottery. His reputation is that of one of the top doctors in Kansas City. So I went for my first office visit and was very impressed with his office staff and the short time I waited to...Read More
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Chuck Hall in Blue Springs – Nov 30, 2017
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I have to make a correction, Dr. Rosenberg's Nurse is Jane not Barbara!! Sorry Jane!!
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Independence – Oct 11, 2017
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