Dr. William Sponsel, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
Age 62
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Dr. William Sponsel, MD
Dr. William Sponsel, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in San Antonio, TX. He is 62 years old and has been practicing for 34 years. Dr. Sponsel is affiliated with Methodist Womens and Childrens Hospital, Methodist Ambulatory Surgery Hospital - Northwest and Baptist Medical Center.

311 Camden St Ste 306

San Antonio, TX 78215

Contact Information
Dr. William Sponsel, MD

Dr. William Sponsel, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas


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Glaucoma Surgery
very high
more than 91% of peers
very high
more than 89% of peers
Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
more than 90% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Sponsel "I have committed my life to the treatment of glaucoma for adults and pediatric patients. My staff and I are a caring and compassionate team. I continue to study and publish new treatments and information regarding glaucoma, locally and worldwide. We are committed to treating your glaucoma and cataracts to help you improve and maintain your vision."


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  • Ophthalmology
  • Anterior Segment Ophthalmology
  • Anterior Segment Surgery
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Ophthalmic Reconstructive Surgery
  • Ophthalmic Surgery
  • Pediatric Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Angle-Closure Glaucoma
  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Cataract
  • Chronic Angle-Closure Glaucoma
  • Closed-Angle Glaucoma
  • Congenital Glaucoma
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drusen
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Foreign Body in Eye
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma 1, Open Angle, I
  • Hyphema
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Keratitis
  • Nerve Injury
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pterygium
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retained Intraocular Foreign Body, Non-Magnetic
  • Retina Diseases
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Stye
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Traumatic Glaucoma
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Disturbance
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage


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  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Argon Laser Trabeculoplasty
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Conjunctivoplasty
  • Cyclodialysis
  • ENT Surgery
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Injection
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Medical Therapy
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Glaucoma Treatment
  • Incisional Glaucoma Surgery
  • Intraocular Lens Implant Surgery
  • Iridectomy
  • Laser Surgery
  • Laser Trabeculoplasty
  • Medical and Surgical Management of Glaucoma
  • Ocular Inflammation (Uveitis) Treatment
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Peripheral Iridotomy
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Scleral Reinforcement Surgery
  • Shunts
  • Trabeculectomy
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • YAG Iridotomy
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

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.


  • University Of Bristol / The Medical School
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1978
  • University Of Bristol, Faculty Of Medicine and Dentistry
    Medical School | Graduated 1983
  • Bristol Royal Infirm
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1986
  • University Wis
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1991
  • University Wis
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1988

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Sponsel has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Sponsel's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Sponsel to family and friends
based on 8 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Sponsel's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
Pipe Creek , TX |
Dr sponsel is a highly educated ophthalmologist who specializes in glaucoma. He is willing to take on difficult cases that other doctors refused to consider. He is now my physician I have ask and felt rigors and glaucoma and my daughter has us as well. Dr. Sponsiel has performed three operations successfully on my daughter. His weight times are a little long but that is because he's in such high demand it is worth the wait
san antonio |
Dr Sponsel conducted a procedure on my eye. His error resulted in permanent damage to my vision. I could not recommend this Ophthalmologist.
in Lilongwe |
Just Loved Him, He came to Malawi, Africa. He has saved my eye sight, so gentle and explains the whole procedure beautifully. For us in Africa if you have Glaucoma you are made to feel that you are loosing your eyesight. God bless you and your team
San Antonio, TX |
Great Doctor.HORRIBLE wait times. Pack a lunch! They finally expanded wait area, but seriously need more comfortable chairs due to extreme wait times.
San Antonio, TX |
Dr Sponsell is excellent. I started seeing him many years ago and only stopped because my insurance changed. My insurance changed again so now I can see him and am very happy being able to go to him once more. His office space is going to be expanded soon which should help with the crowded waiting rooms and improve work flow. I have had experience with my dad where other Ophthalmologists refer their patients to him for critical surgeries. I would highly recommend Dr Sponsel to others.
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Dr. Sponsel accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
    Choice POS
    Choice PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Sponsel has admitting privileges

Baptist Medical Center
111 Dallas St
San Antonio, TX 78205
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Methodist Ambulatory Surgery Hospital - Northwest
9150 Huebner Rd
San Antonio, TX 78240
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Methodist Womens and Childrens Hospital
8109 Fredericksburg Rd
San Antonio, TX 78229
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