Dr. William Sponsel, MD

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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.

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Dr. Sponsel's Care Philosophy

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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Dr. Sponsel's Reviews

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based on 6 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Sponsel's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
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's Care Philosophy

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.

Dr. Sponsel's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Ophthalmology
  •  Board certified in Ophthalmology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Board Certifications

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  • Ophthalmology

Conditions Treated

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

Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Bristol, Faculty Of Medicine And Dentistry

    Graduated in 1983

  • Internship Hospital
    Bristol Royal Infirm

    Completed in 1986

  • Residency Hospital
    University Wis

    Completed in 1991

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Wis

    Completed in 1988

  • Undergraduate School
    University of Bristol / The Medical School

    Graduated in 1978

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Specialties

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

Procedures Performed

  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Argon Laser Trabeculoplasty
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Conjunctivoplasty
  • Cyclodialysis
  • 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