Dr. William Taylor, MD

Dr. William Taylor, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
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Age 59
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Dr. William Taylor, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in San Diego, CA and has been practicing for 24 years. He graduated from David Geffen School Of Medicine At UCLA, University Of California, Los Angeles in 1987 and specializes in neurosurgery.Read his story

4510 Executive Dr

San Diego, CA 92121

Contact Information

(619) 543-5540

Insurance Accepted

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

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Top Care Areas

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Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
high
more than 80% of peers
Spine Disorders
normal
more than 75% of peers
Spinal Stenosis
normal
more than 70% of peers

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Dr. Taylor's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Taylor "Dr. Taylor is a clinical professor of surgery and has been a member of the faculty at UC San Diego School of Medicine since 1994. His serves on the Admissions Committee and the Education Committee for the Division of Neurosurgery, and has received several teaching awards during his career. Dr. Taylor's practice is focused on the neurosurgical evaluation and treatment of spinal disorders. He is dedicated to further developing and refining minimally invasive surgical procedures used to treat spinal conditions and diseases. Dr. Taylor is renowned in the medical community for his expertise in minimally invasive spine surgery and receives patient referrals from around the world. As a patients’ rights advocate, he has spoken before the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and created several position statements to help ensure that patients with spinal conditions have access to adequate care. Dr. Taylor completed his residency training at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx in New York City, and completed his specialty training in spinal surgery at New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center. He earned his medical degree from UC Los Angeles and his undergraduate degree from Stanford University. Dr. Taylor is the executive director of the Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (SMISS), which develops educational training for surgeons. He is also editor of The Scientific World Journal and a member of many professional scientific organizations, including the American Medical Association and the American Association of Neurological Surgeons."
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1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

56  Conditions Treated

  • Adult Scoliosis
  • Aneurysm
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
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15  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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.

Education

  • Stanford U Sch Med/Stanford Med Ctr
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1982
  • David Geffen School Of Medicine At UCLA, University Of California, Los Angeles
    Medical School | Graduated 1987
  • Cedars-Sinai Med Ctr/UCLA
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1993
  • Columbia University Ny
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1994

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Taylor has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Taylor's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Taylor

3.9

Based on 36 reviews

5 Stars
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(23)
4 Stars
11.11111111111111%
(4)
3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
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1 Star
25%
(9)

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Dr Taylor is amazing! He was my second opinion after being told my tumor, inside my spinal cord, was inoperable. Dr Taylor performed my 10 hour surgery. I could’ve been a paraplegic or quadriplegic because of where my tumor was located. I’m overjoyed to say I learned to walk again in...Read More
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He did a great job treating my husband. I'd almost call it a miracle. And his support staff is exemplary.
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I feel that Dr. Taylor is an excellent physician regarding his position and knowledge of surgery, but he and his assistances totally lacked in communication, compassion, and caring of patient. UCSD has signs posted all over the hospital stating we care, did not feel nor received any of this from...Read More
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