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Dr. William Taylor, MD

Neurosurgery ·  Male · Age 59

Dr. Taylor

Dr. William Taylor, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in San Diego, CA and has been practicing for 25 years. He graduated from David Geffen School Of Medicine At UCLA, University Of California, Los Angeles in 1987 and specializes in neurosurgery.


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(619) 543-5540

Dr. Taylor accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Advantage
Aetna EPO
Aetna HMO
Aetna POS
Aetna PPO
Choice
Choice Plus POS II
Choice POS
Choice POS II
Choice PPO
Commercial HMO
Elect Choice
Elect Choice EPO
Golden Choice
Golden Choice HMO
Golden Choice PPO
Health Fund
Health Fund POS
Health Fund PPO
Managed Choice POS
Managed Choice PPO
Medicare Advantage HMO
Medicare Advantage PFFS
Medicare Advantage PPO
National Advantage
National Advantage PPO
Open Choice
Open Choice POS
Open Choice PPO
ProNet
Quality Point-of-Service POS
Traditional Choice
Traditional Choice POS
Traditional Choice PPO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
HealthKeepers Plus POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Care Connection PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
UnitedHealthCare
PacifiCare HMO
United Healthcare
WellPoint

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Taylor's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Neuroplasty
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Taylor performs Neuroplasty more than 77% of his peers

Dr. Taylor performs this procedure more than 77% of his peers

Spine Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Taylor treats Spine Disorders more than 72% of his peers

Dr. Taylor treats this condition more than 72% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Degenerative Spine Diseases
  • Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Spine
  • Pediatric Spinal Tumor
  • Progressive Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • Progressive Spinobulbar Muscular Atrophy
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Dysostosis, Anhalt Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Ryukyuan Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Scapuloperoneal
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type I
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type II
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type III
  • Spinal Tuberculosis
Spinal Stenosis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Taylor treats Spinal Stenosis more than 67% of his peers

Dr. Taylor treats this condition more than 67% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

Dr. Taylor's conditions and procedures:

  • 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
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization

About Me

Biography

"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 s...

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

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

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Taylor's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Taylor

3.8

Based on 37 reviews

5 Stars
62.16216216216216%
(23)
4 Stars
10.81081081081081%
(4)
3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
27.027027027027028%
(10)

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Unfortunately, I had a very poor experience with this Doctor. His staff was fantastic however. Dr. Taylor gave me incorrect information regarding my cervical spine issues. And it's information I can verify. He appears to be jaded and is very impersonal. I believe there a many factors that go into his decisions about whether a patient needs surgery, and it seems quality for life of the patient is at the bottom of his list.
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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 rehabilitation. I have minimal nerve damage and it’s all because of Dr Taylor’s incredible surgical skills. To this day, when I need someone to look at my MRI, it’s Dr Taylor whom I trust to look at my results.
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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 the Neurosurgery department under Dr. Taylor's care. Will continue to concern with the We Listen.
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