Dr. William Thorell, MD

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Dr. William Thorell, MD
Dr. William Thorell is an Associate Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and the Medical Director of the Cerebrovascular Surgery Program at Nebraska Medicine. He is board certified in neurological surgery by The American Board of Neurological Surgery. His expertise combines two disciplines, namely neurosurgery and interventional neuroradiology.

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Dr. Thorell's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
Early |
Explained things very throughly for my family. We had lots of questions and he took the time to answer them openly about AVM and venous anomoly in the brain. Felt very taken care of and could tell I was in great care.
in Omaha, NE |
Horribly bedside manner!!! Cried in the parking garage after my appt with him!!!!
in Bellevue, NE |
Dr. Thorell, for being a neurosurgeon is probably the most down to earth physician I've had. I'm an RN at the hospital he works at & have been a patient of his for several years now, being seen for chiari malformation and spinal stenosis. I have yet to have surgery, but am completely confident that if the need arises I am in excellent hands. From the moment my husband & I met him, we were impressed with his bedside manner...he cares! And I feel like I'm always getting an honest opinion.
Bellevue NE |
I absolutely loved Dr Thorell. He is a very intelligent physician but talks to you on a patient's level. He performed my pituitary surgery and gave me my life back! I will forever be indebted to him.
in Omaha, NE |
He is very friendly and speaks on the patient's level. He puts you at ease immediately
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Dr. William Thorell is an Associate Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and the Medical Director of the Cerebrovascular Surgery Program at Nebraska Medicine.   He is board certified in neurological surgery by The American Board of Neurological Surgery.  His expertise combines two disciplines, namely neurosurgery and interventional neuroradiology.

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

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Neurosurgery
  •  No board certification on record with Healthgrades
  •  Malpractice claims in Nebraska not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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    Sanctions

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    Board Actions

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Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Brain
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Spine
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Tumor
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Carotid Artery Stenosis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebral Vascular Disease
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spondylolisthesis
  • Ear Disorders
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pinched Nerve in Back
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rasmussen's Syndrome
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • 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
  • Vertebral Artery Dissection

Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Nebraska / College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1996

  • Internship Hospital
    University Of Nebraska / College Of Medicine

    Completed in 1997

  • Residency Hospital
    University Of Nebraska / College Of Medicine

    Completed in 2002

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Cleveland Clinic Foundation

    Completed in 2004

  • Undergraduate School
    University Of Nebraska-Lincoln

    Graduated in 1992

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery
  • Endovascular Neurosurgery
  • Interventional Neuroradiology

Procedures Performed

  • Aneurysm Embolization
  • Angiography
  • Angioplasty
  • Angioplasty With Stent Placement
  • Balloon Angioplasty
  • Brain Biopsy
  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Carotid Artery Stent Placement
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Microdiscectomy
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniotomy
  • Decompression Surgery
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Embolization of Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Embolization of Tumor
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Intracranial Angioplasty With Stent Placement
  • Intracranial Vessel Angioplasty and Stenting
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lumbar Microdiscectomy
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurosurgical Procedures
  • Pituitary Surgery
  • Repair Intracranial Aneurysm
  • Spinal Discectomy
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Surgery
  • Stent-Assisted Carotid Angioplasty
  • Stenting, Intracranial Vessels
  • Stereotactic Neurosurgery
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Wada Test