Dr. William Welch, MD

Dr. William Welch, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 57
(47)
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Dr. William Welch, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Philadelphia, PA and has been practicing for 26 years. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College Of Medicine in 1985 and specializes in neurosurgery.

235 S 8th St Fl 1st

Philadelphia, PA 19106

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerihealth
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • Cigna
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • QualCare

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Welch performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Spinal Fusion
very high
more than 99% of peers
Spinal Stenosis
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Welch's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

53  Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • 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
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
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16  Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Pennsylvania.

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

  • SUNY Downstate Medical Center College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • University Rochester/Strong Meml Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1986
  • University Rochester/Strong Meml Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1991
  • Montefiore Med Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1992
  • Weiler Hosp/Albert Einstein College Med
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1993

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Welch has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Welch's Reviews

4.5
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Welch to family and friends
47 total reviews (18 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (47)

  • 5
    (39)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (2)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (5)

Dr. Welch'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

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (18)

Would highly recommend him.
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I had spinal fusion performed by Dr Welch on April 10,2018. I had many issues grade 2 spondyololisthesis, stenosis, incredible nerve pain etc. Well I am just about 2 and a half weeks post-op and can't say its been a "fun" recovery!?! However, I will say I look forward to being pain free and felt...more
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I've had my last two surgeries preformed by Dr Welch . At that time I lived in South NJ. I now live in Oceanview Delaware, approximately 3.40 Jr's away on a good day . I'm in need of my 5th back surgery and I will make the journey to see Dr Welch . He is an amazing ,brilliant, and down to earth...more
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I chose Dr. Welch at Penn after extensive research on who to see for my spinal stenosis. From my initial consultation to my last post-op appointment Dr. Welch and his staff treated me with kindness and respect. He was thorough in his explanation of my spine problem and his recommended treatment...more
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After running to several other Drs. I was able to obtain an appointment with Dr a Welch. Took a bit of time but worth the wait. He is very professional, and detailed in his approach. He tends to run late, but I am sure that has to do with him taking adequate time with his patients. He performed the...more
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