Dr. William Welch, MD

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Dr. William Welch, MD

Neurosurgery | Male

Penn Neurosurgery 235 S 8th St Fl 1st, Philadelphia, PA 19106 Get Directions
(215) 829-6700

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Dr. Welch specializes in Neurosurgery and practices in Philadelphia, PA. He practices at 1 location.

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4.3 based on 37 responses
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Experience with Dr. Welch
  • Level of trust in provider's decisions
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  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
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  • How well provider listens and answers questions
     (36)
  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Welch's Office & Staff
  • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
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  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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  • Staff friendliness and courteousness
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  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    16 – 30 minutes (34)
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in Forty Fort PA |
Excellent care! I will refer him to everyone who needs a neurosurgeon. He is fantastic!
in Douglassville, Pa |
I went to Dr Welch for a 2nd opinion. Upon meeting with him and his staff I knew he would be my surgeon. He listened, he gave recommendations and he explained everything in detail. On the day of surgery I was very scared. Dr Welch and his staff assured me everything would be okay. Dr. Welch and his helped me to walk again. It was a long and painful road. I am so happy I chose Dr Welch. He is a very caring doctor who listens. Thank you, Angela G
in Wilkes Barre, PA |
Excellent experience! I had surgery by Dr. Welch and 7 weeks later I'm basically pain free. Prior to surgery I was on pain meds, muscle relaxants and anti-inflammatory meds for months. I tried pain management and physical therapy and nothing worked for me. Dr. Welch was able to fix my herniated disc issue. Dr. Welch was knowledgeable and professional in all my dealings with him. He was concerned about my issues and was honest in all our discussions. I would highly recommend D. Welch.
in Morgantown, PA |
Dr. Welch responded immediately when I had a problem. The procedure he performed relieved my pain and allowed me to walk, with assistance, the next day. Dr. Welch asked questions, listened to my answers, answered my questions, and gave me detailed info on my status and prognosis. I have worked with a number of very well known neurosurgeons in the past, including Dr. Zagar and Dr. Jho, and Dr. Welch was the best. His staff was excellent - friendly, knowledgeable and quick to respond.
in Stroudsburg pa |
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in Drums Pa |
Great world class doctor. Professional in every way, repaired a stenosis at c7 t1 once and done. 7 weeks out I barely know it was done, problem fixed. Great staff, great hospital. What more can you say. Thanks Dr Welsh for giving me my life back.
in Philadelphia, PA |
I would highly recommend Dr. William Welch to everyone. He is a very nice man and an excellent doctor. He is caring and well informed and I was put at ease at once. I was recently at Pennsylvania Hospital for back surgery that was performed by Dr. Welch and I am very pleased with the results. I have six other Doctors at Pennsylvania Hospital who treat me for various things throughout the year and Dr. Welch is very highly regarded by them all.
in New York, NY |
Dr. Welch recently performed a laminectomy on my back. It was absolutely successful and I am now free of the excruciating pain I was suffering. Dr. Welch was wonderful in every way,as was all of his team. I cannot say enough positive about all of them. This is also true of Pennsylvania Hospital and everything I experienced there.
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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

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  • Neurosurgery

Conditions Treated

  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • 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
  • Stroke
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

Procedures Performed

  • Brain Surgery
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities

Background Check

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    Malpractice Claims not available

    Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Pennsylvania.

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  • 0
    Sanctions

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  • 0
    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    SUNY Downstate Medical Center College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1985

  • Internship Hospital
    University Rochester/Strong Meml Hospital

    Completed in 1986

  • Residency Hospital
    University Rochester/Strong Meml Hospital

    Completed in 1991

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Montefiore Med Center

    Completed in 1992

    Weiler Hosp/Albert Einstein College Med

    Completed in 1993

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Specializes in Neurosurgery
  • Board certified in Neurosurgery
  • Malpractice claims in Pennsylvania not available
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Welch's Office & Staff

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Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
16 – 30 minutes

Experience with Dr. Welch

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How well provider explains medical condition(s)
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Spends appropriate amount of time with patients