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About Dr. William A Friedman

Dr. William A Friedman, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Gainesville, FL, with another office in Gainesville, FL. He has 42 years of experience. His specialties include Neurological Surgery. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

47 Ratings with 16 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. William A Friedman is Good. Dr. William A Friedman has been rated by 47 patients. From those 47 patients 16 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. William A Friedman is 2.8 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

UF Health Shands Childrens Hospital

1600 SW Archer Rd
Gainesville, FL 32610
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University Of Florida Student Health Center

280 Fletcher Dr
Gainesville, FL 32611
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Specialties

Dr. William A Friedman has the following 1 specialty

  • Neurological Surgery

    A neurological surgeon is a physician who surgically treats disorders of the nervous system, which is comprised of the brain, spinal cord and nerves.
    In addition to treating trauma of the head and spine, these doctors also treat disorders like epilepsy, aneurysms, hydrocephalus, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke, spinal disc herniation, and spinal disease.
    Neurological surgeons can perform surgical procedures on the brain, such as stereotactic surgery, microsurgery, endoscopic surgery, stereotactic radiosurgery, and endovascular image guided methods.

  • Expertise

    30 Expertise

  • Germinoma
  • Intracerebral Hemorrhage (Bleeding In The Brain)
  • Spinal Disorders
  • Brain Cancer
  • Aneurysm
  • Pituitary Gland Cancer
  • Pain
  • Laminectomy
  • Nervous System Cancer (Neurilemmoma)
  • Stroke
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Surgery
  • Glioblastoma
  • Herniated Disc
  • Epilepsy
  • Neurosurgical Procedures
  • Auditory Tumor (Acoustic Neuroma)
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Brain Cancer (Meningioma)
  • Glial Cancer (Glioma)
  • Head and Neck Disorder
  • Gamma Knife Surgery (Stereotactic Radiosurgery)
  • Back Injuries
  • Brain Disorder
  • Stereotaxic Techniques
  • Brain Arteriovenous Malformation (Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformations)
  • Facial Nerve Pain (Trigeminal Neuralgia)
  • Brain Tumor
  • Microsurgery
  • Craniotomy

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Reviews

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One Star

He did a proceedure for trigiminal neuralgia 3 years ago That was not a success and even though I called repeatedly he never responded, had his nurse tell me I may ever get better.I have had constant numbness so sensitive I cannot touch the area, Now it is becoming worse .And the pain travels up into my cheek.

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One Star

Performed surgery on my sister for Chiari and then a shunt for syringomyela. Shunt caused damage to spinal ord and she is now disabled. Walked in to surgery, he dismissed her as patient, no follow up on shunt anymore. Awful.

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Wonderful and Caring Doctor

I found Doc Friedman to be compassionate and caring. He may not have been ultra warm and fuzzy but I didn't need him to be. I went with Trigeminal Neuralgia and he offer to do the surgery the very next day to help alleviate my pain and suffering. I had to go back for a couple RFA's and they too were taken care of promptly thus leaving me finally pain free after 8 - 9 years. If you want warm and fuzzy then go elsewhere but if you want a Doctor who will listen , care, has years of experience and will give you results call Doctor Friedman. His staff and everyone at Shands Hospital were outstanding!

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One Star

Very rude (cocky) never even looked at my MRI told me wasn't his problem.

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Horrible Surgeon!

An absolutely horrible experience! He spent less than 5 minutes with my husband and tried to discredit 4 radiologists and another surgeon by saying "its a jungle out there" and "I'm the Chief of Neurosurgery". Save yourself the unprofessionalism and possible malpractice. Find another surgeon!

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  • Education

    42 Years Experience

  • Ohio State University College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1976

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. William A Friedman accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • AvMed Health
    • AvMed Empower
    • AvMed Engage
    • Avmed Choice
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Florida
    • BCBS Florida myBlue
    • Florida Blue BlueCare HMO
    • Florida Blue BlueOptions
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • Coventry Health Care
    • Coventry FL Employer Group PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    • Humana HMO
    • Humana HMO Premier
    • Humana HMO Select
    • Humana National POS
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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