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About Dr. William R Dobkin

Dr. William R Dobkin, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Newport Beach, CA, with another office in Newport Beach, CA. He has 39 years of experience. His specialties include Neurological Surgery. Dr. Dobkin is affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Dobkin has received 2 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

56 Ratings with 14 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. William R Dobkin is Great. Dr. William R Dobkin has been rated by 56 patients. From those 56 patients 14 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. William R Dobkin is 4.1 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

William R Dobkin Md

361 Hospital Rd Ste 521
Newport Beach, CA 92663
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Brain And Spine Surgeons Orange County

3900 W Coast Hwy Ste 300
Newport Beach, CA 92663
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Specialties

Dr. William R Dobkin 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.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. William R Dobkin has the following 18 expertise

  • Neurosurgery
  • Infection
  • Head and Neck Disorder
  • Stroke
  • Brain Tumor
  • Brain Surgery
  • Scoliosis
  • Glioblastoma
  • Back Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndromes
  • Craniotomy
  • Wounds and Injuries
  • Laminectomy
  • Aneurysm
  • Cancer
  • Spinal Disorders
  • Back Injuries
  • Neurosurgical Procedures

Dr. William R Dobkin has 1 board certified specialty

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Board Certifications

Dr. William R Dobkin is Board Certified in 1 specialty

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Reviews

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Five Stars

Had L5 fusion in 2008. Since then no pain no problems after surgery. Dr Dobkin was fantastic.

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Craniotomy Removal of Meningioma

My 32-year-old daugher was recently diagnosed with having a Meningioma @ the Hoag ER after she was misdiagnosed at another area hospital with having psych problems. Dr. Dobkin was the neuro surgeon on call. She was admitted right away in the Neuro ICU and prepped for surgery. Dr. Dobkin was gracious in explaining the tumor to my son, husband and I. Surgery was performed successfully by the doctor. He checked on her everyday at the hospital and has been very kind and personable in establishing a relationship with my daughter. I would recommend him to anyone needing a serious surgery. He knows his stuff and is a very blessed doctor. He is our HERO...Thank you again & again Dr. Dobkin.

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My quality of life

Dr. Dobkin is an excellent compassionate surgeon who I attribute to giving me my mobility and alleviating the debilitating pain I had endured for over 6 months prior to having surgery. After performing my surgery Hoag, Dr.Dobkin made it a point to stop by daily to check on me. I have had numerous other surgeries and never has a surgeon showed that much attention post op. My family was also pleased with his response questions and being kept informed of my condition and recovery. I gladly recommend him. Thank you again

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Two Stars

Ever since Dr. Dobkin performed a lumbar fusion on me I have been in horrible pain. I woke up from my first surgery screaming in pain. I continued screaming for 2 days until the nurses and pain management at Hoag were able to help me with adequate pain meds. Sadly I left the hospital on a fentanyl patch, and continued on the fentanyl patch at50 mcg for the next 6 months until Dr. Dobkin figured out my hardware was loose. I had a revision surgery anterior and posterior fusion with hardware. (they went thru the front of my abdomen and placed hardware on one side, them thru my back and placed hardware on the backside of my spine) this time I left the hospital on the 75 mcg fentanyl patch. I don't know what happened, except that my pain is 900% worse after Dr.Dobkin performed surgery on me.

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The Nurse Terry.

Dr. Dobkin is a great doctor. He does however need to manage his staff. The woman at the front desk by the name of Terry is extremely rude. Be very careful with her as she is a ticking time bomb. She accused and yelled at my wife in the waiting room in front of everyone right after her surgery. VERY DISAPPOINTING.

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  • Awards

    2 Awards

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2009, 2010, 2018)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2008, 2009, 2010, 2018)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Dobkin is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

    39 Years Experience

  • University Of California Los Angeles David Geffen School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1979

  • Lac Usc Medical Center

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. William R Dobkin accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna HMO Deductible Plan CA only
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Shield California
    • Blue Shield CA Access Plus HMO
    • Blue Shield CA PPO
    • Blue Shield CA Platinum Access+ HMO 25
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • Health Net
    • Health Net CA CommunityCare Network HMO
    • Health Net CA HMO Employer Group
    • Health Net CA HMO Whole Care Network
    • Health Net CA Individual and Family PPO
    • Health Net CA PPO
    • Health Net EPO - PureCare One Small Business
    • Health Net PureCare HSP Individual and Family Plans
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
  • UHC West
    • UHC SignatureValue Flex2
    • UHC SignatureValue Flex3
    • UHC West SignatureValue HMO

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