Dr. William Ross Dobkin

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Newport Beach, California Map External Link
Hospital: Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian
Med. School:University Of California, Ucla School Of Medicine
Grad. Year: 1979

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Rating: 5.0 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 14 reviews. Dr. William Ross Dobkin has an excellent overall rating on RateMDs.com. smile

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Neurosurgeon-related: nervous system, cervical and lumbar spine problems, brain tumors, neurovascular problems, peripheral nerve problems, neurological surgery, brain and spinal cord tumors, skull-base surgery, brachytherapy, aneurysm surgery, epilepsy surgery, neurological surgery
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16/06/14 SYSTEM: 'birds of a feather' score (based on Medicare patients-in-common): 3.1 
RID: 5203912
22/02/14 5 5 5 5 Dr. Dobkin did two different fusions on my neck. I woke up from surgery pain free due to him. My scars are hardly noticeable at all. He spent great time with me explaining what was wrong with me and what would happen in surgery. I trust my life to Dr. Dobkin! If it were not for him, I don't know where I would be. He would come into my hospital room after 10:00pm to check on me after working all day and doing surgery late into the evening. This man really cares about his patients and wants nothing more then to help them feel better. I have referred him many times and everyone has felt the same way about him. I only wish all Dr. were as good and caring as he is. 
Insurance: Workers Comp
RID: 3589032
28/10/13 5 4 5 5 Every day I thank God for Dr. Dobkin. It will be 5 years ago this December that I collapsed from hydrocephalus. I was rushed to Hoag where Dr. Dobkin was on call or in surgery (I don't know, as I was passed out). Lucky for me, he took prompt action to relieve the pressure on my brain and deduce what next needed to be done. A TP shunt later, and I'm as good as new. He's the BEST! 
Insurance: Aetna
RID: 2605133
01/04/13 5 3 5 5 emergency brain (AVM) surgery--perfect results. I found Dr. Dopkin to be caring and kind Later performed a spinal surgery due to serious pain I had for a year plus. VERY successful. No more back pain 6 months later. Very satisfied. Highest recommendations. Very courteous and helpful staff 
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
RID: 2408779
23/08/12 5 5 5 5 Dr. Dobkin's saved my son's life, even though he was brought into the ER as a John Doe, he still gave him the best care, as he operated to remove a hematoma on his brain. He and the staff at Hoag Hospital will forever be in my family's thoughts and prayers. Everyone involved showed us the such compassion and kindness. Upon getting to meet Dr. Dobkin his demeanor was comforting and compassionate. Words cannot express how grateful we are that the stars lined up during this tragic event and we were blessed with a Dr. Dobkin. Looking forward to a continued relationship during my son's recovery. 
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
RID: 1488190
16/07/11 5 5 5 5 Dr. Dobkins diagnosed my condition after I had been to 10 other doctors who could not. He literally saved my life, and I will never forget him. His also a wonderful, caring man. I would recommend him to anyone who wants the best care possible. He is a one of a kind doctor.  Respond
RID: 1387820
15/03/11 5 4 5 5 Excellent physician. The perfect one to see for spine issues.  Respond
RID: 1325711
02/01/11 5 5 5 5 My friend drove me to the emergency room at Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach, CA on June 20, 2008 with a ruptured vertebral artery... Dr. William Ross Dobkin, MD and Dr. Michael Brant-Zawadski, MD did their miracle work and saved my life. I owe my life to these two doctors. Thank you Doc! <br/><br/> Mike Webb  Respond
RID: 861248
14/04/09 5 5 5 5 Dr. Dobkin was eating his lunch in the hospital cafeteria when we came in to (beg) him for an emergency biopsy for my husband who had recently found a tumor on an xray. Not only did he order it up immediately he also was the one who had to break it to us that my husband had Stage IV melanoma. I remember the look in his eyes when he saw how young we were; knowing the prognosis of how advanced his disease was. He referred us to the best oncologist humanly possible. Unfortunately my husband didnt survive past 61 days from the day we saw Dr. Dobkin but he was kind enough to send me a condolance letter afterwards expressing his sadness and grief. Dr. Dobkin is a hero in my eyes as he fast-tracked my husband thru every PET and CT Scan possible to try and save him. Thank you Dr. Dobkin. 
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
RID: 590989
16/05/08 5 5 5 5 I can't believe how many years I lost of my life to spinal pain. When I found Dr. Dobkin he was so kind and I had surgery (FUSION) one month ago and here I am back to life . I am actually sitting here at my computer pain free. Dr. Dobkin gave me my life back. I thank God for helping me find him. With a fusion it's all about the right surgeon and he is the best. I love you Dr. Dobkin. JANE 
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
RID: 509066
31/01/08 5 5 5 5 I can''t say enough good things about Dr. Dobkin. He is one of the most caring, compassionate neurosurgeons around.  Respond
RID: 154736
23/02/07 4 5 5 Excellent doctor! Met him im Hoag ER when I needed cervical spine surgery. He made me feel so comfortable. I am amazed that ended up with THE BEST because I didn't know any neurosurgens.  Respond
RID: 88610
15/01/07 5 5 5 Relaxed genius, congenial. No God complex or over-medication or over-hospitalization. Immediately instilled confidence. I'm so glad he was in charge of my care at Hoag. I have a PhD in physics, BS in biology, and know a lot of medicine. You'll be glad if you get Dr. Dobkin.  Respond
RID: 72280
19/12/06 3 5 5 Amazing surgeon. Saved my life. Very knowledgeable. Would HIGHLY recommend.  Respond
RID: 14361
28/10/05 5 5 5 Excellent diagnostic, surgical, treatment, follow-up skills. Prepares and educates his patients with respect and compassion. He is the best you will find in neurosurgery anywhere. 
Insurance: Pacificare
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