William J. Richardson, MD William J. Richardson, MD

William J. Richardson, MD

Orthopaedic Surgeon, Spine Surgeon

4.8 out of 5  (411 ratings, 55 reviews)
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919-684-5711 Office number
919-681-7366
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Insurance

Duke Health contracts with most major health insurance carriers and transplant networks, including the ones listed below. Before scheduling your appointment, we strongly recommend you contact your insurance company to verify that the Duke Health location or provider you plan to visit is included in your network. Your insurance company will also be able to inform you of any co-payments, co–insurances, or deductibles that will be your responsibility. If you proceed in scheduling an appointment and your health insurance benefits do not participate with Duke, your out of pocket liability may be higher. We will contact you regarding your coverage and patient liability. If you are uninsured, learn more about our financial assistance policy

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WHERE I PROVIDE CARE
Profile
LANGUAGES I SPEAK
English
Experience
Duke Spine Services

I am part of a team of spine orthopaedic surgeons and neurosurgeons that offers a full spectrum of spine surgery options, including disc replacement to relieve pain and swelling, complex reconstructive surgeries for scoliosis, and procedures to remove spinal cancer lesions.

My surgical specialties
  • Spinal bone graft
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  • Inserting spinal rods, plates and screws into the spine
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  • Posterior spinal fusion
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  • Stereotactic radiosurgery in the spine
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Note: All surgical experience data is from July 2014 through June 2016 and is calculated by individual Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes.

Surgeries Performed by the Spine Team
21,771
Surgeries Performed by the Spine Team
21,771
My surgical specialties
  • Spinal bone graft
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  • Inserting spinal rods, plates and screws into the spine
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  • Posterior spinal fusion
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  • Stereotactic radiosurgery in the spine
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Procedures I Perform the Most

Note: All surgical experience data is from July 2014 through June 2016 and is calculated by individual Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes.

Training
EDUCATION
MD, Eastern Virginia Medical School, 1977
RESIDENCY
Orthopaedics, Duke University Medical Center, 1982-1986
FELLOWSHIP
Spinal Surgery, Toronto General and Mount Sinai Hospitals (Canada), 1986-1987
BOARD CERTIFICATION
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedics
Clinical Focus and Research
PUBLICATIONS
View William Richardson's publications on PubMed
Ratings and Reviews

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Overall provider rating
4.8 out of 5 (411 ratings, 55 reviews)
PATIENT REVIEWS
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Industry Relationships and Collaborations
This faculty member (or a member of their immediate family) has a working relationship (i.e. consulting, research, and/or educational services) with the companies listed below. These relations have been reported to the health system leadership and, when appropriate, management plans are in place to address potential conflicts.
  • Bioventus
  • BrainLAB
  • DePuy Spine (Johnson & Johnson)
  • GYS-Tech
  • Pfizer Inc.
  • SpineWave