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Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Dr. Seth Williams specializes in minimally invasive spine surgery, CT-navigated surgical techniques and complex cervical and lumbar spine surgery. He also treats extremity fractures as a member of UW Health's Trauma Surgery team.


If you have a spine condition and surgery has been recommended, and you wish to have Dr. Williams review your X-rays or MRI or CT images to determine if you may be a candidate for minimally-invasive surgery, contact the Spine Clinic at (608) 265-3207.

Learn more about Dr. Williams at the Department of Orthopedics website

Clinical Expertise

Minimally-invasive Spine Surgery


Orthopedic Surgery

Spine Medicine

UW Health Clinics

1 S. Park Clinic
(608) 287-2700 | (888) 703-2778 | Map
UW Health at The American Center
(608) 265-3207 | (844) 607-4800 | Map

Hospital Affiliation(s)

University Hospital (primary)
UnityPoint Health - Meriter (secondary)

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Orthopedic Surgery

Spine Surgery, Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, FL

Pediatric Spine Deformity Surgery, Miami Children's Hospital, Miami, FL

Orthopedic Trauma Fellowship, Auckland, New Zealand

Residency University of California San Diego Medical Center, San Diego, CA
Internship University of California San Diego Medical Center, San Diego, CA
Medical School University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, La Jolla, CA, 2000

Medical interpreters are available to help patients communicate with hospital and clinic staff. For more information, please contact interpreter services at (608) 262-9000.


Our doctors provide a wide range of services. The following list represents some, but not all, of the procedures offered by this physician.

  • Cervical Laminoplasty
  • Complex Cervical Surgery
  • Complex Lumbar Surgery
  • Complex Thoracic Surgery
  • Diskectomy
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Laminectomy
  • Lateral Interbody Fusion
  • Minimally-invasive Spine Surgery
  • Percutaneous Lumbopelvic Instrumentation
  • Percutaneous Pars Fracture Repair
  • Percutaneous Spinal Instrumentation and Fusion
  • Revision Spine Surgery
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF)

Programs & Conditions


Dr. Seth Williams' research interests include:

  • Minimally-invasive spinal surgery techniques in the treatment of spine trauma.
  • Percutaneous minimally-invasive lumbopelvic stabilization techniques in the treatment of sacral fractures with spino-pelvic dissociation patterns.
  • Comparison of blood loss in minimally-invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion compared to conventional open surgical techniques.
  • Posterior lumbar interbody fusion rates using structural allograft bone and local autograft bone graft.
  • Minimally-invasive percutaneous and open techniques for iliac screw placement with CT confirmation.
  • Intraoperative fluoroscopic techniques to detect pedicle screw breech.
  • Biomechanical analysis of short-segment spinal fixation techniques in the treatment of thoracolumbar trauma.
  • Minimally-invasive stabilization in spine trauma, tumors, and infection.