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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.

Clinical Expertise

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery


Orthopedic Surgery

Spine Medicine

Adult Deformity (Scoliosis)

Anterior Cervical Discectomy

Cervical Laminoplasty

Complex Cervical Surgery

Complex Lumbar Surgery

Complex Thoracic Surgery

Degenerative Spine Disease


Foraminal Stenosis

Herniated Disc



Lateral Interbody Fusion

Lateral Recess Stenosis

Minimally Invasive Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF)

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery


Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Percutaneous Lumbopelvic Instrumentation

Percutaneous Pars Fracture Repair

Percutaneous Spinal Instrumentation and Fusion



Revision Spine Surgery

Spinal Fusion

Spinal Stenosis

Spinal Tumors

Spine Disc Replacement (Arthroplasty)

Spine Fractures

Spine Trauma


Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF)


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(608) 265-3207 | (844) 607-4800 | Map

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, Middlemore Hospital,  Auckland, New Zealand

Orthopedic Trauma, Ulleval University Hospital, Oslo, Norway

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

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

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.