Seth K. Williams

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Spine Medicine
Seth K. Williams, MD


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.

Languages spoken
  • English
University affiliation
  • Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation

Practice locations

  • UW Health at The American Center - Spine Medicine
    • 4602 Eastpark Blvd. / Madison, WI
    • (608) 265-3207
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  • 1 S. Park Clinic - Spine Medicine
    • 1 S. Park St. / Madison, WI
    • (608) 265-3207
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Education & credentials

Board certifications
  • Orthopedic Surgery
Medical School
  • University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, La Jolla, CA

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

  • University of California San Diego Medical Center, San Diego, CA
  • University of California San Diego Medical Center, San Diego, CA


  • Spine Fractures
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Herniated Disc
  • Radiculopathy
  • Myelopathy
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spinal Tumors
  • Spine Trauma
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF)
  • Lateral Interbody Fusion
  • Diskectomy
  • Percutaneous Spinal Instrumentation and Fusion
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Percutaneous Lumbopelvic Instrumentation
  • Percutaneous Pars Fracture Repair
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Complex Cervical Surgery
  • Complex Thoracic Surgery
  • Complex Lumbar Surgery
  • Revision Spine Surgery
  • Cervical Laminoplasty
  • Laminectomy
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Degenerative Spine Disease
  • Radiculopathy
  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy
  • Spine Disc Replacement (Arthroplasty)
  • Foraminal Stenosis
  • Lateral Recess Stenosis
  • Adult Deformity (Scoliosis)

Research and publications

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.