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Willem Van Der Werf, MD

Dr. Van Der Werf is a surgeon in the Metro Phoenix area. He is affiliated with St Joseph's Outpatient Imaging Center and Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center.
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Conditions treated

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Top 25%
412 doctors
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412 doctors
Top 5%
205 doctors
Dr. Van Der Werf saw digestive tract conditions patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Metro Phoenix area. Learn more.

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249 doctors
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249 doctors
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124 doctors
Dr. Van Der Werf saw more liver condition patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Metro Phoenix area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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4 doctors
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4 doctors
Top 5%
1 doctor
Dr. Van Der Werf saw more liver failure patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Metro Phoenix area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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48 doctors
Top 15%
48 doctors
Top 5%
23 doctors
Dr. Van Der Werf saw immunodeficiency patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Metro Phoenix area. Learn more.
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17 doctors
Top 15%
18 doctors
Top 5%
8 doctors
Dr. Van Der Werf saw liver cancer patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Metro Phoenix area. Learn more.
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12 doctors
Top 15%
12 doctors
Top 5%
6 doctors
Dr. Van Der Werf saw cholestasis patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Metro Phoenix area. Learn more.
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92 doctors
Top 15%
92 doctors
Top 5%
46 doctors
Dr. Van Der Werf saw hepatitis C patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Metro Phoenix area. Learn more.
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24 doctors
Top 15%
24 doctors
Top 5%
11 doctors
Dr. Van Der Werf saw pancreatic cancer patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Metro Phoenix area. Learn more.
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122 doctors
Top 15%
122 doctors
Top 5%
60 doctors
Dr. Van Der Werf saw hepatitis patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Metro Phoenix area. Learn more.
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230 doctors
Top 15%
230 doctors
Top 5%
115 doctors
Dr. Van Der Werf saw chronic kidney disease patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Metro Phoenix area. Learn more.

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150 doctors
Top 15%
150 doctors
Top 5%
75 doctors
Dr. Van Der Werf saw biliary tract disease patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Metro Phoenix area. Learn more.

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160 doctors
Top 15%
159 doctors
Top 5%
79 doctors
Dr. Van Der Werf saw kidney failure patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Metro Phoenix area. Learn more.
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446 doctors
Top 15%
446 doctors
Top 5%
222 doctors
Dr. Van Der Werf saw cardiovascular disease (CVD) patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Metro Phoenix area. Learn more.

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433 doctors
Top 15%
432 doctors
Top 5%
216 doctors
Dr. Van Der Werf saw vascular disease patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Metro Phoenix area. Learn more.

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96 doctors
Top 15%
96 doctors
Top 5%
47 doctors
Dr. Van Der Werf saw bowel obstruction patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Metro Phoenix area. Learn more.
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164 doctors
Top 15%
164 doctors
Top 5%
81 doctors
Dr. Van Der Werf saw hernia patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Metro Phoenix area. Learn more.
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357 doctors
Top 15%
356 doctors
Top 5%
178 doctors
Dr. Van Der Werf saw lung condition patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Metro Phoenix area. Learn more.
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472 doctors
Top 15%
472 doctors
Top 5%
235 doctors
Dr. Van Der Werf saw pain patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Metro Phoenix area. Learn more.
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394 doctors
Top 15%
394 doctors
Top 5%
196 doctors
Dr. Van Der Werf saw diabetes patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Metro Phoenix area. Learn more.
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267 doctors
Top 15%
267 doctors
Top 5%
133 doctors
Dr. Van Der Werf saw peripheral vascular disease (PVD) patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Metro Phoenix area. Learn more.

Cost estimates

These ranges are network rate estimates across all the insurance plans that Dr. Van Der Werf accepts.

Note: These are just estimates. We advise verifying the exact costs with your provider.

Gallbladder removal (laparoscopic) $6,726 – 16.9k
Gallbladder removal (open) $7,730 – 21.6k
Hernia surgery (inguinal) $4,497 – 15.6k

Amino’s cost estimates are estimates of the total amount that you and your health insurance company might pay for a procedure—this is what we call the “network rate”. Our cost estimates can help you prepare for the financial impact of medical care and help you make more confident decisions about where to get treated.

Laparoscopic hernia surgery rate

Dr. Van Der Werf’s laparoscopic hernia surgery rate is lower than the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
Dr. Van Der Werf 3%
Predicted for his patients 16%

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery to reduce scarring and pain compared to traditional open surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Laparoscopic surgery involves smaller incisions, less scarring, and sometimes less pain than traditional open surgery.

To help you understand how Dr. Van Der Werf’s rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery compares to a typical doctor who performs hernia surgeries:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Van Der Werf’s hernia surgeries were performed laparoscopically.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform hernia surgeries, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of laparoscopic hernia surgeries for patients like Dr. Van Der Werf’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Van Der Werf’s rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Outpatient gallbladder removal rate

Dr. Van Der Werf’s outpatient gallbladder removal rate is lower than the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
Dr. Van Der Werf 47%
Predicted for his patients 77%

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of outpatient gallbladder removal to improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Hospitalizations are costly and associated with a higher risk of infections, so avoiding unnecessary hospital stays can save money and improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery. Gallbladder removals are commonly performed in an outpatient setting, avoiding hospitalizations altogether.

To help you understand how Dr. Van Der Werf’s rate of outpatient gallbladder removal compares to a typical doctor who performs gallbladder removals:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Van Der Werf’s gallbladder removals were performed in an outpatient setting.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform gallbladder removals, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of outpatient gallbladder removal for patients like Dr. Van Der Werf’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Van Der Werf’s rate of outpatient gallbladder removal is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Outpatient hernia surgery rate

Dr. Van Der Werf’s outpatient hernia surgery rate is lower than the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
Dr. Van Der Werf 40%
Predicted for his patients 76%

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of outpatient hernia surgery to improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Hospitalizations are costly and associated with a higher risk of infections, so avoiding unnecessary hospital stays can save money and improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery. Hernia surgeries are commonly performed in an outpatient setting, avoiding hospitalizations altogether.

To help you understand how Dr. Van Der Werf’s rate of outpatient hernia surgery compares to a typical doctor who performs hernia surgeries:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Van Der Werf’s hernia surgeries were performed in an outpatient setting.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform hernia surgeries, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of outpatient hernia surgery for patients like Dr. Van Der Werf’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Van Der Werf’s rate of outpatient hernia surgery is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Locations

Dr. Van Der Werf sees patients and can be reached at the following location.

Office
2218 N 3rd St
Phoenix, AZ 85004
1,948 miles away

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Credentials
  • University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 1988
  • University of Utah Program
    RESIDENCY

Hospital affiliations

Dr. Van Der Werf is able to admit and treat patients at the following hospitals.

  • St Joseph's Outpatient Imaging Center
    B
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2017)
  • Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center
    C
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2017)

Insurance accepted

Always check coverage with your doctor’s office.

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Banner Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Dakota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Wyoming
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
  • Blue Shield of California
  • BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
  • BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Hawaii Medical Assurance Association
  • Health Net
  • HealthCare Partners
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Hometown Health
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Independence Blue Cross AmeriHealth
  • Medicare
  • Meritain Health
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Rocky Mountain Health Plans
  • SelectHealth
  • TRICARE
  • United Healthcare
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield