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William Emper, MD

Dr. Emper is an orthopedic surgeon in the Philadelphia area. He is affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital and 6 more hospitals.
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Dr. Emper saw more arthritis patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Philadelphia area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Emper saw more osteoarthritis patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Philadelphia area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Emper saw more rotator cuff sprain patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Philadelphia area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Emper saw more torn meniscus patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Philadelphia area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Emper saw more sprained joint patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Philadelphia area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Emper saw more sprained shoulder patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Philadelphia area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Emper saw more rotator cuff syndrome patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Philadelphia area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Emper saw more sprained leg patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Philadelphia area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Emper saw more sprained knee patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Philadelphia area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Emper saw more rotator cuff tear patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Philadelphia area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Emper saw more pain patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Philadelphia area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Emper saw more frozen shoulder patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Philadelphia area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Emper saw more sprained neck patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Philadelphia area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Emper saw more joint dislocations patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Philadelphia area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Emper saw more tendon rupture patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Philadelphia area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Emper saw more sprained hip patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Philadelphia area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Emper saw sprained back patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Philadelphia area. Learn more.

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Dr. Emper saw more degenerative disc disease (DDD) patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Philadelphia area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Emper saw more spine condition patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Philadelphia area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Emper saw more broken collar bone patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Philadelphia area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Emper saw more sprained elbow patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Philadelphia area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Emper saw more patellar tendonitis patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Philadelphia area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Emper saw more broken bone patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Philadelphia area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Emper saw more back problems patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Philadelphia area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Emper saw more pinched nerve patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Philadelphia area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Emper saw more tennis elbow patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Philadelphia area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Emper saw golfer's elbow patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Philadelphia area. Learn more.

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Dr. Emper saw more sprained ankle patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Philadelphia area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Emper saw sprained foot patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Philadelphia area. Learn more.

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Dr. Emper saw broken knee cap patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Philadelphia area. Learn more.

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Cost estimates

These ranges are network rate estimates across all the insurance plans that Dr. Emper accepts.

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

ACL surgery $5,984 – 25.9k
Broken ankle repair (non-surgical) $1,018 – 2,423
Broken foot bone repair (non-surgical) $373 – 1,525
Broken forearm repair (non-surgical) $759 – 2,136
Broken hip repair (non-surgical) $1,261 – 3,967
Broken humerus repair (non-surgical) $938 – 2,566
Broken humerus repair (surgical) $9,700 – 24.7k
Broken lower leg repair (non-surgical) $719 – 2,508
Broken lower leg repair (surgical) $9,787 – 16.5k
Broken patella repair (non-surgical) $775 – 2,171
Broken shoulder repair (non-surgical) $497 – 2,113
Broken shoulder repair (surgical) $6,022 – 21.2k
Knee arthroscopy $4,405 – 11.4k
Shoulder arthroscopy $5,343 – 16.3k

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.

Repeat knee replacement rate

Dr. Emper’s repeat knee replacement rate is similar to the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
Dr. Emper’s rate < 1%
Predicted rate < 1%

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a lower rate of repeat knee replacement 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

If you need a knee replacement, chances are you only want to have the procedure once. But some people need to have knee replacements done over again, sometimes due to prosthetic damage or infection from a first surgery. Not only is there pain, inconvenience, additional cost, and recovery time associated with a second surgery, but studies have also shown that the rate of complications after a revision of a knee replacement surgery is greater than for a primary knee replacement.

To help you understand how Dr. Emper’s rate of repeat knee replacement compares to a typical doctor’s:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Emper’s primary knee replacements resulted in a second knee replacement within 90 days of the first one— we call this their repeat knee replacement rate.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform primary knee replacements, using a statistical model to predict the repeat knee replacement rate for patients like Dr. Emper’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Emper’s rate of repeat knee replacement is lower than, similar to, or higher than the predicted rate.

This prediction is adjusted based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients will have a different predicted rate than one who treats healthier patients.

Locations

Dr. Emper sees patients and can be reached at the following locations.

Bryn Mawr Medical Specialists Association
825 Old Lancaster Rd
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
135 miles away
Bryn Mawr Hospital Health Center
3855 West Chester Pike
Newtown Square, PA 19073
130 miles away
Office
650 Carnegie Blvd
Malvern, PA 19355
126 miles away

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Credentials
  • Harvard Medical School
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 1981
  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital Program
    RESIDENCY

Hospital affiliations

Dr. Emper is able to admit and treat patients at the following hospitals.

  • Bryn Mawr Hospital
    A
    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2018)
  • Breast Health Center at Paoli Hospital
    B
    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2018)
  • Comprehensive Breast Center at Lankenau Medical Center
    C
    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2018)
  • Crozer Chester Medical Center
    C
    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2018)
  • Crozer Chester Medical Center-Springfield Division
    C
    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2018)
  • Phoenixville Hospital
    C
    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2018)
  • Taylor Hospital
    C
    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2018)

Insurance accepted

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  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Aultcare
  • AvMed
  • 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
  • Capital District Physicians Health Plan
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • Dean Health Plan
  • EmblemHealth
  • First Choice Health
  • FrontPath Health Coalition
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Health Alliance
  • Health Net
  • Health New England
  • HealthNow New York
  • HealthSCOPE Benefits
  • HealthSmart
  • Heritage Provider Network
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Hometown Health
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Independence Blue Cross AmeriHealth
  • MVP Health Care
  • Magellan Health
  • MagnaCare
  • MedCost
  • Medica
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Medicare
  • Meritain Health
  • MultiPlan
  • Ohio PPO Connect
  • PacificSource
  • Paramount
  • Pomco
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Priority Health
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • SummaCare
  • SynerMed
  • TRICARE
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • UPMC Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
  • Unity Health Insurance
  • WellMed Medical Management
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield