William James Steele III, MD


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William James Steele III, MD

About Me

Dr. Steele is a fellowship trained Neurosurgeon practicing in the Houston area. His approach to patient's involves maximizing conservative management options prior to any surgical procedure. He utilizes emerging technologies to provide the least invasive options to his patients. These technologies include the robotic arm, image guidance, endoscopic spine surgery, artificial intelligence, and machine learning to design patient specific treatment plans.

Dr. William J. Steele III is a board eligible neurosurgeon licensed in the state of Texas. He was born in Houston, Texas and raised in Austin where he attended LC Anderson High School. He was first team all-state his senior year in football at the tight end position.  

He studied Philosophy at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas where he graduated Magna Cum Laude and was inducted into the Mortarboard Top 50 Seniors Honor Society. He then attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine graduating at the top of his class with AOA distinction in 2013.

Dr. Steele completed his neurosurgery residency at Houston Methodist Hospital in Houston including a rotation at St. George’s Hospital in London, UK. During residency, his research fellowship focused on spinal cord injury and developing a novel method for wireless ventral stimulation of the cervical spinal cord.

He received advanced training at the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine in Miami, FL completing a clinical fellowship in minimally invasive and complex spine surgery. His thorough training has allowed him to gain extensive experience in the most complex cases. He joined Neurosurgical Group of Texas following his fellowship in 2021.

Dr. Steele treats a variety of neurosurgical conditions and is focused on advancing minimally invasive surgical techniques for diseases of the spine and cares for patients with a wide range of spinal disorders. He has extensive experience in conservative and surgical treatment options. His clinical interests include robotics, endoscopic spine surgery, and complex deformity.  

He and his wife live in Houston with their three children. He enjoys spending his free time with his family.

Clinical Interests

Endoscopic spine surgery
Awake spine surgery
Robotic spine surgery
Disc replacement

Disc herniation
Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS)
Adult scoliosis surgery
Image guided spine surgery
Spinal decompression
Spinal fusion
Spine deformity surgery
Spine degenerative surgery
Spine tumor surgery
Spine infection surgery
Spine trauma surgery

Accepted Insurance Plans

AARP Medicare Complete
Aetna HMO
Aetna Managed Choice / Elect Choice
Aetna Medicare Advantage
Aetna POS
Aetna PPO
Aetna Select
Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Advantage HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Advantage PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield Select Choice PPO
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas PAR PLAN
Blue Essentials
Blue Essentials Access
Care Improvement Plus Medicare Advantage
Cigna Allegiance
Cigna Open Access
Cigna Open Access Plus
Cigna Open Access Plus (OAP)
Cigna PPO
Humana HMO / EPO
Humana Medicare Advantage
Humana Medicare Advantage Choice PPO
Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Plus/Choice
Humana Medicare Advantage HMO
Humana Medicare Advantage PPO
Humana POS & Preferred POS
Humana PPO & Preferred PPO
Medicare Railroad
TexanPlus Medicare Advantage
TexanPlus/Wellcare Medicare Advantage
UHC Dual Complete MCR
United Healthcare
United Healthcare Medicare Advantage
UnitedHealthcare Choice
UnitedHealthcare ChoicePlus

Insurance plans may change. Please verify your plan is accepted when scheduling an appointment.


Philosophy | Texas Tech University | 2009
Texas Tech University Health Science Center - Lubbock, TX | 2013
Neurosurgery | Houston Methodist Hospital - Houston, TX | 2020
Spine | University of Miami - Miami, FL | 2021
  • Houston Methodist Hospital
  • Houston Methodist West Hospital


  • English
  • Spanish
Languages listed are spoken by doctor and/or office staff.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What insurance does Dr. William James Steele III accept?
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  • Where is Dr. William James Steele III located?
    Dr. William James Steele III sees patients at the following locations:
    • Scurlock Tower, 6560 Fannin St., Ste 1200, Houston, TX 77030
    • 8731 Katy Fwy., Ste 325, Houston, TX 77024
  • What languages do Dr. William James Steele III and/or staff speak?
    Dr. William James Steele III and/or office staff speak English and Spanish
Office Locations
Scurlock Tower
6560 Fannin St.
Ste 1200
Houston, TX 77030
8731 Katy Fwy.
Ste 325
Houston, TX 77024