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Specializes in Neurosurgery - Male - Age 56

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Dr. Ricca's Background

Research training, expertise and qualifications

Care Philosophy

Dr. Ricca spends as much time as needed with each patient in order to provide the best possible informed neurosurgical spinal care. This often does result in a backlog in the lobby and schedule, but each person is assured the same dedicated time and effort. He utilizes every bit of information he can gather from beginning to end, not just from tests, images and reports but most importantly, from the patient's history and examination, to present both patient and family a workable plan of care.


  • Neurosurgery
  • Spinal Cord Injury Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
  • Aviation Medical Exams
  • Back Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Cervical Disc Surgery
  • Degenerative Disc surgery
  • Disability Evaluation
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Spinal Cord Repair
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Lumbar Puncture
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Minimally-Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Neurological Surgery
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurosurgical Procedures
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Pump Implant
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Spinal Deformities
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine Surgery
  • Worker's Compensation Evaluations
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Spine
  • Ataxia
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Disc Degeneration
  • Cervical Herniated Disc
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Cervical Spondylitis
  • Cervical Spondylolisthesis
  • Cervical Sprain
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Herniation
  • Low Back Pain
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Diseases & Disorders
  • Neuropathic Diseases & Disorders
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Neoplasm
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

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Awards & Recognitions


Media & Publications

  • Best of Jonesboro Award, 2008
  • Patients' Choice Award, 2009
  • Compassionate Doctor Award, 2009
  • Patients' Choice Award, 2008
  • Best of Jonesboro Award, 2009, 2010
  • Patients' Choice Award, 2010
  • Compassionate Doctor Award, 2010
  • Consensus on Hyperthermia for the 1990s
  • Hypoxia, May 2005
  • Among the Saturated Fatty Acids, Capric Acid is the Most Potent Vasorelaxant, 1990
  • Identification of Capric Acid as a Potent Vasorelaxant of Human Basilar Arteries., April 1991
  • Treatment of CNS Acidosis in Cardiac Arrest in Dogs, April 1990
  • Nerve Root Compression by Herniated Intradiscal Gas, 1990
  • Multiengine Flight Part I., 2004

Education & Training

Medical School

East Tennessee State University/James H Quillen College Of Medicine
Graduated in 1985

Internship Hospital

University Of Tennessee Bowld Hospital
Complete in 1986

Residency Hospital

Baptist Memorial Health Systems
Complete in 1991
Lebonheur Children's Hospital
Complete in 1991
Methodist Hostipitals
Complete in 1991
University Of Tennessee Bowld Hospital
Complete in 1991

Undergraduate Schools

Kenyon College
Graduated in 1979

Languages Spoken by Dr. Ricca & Staff

  • English
  • Japanese

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