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Dr. Bernardo Ordonez, MD

Neurosurgery ·  Male · Age 57

Dr. Ordonez

Neurosurgical Associates

301 Riverview Ave Ste 400 Norfolk, VA 23510

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Dr. Bernardo Ordonez, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Norfolk, VA and has been practicing for 21 years. He graduated from University Of Maryland School Of Medicine in 1989 and specializes in neurosurgery.


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(757) 622-5325

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No malpractice claims found for Virginia
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Dr. Ordonez's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Myelopathy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ordonez treats Myelopathy more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Ordonez treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Autoimmune Myelopathy
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ordonez treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Ordonez treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ordonez treats Cervical Spine Myelopathy more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Ordonez treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Ordonez's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Bone Cancer
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stereotaxis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thoracic Surgical Procedure
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

About Me

Care Philosophy

Our neurosurgical group is a private practice of 6 leading board-certified neurosurgeons and 2 board certified Physician Assistants treating the human body and its complex nervous system, ranging from the neck and spine to the most complex brain and ...

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

1998
University New Mexico
Fellowship Hospital
1997
University Vt
Residency Hospital
1994
University Miami
Internship Hospital
1989
University Of Maryland School Of Medicine
Medical School
1984
Layola Univ Med Ctr
Undergraduate School
1981
Washington and Lee
Undergraduate School
1998
1997
1994
1989
1984
1981

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Ordonez's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Ordonez

4.1

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5 Stars
72%
(18)
4 Stars
4%
(1)
3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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... visits! Since the fall of 1991 Dr Ordonez has treated my deteriorating spinal issues. He is amazing: highly intelligent, very friendly, and he actually cares about his patients. He does not ‘fast-talk’ you into surgery like most surgeons, but rather listens and works around you. The office staff is consistently efficient and helpful.
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Dr. Joe Ordonez not only saved my life he saved my family. His bed side manner is unbelievable. So down to earth and willing to answer any and all questions about the difficult spot you are in. He fused T1-T5 vertebraes after a horrific car accident. My wife was 9.5 months pregnant and could have dumped my son out at any time. I’ve never seen such humility from a doctor at the top of his food chain. A neurosurgeon devotes most of their life to do what they do and be great at it. Well you won’t get that arrogant feel from Dr joe. 5 stars. Can’t get better than what he is willing to offer. Thank you Dr. Joe......the Lawson family
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My son and I are lucky to have him on our team. Dr.Ordonez performed the initial brain surgery that saved his life when he was struck by a drunk driver then performed emergency surgery as soon as it was noticed fluid was accumulating. My son is alive and improves everyday thanks to Dr. Ordonez and his helpful and attentive team.
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One of the worst experiences I ever had with a doctor. First all pack a lunch you will be in the waiting room for hours. Then when I finally was taken to an exam room I was left there forever before he finally cane in . He was the most arrogant rudest doctors I ever met. Having an autoimmune disease I have seen a lot of doctors over the years and my experience with this doctor was the worse. I left in tears he spoke to me badly even having raised in voice at me.
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Dr. Ordonez had my best interests in mind. He ordered the appropriate tests to determine the best treatment for me. He thoroughly explained my options, risks associated with the treatments, and expected result of the treatment.
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Dr. Ordonez has a wonderful calming influence as he sits & talks you through everything. He has operated 2x on my son in 15 years and we would never choose another neurosurgeon .
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After having my spine punctured by another dr in Norfolk I saw Joe & with just 1 appt he knew exactly what needed to be done he scheduled 3 other tests that he does on all canidates for surgery because he is very thorough &found that I also needed neck surgery that the other dr blew off as oh it's the beginning symptoms of carpal tunnel and w/the extra care Joe did he found it wasn't the case & did my neck surgery first & then my back even though he had torn his acl that am tripping on a toy
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I find him companionate and extremely skilled . I feel safe with him.
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Best Neurosugeon in the world. Dr Ordonez has performed two sugeries on me. The first in September 2015 was Cervical Fusion of the C5-C6. The second in November 2015 was to remove a tumor from my spinal cord and fusion of the L3-L4. Both surgeries were auccessful thanks to the skills and knowledge Dr. Orsonez posses. He absolutely has the best bed side manner of any doctor i have ever been to. He genuinely cares about his patienta and there well being. He will be my dr as long as he is pra
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