Dr. Boyd Richards, DO

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 45

Dr. Richards
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Michigan Spine & Brain Surgeons, PLLC

22250 Providence Dr Ste 601 Southfield, MI 48075

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Dr. Boyd Richards, DO is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Southfield, MI and has over 18 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Kansas City Univ Of Medicine Bioscience College Of Osteopathic Medicine medical school in 2004. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Ascension Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Madison Heights Campus and Ascension Providence Hospital, Southfield Campus. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Richards to book an appointment.

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My experience with Dr. Richards and his staff was great. Great sense of humor but more importantly very gifted surgeon. He performed an anterior cervical decompression and fusion of C5-6. Virtually no pain after the surgery. I know 3 people who have had similar surgeries by other surgeons and they were surprised I had almost no pain afterward. I would highly recommend him.
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Apr 03, 2021
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great so far
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steven pinneo – Oct 29, 2020
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I went to see Dr. Richards after dealing with debilitating headaches since 2007. Five years ago I was diagnosed with Intracranial Hypertension. Until now I was on meds and frequent lumbar punctures to drain excess spinal fluid. I came to Dr. Richards because a lumboperitoneal shunt was needed. I was scared and nervous. On the day of surgery, the entire staff was kind and understanding of my nerves. When Dr Ricahrds came to see me in pre-op I voiced my concerns about the surgical pain afterward and he was honest and upfront about the pain I would have and that he promised to take care of that for me with good pain meds. My surgery was two weeks ago so I cannot say that my headaches I was having prior to surgery are completely gone but I will say that it is considerably better. Dr Richards is the kind of surgeon that you want for you or your loved ones. He takes time to answer all of your concerns and questions. He is so sweet, kind-hearted, intelligent, warm, and comforting. I will most
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Jun 09, 2020
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When Dr. Richards encouraged me to visit a public review site, such as this one, to assist other patients even before my scheduled surgery, I felt my health and well-being were his priority. He clearly wants the best outcome for his patients. I had a lumbar microdiscectomy in May, 2019. Nearly three months post-surgery, I can say my recovery was pain free and my overall health has greatly improved due to my increased activity level and complete elimination of pain. The staff and overall office environment were helpful, knowledgeable, and friendly. I would highly recommend Dr. Richards and Michigan Spine and Brain Surgeons.
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Aug 08, 2019
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Not good. He is one his third(3) assistant since Feb 2019. Never returns a phone calls, take months for appointments. Even when you just had surgery. Seems like he wants to do a lot of surgeries, but has very little time for his patients after their surgeries. Very disappointed.
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Martin G – Aug 02, 2019
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I was very nervous about having my spinal cord stimulator replaced. The doctor, who originally implanted my first stimulator, no longer performed surgery. Dr Richards made me comfortable from the very start! He is extremely knowledgeable & a very calming nature. I immediately knew I was going to be in great hands! On the day of surgery, he came into my room & spent quality time with my husband & I! I formerly worked in an Operating Room. Many of the surgeons I had worked with did not spend ve
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Apr 21, 2019
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Samer who is Dr. Richards assistant is the best! He goes above and beyond his duty to ensure my prescriptions are at my pharmacy, referrals are completed in a timely manner and emailed to me and phone calls are returned in a timely manner. Dr. Richards is kind and caring and spends a great deal of time with you.
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Mar 18, 2019
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Dr. Boyd Richards is a very knowledgeable, caring, compassionate, patient, and skilled surgeon. He is one surgeon that gives you as long as you need to talk and explain your symptoms completely. The staff is very helpful and courteous. I would definately recommend him to other patients seeking neck or back surgery.
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Terry Braiker – Feb 02, 2019
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I had back surgery by Dr. Richards in Sept of 2018. He gave me my quality of life back. I think the world of him. He explains your procedure very well and he listens to all your questions, and makes sure you understand his answers. I would highly recommend Dr. Richards. Also his staff are the greatest.
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marcia lefort in fenton, MI – Jan 16, 2019
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I had back surgery in October, 2018 and just went for my (3) month checkup. Dr. Richards is an awesome doctor, reliable & explains in detail what the surgery entails. I think the world of him and his staff.
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Patricia Pifer in South Lyon, MI – Jan 10, 2019
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As a health professional myself, I reviewed, got recommendations from the surgical community, and am more than pleased with the quality of health care I received from Dr. Richards and his staff. My surgery went uneventfully and after many failed conservative treatments by other providers, I awoke from anesthesia completely pain free. Dr. Richards exceptional surgical skill is only surpassed by his genuine concern for each patient. I recommend him highly and have already done so many times.
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Clarkston – Jan 08, 2019
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Dr. Richards did my back surgery and I felt an instant change. Wonderful and helpful office staff. Life changing! Deborah A
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Deborah A in Dearborn Heights , MI – Jan 07, 2019
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Had neck surgery by Dr.Richards, he was very thorough in explaining all pros and cons, surgery went well, would definitely recommend him, I am also having back surgery by him soon. He came highly recommended. He has a very pleasant personality.
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Richard Crowton in Livonia – Nov 23, 2018
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Two doctors from separate offices, highly recommended Doctor Richards to me to do my spinal surgery. I did my research and learned that he is the best! He has an easy going personality which I loved. After research on my own, I felt like I was in extremely capable hands. He has great people skills taking his time explaining to me every aspect of my surgery. I never felt he was in a hurry with me to get to his next patient. My surgery was a huge success and I'm excited for my future.
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Laura Hubbard in Highland, MI – Nov 15, 2018
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Dr Richard's is excellent. He listens to all my questions. I would recommend him to everyone.
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Evelyn Dudek in Livonia, MI – Oct 25, 2018
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I feel confident in him.
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Tony Lytle in Livonia, MI – Oct 17, 2018
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Dr. Boyd Richards was very professional, compassionate and attentive with my care. My surgery was extremely successful and uncomplicated. I have no regrets and would definitely recommend him to anyone requiring his specialty. His office staff was extremely helpful with my surgical scheduling and loads of paperwork that needed to be completed for my short term disability requirements. I cannot thank him and his staff enough for making my quality of life much better.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
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Jill J in Linden, MI – Oct 16, 2018
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Dr. Boyd Richards is by far one of the best doctors/surgeons I've ever encountered. He is extremely caring, interested, intelligent, responsive and the surgical outcome EXCEEDS my expectations. Imagine a doctor who cares about your well-being! My family has been amazed by his care and dedication. This was the best team of medical staff I have been around in a long time.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Dayana in ROCHESTER HILLS, MI – Oct 16, 2018
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Dr. Richards is the most caring and compassionate doctor I've seen. He answered all of my questions and spoke to me like a real person. This, unfortunately is somewhat rare when visiting a doctor these days. Dr. Richards was not in a rush to get me out of his office and on my way. I have total trust in his assessment of my condition and the surgery he has recommended. I am so glad that I chose Dr. Richards as my neurosurgeon.
What went well
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  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Novi, MI – Sep 25, 2018
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Dr. Richards was very thorough and explained everything so I could understand it.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Bonnie Leshan in plymouth, MI – Aug 26, 2018
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Care Philosophy

Dr. Richards values are: Excellence – He maintains the highest standards and achieves them by continually measuring and improving outcomes. Compassion –...Read more

Biography

Dr. Boyd Richards is a board certified neurosurgeon, subspecializing in endovascular neurosurgery for the treatment of cerebral aneurysms and arterio-venous...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

2011
University of Alabama
Fellowship Hospital
2010
Michigan State University
Residency Hospital
2005
Michigan State University
Internship Hospital
2004
Kansas City Univ Of Medicine Bioscience College Of Osteopathic Medicine
Medical School
1999
University Of Tennessee
Undergraduate School
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Dr. Richards frequently treats Myelopathy, Spinal Fusion, and Herniated Disc Surgery. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Richards treats.

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Dr. Richards' office is located at 22250 Providence Dr Ste 601, Southfield, MI 48075. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Richards' Top Procedures and Conditions

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Myelopathy
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Treatment Frequency

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

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

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  • Autoimmune Myelopathy
Spinal Fusion
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Richards performs Spinal Fusion more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Richards performs this procedure more than 98% of his peers

Herniated Disc Surgery
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Richards performs Herniated Disc Surgery more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Richards performs this procedure more than 97% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy With Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy With Plating & Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Microdiscectomy With Fusion
  • Arthroscopic Microdiscectomy
  • Cervical Discectomy
  • Cervical Microdiscectomy
  • Lumbar Discectomy
  • Lumbar Microdiscectomy
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Percutaneous Discectomy
  • Spinal Discectomy
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Dr. Richards' conditions and procedures:

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 2
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 3
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 4
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 5
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 6
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 7
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 8
  • Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Brain
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Carotid Artery Stent Placement
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • 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
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari Malformation Type 2
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chordoma
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Dural Tear
  • Ear Disorders
  • Embolization of Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

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Michigan Spine & Brain Surgeons, PLLC

Southfield Office22250 Providence Dr Ste 601 Southfield, MI 48075
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Novi Office26850 Providence Pkwy Ste 215 Novi, MI 48374
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