Dr. Deborah Blades, MD

Dr. Deborah Blades, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 56
Dr. Deborah Blades, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Independence, OH and has been practicing for 32 years. She graduated from Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med in 1986 and specializes in neurosurgery.

6701 Rockside Rd Ste 100

Independence, OH 44131

Contact Information

(440) 746-1055

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
more than 79% of peers
Low Back Pain
more than 72% of peers
Spine Disorders
more than 72% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

36  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
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10  Procedures

  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • Bellevue Hospital Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University Hospital Of Cleveland
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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What People Say About Dr. Deborah Blades, MD
Dear Dr. Blades, On August 21, 2017 your removed a cyst from my spine. After 10 months I am finally pain free. It took that long for the nerve to mend. Thank you for taking care of me. Cheryl Storgard
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Cheryl Storgard in Brecksville, OH – Jul 19, 2018
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I needed an Angel and a miracle. God responded with Dr Blades. If I could give 100 stars, I would! I now live across country and desperately miss her warm smile and reassurance. Highly recommended and Thank you Dr Blades. Walter
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Walter in Las Vegas, NV – Aug 07, 2017
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My husband is about to have his third surgery with Dr Blades. She is amazing. She is thorough, caring, and always so pleasant. Dr Blades performs difficult surgeries that others won't attempt. And when you visit her, she acts like you are the only person she is seeing that day. We have heard that...Read More
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Bedford, OH – May 26, 2017
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I got lumbar injections for 10 yrs, had physical therapy and chiropractic care. The leg pain became to much and the injections weren't lasting. So happy with Dr. Blades!! She is the surgeon that other Dr.'s use. Conservative surgeon!! Not a slice and dice type of doctor at all!! Kind, gentle,...Read More
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Madison, OH – Mar 20, 2017
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Dr Blades performed three surgeries on my neck and back. She did a great job However, Marie in her office doesn't know how to treat patients. She doesn't know what customer service is
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