Dr. Gregory Ricca, MD

Dr. Gregory Ricca, MD

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Age 61
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Dr. Gregory Ricca, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Jonesboro, AR and has been practicing for 27 years. He graduated from East Tennessee State University/James H Quillen College Of Medicine in 1985 and specializes in neurosurgery, neurological spine reconstructive surgery, and more.

4802 E Johnson Ave

Jonesboro, AR 72401

Contact Information

(870) 936-8000

Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Bluegrass Family Health
  • Cigna
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Independence Blue Cross
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Dr. Ricca's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ricca treats Low Back Pain more than 99% of his peers

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

Spine Deformities
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ricca treats Spine Deformities more than 98% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acrodysplasia Scoliosis
  • Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
  • Adult Scoliosis
  • Cavernous Malformation of Spine
  • Degenerative Scoliosis
  • Kyphosis
  • Lordosis
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Occult Spinal Dysraphism
  • Scoliosis
  • Scoliosis as Part of Neurofibromatosis
  • Scoliosis With Unilateral Unsegmented Bar
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Split Spinal Cord Malformation
Scoliosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ricca treats Scoliosis more than 98% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acrodysplasia Scoliosis
  • Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
  • Adult Scoliosis
  • Degenerative Scoliosis
  • Scoliosis as Part of Neurofibromatosis
  • Scoliosis With Unilateral Unsegmented Bar

About Me

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 a...

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurological Spine Reconstructive Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

  • 1991
    University Of Tennessee Bowld Hospital
    Residency Hospital
    1991
  • 1991
    Methodist Hostipitals
    Residency Hospital
    1991
  • 1991
    Lebonheur Children's Hospital
    Residency Hospital
    1991
  • 1991
    Baptist Memorial Health Systems
    Residency Hospital
    1991
  • 1986
    University Of Tennessee Bowld Hospital
    Internship Hospital
    1986
  • 1985
    East Tennessee State University/James H Quillen College Of Medicine
    Medical School
    1985
  • 1979
    Kenyon College
    Undergraduate School
    1979

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • 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

Media & Publications

  • 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

Dr. Ricca's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Ricca

4.4

Based on 48 reviews

5 Stars
83.33333333333333%
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4 Stars
2.0833333333333335%
(1)
3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
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1 Star
14.583333333333334%
(7)

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I came to see Dr. Ricca after a bad experience with my first lower back surgery I was 7 months in to my 1st surgery when I ask Dr. Ricca to help me, long story short it was the best experience I have ever had, he explained everything to me in the first office visit and then a month later he done...Read More
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When I first went to see Dr. Ricca four years ago, I could barely move, I had trouble getting up from a chair. After getting an MRI and body scan, Dr. Ricca showed me just how bad my spine was. If I hadn't seen the MRI, I would never believed all the problems I had. Long story short, Dr. Ricca...Read More
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Dr Ricca is amazing, there was a back log when I went for my appointment. Upon meeting him he told me I was a textbook case and should not take long. After he examined me he answered all questions and completely went over the procedure, he took as much time as was needed and I felt like that I was...Read More
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Dr. Ricca is AWESOME; he has a God-given gift of mind and hands. Not only did I have almost- immediate relief following my 6-1/2 hour back surgery (lumbar fusions, spinal stenosis, spine instability, sciatic nerve), the surgery pain was minimal within a couple of weeks. But you MUST ABSOLUTELY...Read More
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Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
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Prudent Buyer PPO
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Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
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Blue Cross Blue Shield
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