Dr. Gregory F. Ricca, MD

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Dr. Gregory F. Ricca, MD

Neurosurgery | Male

(501) 278-8330

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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.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 follow the doctor's orders post-surgery; while not always pleasant (sitting straight in a hard chair was my worst, and NO smoking), it is for your own good and for a speedy recovery. Recommend: YES!!
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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Minimally Invasive Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Reconstructive Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery

Board Certifications

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  • Neurosurgery

Conditions Treated

  • Adult Scoliosis
  • Adult Spina Bifida
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Spine
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Disc Degeneration
  • Cervical Herniated Disc
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cervical Spondylitis
  • Cervical Spondylolisthesis
  • Cervical Sprain
  • Complex Spine Disorders
  • Compression Fracture
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Scoliosis
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Degenerative Spondylolisthesis
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Kyphosis
  • Lordosis
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Diseases
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoporotic Spine Fractures
  • Osteoporotic Vertebral Fracture
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Rigidity
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Dislocation
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Tethered Spinal Cord Syndrome
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
  • Vertebral Fracture

Procedures Performed

  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Spine Reconstruction
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Complex Spinal Deformity Correction
  • Complex Spinal Reconstruction
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Degenerative Disc surgery
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Endoscopic Spinal Surgery
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • FAA Physical Examination
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Kyphosis Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Laminoplasty
  • Laminotomy
  • Lower Spine Surgery
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lumbar Puncture
  • Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Microsurgical Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurosurgical Procedures
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Discectomy
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstruction
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine Surgery
  • Vertebroplasty
  • Worker's Compensation Evaluations

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    Malpractice Claims not available

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    Sanctions

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  • 0
    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    East Tennessee State University/James H Quillen College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1985

  • Internship Hospital
    University Of Tennessee Bowld Hospital

    Completed in 1986

  • Residency Hospital
    Baptist Memorial Health Systems

    Completed in 1991

    Lebonheur Children's Hospital

    Completed in 1991

    Methodist Hostipitals

    Completed in 1991

    University Of Tennessee Bowld Hospital

    Completed in 1991

  • Undergraduate School
    Kenyon College

    Graduated in 1979

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • 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
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  • 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

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Ricca's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Neurosurgery
  • Board certified in Neurosurgery
  • Malpractice claims in Arkansas not available
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Ricca's Office & Staff

Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
Staff friendliness and courteousness
Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
16 – 30 minutes

Experience with Dr. Ricca

Level of trust in provider's decisions
How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Ricca's 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.