Dr. Gregory Ricca, MD

Dr. Gregory Ricca, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 61
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

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  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Bluegrass Family Health
  • Cigna
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
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  • Independence Blue Cross
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Low Back Pain
very high
more than 98% of peers
Spine Deformities
very high
more than 96% of peers
very high
more than 96% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Ricca "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."

3  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurological Spine Reconstructive Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

66  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
  • Cauda Equina 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
  • 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
  • Spondylosis
  • Tethered Spinal Cord Syndrome
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
  • Vertebral Fracture
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43  Procedures

  • Brain Surgery
  • 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
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Endoscopic Spinal Surgery
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • FAA Physical Examination
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • 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
  • Sacroiliac Joint Fusion
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Discectomy
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Internal Fixation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstruction
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Surgery
  • Vertebroplasty
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Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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

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
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

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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What People Say About Dr. Gregory Ricca, MD
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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Carl Cousins in drasco, AR – Aug 27, 2018
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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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Catherine Brighton in Heber Springs, AR – Nov 14, 2017
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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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Darrell Jones in Drasco – Apr 20, 2017
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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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Inge P. Marler in Mountain Home, AR – Mar 04, 2016
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