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Dr. Gregory Ricca, MD

Neurosurgery ·  Male · Age 62

Dr. Ricca

NEA BAPTIST CLINIC, Jonesboro, AR

4802 E Johnson Ave Jonesboro, AR 72401

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Dr. Gregory Ricca, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Jonesboro, AR and has been practicing for 28 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.


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Dr. Ricca's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
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

Dr. Ricca's conditions and procedures:

  • Adult Scoliosis
  • Adult Spina Bifida
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Spine
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Disc Degeneration
  • Cervical Herniated Disc
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cervical Spine Reconstruction
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Cervical Spondylitis
  • Cervical Spondylolisthesis
  • Cervical Sprain
  • Complex Spinal Deformity Correction
  • Complex Spinal Reconstruction
  • Complex Spine Disorders
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Compression Fracture
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Disc surgery
  • Degenerative Scoliosis
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Degenerative Spondylolisthesis
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Endoscopic Spinal Surgery
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • FAA Physical Examination
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Kyphosis
  • Kyphosis Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Laminoplasty
  • Laminotomy
  • Lordosis
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lower Spine Surgery
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lumbar Puncture
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Microsurgical Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Diseases
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurosurgical Procedures
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoporotic Spine Fractures
  • Osteoporotic Vertebral Fracture
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Sacroiliac Joint Fusion
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Discectomy
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Internal Fixation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstruction
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Rigidity
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Dislocation
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spine Surgery
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Tethered Spinal Cord Syndrome
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
  • Vertebral Fracture
  • Vertebroplasty

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 and ...

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurological Spine Reconstructive Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

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

5 Stars
83.6734693877551%
(41)
4 Stars
2.0408163265306123%
(1)
3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
0%
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1 Star
14.285714285714286%
(7)

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Dr. Ricca is a very accomplished surgeon and a great person. My wife has chronic back problems and Dr. Ricca has performed four surgeries. He will take all the time it takes to fully explain the problems and possible solutions. His PA, Brandy, is also a very informative and knowledgeable perso.
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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 surgery and repaired the problems I had. I really feel than he is the reason I am not Disabled today. He also spent more time with me in the office than anyone ever has. I highly recommend Dr. Ricca
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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 operated on my spine and put some rods in my back. It wasn't long after surgery that I was able to do things (like make my bed) that I hadn't been able to do in years. I am so grateful to Dr. Ricca.
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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 priority. This did not take long (HaHa) as he spent almost two hours with me. What a blessing to have found Dr Ricca.
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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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