Dr. Henry Ruiz, MD

Dr. Henry Ruiz, MD

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Neurosurgery | Male | 56 years old

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Dr. Ruiz specializes in Neurosurgery and practices in Gadsden, AL. He practices at 1 location.

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Dr. Ruiz's Reviews

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based on 16 total surveys (5 with reviews)
Dr. Ruiz's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Reviews (5)
in Gadsden, AL |
Lee, Gadsden,AL;; I've had 2 neck surgery's, one are and one hand worked on, I will not go any where else. The last neck I was in recovery and sitting up in the bed, the look on his face was very funny, he said " why are you up, you should still be out of it". Took the brace off and went home the next day Ms. Carla is also great, she can explain things as well as he can. Just a great place and great staff, never had a problem. Would and have Recommended him to a lot of people.
Alabama |
Dr.Ruiz has seen me in the office 4 times out of 15.times just to explain procedures and he was gone again. He is always in a hurry. It's as if my questions and concerns are not important. His assistant however has seen me answered my calls and reassured me when I felt he cared less. Unfortunately for me no one else will touch me and they tell me to see the surgeon who did my "surgery". I have had complication after complication. I should have had a second opinion from another surgeon.
Gadsden, AL |
I could not have asked for a better more qualified person to work on my mother. He is a great man very skilled and extremely compassionate. I thank God for him.
in Collinsville ,Al |
I would highly recommend Dr.Ruiz,I've had cervical disc fussion had mediately pain relief when I woke,Did a wonderful Job, four years later I had to have lower back l 5 surgery done, Dr Ruiz was upfront with me on what to exspect after surgery, Is Assiant Carla S. was wonderful on all my visits under Dr Care.Staff was wonderful, Always their for me on every call I made, Dr Ruiz, Carla and staff really really great
in Gadsden, AL |
DR Ruiz came into the waiting room with a model of a human spinal cord, he began to tell me what was going wrong in my lower spinal cord. He told me how he would fix my problem and then he told me why he would do it that way. With in 2 mos after surgery I have no pain in my leg's nor my back as I did before surgery . I feel better now than I have in the past 6 year's. I would highly recommend DR Ruiz. There is not enough space here to tell how great my life has changed because of DR Ruiz
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  •  Specializes in Neurosurgery
  •  Board certified in Neurosurgery
  •  Malpractice claims in Alabama not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Neurosurgery

Conditions Treated

  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

Education

  • Medical School
    Universidad De Michoacana De San Nicolas De Hidalgo, Facultad De Medicina 'dr Ignacio Chavez'

    Graduated in 1973

  • Internship Hospital
    Jewish Hospital

    Completed in 1979

  • Residency Hospital
    University Tenn Affil Hosps/Bapt/Meth

    Completed in 1984

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Procedures Performed

  • Brain Surgery
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities