Dr. Henry Ruiz, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 56
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Dr. Henry Ruiz, MD
Dr. Henry Ruiz, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Gadsden, AL. He is 56 years old and has been practicing for 44 years. Dr. Ruiz is affiliated with Gadsden Regional Medical Center.

300 Medical Center Dr Ste 303

Gadsden, AL 35903

Contact Information

(256) 494-3033

Dr. Henry Ruiz, MD

Dr. Henry Ruiz, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas


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Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 92% of peers
Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
very high
more than 89% of peers
Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
more than 84% of peers

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  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • 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
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease


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  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Brain Surgery
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • 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
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Alabama.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Universidad De Michoacana De San Nicolas De Hidalgo, Facultad De Medicina 'dr Ignacio Chavez'
    Medical School | Graduated 1973
  • Jewish Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1979
  • University Tenn Affil Hosps/Bapt/Meth
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1984

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Ruiz has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Ruiz's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ruiz to family and friends
based on 17 total reviews (6 with comments)
Dr. Ruiz's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Comments (6)
in Gadsden, Al |
Dr. Ruiz has operated on my neck and he did an awesome job. When I would go to appointments he always took time and explained things to me. He never rushed to get out and he was very compassionate. He has suggested back surgery and when I decide to have it done Dr. Ruiz is the Dr. that I trust to do it. I highly recommend Dr. Ruiz. Also his office staff and nurses are very nice. I have not had a bad experience so far.
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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Dr. Ruiz accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Dental Blue 100/200/300
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Ruiz has admitting privileges

Gadsden Regional Medical Center
1007 Goodyear Ave
Gadsden, AL 35903
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