Dr. Joel Ragland, MD

Dr. Joel Ragland, MD

Neurosurgery | Male | 54 years old

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Dr. Ragland specializes in Neurosurgery and practices in Knoxville, TN. He practices at 1 location.

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based on 29 total surveys (4 with reviews)
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in Alvin, TX |
I had a spinal fusion done, by Dr. Ragland, in 2012. I thought I had given a review, long before now. I decided to go ahead and follow up here, because recently, I have had many people asking me who performed my surgery, as they are now having some back issues of their own. I would HIGHLY recommend Dr. Ragland to anyone needing this type of surgery. He is extremely honest in what needs or does NOT need to be done and will kindly, and patiently give all your options and answer all questions.
Knoxville, TN |
The wait time on my first visit was 4 hours. Then I was sent for an MRI when I had just had one. My pain was and remains a 10+. My second visit the doctor met with me and basically said there was nothing he could do for me. Goodbye - end of story. I left in tears feeling totally hopeless. I am just stunned that a doctor would be so cruel.
in Knoxville, TN |
Dr. Ragland is a thorough and patient physician. My husband has a herniated disc that is pressing on his nerve base. We went to see Dr. Ragland and he spent over an hour with us explaining our options. Never have I been to a physician's office and had the actual physician spend as much time answering all our questions and being as straight forward with us as this man. I would definitely recommend him to any patient looking for a neurosurgeon.
in Knoxville, TN |
He showed great patience in explaining my condition, and treatment options (surgery options). The surgery has been performed, and I'm now pain-free! !!
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  •  Specializes in Neurosurgery
  •  Board certified in Neurosurgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Neurosurgery

Conditions Treated

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

Education

  • Medical School
    University Ak College Med

    Graduated in 1988

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Procedures Performed

  • Brain Surgery
  • 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
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stereotactic Surgery