Dr. Joel W. Ray, MD

Dr. Joel W. Ray, MD

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Neurosurgery | Male

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Dr. Ray specializes in Neurosurgery and practices in Cape Girardeau, MO. He practices at 1 location.

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Dr. Ray's Reviews

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Dr. Ray's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Reviews (3)
Sikeston, MO |
Just had recent surgery by Dr. Ray. He's an excellent, compassionate, caring surgeon. He treats his patients well. If something stands in the way of him treating his patients in a timely manner, he is not happy and will do what he can to rectify the situation. He doesn't like it when his patients suffer and will try his best to get treatment for you as soon as possible, or perform surgery on you sooner rather than later. He has great bedside manner. He listens to your concerns.
in Jackson, MO |
Cervical fusion done by Ray 2 years ago. Haven't been able to move my head at all since surgery or have use of right arm hand. When I explained these things to him, he quickly released me as a patient.
in Clover, SC |
While traveling in Mo. in the year 2000, I had an accident which caused a bone spur to go into my spinal cord. I was paralyzed from the shoulders down. Dr. Ray saved my life. I was there for three weeks before I was able to fly to Charlotte NC. My level of care in Mo was so much better than Charlotte. I have some limitations but I can walk unassisted indoors. I am thankful for that; however, I feel that if I could have had all my treatment there,I would have been even better. Great staff.
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Dr. Ray's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Neurosurgery
  •  No board certification on record with Healthgrades
  •  Malpractice claims in Missouri not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Conditions Treated

  • 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
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stroke
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease

Education

  • Medical School
    Suny Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine

    Graduated in 1977

  • Residency Hospital
    Nat'l Naval Med Center

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
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities