Dr. Kenneth Rich, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 69

Dr. Rich
Accepting new patients

Raleigh Neurosurgical Clinic

5838 Six Forks Rd Raleigh, NC 27609

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(919) 785-3400

Dr. Kenneth Rich, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Raleigh, NC and has over 43 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from New York State U, School of Medicine - Buffalo medical school in 1978. He is affiliated with WakeMed Raleigh Campus. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Rich to book an appointment.

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No malpractice claims found for North Carolina
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Rich's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rich treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 86% of his peers

Dr. Rich treats this condition more than 86% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
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Low Back Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rich treats Low Back Pain more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Rich treats this condition more than 80% of his peers

Neuroplasty
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Dr. Rich performs Neuroplasty more than 71% of his peers

Dr. Rich performs this procedure more than 71% of his peers

Dr. Rich's conditions and procedures:

  • Aneurysm
  • Brain Surgery
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Dural Tear
  • Epilepsy
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage

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Dr. Rich accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO

Dr. Rich's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Rich

3.8

Based on 15 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
20%
(3)
3 Stars
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2 Stars
6.666666666666667%
(1)
1 Star
20%
(3)
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What went well
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  • Appointment scheduling (12)
  • Office environment (11)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (4)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (3)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (3)
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I developed severe low-back pain in 2015. The first surgeon I saw recommended a two-level fusion. I went to Dr. Rich for a second opinion and he was adamant that I needed a laminectomy and not a fusion. I had the surgery and had instant relief that continues today.
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HK – Oct 27, 2020
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I saw Dr. Rich for an opinion on a spine problem. After a brief consultation and reviewing an MRI, he recommended the most aggressive treatment option and indicated time urgency in proceeding. His opinion was an outlier from others I received, all of which recommended conservative treatment.
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May 25, 2019
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Dr. Rich seemed very caring and from my research appeared to be a competent surgeon. When I returned to see him a month after the surgery with a horrible cough, he said it had nothing to do with my surgery and he couldn't help me, I needed to see my family practitioner. Thus began the most difficult six months of my life. My vocal cord was paralyzed during the surgery and I developed severe laryngeal spasm, asthma, gastric reflux. Dr. Rich never took responsibility nor warned me about this.
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Feb 05, 2018
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Dr. Rich performed neck and back surgery on me and I could not be more pleased with the results. Also he is so personable: not your typical neurosurgeon God complex personality.
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Deborah in AWillaimston, NC – Mar 10, 2016
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Dr. Rich has done 6 surgeries for me and my wife and I trust him with my care. He is very good at what he does and I have recommended him to several people.
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Biography

Dr. Kenneth Rich, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Raleigh, NC and has over 43 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from New York...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

1984
U Ky Med Ctr
Residency Hospital
1979
U Ky Med Ctr
Internship Hospital
1978
New York State U, School of Medicine - Buffalo
Medical School

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Dr. Kenneth Rich, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Kenneth Rich, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Rich frequently treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement), Low Back Pain, and Neuroplasty. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Rich treats.

Where is Dr. Kenneth Rich, MD's office located?

Dr. Rich's office is located at 5838 Six Forks Rd, Raleigh, NC 27609. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Does Dr. Kenneth Rich, MD offer telehealth services?

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Locations

Raleigh Neurosurgical Clinic

Raleigh Neurosurgical Clinic, Inc.5838 Six Forks Rd Raleigh, NC 27609
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    • Mon: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 9:00am - 2:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Affiliated Hospitals

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WakeMed Raleigh Campus

Raleigh, NC

76% Patient Experience Rating, 7% higher than the national average

8 Awards Received