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Dr. Leonardo Rodriguez-Cruz, MD

Neurosurgery ·  Male · Age 56

Dr. Rodriguez-Cruz

Dr. Leonardo Rodriguez-Cruz, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Cookeville, TN and has been practicing for 24 years. He graduated from Columbia University College Of Physicians and Surgeons in 1988 and specializes in neurosurgery.


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(931) 372-7716

Dr. Rodriguez-Cruz accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
PHCS Network PPO

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No malpractice claims found for Tennessee
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. Rodriguez-Cruz's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rodriguez-Cruz treats Low Back Pain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Rodriguez-Cruz treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Spinal Stenosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rodriguez-Cruz treats Spinal Stenosis more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Rodriguez-Cruz treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
Herniated Disc
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rodriguez-Cruz treats Herniated Disc more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Rodriguez-Cruz treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Rodriguez-Cruz's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Paracentesis
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

About Me

Biography

Dr. Leonardo Rodriguez-Cruz, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Cookeville, TN and has been practicing for 24 years. He graduated from Columbia University College Of Physicians and Surgeons in 1988 and specializes in neurosurgery.

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

1995
Hospital Of The University Of Pennsylvania
Residency Hospital
1988
Columbia University College Of Physicians and Surgeons
Medical School
1995
1988

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Rodriguez-Cruz's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Rodriguez-Cruz

3.0

Based on 27 reviews

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2 Stars
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1 Star
48.148148148148145%
(13)

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Dr. Cruz explained the procedure needed, explained the results expected and answered all questions my wife and I asked. Dr. Cruz or his partner visited every day while in the hospital and evaluated progress. I am three weeks out from spinal surgery and extremely satisfied with the result.
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He is the best surgeon for his expertise. He fixed my neck and it was a definite change for the good. He is matter of fact, to the the point. He knows what is best for you as the patient.
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Dr was very rude and condescending. I would never recommend him to anyone.
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Dr. Cruz basically put my mom through unnecessary pain and suffering, I guess either to practice the science of it, or to just bill insurance. She had a brain tumor that should have just took its course, but instead, Dr. Cruz inhumanly did brain surgery and she underwent chemo and radiation. This...Read More
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I found Dr. Rodriguez-Cruz to be an excellent physician - very thorough in determining the probable cause of my physical problem and an effective communicator. I highly recommend him for neurological issues.
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