Dr. Leonardo Rodriguez-Cruz, MD

Dr. Leonardo Rodriguez-Cruz, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 55
Dr. Leonardo Rodriguez-Cruz, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Cookeville, TN and has been practicing for 23 years. He graduated from Columbia University College Of Physicians and Surgeons in 1988 and specializes in neurosurgery.

105 S Willow Ave

Cookeville, TN 38501

Contact Information

(931) 372-7716

Insurance Accepted

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

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Intervertebral Disc Disease
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1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

57  Conditions Treated

  • 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
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • 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
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • 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)
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors


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16  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Tennessee.

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.


  • Columbia University College Of Physicians and Surgeons
    Medical School | Graduated 1988
  • Hospital Of The University Of Pennsylvania
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1995

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Rodriguez-Cruz has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Rodriguez-Cruz's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Rodriguez-Cruz to family and friends
26 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (26)

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  • 1

Dr. Rodriguez-Cruz's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

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...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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