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Dr. Ralph Loomis, MD

Neurosurgery ·  Male · Age 68

Dr. Loomis

Dr. Ralph Loomis, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Asheville, NC and has been practicing for 37 years. He graduated from Indiana University School Of Medicine in 1976 and specializes in neurosurgery.


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(828) 255-7776

Dr. Loomis accepts the following insurance:

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America's 1st Choice
Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Cigna
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Coventry Health Care
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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. Loomis' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Herniated Disc
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Loomis treats Herniated Disc more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Loomis treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Spine Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Loomis treats Spine Disorders more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Loomis treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Degenerative Spine Diseases
  • Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Spine
  • Pediatric Spinal Tumor
  • Progressive Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • Progressive Spinobulbar Muscular Atrophy
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Dysostosis, Anhalt Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Ryukyuan Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Scapuloperoneal
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type I
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type II
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type III
  • Spinal Tuberculosis
Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Loomis performs Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Loomis performs this procedure more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Loomis' conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • 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
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Posterior Lumbar Fusion With Robotic Assistance
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease

About Me

Biography

Dr. Ralph Loomis, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Asheville, NC and has been practicing for 37 years. He graduated from Indiana University School Of Medicine in 1976 and specializes in neurosurgery.

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

1982
Iu Health University
Residency Hospital
1977
Iu Health University
Internship Hospital
1976
Indiana University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1982
1977
1976

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Dr. Loomis' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Loomis

3.4

Based on 32 reviews

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1 Star
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Dr. Loomis told me the second I woke up I would not have anymore pain and he was right. I would not hesitate to see him if I had anymore problems with my neck.
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Extremely satisfied with Dr.Loomis--he listens, responds clearly and in a straightforward manner.
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Dr. Loomis saw me and quickly dismissed me. Despite having neurological history at a previous hospital, with an excellent doctor who recommended surgery at a future date, as well as the recommendation of surgery by my current neurologist, Dr. Loomis quickly reviewed my current MRI only and didn't request imaging of the intial MRI with abnormalities and disease to try to see what my initial neurologist had concerns over. Completely without compassion, I was told my pain would never resolve.
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I love Dr Loomis I spent four years hearing doctors tell me nothing was wrong with me he agreed to see me I was in severe pain lost almost all feeling everywhere he performed my neck surgery he gave me some of my hope back he is kind understanding gentle a great man and a wonderful doctor. Karen b
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Would recommend Dr. Loomis to any family member or friend.
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I was born with a denerative back. Dr. Loomis has been my Dr. for many years. He always gives me options when I am having back pain. He performed an L3/L4 fusion recently which took care of my pain. He talks with me and my wife with compassion and understanding. I would not want any other spine surgeon but him.
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Dr. Loomis, did my surgery June 17,2015. I had back problems for years. Allways said never have surgery but the paid was so bad, couldn't take it any longer. It was one of the best decision I made. with Dr Loomis help. I thank God every day No pain. I wish I hadn't waited so long. i can do any thing i want to do now. I am 71 years old, still work part time.
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Dr Loomis did an extensive spinal fusion on my back in early January 2007. I got MRSA from that surgery and had to have my back opened back up two more times to clean it out. Since then I have had nothing but horrible pain which has greatly impacted the quality of my life. I can barely walk. Just a short way and then I have to sit down. I've been to many doctors and tried everything. Unfortunately now the only way I can get relief is with Norco medication. Stay away from this doctor.
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not a pleasant experience. The man was degrading and condescending, not only to me but to my wife as well. It was clear he was not going to do anything to help me recover from my injury.
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Mission Health

Asheville, NC

Pardee UNC Healthcare

Hendersonville, NC