Dr. Raymond R. Walkup, MD

Dr. Raymond R. Walkup, MD

Neurosurgery | Male

An Alabama native, Dr. Walkup completed his undergraduate degree at Florida State University, where he...Read more

Polaris Spine & Neurosurgery Center
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An Alabama native, Dr. Walkup completed his undergraduate degree at Florida State University, where he graduated magna cum laude and...Read more

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in Smyrna, GA |
I visited this doctor today on a referral from my Dr. was seen by a MA and the doctor didn't examine me at all. He did nothing. Told me basically there was nothing wrong and baffled by my pain since the MRI was clear making me feel stupid. I asked him why I was in pain and he stared at me like I was delusional. It took me over a month to get an appt for nothing!! I have never felt so embarrassed. I wasted my time my money for his 2 minute opinion of nothing. He sent me away with a good luck.
in Marietta, GA |
Initially exp was good. My lower back L2 - S1 was fused. About 1 yr Iater I still had pain and went to see Dr. Walkup. L2/L3 had not fused. Second surgery now spanning T10 - S1. After surgery the nurses moved me in bed and I heard/felt something move in my back. At T10 the rod had come out of the screw. Another surgery found that the cap on the screw was loose - along with 9 others. I fell recently and called for an appointment to be told they no longer take Medicare - poor communications
in Atlanta, GA |
Scheduling an urgent appointment with the Doctor and not the PA was almost impossible. Not sure what we pay insurance for if we cannot get the service required.
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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • 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
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

Procedures Performed

  • Brain Surgery
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Posterior Lumbar Fusion With Robotic Assistance
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities

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    Sanctions

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    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Alabama Medical School

    Graduated in 2004

  • Residency Hospital
    Emory University Hospital

    Completed in 2011

  • Undergraduate School
    Florida State

    Graduated in 1999

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Neurosurgery
  • No board certification on record with Healthgrades
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Walkup says...

An Alabama native, Dr. Walkup completed his undergraduate degree at Florida State University, where he graduated magna cum laude and received numerous academic honors. He went on to complete medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Before finishing his neurosurgical residency at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia, Dr. Walkup performed an orthopaedic spine surgery rotation at Emory Orthopaedics and Spine Center, where he received training in the latest minimally invasive surgical techniques for spine and cranial disorders. Polaris Spine & Neurosurgery welcomed Dr. Walkup to the practice in 2011. He continues to publish and contribute to spine and cranial research in addition to participating in national education conferences.