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Dr. Ricardo Cortez, MD

Neurosurgery ·  Male · Age 50

Dr. Cortez

Dr. Ricardo Cortez, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Goldsboro, NC and has been practicing for 13 years. He graduated from University Of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston in 1999 and specializes in neurosurgery.


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(919) 731-1404

Dr. Cortez accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
MultiPlan
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Background Check

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. Cortez's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Pathological Spine Fracture
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cortez treats Pathological Spine Fracture more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Cortez treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Osteoporotic Spine Fractures
Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cortez performs Spinal Compression Fracture Repair more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Cortez performs this procedure more than 80% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Balloon Kyphoplasty
  • Percutaneous Vertebroplasty
  • Vertebroplasty
Low Back Pain
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cortez treats Low Back Pain more than 73% of his peers

Dr. Cortez treats this condition more than 73% of his peers

Dr. Cortez's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • 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)
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • 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
  • Neurostimulation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Gland Cancer
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease

About Me

Biography

Dr. Ricardo Cortez, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Goldsboro, NC and has been practicing for 13 years. He graduated from University Of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston in 1999 and specializes in neurosurgery.

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

2006
University Of Miami School Of Medicine
Fellowship Hospital
2006
University Of North Carolina Hospitals
Residency Hospital
2001
University Of North Carolina Hospitals
Internship Hospital
1999
University Of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston
Medical School
2006
2006
2001
1999

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