Dr. Ricardo Fontes, MD

Dr. Ricardo Fontes, MD

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Dr. Ricardo Fontes, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Chicago, IL. He specializes in neurosurgery.

University Neurosurgery

1725 W Harrison St Ste 855

Chicago, IL 60612
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HAP Insurance
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Priority Health

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Top Care Areas

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Scoliosis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Myelopathy
very high
more than 95% of peers
Herniated Disc Surgery
very high
more than 94% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Fontes "My specialty focus is spine surgery. And within spine surgery, I basically see patients with spinal deformities - so scoliosis and other related problems. There are basically two types of deformities that are grouped under the term scoliosis. There's true scoliosis that starts in adolescence. These are kids who all of a sudden start becoming retracted and start getting concerned about physical activities, wearing tighter clothes, and it poses a huge social burden on them. So correction of that really does wonders for them. It allows them to live a normal life, and actually it spares them problems later in adult life. The second type of spinal deformity that I see very frequently is the adult that is getting progressively bent forward, and that causes a great deal of pain and disability. They want to stay active. They want to work. They want to take care of themselves and their houses, and they simply can't because of pain or because they're being paralyzed in their legs. We realign their spine. We decompress the nerves, and these patients are very happy. These patients are able to go back to their normal activities. They're able to get weaned off narcotics. So it's truly gratifying to treat these two categories of patients."
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1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Fontes does not have any board certifications listed.

43  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
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15  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

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.

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Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

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Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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