Dr. Richard Anderson, MD

Dr. Richard Anderson, MD

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Pediatric Neurosurgery  |  
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46 y/o
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Dr. Richard Anderson, MD is a pediatric neurosurgery doctor who practices in New York, NY. He is 46 years old and has been practicing for 9 years.Read his story

Columbia University Medical Center Department of Neurosurgery

710 W 168th St # 2-213

New York, NY 10032
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • HealthFirst
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Medicaid
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
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more than 67% of peers
Brain Surgery
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more than 63% of peers
Spine Disorders
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more than 11% of peers

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Dr. Anderson's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Anderson "After completing his neurosurgical training at Johns Hopkins University, Columbia University and the University of Utah, Dr. Anderson's focus has been exclusively on the care of children. Practicing at one of the top children's hospitals in the country, children receive the best possible care from a multidisciplinary team of dedicated pediatric specialists. While practicing a broad range of pediatric neurosurgery, Dr. Anderson's research interests in the immunology of pediatric brain tumors and biomechanics of the pediatric spine mirror his extensive clinical training in pediatric brain tumors and spinal disorders. For family convenience, Dr. Anderson sees patients in multiple office locations including Manhattan, NY; Ridgewood, NJ; Paterson, NJ; and Stamford, CT."

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Anderson "We are committed to delivering the best care and an exceptional patient experience. We are devoted to providing services that are patient-centered and compassionate, and care for you as a person. "
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Specialties

  • Pediatric Neurosurgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • Pediatric Neurological Spine Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Achondroplasia
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Arachnoid Cyst
  • Astrocytoma
  • Bone Cancer
  • Brain Abscess
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cavernous Malformation of Spine
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari Malformation Type 2
  • Chondrosarcoma
  • Chordoma
  • Craniofacial Disorders
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Ependymoma
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Ewing's Sarcoma
  • Giant Cell Tumor
  • Hemangioblastoma
  • Hemangioma
  • Hydrocephalus, Child
  • Lipomas
  • Medulloblastoma
  • Meningiomas
  • Metastatic Tumor
  • Moyamoya Disease
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Neurogenic Claudication (NC)
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pediatric Epilepsy
  • Pediatric Spina Bifida
  • Pediatric Tethered Cord Syndrome
  • Pediatric Trauma
  • Pediatric Tumor
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Schwannoma
  • Schwannomatosis
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • Spasticity
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Syringomyelia
  • Tethered Spinal Cord Syndrome
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Vascular Disease
  • von Hippel-Lindau Syndrome

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Procedures

  • Anterior Cervical Microdiscectomy With Fusion
  • Brain Surgery
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Microdiscectomy
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Laminectomy
  • Laminoplasty
  • Lumbar Fusion
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Lumbar Microdiscectomy
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Microsurgery of Brain Tumors
  • Microsurgical Procedure
  • Microsurgical Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Osteotomy
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Rhizotomy
  • Spinal Discectomy
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stereotaxis

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

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.

Education

  • Johns Hopkins University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1997
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital Columbia
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1998
  • Newyork-Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia University Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2003
  • Primary Children's Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2009

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Anderson has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Anderson's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Anderson to family and friends
4.7
based on 14 total reviews

Likelihood to Recommend (14)

  • 5
    (13)
  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Anderson's Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
EXCELLENT
Time well spent
EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Anderson accepts 8 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • HealthFirst
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
    Direct Access
    Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
    Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Medicaid
    Amerigroup
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Freedom Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    Oxford Liberty

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