Dr. Richard Anderson, MD

Dr. Richard Anderson, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 50

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(201) 957-7212

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Dr. Richard Anderson, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Ridgewood, NJ and has over 24 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School Of Medicine medical school in 1997. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Saint Barnabas Medical Center and Hackensack Meridian Health John Theurer Cancer Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Anderson to book an appointment.

Locations

Neurosurgical Associates, PC ( Ridgewood)

Neurosurgeons of New Jersey1200 E Ridgewood Ave Ste 200 Ridgewood, NJ 07450
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Practice

Neurology Group of Bergen County1200 E Ridgewood Ave Ste 200 Ridgewood, NJ 07450
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At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ See hospitals

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Dr. Anderson's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Anderson

4.6

Based on 21 ratings

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What went well
  • Appointment scheduling (18)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (18)
  • Office environment (18)
What could be improved
  • Didn't explain conditions well (2)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (2)
  • Long wait times (2)
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He missed a very serious medical condition in my son. He told us that we needed to have an x-ray done to definitively diagnose issues with my son's brain, even though he must know that x-rays don't show any soft-tissue problems. An x-ray would never have disclosed the issue with my son. He also is not a fan of parents who have educated themselves about their child's health issues. If we had listened to him and not sought another opinion, my son would very likely have died or ended up in a wheel chair. There is a much better neurosurgeon who resides close to this doctor who patients would be better served to visit rather than this doctor.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Cautionary Advice – May 18, 2021
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My 15 year old daughter was sent to Dr. Anderson due to an unexpected diagnosis of Chiari One Malformation. Dr. Anderson took his time to explain fully what this was and possible treatment options. He was not quick to suggest surgery and asked that we first explore all other possibilities of the sudden onset of symptoms before surgery would be considered. After meeting with many other specialty physicians, we decided to move forward with surgery to correct the Chiari. Dr. Anderson explained clearly the whole surgery including what would happen during her hospitalization and recovery. My daughter felt completely comfortable going into surgery and her results have exceeded all of our expectations. She now has full relief from all of her symptoms. Dr. Anderson is a skilled neurosurgeon who also has a great bedside manner.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Dawn L. – Feb 10, 2021
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Dr Anderson was absolutely amazing. He is extremely brilliant, has amazing bedside manners and makes you feel comfortable from diagnosis, treatment plan to post op. My husband and I were so thankful that our daughter was in his care.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Dec 19, 2019
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Dr. Anderson's level of expertise and kind personality are unprecedented!! He saved our daughter 4 years ago by removing spinal tumor during 14 hour surgery and been closely monitoring her ever since. Dr. Anderson's talent makes the quickest recovery possible!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Lilia Frenkel – Dec 17, 2019
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Dr. Anderson is an AMAZING doctor!! Working with children in healthcare is challenging and takes a special person to do it but working on children’s brains everyday and saving children’s lives takes an angel and that’s what Dr Anderson is for our family ?? He is our angel! If you are questioning who to use for a pediatric neurosurgeon - look no further ????????
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Aug 04, 2019
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Amazing doctor, amazing human being!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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AG – Aug 04, 2019
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Dr. Anderson is our family’s angel. He performed emergency brain surgery on my 5 year old niece last week. Not only did he go above and beyond to help make my brother and sister-in-law completely comfortable with the entire procedure, he made sure my niece was too. He answered a page full of questions, and did so with a warm and caring demeanor. He obviously has to have intense conversations with parents that are on the brink of losing it, so he knows exactly how to ease their worries and anxiety and keep them in the know throughout the entire surgery. He spent 6 hours in the operating room and managed to remove the ENTIRE tumor. To say that our family is indebted to Dr. Anderson for life is an understatement. He will forever be thanked and prayed for every single night for the rest of all of our lives. We now know why all of our family physicians recommended him. If you are feeling apprehensive with your child’s surgery I know this is the doctor you will want operating on them.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
22 people found this helpful
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Gia’s Auntie – Jul 31, 2019
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No malpractice claims found for New Jersey
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. Anderson's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Brain Surgery
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Anderson performs Brain Surgery more than 47% of his peers

Dr. Anderson performs this procedure more than 47% of his peers

Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Anderson performs Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy more than 39% of his peers

Dr. Anderson performs this procedure more than 39% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Complex Skull Base Surgery
  • Craniectomy
  • Craniotomy
  • Craniotomy for Aneurysm
  • Craniotomy for Brain Tumor
  • Skull Base Surgery
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Scoliosis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Anderson treats Scoliosis more than 25% of his peers

Dr. Anderson treats this condition more than 25% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acrodysplasia Scoliosis
  • Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
  • Adult Scoliosis
  • Degenerative Scoliosis
  • Scoliosis as Part of Neurofibromatosis
  • Scoliosis With Unilateral Unsegmented Bar
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Dr. Anderson's conditions and procedures:

  • Aneurysm
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Brain
  • Brain Surgery
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari Malformation Type 2
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniosynostosis, Autosomal Dominant
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Neurostimulator Implantation
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reconstruction for Craniosynos
  • Scoliosis
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Torticollis
  • Upper Back Pain

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About Me

Care Philosophy

We are committed to delivering the best care and an exceptional patient experience. We are devoted to providing services that are patient-centered and...Read more

Biography

Dedicated exclusively to the care of children, my clinical and research teams work tirelessly to facilitate and advance world class care and achieve the...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons (New York)
Residency Hospital
Columbia University College Of Physicians And Surgeons
Internship Hospital
2009
Primary Children's Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
1997
Johns Hopkins University School Of Medicine
Medical School
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Languages

  • English
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Richard Anderson, MD?

Click here to schedule an appointment online. New patients can also call (201) 957-7212.

Does Dr. Richard Anderson, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Anderson has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Richard Anderson, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Richard Anderson, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Anderson frequently treats Brain Surgery, Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy, and Scoliosis. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Anderson treats.

Where is Dr. Richard Anderson, MD's office located?

Dr. Anderson's office is located at 1200 E Ridgewood Ave Ste 200, Ridgewood, NJ 07450. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Richard Anderson, MD speak?

Dr. Anderson speaks Spanish, Italian, and English. View profile to see all.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Anderson is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Saint Barnabas Medical Center

Livingston, NJ

74% Patient Experience Rating, 5% higher than the national average

8 Awards Received

Hackensack Meridian Health John Theurer Cancer Center

Hackensack, NJ

3 Awards Received

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital

New Brunswick, NJ

65% Patient Experience Rating, 4% lower than the national average

4 Awards Received

Saint Joseph's University Medical Center

Paterson, NJ

63% Patient Experience Rating, 6% lower than the national average

8 Awards Received

Valley Hospital

Ridgewood, NJ

75% Patient Experience Rating, 6% higher than the national average

25 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2021)