Dr. Richard Anderson, MD

Pediatric Neurosurgery •  Male • Age 49
  
Dr. Anderson
Accepting new patients

Neurosurgeons of New Jersey

1200 E Ridgewood Ave Ste 200 Ridgewood, NJ 07450

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(201) 327-8600

Dr. Richard Anderson, MD is a Pediatric Neurosurgery Specialist in Ridgewood, NJ. Dr. Anderson has more experience with Cranial Neurosurgery than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Hackensack Meridian Health John Theurer Cancer Center and RWJ University Hospital New Brunswick. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Anderson to book an appointment.


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Dr. Anderson accepts the following insurance:

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Choice Plus POS II
Amerihealth
Personal Choice PPO
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Pathway X Ind PPO Direct Access CT
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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for New Jersey
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Practice Areas

Cranial Neurosurgery

Cranial neurosurgeons perform surgical procedures that involve opening or passing through the skull to treat conditions affecting the brain, spinal cord, and nervous system.Compare with other Cranial Neurosurgery specialists.

Typically treats 68% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Brain Surgery
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Anderson performs Brain Surgery more than 73% of their peers

Dr. Anderson performs this procedure more than 73% of their 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 64% of their peers

Dr. Anderson performs this procedure more than 64% of their peers

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Dr. Anderson's conditions and procedures:

  • Brain Surgery
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Meningiomas
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stereotaxis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease

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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.
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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!
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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 ????????
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Aug 04, 2019
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Amazing doctor, amazing human being!
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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.
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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. 

Specialties

  • Pediatric Neurosurgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • Pediatric Neurological Spine Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2009
Primary Children's Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
2003
Newyork-Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia University Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1998
New York Presbyterian Hospital Columbia
Internship Hospital

Languages

  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • English

Awards

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Locations

Neurosurgeons of New Jersey

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

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Hackensack Meridian Health John Theurer Cancer Center

Hackensack, NJ

RWJ University Hospital New Brunswick

New Brunswick, NJ

66% Patient experience rating, 3% lower than the national average

Saint Joseph's Regional Medical Center

Paterson, NJ

63% Patient experience rating, 6% lower than the national average

Valley Hospital

Ridgewood, NJ

77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • Neurosciences Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2018)