Dr. Richard Anderson, MD

NeurosurgeryAge 51

Neurosurgery

Dr. Richard Anderson, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Ridgewood, NJ and has over 26 years of experience in the medical field. They graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 1997. They are affiliated with medical facilities such as Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center and Hackensack Meridian Health John Theurer Cancer Center. Their office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Richard Anderson, MD

Neurosurgeons of NJ

1200 E Ridgewood Ave Ste 200 Ridgewood, NJ 07450
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Dr. Anderson and his team are awesome. I want to thank Ada who helped us feel so at ease when coming in and over the phone. She was very professional and polite throughout the entire process.
What went well
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Kimberley E. – Aug 16, 2021
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Gia’s Auntie – Jul 31, 2019
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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

After completing his neurosurgical training at Johns Hopkins University, Columbia University and the University of Utah, Dr. Anderson's focus has been...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
2003
Newyork-Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia University Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1998
New York Presbyterian Hospital Columbia
Internship Hospital
1997
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Medical School
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Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

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Does Dr. Richard Anderson, MD accept new patients?

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What conditions does Dr. Richard Anderson, MD treat?

Dr. Anderson frequently treats the following conditions: Scoliosis, Chiari Malformation Type 1, and Achondroplasia. See more on Healthgrades.

What is Dr. Richard Anderson, MD's office address?

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

What languages is Dr. Richard Anderson, MD fluent in?

Dr. Anderson is able to speak Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

Is Dr. Richard Anderson, MD able to provide telehealth services?

Dr. Anderson provides telehealth services. Please contact the office to determine whether you are eligible.

Is Dr. Richard Anderson, MD affiliated with any hospitals?

Dr. Richard Anderson, MD is affiliated with Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center and Hackensack Meridian Health John Theurer Cancer Center.

Is Dr. Richard Anderson, MD a board-certified professional?

Yes, Dr. Richard Anderson, MD holds board certifications in Neurosurgery.

How much experience does Dr. Richard Anderson, MD have?

Dr. Anderson has over 25 years of healthcare experience.

Does Dr. Richard Anderson, MD receive good ratings from patients?

There is a star rating of 4.6/5 for Dr. Richard Anderson, MD. Patients say that the appointment wasn't rushed and the provider listened & answered questions well. See all patient feedback on Healthgrades.

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No malpractice claims found for New Jersey
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Dr. Anderson's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Scoliosis
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Treatment Frequency

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

Dr. Anderson treats this condition more than 25% of their 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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Chiari Malformation Type 1
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Anderson treats Chiari Malformation Type 1 more than 9% of their peers

Dr. Anderson treats this condition more than 9% of their peers

Dr. Anderson's conditions and procedures:

  • Achondroplasia
  • Aneurysm
  • Arachnoid Cyst
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Brain
  • Astrocytoma
  • Birth Defects
  • Brain Abscess
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cavernous Malformation of Spine
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari Malformation Type 2
  • Chiari Malformation, Pediatric
  • Chondrosarcoma
  • Chordoma
  • Craniofacial Disorders
  • Craniosynostosis, Autosomal Dominant
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Ependymoma
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Ewing's Sarcoma
  • Giant Cell Tumor
  • Hemangioblastoma
  • Hemangioma
  • Hydrocephalus, Child
  • Lipomas
  • Medulloblastoma
  • Meningiomas
  • Metastatic Tumor
  • Moyamoya Disease
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Neurogenic Claudication (NC)
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pediatric Epilepsy
  • Pediatric Spina Bifida
  • Pediatric Tethered Cord Syndrome
  • Pediatric Trauma
  • Pediatric Tumor
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Schwannoma
  • Schwannomatosis
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • Spasticity
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Syringomyelia
  • Tethered Spinal Cord Syndrome
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vascular Disease
  • von Hippel-Lindau Syndrome

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Dr. Anderson accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Amerihealth
Personal Choice PPO
Anthem
Pathway X Ind PPO Direct Access CT
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue Advantage
Commercial Insurance Company
EmblemHealth
Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
Healthfirst
ABCD HMO
HealthPlus Amerigroup
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
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MagnaCare
Neighborhood Health Plan
Oxford Health Plans
QualCare
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare EPO

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Neurosurgeons of NJ

Neurosurgeons of New Jersey (Ridgewood)1200 E Ridgewood Ave Ste 200 Ridgewood, NJ 07450
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