Dr. Richard Anderson, MD

Dr. Richard Anderson, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 59
Dr. Richard Anderson, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Springfield, MA and has been practicing for 32 years. He graduated from University Of Connecticut School Of Medicine in 1986 and specializes in neurosurgery.

300 Stafford St Ste 303

Springfield, MA 01104

Contact Information

(413) 732-9600

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Guardian
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Tufts Health Plan
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Low Back Pain
very high
more than 97% of peers
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 96% of peers
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more than 94% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

33  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Vascular Disease
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11  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Paracentesis
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Massachusetts.

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.


  • University Of Connecticut School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • West Virginia University Hospitals
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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What People Say About Dr. Richard Anderson, MD
I had surgery several times in my life and this was the first operation, crushed disc in my neck, that I woke up in Recovery feeling like a million bucks......Dr. Anderson was truly the best surgeon I ever had and I would recommend him to anyone.....I am so thankful to him for the great job he did...Read More
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Patricia Potter in Lake Pleasant, MA – Feb 26, 2018
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Dr Anderson did an awful job on my lower back spinal fushion and I was permanently disabled before I even got on the 1 st time. You know what happened. I wouldn't recommend anyone I know to go to him
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Apr 18, 2017
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I found Dr Anderson to be excellent, very knowledgeable. He was a through in his examination, worked to get me in to surgery before the 6 week waiting period insurance requires. I was very unhappy with the care of the staff from Mercy hospital. Heather can be very abrupt, unprofessional. After...Read More
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Mar 22, 2017
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I received a phone call today from Dr. Anderson receptionist for a second opinion for my herniated disc, she proceeded to say you have HNE and you have a deductible and copay of $2000 to meet when you go see him, I said that's incorrect it's only a office visit for a second opinion, she then said...Read More
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Springfield, MA – Feb 17, 2017
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One of the most unfriendly physicians I have ever dealt with. However, I found his assistant to be very caring and extremely knowledgeable. Heather at the front desk was condescending and spoke to me like a ten year old. I would not recommend.
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Cindy in Russell, MA – Feb 01, 2017
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