Dr. Richard Bobo, MD

Dr. Richard Bobo, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 59
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Richard Bobo, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Tupelo, MS. He is 59 years old and has been practicing for 34 years.

4381 S Eason Blvd Ste 302

Tupelo, MS 38801

Contact Information

(662) 377-5700

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
  • Bluegrass Family Health
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Medicaid
  • 4 More

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Traumatic Brain Injury
very high
more than 99% of peers
very high
more than 95% of peers
Cranial Trauma
very high
more than 93% of peers

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Care Philosophy

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  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurological Skull Base Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Neurological Trauma Surgery
  • Neuro-Oncology

Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • All Lymphoma
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Fracture
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Glioblastoma
  • Glioma
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pancytopenia
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Purpura
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rasmussen's Syndrome
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors


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  • Brain Surgery
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cranial Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Craniectomy
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Peripheral Nerve Decompression
  • Peripheral Nerve Repair
  • Peripheral Nerve Surgery
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Stereotaxis
  • Stroke Surgery
  • Thoracentesis
  • Transphenoidal Surgery
  • Trauma Neurosurgery

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Mississippi.

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.


  • Tulane
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1979
  • Tulane University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1983
  • U Miss Med Ctr
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1984
  • Umc
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989
  • University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • National Institute Of Health
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1991
  • Senior Investigator 1989-1991
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1991
  • State University Of New York At Buffalo
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1987

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Clinical Associate Professor of Neurosurgery UMMC, 1993
  • Best Doctors, 2005
  • Fellow of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, 1993
Media & Publications
  • Magazine artical about my Web site on Medem, circa 1999
  • Long-Term Follow-up on NCI Phase I/II Study of Glioblastoma Multiforme Treated with IdUrd and Hyperfractionated Irradiation., 1992
  • 12. Induction of Glioblastoma in nonhuman primates after therapeutic doses of fractionated whole brain radiation therapy., 2002
  • 8. Bobo H, Kapp JP, Vance R: Effect of Intra-Arterial Cisplatin and 1,3-bis (2-Chlorothyl)-1-Nitrosourea (BCNU) Dosage on Radiographic Response and Regional Toxicity in Malignant Glioma Patients: Proposal of a New Method of Intra-Arterial Dosage Calculation., 1992
  • 10. Bobo H, Laske DW, Arkbasak A, Dedrick RL, Morrison F, Oldfield EH: Convection-enhanced Delivery of Macromolecules in the Brain., 1994
  • Reversal of Abnormal Platelet Function with Desmopressin., 2012
  • Kyphoplasty, circa 1998

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Bobo's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Bobo to family and friends
based on 22 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Bobo Says:

I am always stiving to improve the neurosurgical services provided and make the experience as comfortable as possible. We will continue to do our best to make patients and families feel better.

Dr. Bobo's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
Fayette, AL |
Absolutely only a compensation doctor. Patients are customers and income. No concern for treating patients.
in Poplarville, MS |
I had been suffering with my lower back for over ten years. Over the ten years I saw eight Nurosurgeons. One would refer me to another. After remembering the Nurosurgeon I saw in the 90s Dr BoBo I called and made an appointment. He took a look at my MRI and told me he could help me. I thank God everyday my steps were led to Dr BoBo. After a five hour surgery I'm now pain free. I highly recommend Dr BoBo. Everyone in his office is friendly and well educated. Now I'm ready to rebuild my life.
in Columbus, MS |
Detail oriented, very personable and explains procedures very well.
in Blue Springs, MS |
This doctor is one of the best doctor I went to. He is very caring about his patients. In fact I am getting ready to call him again. Dr Bobo did back on me and I went home the same and now I have shoulder and neck problems. I know he can take care of that too.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Bobo accepts 13 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • AvMed
    Open Access
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
  • Bluegrass Family Health
    Worker's Compensation WC
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • Humana
  • Kaiser Permanente
    Kaiser Foundation Hospitals
  • Medicaid
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
  • WellCare
    WellCare PPO
  • WellPoint

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Hospitals where Dr. Bobo has admitting privileges

North Mississippi Medical Center
830 S Gloster St
Tupelo, MS 38801
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