Dr. Richard Bobo, MD

Dr. Richard Bobo, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 60
Dr. Richard Bobo, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Tupelo, MS and has been practicing for 27 years. He graduated from Tulane University School Of Medicine in 1983 and specializes in neurosurgery, neuro-oncology, and more.

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

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5  Specialties

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

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

75  Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • All Lymphoma
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • 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 and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • 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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24  Procedures

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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

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

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Dr. Bobo is a give it to you straight kind of person, that my offend some. But the honest truth is better than false hope to me. He told me that he couldn't help me and why instead of operating and chancing making it worse.
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Absolutely only a compensation doctor. Patients are customers and income. No concern for treating patients.
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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...Read More
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Detail oriented, very personable and explains procedures very well.
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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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