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Dr. Richard George, MD

Neurosurgery •  Male • Age 62

  
Dr. George

Grace Clinic of Lubbock

4515 Marsha Sharp Fwy Lubbock, TX 79407
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Dr. Richard George, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Lubbock, TX and has been practicing for 31 years. He specializes in neurosurgery.


Dr. George's Reviews

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4.7

Based on 72 reviews

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Waited over 2 hours to see him after hearing he was the best in Lubbock he was in there 10 minutes to tell me he would refer me to someone else he couldn’t help me. I have been in severe pain for over 1 year with tingling and numbness in my neck and going up my head and face !!!!!! Horrible experience he gave me no answers. Spent over 1 hour to see PA week before just horrible all around
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I went to see Dr. George after years of back pain and the last 10 months with so much pain I had to use a cane at some time and could not even sit long enough to go to Sunday School and church. After seeing Dr. George I had a cyst removed and disc clean out. I can walk without pain for the first time in I don't know when. Dr George and his staff are so caring and understanding. They re very thorough in explaining the procedure and the instructions for after surgery. I would highly recommend him for anyone needing surgery. He will even say a prayer for you, which I think is the best thing. Norma Kilgore, Lubbock, Tx. - Oct 2, 2019.
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Dr. George performed a minimally invasive spinal fusion and the procedure has eliminated all of my sciatic pain. He is a great surgeon and I would highly recommended him!
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I have been able to resume an active life style after lumbar fusion under care of Dr. George. He researched and planned my surgery based on my needs. Giving me confidence to undertake such a risky procedure. My outcome has exceeding all expectations.
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Not only is Dr. George an outstanding physician/surgeon, but he is also an outstanding person. Very caring of his patients' needs and concerns. He was openly willing to answer any and all questions. He also offered information that we didn't even know to ask since it was our first experience with back surgery. Since completing the surgery, I have been pain free for the first time in years.
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I have so much less pain than I had before surgery. I have virtually no pain. I had a decompression and fusion surgery and 27 hours later I walked out of the hospital under my own power. My recovery is going very well. I'm extremely pleased with my outcome.
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As an ag pilot I found myself with a decision to make due to my ruptured disc. Getting out of the plane was difficult, as this was going to be income lost for my family but turned out to be the best decision I have made. Dr. George and his staff not only eased all of my back pain but had me flying again in weeks after the surgery, I am now able to enjoy my job and the gorgeous scenery this area has. Thank you Dr. George and Staff!
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Dr. George has established a practice of excellence which includes his entire staff. Each person thoroughly explained procedures and expectations and put me at ease. I recently had an ACDH to correct a problem in my neck. Dr. George, Sixtus, Bertrand, the nurses and office staff were so pleasant and knowledgeable before and after surgery. I was pleased to find that I had increased strength and improved balance within 6 hours of surgery. There is no one better. I highly recommend Dr. George.
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easy to understand and he explains everything very thoroughly. He is careful to answer all questions. He gave me literature which was very helpful. He is conservative and does what is best for me. Most of my pain is gone and I am starting therapy.
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Dr. George was very professional through the complete process. He kept me informed with everything that was happening. He showed concern to make sure I was completely taken care of. I would recommend Dr. George and his staff to any with back issues.
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About Me

Care Philosophy

<p>We treat all patients like our family members.</p>

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Education

1989
Hosp for Sick Chldn
Fellowship Hospital
1988
Baylor Coll
Residency Hospital
1983
Baylor Coll
Internship Hospital

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(806) 744-7223

Dr. George accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Choice
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Texas
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. George's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Herniated Disc Surgery
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. George performs Herniated Disc Surgery more than 100% of his peers

Dr. George performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy With Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy With Plating & Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Microdiscectomy With Fusion
  • Arthroscopic Microdiscectomy
  • Cervical Discectomy
  • Cervical Microdiscectomy
  • Lumbar Discectomy
  • Lumbar Microdiscectomy
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Percutaneous Discectomy
  • Spinal Discectomy
Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. George performs Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities more than 100% of his peers

Dr. George performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Spinal Fusion
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. George performs Spinal Fusion more than 100% of his peers

Dr. George performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Dr. George's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Fusion
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Herniated Disc
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cervical Spondylitis
  • Cervical Spondylolisthesis
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Paracentesis
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Vascular Disease