Dr. Richard George, MD

Dr. Richard George, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 61
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Dr. Richard George, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Lubbock, TX and has been practicing for 29 years. He graduated from Southwestern and specializes in neurosurgery.

4515 Marsha Sharp Fwy

Lubbock, TX 79407

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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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

Treatment Frequency
Herniated Disc Surgery
very high
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 Spine Surgery
Cervical Spondylitis
Cervical Spondylolisthesis
Chiari's Deformity
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
Lumbar Spine Surgery
Meningiomas
Myelopathy
Nerve Block, Somatic
Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
Nerve Sheath Tumors
Neuroplasty
Neurostimulation
Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
Paracentesis
Pathological Spine Fracture
Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
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 Fractures, Traumatic
Spondylolisthesis
Spondylosis
Stroke
Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
Thoracic Spine Fracture
Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
Thrombosis
Torticollis
Vascular Disease

About Me

Care Philosophy

We treat all patients like our family members.

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

  • University Toronto Faculty Med Hospital
    Residency Hospital
  • Baylor College Of Med
    Residency Hospital
  • Southwestern
    Medical School
  • 1989
    Hosp For Sick Chldn
    Fellowship Hospital
    1989
  • 1983
    Baylor Coll
    Internship Hospital
    1983

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. George's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. George

4.8

Based on 68 reviews

5 Stars
91.17647058823529%
(62)
4 Stars
1.4705882352941178%
(1)
3 Stars
2.9411764705882355%
(2)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
4.411764705882353%
(3)

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Dr. George's Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers questions
  • Time well spent
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  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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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...Read More
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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...Read More
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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...Read More
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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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Cigna PPO
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First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
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