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 30 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 Fracture Treatment
  • 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

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

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. George's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. George

4.8

Based on 69 reviews

5 Stars
91.30434782608695%
(63)
4 Stars
1.4492753623188406%
(1)
3 Stars
2.898550724637681%
(2)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
4.3478260869565215%
(3)

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