Dr. Richard Lebow, MD

Dr. Richard Lebow, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
41 y/o

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Dr. Richard Lebow, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Nashville, TN and has been practicing for 3 years. He specializes in neurosurgery, neurological skull base surgery, and more.Read his story

Howell-Allen Clinic

2011 Murphy Ave Ste 301

Nashville, TN 37203
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Baptist Health Services Group
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Cigna-HealthSpring
  • CorVel
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Medicaid of Tennessee
  • MultiPlan
  • NovaNet
  • One Health

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Top Care Areas

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Low Back Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 93% of peers
Spine Disorders
very high
more than 87% of peers

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Dr. Lebow's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Lebow "Dr. Lebow was born and raised in Houston, Texas. He attended college and medical school at the University of Texas, where he was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Omega Alpha honor societies. He moved to Nashville in 2004 to attend residency in Neurosurgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. At Vanderbilt, he also obtained specialized fellowship training in complex spinal deformity and minimally invasive spinal surgery. However, his biggest accomplishment was marrying Kelly Lebow. They have two beautiful daughters, Hannah and Madelyn. Dr. Lebow is board certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery. He is one of the local experts in complex spinal deformity correction, as well as in surgery for spinal cord and brain tumors."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Lebow "I am committed to providing exceptional patient care, treating each individual like family. My use of minimally invasive techniques allows for smaller incisions and quicker recovery periods."

7  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Minimally Invasive Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Neurological Skull Base Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Reconstructive Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Neurological Trauma Surgery
  • Peripheral Nerve Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

63  Conditions Treated

  • Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
  • Adult Scoliosis
  • Aneurysm
  • Back Injuries
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Scoliosis
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Compression Fracture
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Ulnar Neuropathy
  • Vascular Disease
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39  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adult Scoliosis Correction
  • Brain Surgery
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Failed Back Surgery Revision
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Image-Guided Spine Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laparoscopic Spine Surgery
  • Low Back Procedure
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Microneurovascular Surgery
  • Microsurgical Procedure
  • Microvascular Decompression
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Scoliosis Treatment
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine and Back Procedures
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Surgery
  • Stereotaxis
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Tennessee.

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.


  • University of Texas
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2000
  • University of Texas
    Medical School | Graduated 2004
  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2005
  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2011
  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2015

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications
  • Minimally Invasive Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion and, 2011
  • Bone Graft Options, Bone Graft Substitutes, and Bone Harvest, 2011
  • Percutaneous Vertebral Augmentation: Vertebroplasty and, 2010
  • Cheng JS, Lebow RL, Schmidt MH, Spooner J., 2008
  • Forbes JA, Chambless LB, Smith JG, Wushensky CA, Lebow RL, Alvarez J, Pearson MM., 2011
  • Lebow RL, Adogwa O, Parker SL, Sharma A, Cheng JS, McGirt MJ., 2011
  • Palka KT, Lebow RL, Weaver KD, Kressin MK., 2008
  • Lebow RL, Parker SL, Adogwa O, Reig A, Cheng J, Bydon A, McGirt MJ, 2012

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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What People Say About Dr. Richard Lebow, MD
Dr. Richard Lebow, MD is the best he saved my life. He removed three brain tumors. Thank you Tondia
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Tondia in Murfreesboro, TN – Oct 25, 2017
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Operated on my husband almost a year ago & he almost died, had a stroke during surgery which after begging for weeks to check they finally found yes he had had stroke during surgery. Worst 4 months hospital stay ever, 3 additional emergency surgeries within a few days. Would not ever recommend...Read More
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Oct 11, 2017
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I am a retired nurse and am very picky about which doctors I see and especially which surgeons I allow to perform surgery on me. I had a ruptured cervical disc and needed surgery. A friend had a back disc surgery that failed and Dr Lebow redid her surgery with great results. I saw him and he did...Read More
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Susan in Gallatin, TN – Mar 27, 2017
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One July morning in 2016, Dr. Lebow preformed my back surgery. I had been suffering for many years and had given up hope of ever feeling good again. But Meeting Dr. Lebow, he gave me hope of being able to walk, go shopping and enjoying life again. Today is September 26th 2016 and I can honestly say...Read More
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Reita B in Lebanon, TN – Sep 26, 2016
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I would never refer none
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Jennifer in Lebanon Tn – May 23, 2016
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