Dr. Richard Teff, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 53

Dr. Teff
Accepting new patients

Havasu Regional Medical Center

1851 Mesquite Ave Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403

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(928) 854-0010

Dr. Richard Teff, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Lake Havasu City, AZ. He is affiliated with Havasu Regional Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Teff to book an appointment.

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Experience
Background

Background Check

1 board action Found
  • Wrong-site surgery (7/2/2020)View details
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Dr. Teff's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Teff performs Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy) more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Teff performs this procedure more than 93% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Laminectomy
  • Laminoplasty
  • Laminotomy
  • Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Posterior Cervical Laminectomy
Low Back Pain
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Teff treats Low Back Pain more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Teff treats this condition more than 90% of his peers

Osteoarthritis of Spine
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Teff treats Osteoarthritis of Spine more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Teff treats this condition more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Teff's conditions and procedures:

  • Brain Abscess
  • Broken Neck
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neurostimulator Implantation
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Tethered Spinal Cord Syndrome
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Upper Back Pain

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Dr. Teff accepts the following insurance:

Anthem
Balanced Blue Access Choice-MO
Balanced Blue Access-MO
Balanced Blue Preferred-MO
Blue Access Choice (St Louis) (Select Network)-MO
Blue Access Choice - S-MO
Blue Access Choice-MO
Blue Access-MO
Blue Preferred (Blue Preferred / Small Grp)-MO
Blue Preferred (Select Network)-MO POS
Blue Preferred Network-MO
Blue Preferred Options-MO
Blue Preferred Plus-MO POS
Blue Preferred-MO HMO
Blue Traditional-MO
Bronze Blue Access Choice Plus-MO
Bronze Blue Access Choice-MO
Bronze Blue Access Plus-MO
Bronze Blue Access-MO
Bronze Blue Preferred Plus-MO
Bronze Blue Preferred-MO
Gold Blue Access Choice Plus-MO
Gold Blue Access Choice-MO
Gold Blue Access Plus-MO
Gold Blue Access-MO
Gold Blue Preferred Options-MO
Gold Blue Preferred Plus-MO
Gold Blue Preferred-MO
Lumenos Plans (Blue Access Choice)-MO
Lumenos plans (Blue Access)-MO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Preferred-Care Blue (KC) (Select Network)-MO
Silver Blue Access Choice Plus-MO
Silver Blue Access Choice-MO
Silver Blue Access Plus-MO
Silver Blue Access-MO
Silver Blue Preferred Options-MO
Silver Blue Preferred-MO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

Dr. Teff's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Teff

4.8

Based on 41 ratings

5 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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What went well
  • Explained conditions well (39)
  • Listened & answered questions (39)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (38)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (2)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (2)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (2)
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Very easy to talk to. He listens and replies in language you understands. He explains exactly what to expect and will always answer your questions without leaving you wondering if the question was answered. And yes, he did a procedure on my lumbar spine with no concerns of the results.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Kerry – Nov 16, 2020
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Went to emergency and he was on call got lucky on my end. Had a piece of resting on my L3/4 so he removed it feeling a lot better
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Denise – May 27, 2020
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I was a patient of Dr Teff when he was at the Neuroscience Center in Billings Montana. 2013-2014 he did the surgery on my neck eleviating the pain and numbness I was experiancing. He listens to your problems and concerns and works with you to achieve your ultimate goal. He left two weeks after my surgery and I've missed him ever sense. No other Neurologist has shown me the care and treated me like they care sense he left. I would Recomend him to anyone!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Cole Wilson in Billings, MT – Jan 22, 2019
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At the pre-op appointment with the doctor, he outlined exactly what was going to happen and explained everything in detail. Everything went very smoothly at the hospital prior to the procedure and the doctor said the surgery was successful. I only had a minimal amount of pain from the actual incision, but did have a very sore throat due to a tube that was inserted during the operation. I would definitely recommend Dr. Teff to anyone having spinal surgery similar to mine!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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C. Martin in Goodyear, AZ – Jun 05, 2018
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The procedure Dr. Teff used on me was well thoughtout, reviewed, and completed with care. I was very satisfied with the outcome. I was given helpful instructions for healing -- what not to do and what to do to help with the healing. My doctor's mannerism is highly regarded by me and my sister. I would recommend Dr. Teff and the practice of Phoenix Spine to any and all other patients.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
7 people found this helpful
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S.H.W. in Goodyear, AZ – May 04, 2018
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Dr. Teff presents extremely well. His bedside manner was excellent: he comes off as a calm, competent professional who is able to handle the task at hand. Tracy served as the head nurse during my surgery, and she was top-notch. Everyone communicated well and kept me informed of what was going to happen, and what was happening as it occurred.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
7 people found this helpful
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Ryan Daniels in Goodyear, AZ – May 03, 2018
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Meet the doctor for the first time the day of the procedure.Every thing else was done by phone/computer. He explained everything in great detail to our satisfaction. His bedside manner is very good. We have already recommended him to our family and friends.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Don Zeman in Goodyear, AZ – Feb 10, 2018
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I had a spinal lamenectomy and it was performed by Dr Teff. My experience with the facility was outstanding, the office and exam rooms were extremely clean, Dr Teff was responsive to my questions and took the time to explain the procedure in terms I could understand. I am a week and a half into my recovery and feel 100 percent better and free of the psain in my back and leg.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Ryan Ford in Goodyear, AZ – Dec 02, 2017
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I had a microdiscectomy surgery about a month ago. I am highly satisfied with Dr.Teff. He took great care of me when I was in severe pain. The surgey was favorable. My recovery was wonderful and faster than expextes thanks to Dr.Teff. I would certainly recommend Dr.Teff to anyone suffering from severe pain and defenity for a surgeon. Now, I have relief thanks to the surgery and Dr.Teff.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Luis Villegas in Goodyear, AZ – Nov 20, 2017
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For years I have trusted dr. Lieberman and his staff dr. Teff was wonderful I have had great success with your care and recommend anyone with chronic pain that needs the proper treatment to seek you out.
What went well
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What could be improved
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G.P. in Goodyear, AZ – Aug 23, 2017
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Amazing experience at Phoenix Spine! Dr. Teff saved me from further back pain and I am forever grateful.
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No results
What could be improved
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Kate Barnes in Goodyear, AZ – Aug 15, 2017
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Dr Teff is amazingly skilled as a surgeon. He is patient, caring and super concerned about his patients and their outcomes.
What went well
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What could be improved
No results
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Barbara F. RN in Goodyear, AZ – Aug 12, 2017
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The procedures were clearly explained. The staff was very compassionate and listened to my concerns. The doctor treated me in a professional and kind manner. The office and procedure room was clean and organized. I would highly recommend Dr. Teff to friends and family for their spine needs.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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J.L. in Goodyear, AZ – Aug 09, 2017
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Dr Teff is amazing. His knowledge and skill as a neurosurgeon is second to none. As a nurse and a patient, I would recommend him to anyone needing spine surgery and treatments.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Phoenix, AZ – Aug 02, 2017
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Teff completed his neurosurgery residency at the University of Missouri and spent eight years in active duty service with the United States Army. He...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

2000
University of Missouri Health Sciences Center
Residency Hospital
1995
University of Missouri Health Sciences Center
Internship Hospital
1990
Creighton University
Undergraduate School

Awards

  • Meritorious Service Medal, August 200
  • Bronze Star Medal, September
  • Bronze Star Medal, February 2

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What are Dr. Richard Teff, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Teff frequently treats Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy), Low Back Pain, and Osteoarthritis of Spine. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Teff treats.

Where is Dr. Richard Teff, MD's office located?

Dr. Teff's office is located at 1851 Mesquite Ave, Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Havasu Regional Medical Center

Specialty Associates1851 Mesquite Ave Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Lake Havasu City, AZ

59% Patient experience rating, 10% lower than the national average

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