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Dr. Richard Teff, MD

Neurosurgery •  Male • Age 52

Dr. Teff

Phoenix Spine Surgeons

140 N Litchfield Rd Ste 110 Goodyear, AZ 85338
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Dr. Richard Teff, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Goodyear, AZ and has been practicing for 19 years. He graduated from Creighton University School Of Medicine in 1994 and specializes in neurosurgery.

Dr. Teff's Reviews

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4.8

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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!
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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!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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Dr Teff is amazingly skilled as a surgeon. He is patient, caring and super concerned about his patients and their outcomes.
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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 was deployed twice to Iraq during 2003 and 2007 and awarded bronze stars for exceptionally merito...

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Education

2000
University Of Missouri Health Sciences Center
Residency Hospital
1995
University Of Missouri Health Sciences Center
Internship Hospital
1994
Creighton University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1990
Creighton University
Undergraduate School

Awards

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

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(602) 256-2525

Dr. Teff accepts the following insurance:

MultiPlan

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Dr. Teff's Top Procedures and Conditions

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

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Teff performs Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy) more than 85% of his peers

Dr. Teff performs this procedure more than 85% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Laminectomy
  • Laminoplasty
  • Laminotomy
  • Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Posterior Cervical Laminectomy
Spine Disorders
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Teff treats Spine Disorders more than 79% of his peers

Dr. Teff treats this condition more than 79% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Degenerative Spine Diseases
  • Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Spine
  • Pediatric Spinal Tumor
  • Progressive Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • Progressive Spinobulbar Muscular Atrophy
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Dysostosis, Anhalt Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Ryukyuan Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Scapuloperoneal
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type I
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type II
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type III
  • Spinal Tuberculosis
Spondylosis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Teff treats Spondylosis more than 74% of his peers

Dr. Teff treats this condition more than 74% of his peers

Dr. Teff's conditions and procedures:

  • Broken Neck
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pinched Nerve
  • 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
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Tethered Spinal Cord Syndrome
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Traumatic Brain Injury

Locations

Havasu Regional Medical Center

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  • Hours
    • 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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Havasu Regional Medical Center

Lake Havasu City, AZ

63% Patient experience rating, 6% lower than the national average