Dr. Richard Teff, MD

Minimally Invasive Neurological Spine Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 49
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Dr. Richard Teff, MD
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 meritorious service following each of his overseas tours. He has extensive experience with degenerative and traumatic spine disorders. His work with Army, Navy, and Air Force service members taught him many lessons about preserving high levels of athletic performance after spinal injuries and operations. Dr. Teff is originally from Omaha, Nebraska, where he attended college and medical school at Creighton University.

140 N Litchfield Rd Ste 110

Goodyear, AZ 85338

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Dr. Richard Teff, MD

Dr. Richard Teff, MD

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  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas


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Osteoarthritis of Spine
more than 78% of peers
Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
more than 47% of peers
Spine Disorders
more than 41% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Teff "At Phoenix Spine we provide the premier patient experience using evidence-based practices to eliminate neck and low-back pain in the least-invasive manner."


  • Minimally Invasive Neurological Spine Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

Conditions Treated

  • Broken Neck
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Tethered Spinal Cord Syndrome
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture


  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Bronze Star Medal, September
  • Bronze Star Medal, February 2
  • Meritorious Service Medal, August 200
Media & Publications

Dr. Teff has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Teff's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Teff to family and friends
based on 32 total reviews (6 with comments)
Dr. Teff's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (6)
in Goodyear, AZ |
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.
in Goodyear, AZ |
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.
in Goodyear, AZ |
Amazing experience at Phoenix Spine! Dr. Teff saved me from further back pain and I am forever grateful.
in Goodyear, AZ |
Dr Teff is amazingly skilled as a surgeon. He is patient, caring and super concerned about his patients and their outcomes.
in Goodyear, AZ |
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.
Phoenix, AZ |
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.
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Hospitals where Dr. Teff has admitting privileges

Abrazo West Campus
13677 W McDowell Rd
Goodyear, AZ 85395
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