Dr. Richard Veyna, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 49

Dr. Veyna
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Michigan Head & Spine Institute

29275 Northwestern Hwy Ste 100 Southfield, MI 48034

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Dr. Richard Veyna, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Southfield, MI and has over 24 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from U Of Tx Med Sch At Houston medical school in 1998. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Ascension River District Hospital and Ascension Saint John Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Veyna to book an appointment.

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He kept me waiting 2 & 1/2 hours and gave me 4 minutes of his time. He was more interested in the students following him than me. He told me that there was nothing he could do for me. Another surgeon successfully fixed my back problems and relieved me of my pain. He deserves zero stars.
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What could be improved
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
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Unsatisfied customer – Sep 27, 2021
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Not recommend Dr. Venya unless you want to wait hours past appointment time to see him. First visit I waited 3 hours before shown to room and another 20 -30 minutes before doctor saw me. Appointment was made two months in advance. Waiting room was packed and overflow had to sit in the outside lobby. Checking in I saw 90% of patients were seeing Dr. Venya. He overbooks appointments and sitting there for hours you get the feeling you are just part of the doctor's surgery production line. This was not a one time occurance, but 3 times . Waiting room always packed and I was grateul when I got to the room with only a 1hr 45min. wait, my appointment was 10:15 saw the doctor at noon. Also over 2 hourwait He also had little time for his patients. Never saw him before surgery and morning after as I was walking with an aide to bathroom, he saw me from the hall, said "you're up" and kept on walking. Hour later I was being discharged, he never came in to see how I was or discuss my surgery.
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Dec 15, 2019
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He saved my life after a serious car accident which could have left me paralyzed permanently. I returned to my teaching job, which I loved. God bless your skillful gifts, Dr. Venya.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Virginia in St. Clair Shores – Mar 02, 2019
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Dr Veyna is the best doctor I've ever seen. He's helped twice and I may need to see him again. I'd put my life in his hands without a moments thought. Thank you, Dr. Veyna, for listening to me & for helping me. God bless you.
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
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Sandi L. in New Baltimore, MI – Feb 20, 2019
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Honestly, Dr. Veyna is an absolute gift to this earth. I have met a lot of doctors that miss diagnosed a tumor I had in my sacrum, but not Dr. Veyna. If there was a script for what I needed to hear from a doctor it's as if he read it word for word. EXCELLENT bedside manner. Amazing human being. He explained everything and was so honest. He had my best interest in mind at all times. He gave me my life back after fast tracking me to O.R and removing a painful tumor. My family absolutely loved him!
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
  • Long wait times
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Martyna Jezak in Armada, MI – Feb 10, 2019
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Dr Veyna performed a cervical fusion on me years ago. I have nothing but excellent reviews for him. I recommend him to another aquaintence of mine and after a disabling back injury, then a few visits to Dr Veyna, he is now back to work and feeling fine! Dr Veyna is a very compassionate, understanding and skilled surgeon.
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
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Cindy in Port Huron, MI – Feb 03, 2019
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Best Doctor around he did my disc replacement and I will be forever grateful.
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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Harrison Township, MI – Sep 17, 2018
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Wish I saw him years ago. Life changing!!
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
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Brian in Clinton twp, MI – Aug 10, 2018
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Greatest doc in the world, saved my life from a gunshot to the head. He is in it for the patient, not just the money like some
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
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D.smith in MI – Jul 16, 2018
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Dr Veyna is awesome. He is great at listening to you and the pain your in, explains what's going on, what he wants to do, very understanding. He did 3 lower back surgeries to my back and its a huge improvement from when I first had problems. Will recommend him to anyone who need help with their back in the future.
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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Ann Ellison in Lenox – Mar 27, 2018
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I chose Dr. Veyna after researching and finding out that he trained under the wonderful surgeon who did my previous surgery. When I met him he was very open and personable. I have been a registered nurse for over 40 years and he answered all of my questions and put me at ease. I would recommend him to my family and colleagues.
What went well
  • 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
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Ruth Roberts in St. Clair Shores, MI – Jan 19, 2018
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Twi soubak ioeratuibs abd 100% recovery with healthy outcome. Very caring Doctor.
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
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Donald in Gladwin, MI – Nov 18, 2017
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I trust Dr. Veyna when he reviewed my MRI, he told me that he would not do surgery on me. I'm sure I could find many other doctors that would, but my results would not be optimal. He explained that I would probably not have reduced pain, and would for sure have reduced mobility. I appreciate his honesty, and the time he spent with me explaining my MRI. Surgery is not always the best option.
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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Washington, MI – Oct 16, 2017
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Dr. Veyna performed brain surgery on me at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak last November. I couldn't be more pleased with the care I received from him! He removed a meningoma tumor the size of an orange from my brain. I will be forever grateful to him for such compasionate care. Lynne Gregory
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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Lynne Gregory in Troy, MI – Aug 22, 2017
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He did my laminectomy and Dr Veyna also did my mothers back surgery 2 times. He knows his stuff and has privledges at most hospitals. Christy is also awesome.
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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Kathy Stepnitz in Clinton Township, Mi – Aug 16, 2017
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Dr Veyna was a great surgeon 5 years ago when my disc blew up in my back. For the last 6 months I have been having problems with my back again. I set up an appointment for it & was told the soonest I could get in was 2 months from the day I called to make my appointment. I've went to emergency 2 times since for the excruciating pain I'm in. The day before my appointment as I was in the hospital his office called me to tell me they had to cancel & the soonest I can get in again is another month.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Melissa Skibowski in New Baltimore, MI – Jul 12, 2017
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Tells you exactly what needs to be done to correct a problem and makes it happen !...outstanding Doctor !!!
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
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Ron lagocki in Harrison township mi – Jun 22, 2017
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Dr Veyna was great. He sat across from me and my husband and took the time to explain everything from my MRI to surgical options. He also was very honest regarding how much pain relief cervical spine surgery would provide. After ten years of pain I feel that even a small amount of relief would be welcomed and we were grateful for his honesty as to what to expect. We never felt rushed despite the office being very busy that day.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Donna Hahn in New Baltimore, MI – Jun 21, 2017
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I saw dr Venya last year. Very kind doctor explain your condition to you. I will eventually need a cage and screws in my neck. However he is one not to cut unless absolutely necessary. I will be going back soon as fir another evaluation since my condition has worsen. For another her consolation. To keep up with my pain and recommendations from him.
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
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Susan Berkholz in Macomb, MI – Jun 14, 2017
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Dr. Veyna has performed both a cervical fusion and a cervical decompression. He brought me through both with flying colors!! He is also quite a human being. He participates in doctors without borders. Above EXCELLENCE!!
What went well
  • 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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Elizabeth Spunar in Utica, MI – May 25, 2017
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Care Philosophy

Dr. Veyna understands the concern patient's may have when considering surgical options. Becoming a partner with the patient and helping to educate them...Read more

Biography

Dr. Richard Veyna is a board certified neurosurgeon who specializes in complex spinal disorders and deep brain stimulation. He also treats cervical, thoracic...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Brain Aneurysms
  • Minimally Invasive Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Movement Disorders Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

Louisiana State University / School of Medicine In New Orleans
Fellowship Hospital
Henry Ford Health System
Residency Hospital
Henry Ford Hospital
Internship Hospital
1998
U Of Tx Med Sch At Houston
Medical School
Baylor University
Undergraduate School
Children's Hospital of Michigan/DMC
William Beaumont Hospital
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Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

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

Dr. Veyna frequently treats Traumatic Brain Injury, Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement), and Osteoarthritis of Spine. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Veyna treats.

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

Dr. Veyna's office is located at 29275 Northwestern Hwy Ste 100, Southfield, MI 48034. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Veyna speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

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Dr. Veyna's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Traumatic Brain Injury
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Veyna treats Traumatic Brain Injury more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Veyna treats this condition more than 89% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acquired Brain Injuries
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Veyna treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 83% of his peers

Dr. Veyna treats this condition more than 83% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
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Osteoarthritis of Spine
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Veyna treats Osteoarthritis of Spine more than 66% of his peers

Dr. Veyna treats this condition more than 66% of his peers

Dr. Veyna's conditions and procedures:

  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chordoma
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epilepsy
  • Extradural Hemorrhage
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Interlaminar Spacer
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminoforaminotomy
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neurostimulation
  • Neurostimulator Implantation
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reconstruction for Craniosynos
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • 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 Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization

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Detroit and Southeastern Michigan Area HMO-High
Detroit and Southeastern Michigan Area HMO-Standard
Health Alliance POS
Medicare Advantage PPO
Senior Plus HMO
Health Net
Tricare
HealthPlus of Michigan
Eastern Michigan HMO-High
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Tricare
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Michigan Head & Spine Institute29275 Northwestern Hwy Ste 100 Southfield, MI 48034
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