Dr. Richard Zimmerman, MD

Dr. Richard Zimmerman, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 63

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Dr. Richard Zimmerman, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Scottsdale, AZ and has over 38 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Zimmerman has more experience with Cranial Neurosurgery than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Boston University School Of Medicine medical school in 1983. He is affiliated with Mayo Clinic Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Zimmerman to book an appointment.


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Scottsdale13400 E Shea Blvd Scottsdale, AZ 85259

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Dr. Zimmerman is affiliated with Mayo Clinic Hospital Phoenix, a highly rated hospital.

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  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed (8)
  • Explained conditions well (8)
  • Listened & answered questions (8)
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  • Appointment was rushed (1)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (1)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (1)
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So kind and caring re my diagnosis of a ruptured brain aneurysm in 2016. He explained everything that needed to happen when I arrived in the ER
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Nothing I can say will do justice. How do you complement the man who saved my life?
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Daniel Vega in Tucson, AZ – Dec 13, 2017
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Dr Richard Scott Zimmerman is literally a miracle brain surgeon. He took on my cause, which was so complicate-and took it on with such ease and faith. He not only was so logical, full of endless info-but he also had such humor!!! And I loved that!! I was fearless of all 3 brain resections. And the last one done awake-I was excited and giddy. Having a neurosurgeon like him makes it simple to have zero fear. He worked wonders on my 3rd awake brain surgery. I am forever grateful!
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Heather Jeanette Siebens in Gilbert, AZ – Nov 17, 2016
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Zimmerman

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Zimmerman treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Zimmerman treats other conditions, please contact the office at (480) 702-3862.

Cranial Neurosurgery

Cranial neurosurgeons perform surgical procedures that involve opening or passing through the skull to treat conditions affecting the brain, spinal cord, and nervous system.Compare with other Cranial Neurosurgery specialists.

Dr. Zimmerman is experienced in the area of Cranial Neurosurgery. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 11 conditions and procedures

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Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
Skull Base Surgery
Brain Surgery
Neurostimulator Implantation
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Dr. Zimmerman's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Brain
  • Astrocytoma
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Carotid Artery Stent Placement
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari Malformation Type 2
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniotomy
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epilepsy
  • Facet Block
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Medulloblastoma
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulator Implantation
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Repair Intracranial Aneurysm
  • Schwannoma
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stereotaxis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Trigeminal Nerve Block
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization

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About Me


Dr. Richard Zimmerman, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Scottsdale, AZ and has over 38 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Zimmerman has more...Read more


  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications


Barrow Neur Institute
Fellowship Hospital
Med College Va
Residency Hospital
Med College Va
Internship Hospital
Boston University School Of Medicine
Medical School


Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Richard Zimmerman, MD?

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Does Dr. Richard Zimmerman, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Zimmerman has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Richard Zimmerman, MD accepting new patients?

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

Dr. Zimmerman frequently treats Cranial Neurosurgery. See all practice areas where Dr. Zimmerman specializes.

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

Dr. Zimmerman's office is located at 13400 E Shea Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ 85259. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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92% Patient Experience Rating, 23% higher than the national average

31 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019)