Dr. Roger Ray, MD

Dr. Roger Ray, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
61 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Roger Ray, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Independence, MO and has been practicing for 38 years. He specializes in neurosurgery.

Neurosurgery Associates of Jackson County

19550 E 39th St S Ste 105

Independence, MO 64057
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City
  • Cenpatico Behavioral Health
  • Cigna
  • CoreSource
  • CorVel
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Family Health Partners
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • HCA Midwest Comp Care

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Ray performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Spine Fractures, Traumatic
very high
more than 96% of peers
Spinal Stenosis
very high
more than 95% of peers
Spine Disorders
very high
more than 94% of peers

Dr. Ray's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Ray "Board - certified neurosurgeon , Roger A. Ray , MD , FAANS practices adult general and spinal neurosurgery. Dr. Ray grew up in the Raytown area and attended the University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Medicine. After graduation , he completed his internship and residency at the University of Tennessee in Memphis. For the last 25 years , Dr. Ray has practiced in northwest Alabama , where he has been very active in medical staff affairs , chaired several committees and served as chief of th"

1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

44  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
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18  Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Missouri.

0 Sanctions

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

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University of Missouri / Kansas City Campus
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1980
  • University Of Missouri Kansas City School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1980
  • Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1981
  • University Of Tennessee
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Ray has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Ray's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ray to family and friends
23 total reviews (12 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (23)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Ray'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 (12)

The dr and his staff are the best I have been too! Would highly recommend them!
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Our practice aims to deliver the highest quality patient care and it starts with an expert staff. We love to hear about these positive experiences at Neurosurgery Associates of Jackson County. Thanks for sharing this feedback with us!

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Dr. Ray is very thorough and was honest to say I don't need surgery! I can't make comment on his abilities as a surgeon, but I can say he took his time evaluating my issues, listening to me and, in general, displayed an excellent bedside manner. His staff is very friendly!
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We are so happy to read this positive review. The team at Neurosurgery Associates of Jackson County is filled with many special people, and we know they will appreciate the kind words. We will be sure to pass along!

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The entire staff was very upbeat and friendly and Dr. Ray was very warm and very easy to talk to and took his time to listen to all your concerns and answer any and all questions that you might have and address all your concerns and not try to rush you through your appointment.
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He came in to meet me and I knew that he had reviewed my MRI already from what he said. I did not need surgery. He gave me options and I got to make the final decision. The fact that he did not push surgery and was so honest was refreshing, I would recommend him to anyone that has neck or back...more
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Terrible.... 1st we couldn't get his office to schedule, had 2 be referred 3 times before they called, now they've canceled 3 times..... Been to ER for pain, MRI show significant cause to be seen. But we're going elsewhere.
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