Dr. Ruth E. Bristol, MD

Dr. Ruth E. Bristol, MD

Neurosurgery | Female | 41 years old

Areas of expertise: Craniosynostosis, Hydrocephalus, Brain and Spine Tumors, Tethered Cord, Myelomeningocele and Chiari Malformations.Read more

PCH Neurosurgery
1919 E Thomas Rd Bldg Ambulatory
Phoenix, AZ 85016 Get Directions
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Areas of expertise: Craniosynostosis, Hydrocephalus, Brain and Spine Tumors, Tethered Cord, Myelomeningocele and Chiari Malformations.Read more

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in Gilbert, AZ |
She is amazing Doctor my son had Brian surgery she take care and done with confidence and care . I feel blessed to meet Dr Ruth and go to PCH in Phx for care my son
Phoenix, AZ |
Dr. Bristol operated on my 2 month old daughter to correct her sagittal craniosynostosis. She and Dr. Singh were wonderful to deal with pre-surgery. They were knowledgeable, sympathetic, and patient. They conducted the surgery in a fraction of the time that another doctor had told me it would take and did not need to shave any of my baby's hair, which the other doctor told me would need to be done. They kept me apprised of every step of the surgery and the surgery was a success.
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Dr. Bristol's Care Philosophy

Areas of expertise: Craniosynostosis, Hydrocephalus, Brain and Spine Tumors, Tethered Cord, Myelomeningocele and Chiari Malformations.

Dr. Bristol's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Neurosurgery
  •  Board certified in Neurosurgery
  •  Malpractice claims in Arizona not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Neurosurgery

Conditions Treated

  • Acrocephalosyndactyly
  • Aneurysm
  • Arachnoid Cyst
  • Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Brain
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Spine
  • Ataxia
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Cysts, Pediatric
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Tumor
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cavernous Hemangioma
  • Cavernous Malformation Brain
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Colloid Cyst
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Glioblastoma
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Hypothalamic Hamartoma
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Imperforate Anus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pediatric Brain Tumor
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Tethered Spinal Cord Syndrome
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tuberous Sclerosis
  • Vascular Disease

Education

  • Medical School
    Tulane University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 2000

  • Internship Hospital
    Phoenix Integrated Surgical Residency Program

    Completed in 2001

  • Residency Hospital
    BARROW NEUROLOGICAL INSTITUTE

    Completed in 2007

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Childrens Hosp Los Angeles Inc

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Brain Surgery
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus Surgery
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Microvascular Decompression
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Tumor Surgery