Dr. Ruth Bristol, MD

Dr. Ruth Bristol, MD

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Neurosurgery  ·  
Female  ·  
43 y/o
(13)

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Dr. Ruth Bristol, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Phoenix, AZ and has been practicing for 11 years. She specializes in neurosurgery.

PCH Neurology

1919 E Thomas Rd

Phoenix, AZ 85016
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Insurance Accepted

  • Accountable Health Plans of America
  • Aetna
  • AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC)
  • Banner Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Bridgeway Health Solutions
  • Cigna
  • Comprehensive Medical and Dental Program (CMDP)
  • Coventry Health Care
  • CRS
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule
  • Health Choice of Arizona
  • Health Net

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Dr. Bristol's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Hydrocephalus
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bristol treats Hydrocephalus more than 95% of her peers

Dr. Bristol treats this condition more than 95% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Hydrocephalus Due to Congenital Stenosis of Aqueduct of Sylvius
  • Hydrocephalus, Adult
  • Hydrocephalus, Child
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Obstructive Hydrocephalus
Spina Bifida
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bristol treats Spina Bifida more than 89% of her peers

Dr. Bristol treats this condition more than 89% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Adult Spina Bifida
  • Pediatric Spina Bifida
Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bristol performs Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal more than 82% of her peers

Dr. Bristol performs this procedure more than 82% of her peers

Dr. Bristol's conditions and procedures:

Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
Acrocephalosyndactyly
Aneurysm
Arachnoid Cyst
Arteriovenous Malformation
Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Brain
Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Spine
Bone Disorders
Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
Brain Aneurysm
Brain Cysts, Pediatric
Brain Disorders
Brain Surgery
Brain Tumor
Broken Neck
Cancer
Cavernous Hemangioma
Cavernous Malformation Brain
Cerebral Hemorrhage
Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
Cerebrovascular Disease
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
Chiari's Deformity
Colloid Cyst
Cranial Trauma
Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
Craniopharyngioma
Deep Brain Stimulation
Degenerative Disc Disease
Ear Disorders
Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
Fracture
Glioblastoma
Herniated Disc
Herniated Disc Surgery
Hydrocephalus
Hydrocephalus Surgery
Hypothalamic Hamartoma
Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
Imperforate Anus
Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
Low Back Pain
Microvascular Decompression
Myelopathy
Nerve Sheath Tumors
Neurostimulation
Pediatric Brain Tumor
Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Scoliosis
Spina Bifida
Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal Fusion
Spinal Nerve Block
Spinal Stenosis
Spine Deformities
Spine Disorders
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
Stereotactic Surgery
Stereotaxis
Subdural Hemorrhage
Tethered Spinal Cord Syndrome
Thoracic Spine Fracture
Thrombosis
Traumatic Brain Injury
Tumor Surgery
Vascular Disease

About Me

Care Philosophy

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

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

  • Childrens Hosp Los Angeles Inc
    Fellowship Hospital
  • 2007
    Barrow Neurological Institute
    Residency Hospital
    2007
  • 2001
    Phoenix Integrated Surgical Residency Program
    Internship Hospital
    2001
  • 2000
    Tulane University School Of Medicine
    Medical School
    2000

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Bristol's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Bristol

4.1

Based on 13 reviews

5 Stars
76.92307692307692%
(10)
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
23.076923076923077%
(3)

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  • Time well spent
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  • Scheduling
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What People Say About Dr. Ruth Bristol, MD
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Dr. Bristol removed our daughter’s Hypothalamic Hamartoma in April 2016. She gave her a quality of life that we never thought we’d see. She’s an incredibly gifted surgeon, with excellent bedside manner. We are incredibly grateful for her.
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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
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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...Read More
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Insurance accepted

Accepted insurance can change. Please double-check when making an appointment.

Accountable Health Plans of America
Aetna
Aetna HMO
AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC)
AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC) EPO
AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC) PPO
Banner Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Bridgeway Health Solutions
AHCCCS - AZ Health Care Cost Containment System
Cigna
Cigna Healthcare of Arizona
Cigna HMO
Cigna POS
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna
Comprehensive Medical and Dental Program (CMDP)
Coventry Health Care
CRS
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
Golden Rule
Health Choice of Arizona
AHCCCS - AZ Health Care Cost Containment System
Health Net
Humana
Humana HMO
Humana PPO
Indian Health Service
Mercy Care
AHCCCS - AZ Health Care Cost Containment System
AHCCCS without Prior Authorization
MultiPlan
RAN/AMN
PHCS
PHCS PPO
Phoenix Health Plan
AHCCCS - AZ Health Care Cost Containment System
Triwest
TriCare/TriWest
United Healthcare Community Plan
AHCCCS - AZ Health Care Cost Containment System
AHCCCS Medicaid
AHCCCS Medicaid IPA
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

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