Dr. Ruth E. Bristol, MD

Dr. Ruth E. Bristol, MD

Pediatric Neurosurgery | Female | 41 years old

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

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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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  • Fellowship Hospital
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      4.3 based on 11 responses
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      • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
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      • How well provider listens and answers questions
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      • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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      Dr. Bristol's Office & Staff
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      • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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      • Staff friendliness and courteousness
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      • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
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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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      Specialties

      • Pediatric Neurosurgery
      • Neurosurgery

      Board Certifications

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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 and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
      • Brain Aneurysm
      • Brain Cancer
      • Brain Cysts, Pediatric
      • Brain Disorders
      • Brain Tumor
      • 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

      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

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        Sanctions

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      • 0
        Board Actions

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

      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

      Awards & Recognition

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      Languages Spoken

      • English
      • Spanish
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      • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
      • Specializes in Pediatric Neurosurgery
      • Board certified in Neurosurgery
      • Malpractice claims in Arizona not available
      • No sanctions found
      • No board actions found
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      Dr. Bristol's Office & Staff

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