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Dr. Joel W Ray has the following 1 specialty
- Neurological Surgery
A neurological surgeon is a physician who surgically treats disorders of the nervous system, which is comprised of the brain, spinal cord and nerves.
In addition to treating trauma of the head and spine, these doctors also treat disorders like epilepsy, aneurysms, hydrocephalus, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke, spinal disc herniation, and spinal disease.
Neurological surgeons can perform surgical procedures on the brain, such as stereotactic surgery, microsurgery, endoscopic surgery, stereotactic radiosurgery, and endovascular image guided methods.
- Brain Surgery
- Brain Tumor
- Cerebrovascular Disorders
- Spinal Fractures
- Spinal Stenosis
- Spinal Disorders
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He just did surgery on my neck and so far I'm pleased. I'm one week post op. He spent a great amount of time determining what type of surgery I needed and if I needed it. He's put alot of effort into my care. He has a great concern for all his patients. I didn't see him after surgery this time, (sometimes you do and sometimes you don't), but don't let that bother you. He has a great staff that checks in on you after surgery and he would be right there in a heartbeat if you needed him. He has a new pa in his clinic, and you see her first. Just know, even if you don't see him, he still follows your care. Or you may see him briefly after seeing his pa. That's ok too, because you know he is still in charge. He has great nurses and his pa is awesome.
He has done recent surgery on me. He cares so much about his patients and will do whatever he can to help them when they have a problem with their spine or pain. He really doesn't like his patients to suffer. His surgical skills are great. He has a really good bedside manner. I am blessed to have such a great surgeon! Sometimes when you see him in his clinic he may be in and out fast, unless you have a problem or questions, then he'll take the time and talk with you about your concerns and if there's something he can do neurosurgically, he will do it and wants to help you as quickly as he can.
Patients' Choice Award (2008, 2012, 2010, 2013, 2009)
Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2016, 2012)
Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.
41 Years Experience
University At Buffalo State University Of New York School Of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
Graduated in 1977
United States Naval Medical Center
Dr. Joel W Ray accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS IL PPO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
Coventry Health Care
- Coventry MO HMO POS
- Coventry MO PPO
- Coventry OA EPO Exchange - KS/MO
- CoventryOne PPO Network
- First Health PPO
- HealthLink PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
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Locations & DirectionsCape Neurosurgical Associates, 150 S Mount Auburn Rd Ste 320, Cape Girardeau, MO
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