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Dr. Ann Marie Ritter MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery, Pediatric Surgery
1162 Professional Drive
Williamsburg, VA

Dr. Ann Ritter practices pediatric surgery and neurosurgery in Richmond, VA, Henrico, VA, and Williamsburg, VA. The average patient rating for Dr. Ritter is 3.5 stars out of 5. She has a special interest in neurological surgery. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Henrico Doctors' Hospital - Parham, VCU Health Center & MCV Hospital and Physicians, and Children's Hospital. Dr. Ritter is in-network for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. She attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Her distinctions include: America's Top Surgeons; Whos Who in America; and Patients Choice Award. Dr. Ritter is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Pediatric Neurosurgery

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Specializes in Neurosurgery
120 Kings Way; Suite 3500
Williamsburg, VA
(757) 220-6823; (757) 534-5220

Dr. James Lesnick's area of specialization is neurosurgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Riverside Regional Medical Center. Dr. Lesnick accepts Medicaid and Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He offers interpreting services for his patients.

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Specializes in Neurosurgery
120 Kings Way; Suite 3500
Williamsburg, VA
(757) 534-5200; (757) 534-5830

Dr. Javier Amadeo's specialty is neurosurgery. Dr. Amadeo has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is affiliated with Riverside Regional Medical Center, Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center, and Sentara CarePlex Hospital. He takes Medicaid and Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. Dr. Amadeo is conversant in Spanish.

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What is Neurosurgery?

Neurosurgery is the highly skilled specialty devoted to the surgical treatment of issues affecting the brain, spinal cord, and nerves. It is similar to the specialty of neurology, which also treats disorders of the nervous system. Even though there is some overlap, neurosurgery focuses on the surgical treatment of nervous system disorders. However, not every neurosurgery job means surgery -- neurosurgeons may also provide a diagnosis, interpret imaging and test results, or provide non-surgical treatment, depending on the nature of the illness.

Neurosurgeons treat nervous system disorders such as:
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Brain or spine tumors
  • Blood clots in the brain
  • Hydroencephalitis
  • Aneurysms or stroke
  • Seizures
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Carpal or cubital tunnel syndromes
  • Repair of severed nerves
  • Infections of the brain or spinal fluid

Because the nervous system is both so delicate and so complex, neurosurgery has one of the most rigorous and competitive medical education programs. After college and medical school, it is common for a neurosurgeon to require 7-10 additional years of intense training.

New discoveries in this field allow neurosurgeons to heal and accomplish more than ever before, and they are now able to treat many injuries and illnesses that were once fatal.