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

Dr. Ann Ritter specializes in pediatric surgery and neurosurgery and practices in Richmond, VA, Henrico, VA, and Williamsburg, VA. She speaks Spanish. In her practice, she is particularly interested in neurological surgery. Dr. Ritter is professionally affiliated with Henrico Doctors' Hospital - Parham, VCU Health Center & MCV Hospital and Physicians, and Children's Hospital. Dr. Ritter attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. She has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is an in-network provider for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Ritter's distinctions include: America's Top Surgeons; Whos Who in America; and Patients Choice Award.

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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 is a neurosurgery specialist in Williamsburg, VA and Newport News, VA. The average patient rating for Dr. Lesnick is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Riverside Regional Medical Center. Dr. Lesnick accepts the following insurance: Medicaid and Medicare. He attended the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and then went on to complete 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, who practices in Newport News, VA and Williamsburg, VA, is a medical specialist in neurosurgery. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Amadeo takes Medicaid and Medicare insurance. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Amadeo's professional affiliations include Riverside Regional Medical Center, Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center, and Sentara CarePlex Hospital.

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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.