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Accepting New Patients: Yes

Gender: Female

Began Practicing: 1992

Languages:

Call Today: (440) 746-1055

Deborah A. Blades, M.D.

Specialties:

Spine Surgery Board Certified

Neurological Surgery Board Certified

Primary Location: St. Vincent Independence Physician Center

Accepting New Patients: Yes

Gender: Female

Began Practicing: 1992

Languages:

6701 Rockside Rd.
Suite 350

Independence, Ohio 44131

Phone: (440) 746-1055

Driving Directions

Hours:

Monday: 8:00AM-5:00PM

Tuesday: 8:00AM-5:00PM

Wednesday: 8:00AM-5:00PM

Thursday: 8:00AM-5:00PM

Friday: 8:00AM-5:00PM

Disabled Access: Yes

Public Transportation: Yes

Biography:

Board-certified in Neurological Surgery, Deborah A. Blades, M.D., brings more than 10 years of experience to The Spine and Orthopedic Institute team. She specializes in neck, spine, head and intracranial surgery. Prior to joining St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, Dr. Blades served as a Neurosurgeon at University Hospitals Case Medical Center and worked in the Department of Neurosurgery at Lexington Clinic in Kentucky. As a member of Cuyahoga Physician Network, Dr. Blades serves as a Professor of Neurological Surgery at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, where she attended medical school. She completed her internship and residency at University Hospitals of Cleveland, and her fellowship in Neurological Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery at New York University Medical Center, Veterans Medical Center of New York and Bellvue Hospital in New York City. Dr. Blades is the chairperson for the Neurology/Neurosurgery Section of the National Medical Association, and a member of several national and international professional organizations, including: African/African – American Health Council in West Africa; Scientific Committee, American Association of Neurological Surgeons; Task Force on Pedicle Screws in Spinal Reconstruction; and Public Relations Committee/Registration Committee – Congress of Neurological Surgeons. Dr. Blades has contributed chapters to medical books, as well as numerous articles to publications, such as Journal of Neurosurgery, Journal of Neurotrauma and Journal of Neuroscience Research. She has also conducted several research projects in this field of medicine.

Education

Veterans Medical Center Fellowship - 1993

Case Western Reserve University Hospitals of Cleveland Residency - 1992

Case Western Reserve University Hospitals of Cleveland Internship - 1987

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine Medical School - 1986

Treatment & Services

  • Acute Back Pain
  • Adult Reconstruction
  • Back Pain
  • Back Stenosis
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Surgery
  • Cervical & Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Cervical Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Fusion
  • Cervical Injury
  • Cervical Spinal Disorders
  • Cervical Spine
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Compression Fractures
  • Disc Herniations
  • Disc Replacement
  • Head & Neck Surgery
  • Laminectomy
  • Low Back & Neck Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Lumbar Fusion
  • Lumbar Injury
  • Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Lumbar Spinal Disorders
  • Lumbar Spinal Surgery
  • Min Invasive Lumbar Decompressions
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Techniques
  • Neck Pain
  • Neck Surgery
  • Nerve Compression
  • Neuro Diagnostics
  • Neuropathic Pain
  • Neuropathy
  • Neurophysiology
  • Peripheral Nerve Entrapment
  • Peripheral Nerve Surgery
  • SI Joint Pain
  • Spinal Cord Compression
  • Spinal Cord Stimulator
  • Spinal Decompression
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Fusions
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Tumors
  • Spine Fusion Surgery
  • Spine Instability
  • Spine Pain
  • Spine Stenosis
  • Spine Stimulator
  • Spine Surgery
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stenosis
  • Thoracic Spine
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Ulnar Nerve Injury
  • Ulnar Neuropathy
  • Vertebral Augmentation
  • Vertebral Fracture
  • Work Related Injuries
  • Workers Compensation Cases

Insurance Accepted

  • CARESOURCE ADVANTAGE HMO - MCR
  • TRICARE - PPO
  • UNITED HEALTHCARE SELECT HMO - MCR
  • UNITED HEALTHCARE OF OHIO - HMO
  • OHIO HEALTH CHOICE - PPO
  • SUMMA CARE HMO - MCR
  • AETNA US ACCESS - HMO
  • ANTHEM BLUE TRADITIONAL - PPO
  • ANTHEM BLUE ACCESS NETWORK (FEDERAL - PPO
  • EMERALD HEALTH NETWORK-INTERPLAN HE - PPO
  • AETNA OPEN ACCESS - HMO
  • CARESOURCE HMO - MCD
  • AETNA SELECT CHOICE - HMO
  • AETNA HEALTH NETWORK OPTION - HMO
  • SUPERMED SELECT (MMO) - PPO
  • AETNA SELECT - HMO
  • AETNA GOLDEN CHOICE - PPO
  • UNITED HEALTHCARE OF OHIO - PPO
  • BUCKEYE COMMUNITY HEALTH PLAN HMO - MCR
  • HEALTH OHIO (MMO) - HMO
  • GREAT WEST HEALTHCARE (CIGNA) - HMO
  • ANTHEM MEDICARE PPO - MCR
  • AETNA NETWORK - HMO
  • AETNA MANAGED CHOICE - PPO
  • AETNA GOLDEN HMO - MCR
  • BUCKEYE COMMUNITY HEALTH PLAN HMO - MCD
  • MULTIPLAN - PPO
  • PRIVATE HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS (MULTIPL - PPO
  • SUPERMED PLUS (MMO) - PPO
  • UNITED HEALTHCARE ADVANTAGE HMO - MCR
  • SUPERMED - HMO
  • GREAT WEST HEALTHCARE (CIGNA) - PPO
  • MEDICAL MUTUAL OF OHIO MEDICARE ADV - MCR
  • ANTHEM BLUE PREFERRED - HMO
  • AETNA ELECT CHOICE - PPO
  • CIGNA HEALTH PLAN - HMO
  • CONFINITY (FORMERLY PPOM/ASC FLORA) - PPO
  • CIGNA HEALTH PLAN - PPO
  • FIRST HEALTH NETWORK (COVENTRY) - PPO
  • SUPERMED CLASSIC (MMO) - PPO
  • ANTHEM SENIOR ADVANTAGE HMO - MCR
  • AETNA OPEN CHOICE - PPO

Recent Posts

October 13, 2016

Veteran police officer recovers from severe back pain with help from Dr. Blades

Rob Gaydosh worried that back pain would keep him off duty. Dr. Deborah Blades helped him get back on the job. ...continue reading

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