Ryan (Carter) Cassidy, MD

4.91 out of 5

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About

Personal Statement

Early on in my training I knew I wanted to become a spine surgeon. I enjoy the complexity of spine surgery because the challenge makes it interesting. Healing spine injuries can be a long process, but I'm happy to go through it with my patients.

What sets me apart from other surgeons is that I'm a good listener. I figure out someone's specific problem, and not just what the MRI report says or what somebody else has told them.

At UK Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine, we take care of all orthopaedic problems. We take care of bone cancers, complex spine issues and ligament injuries. My favorite part of working here is being able to interact with great colleagues. Working with neurosurgeons and general surgeons close by is advantageous. Treating a variety of spine issues and seeing patients from different areas allows me to offer a broader scope of care. This allows us to handle the most complex care in one place.

Faculty Rank

  • Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
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    Ryan (Carter) Cassidy, MD - UK HealthCare

Training & Education

Degree

Northeastern Ohio Universities, College of Medicine, Rootstown

Residency

University of Kentucky

Fellowship

University of Kentucky

Certifications and Special Training

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Insurance Information

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Ratings & Reviews

4.91 out of 5
31 Reviews

The star rating is a calculation based on feedback from our patients using our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Learn more about our survey process. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

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    Dr. Cassidy listens to current situation and discuses any issues. He is realistic and explains goals and potential issues with sensitivity.

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    I would recommend anyone to see Cassidy and his team

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    I have already recommended Dr. Cassidy and his staff to many people.

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    Couldn't ask for any better service than I get at this facility.

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    Dr Carter took time too answer all my questions and concerns.
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      All great!
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      Excellent experience. Dr Cassidy and his resident were attentive and took the time to listen to my health issues, discuss options and formulate/ execute a plan. I know they are busy but I felt they were 100% there to focus on my needs/ concerns
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      Very good experience
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      *Dr. Cassidy is a great doctor and a kind and caring man.
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      *Dr. Cassidy and his staff also *Melissa are SO VERY caring and concerned about your health. I thank GOD for sending me to him!
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      *Dr. Cassidy is a wonderful doctor. I had back surgery (very scary time!) Dec. 14, 2021. From start to finish he was encouraging and KIND! He's the best!! He says I've made an exceptional RECOVERY! I tried to do everything he recommended!
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      Made appt. for MRI - 1 week later and appt. to see *Dr. C 4 weeks away. After MRI I was not happy to wait 3 wks. to find out what the treatment for my problem would be. I saw MRI report. I called dr's office today 7/20/22 to see if they could make my appt. sooner. I am in pain. They will get dr's permission to override appt. to get me in sooner.
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      Dr Cassidy does a superior job in all aspects of my career
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      I very much appreciated Dr. Cassidy's candor in describing my medical situation going forward. It would have saved me countless other appointments with other UK specialists as well as cut my costs in driving from Richmond many times since January of 2021. It was obvious that Dr. Cassidy cared about my overall health and so I am so grateful to him.
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      Dr. Cassidy shows care. Listens to concerns and converses with me.
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      Very thorough explanation
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      The resident physician gave some potential treatments and plans, but Dr. Cassidy only ordered an MRI and was unable to explain potential treatment plans.
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      Great experience
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      I recommend Dr, Cassidy frequently to other people who have health issues similar to mine.
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      Dr Cassidy has done 2 surgiies for me and done an excellent job both times
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      *Dr. Cassidy is personable & seems genuinely caring.
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      Dr. Cassidy is phenomenal and the PA is wonderful...makes you so comfortable...they are the best
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      I have already recommended Dr. Cassidy to several of my friends having back issues.
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      Dr. Cassidy is very personal, never disconnects from our visit and always shows compassion.
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      Dr. Cassidy is by far not only the best spine surgeon, but also an extremely caring physician. I have now had four spine surgeries under his care and he is absolutely hands down the best. He cares deeply about his patients. He listens and explains and answers questions without ever being in a hurry. He always includes me in decisions about my care, and he welcomes my input. He is always very quick to respond to questions or messages and he truly puts the needs of his patients above anything else. He is very easy to talk to, and you can tell he truly has your best interest at heart and wants you to get better. He is excellent In every way, and I would and do recommend him to anyone who asks or needs a spine surgeon. He always goes above and beyond for his patients. He Is the best!
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      Dr. Cassidy was very thorough and personal, and an outstanding and very knowledgeable surgeon.
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      Good
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      Dr. Cassidy performed my scoliosis surgery in April 2019 and the outcome was great! He always took the time to answer my questions and even let me record him so I wouldn't forget what he said! He's down to earth and very easy to talk to, definitely not a "stiff shirt" person and I would definitely recommend him to anyone!
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      *Dr. Cassidy was great! He ask questions I had not been ask by other doctors. I am most anxious to see if he had found the answers to my problems.
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      This appointment was just a follow up with Dr Cassidy from a previous back surgery
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      Great experience