stroke, brain aneurysms, both the surgical and endovascular management of cerebrovascular disease
Dr. Benitez is board-certified in neurosurgery and fellowship-trained in cerebrovascular surgery and interventional neuroradiology
Prior to joining ANS, Dr. Ronald Benitez was an Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at Jefferson Medical College/ Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. Benitez completed medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, DC and then completed his neurosurgical residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Dr. Benitez’s fellowship was done in cerebrovascular surgery and interventional neuroradiology. He is board certified in neurosurgery.
Dr. Benitez is one of the few neurosurgeons who are specialized in both the surgical and endovascular management of cerebrovascular disease. The emergence of minimally invasive endovascular procedures has allowed many life threatening lesions to be treated with less risk than more traditional open surgery.
Dr. Benitez has written and lectured extensively on cerebrovascular disease, presenting at national neurosurgical meetings. He recently authored one of the first papers describing a novel treatment for brain aneurysms with stenting. In addition to his work on developing endovascular procedures, Dr. Benitez is experienced in tumor surgery, especially skull based surgery and acoustic neuromas.
Dr. Ronald Benitez was my surgeon and he gave me my life back. I can't thank him enough for all he did for me. I'm almost 3 years seizure-free. I must also thank his wonderful office team - Jane, his office manager and Dean Barone, his APN. I am eternally grateful.
— Michael Roque
Dr. Benitez had clipped my brain aneurysm in 2001. I credit his expertise with saving my life. He communicated primarily with my daughter, as I was in a coma, and to this day, enough cannot be said to express our appreciation of his candor, his interest in me as a patient and his communication with my family during a most difficult time for them.
— Holly L. Springer
I'm forever grateful to Dr. Benitez. I woke up very suddenly with a micro bleed in a cerebral AVM. Dr. Benitez was quick to stabilize me at the hospital, set a surgery plan, execute that plan, and cure me. All that without a hitch, and he even managed to calm my mother. My best recommendation. Forever grateful.
My wife had a ruptured cerebral aneurysm, and against what I consider tremendous odds, Dr. Benitez was able to bring her all the way back from the brink. In the course of 7 operations/procedures over more than 2 years, he was frank and honest with us about the risks and benefits, was extremely caring and compassionate, and most of all had the skill to engineer this comeback. He is, in our opinion, a true miracle worker.
For his level of expertise, experience, and knowledge he has the added gift of nurturing for his patience and their families. Every concern and question was met with respect and fully answered. He never rushed through any conversation and was never arrogent. God bless him.