Spine Surgery & Treatment

Rick Placide, MD, PT is a spine and orthopedic surgeon in Richmond, VA. At Richmond Spine Surgery, quality care and education are paramount. This site is designed to provide a resource for the most current research and news on spine surgery and spine health.

Dr. Placide and his team specialize in the treatment of a variety of pediatric and adult spine and orthopedic disorders including:

Dr. Placide on HealthWise MD

Spine education is one of Dr. Placide’s passions. He was recently featured in a spinal health segment for “HealthWise MD” (full video).

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About Dr. Placide


  • Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery


  • Complex Spine Surgery – pediatric and adult

Locations / Priviledges

  • Chippenham Medical Center
  • Johnston Willis Medical Center
  • St. Francis Medical Center

Professional Experience

  • Virginia Commonwealth University – Department of Physical Medicine, Assistant Clinical Professor
  • A.O. Spine Instructor

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