Neurosurgeon Dr. Sergio Rivero Joins UA Department of Surgery

Dr. Rivero specializes in complex neurosurgery of the brain and spine, including cervical, thoracic and lumbar disorders; cervical and lumbar stenosis; cervical and lumbar disc hernations; tumors of the brain and spinal cord; and inclusion of spinal cord stimulation surgery and peripheral nerve surgery, including carpal tunnel surgery
Sergio Rivero, MDSergio Rivero, MD, has joined the University of Arizona Department of Surgery Division of Neurosurgery as associate professor.
 
Dr. Rivero specializes in complex neurosurgery of the brain and spine, including cervical, thoracic and lumbar disorders; cervical and lumbar stenosis; cervical and lumbar disc hernations; tumors of the brain and spinal cord; and inclusion of spinal cord stimulation surgery and peripheral nerve surgery, including carpal tunnel surgery.
 
Dr. Rivero attended medical school at the Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara, Mexico. He completed residency and fellowship training at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, where he was one of the first residents to complete the UA’s Medical Sciences Graduate Program in Clinical Research.
 
Dr. Rivero is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. His research interests focus on pain and spine.
 
“We are excited to have Dr. Rivero join the Division of Neurosurgery.  He was one of our first residency graduates, and his return to Tucson will help us to usher in a period of unprecedented expansion. Dr. Rivero brings with him energy, enthusiasm, and particular expertise in general and spinal neurosurgery,” said Michael Lemole, MD, chief, Division of Neurosurgery.
 
“Dr. Rivero is a great addition to our neurosurgical team, all of whom are committed to providing exceptional quality and state-of-the art spinal and cranial neurosurgery services to the Southern Arizona community,” said Rainer W.G. Gruessner, MD, chairman, UA Department of Surgery.