Department of Neurosurgery


The Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA) is dedicated to providing compassionate, skilled and state of the art medical care. As a nationally recognized medical center, we continue to experience unprecedented growth and expansion in both the clinical and academic arenas. Our primary mission is to provide helpful and considerate patient care. We also aim to educate and produce highly qualified, ethical and caring future neurosurgeons. Additionally, we strive to advance the field of neurosciences by performing outstanding research.

Mission Statement

  • To educate and train highly qualified compassionate and knowledgeable neurosurgeons.
  • To provide patients with state of the art neurosurgical care in a setting respectful of their needs.
  • To engage in quality research endeavors that lead to innovative therapies and treatments, which may ultimately translate to improved patient care in the field of neurological surgery.

Featured Stories

Patient Visit - Ana

Neurosurgery Admin

 |  Wednesday Jul 1, 2015 | Share This Item

Ana stops by for a visit.

Look who stopped in to visit us in clinic. Ana and her dad, Roy, paid us an unexpected visit while they were visiting San Antonio from Minnesota. Thank you both for coming by and letting us see your beautiful smiles!

Patient Visit - Alexis

Neurosurgery Admin

 |  Monday Jun 29, 2015 | Share This Item

Alexis stops by for a visit.

It’s always a pleasure reconnecting with former patients and seeing how far they’ve come.

A very special “thank you” to Alexis for stopping by our offices and visiting with us!

Promotion Ceremony for Bradley Dengler, MD

Neurosurgery Admin

 |  Friday Jun 26, 2015 | Share This Item

Bradley Dengler, MD promotion ceremony.

The Department of Neurosurgery hosted a military promotion ceremony for one of our residents, Bradley Dengler, MD, who was promoted to the rank of major in the United States Army.

Hosting this celebration was a distinct privilege for us because we are one of only three approved civilian neurosurgery residency training programs affiliated with the Army. The promotion ceremony was officiated by James Henry, MD, retired colonel and UT Health Science Center faculty member.

We congratulate Dr. Dengler on this auspicious achievement and are thankful for the opportunity to contribute to the advancement of military medicine.