Department of Neurosurgery

Welcome

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

Michael's Story

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 |  Tuesday Dec 6, 2016 | Share This Item

Neurocritical Care with Michael

After he suffered a severe brain injury in October, 18-year-old Michael Shugart was admitted to University Hospital. John Floyd, MD, and Ramesh Grandhi, MD operated on him while Ali Seifi, MD, FACP, oversaw his care during his time in the Neuro ICU.

Michael came by today to thank us for the excellent care he received at the hospital. We are happy to report that he has made a complete recovery!

Research Staff

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 |  Friday Dec 2, 2016 | Share This Item

Dr. Jimenez presents Lisa Beebe with a commemorative plaque in honor of her many years of outstanding service to the Department of Neurosurgery

Meet our research laboratory staff! The team is hard at work exploring the cellular processes that determine how the brain recovers after stroke and injury. One of the topics they are currently investigating is the role of deep brain stimulation as a potential treatment option for patients with post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury. All this ground-breaking research is conducted right here, at the Department of Neurosurgery at UT Health San Antonio.

Health Science Center, MD Anderson announce affiliation

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 |  Thursday Nov 17, 2016 | Share This Item

Dr. Jimenez presents Lisa Beebe with a commemorative plaque in honor of her many years of outstanding service to the Department of Neurosurgery

"The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is conducting first-in-human brain cancer research led by Andrew Brenner, M.D., Ph.D. Through clinical trials, patients are already benefitting from this new approach in which Health Science Center neurosurgeon John R. Floyd II, M.D., inserts nano-sized radioactive fat particles directly into brain tumors with very promising results."