The Department of Neurosurgery at Baylor Scott & White Health provides a full-spectrum of neurosurgical care to the Central Texas community.

As a component of the Texas A&M University Health Science Center College of Medicine, the department is the only academic neurosurgical practice in Central Texas. The department is committed to providing our patients professional care with a personal touch throughout Baylor Scott & White, including our medical facilities in Temple, Round Rock and our clinics in Waco and Bryan/College Station.

What is a Neurosurgeon?

A neurosurgeon is a doctor who provides consultations, diagnoses and treatments for patients with diseases and injury of the brain and spinal cord, peripheral nerves, the blood supply and supportive structures of these areas.

Program Highlights

  • A neurosurgery residency program offered through Texas A&M University College of Medicine
  • A subspecialty neurosurgical practice which is on the cutting edge of medicine
  • The Scott & White Center for Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery (Brain and Spine), based both at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Round Rock and Scott & White Memorial Hospital - Temple
  • The Movement Disorders Center (nationally acclaimed center for the diagnosis and treatment of Parkinson's disease, essential tremor, dystonia, spasticity and other disorders)
  • The Scott & White Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (comprehensive epilepsy diagnosis and treatment)

Conditions We Treat

  • Spinal Diseases - minimally invasive endoscopic spine surgery, degenerative disc disease, spinal instrumentation, spinal tumors and other disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Movement Disorders - Parkinson's disease, essential tremor, dystonia, Tourette's disorder, cerebral palsy, spasticity and other disorders
  • Brain Tumors - treatments for all tumors of brain and its coverings, including minimally invasive endoscopic pituitary tumor surgery and neuroendoscopic neurosurgery
  • Peripheral nerve disorders - carpel tunnel syndrome, tarsal tunnel syndrome, ulnar nerve disorders, peripheral nerve tumors and other disorders
  • Stereotactic radio surgery - brain and spinal tumors, trigeminal neuralgia and other disorders
  • Cerebrovascular diseases - endovascular and open operations for aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations of the brain and spine, stroke re-vascularization and other disorders
  • Advanced surgical treatment of pain disorders
  • Psychiatric disorders - major depressive disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder and other disorders
  • Trauma - central and peripheral nervous system injuries
  • Pain Disorders


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Ethan A. Benardete
Kevin Cooper
Ibrahim El Nihum
Pediatric Neurosurgeon
Dongxia Feng
David Garrett