We found 3 neurosurgeons who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, Multi-State Plans near Corpus Christi, TX.

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Dr. Mathew Thomas Alexander MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
average rating 3.15 stars (43 ratings)
1227 3rd Street
Corpus Christi, TX
 

Dr. Mathew Alexander's specialty is neurosurgery. He attended medical school at Albany Medical College. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Alexander accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1227 3rd Street
Corpus Christi, TX
 

Dr. Howard Smith is a Corpus Christi, TX physician who specializes in anesthesiology, pain medicine, and spine surgery. He is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. Dr. Smith honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Specializes in Neurosurgery
average rating 1 stars (2 ratings)
1227 3rd Street
Corpus Christi, TX
 

Dr. Patrick Gleason works as a neurosurgeon in Corpus Christi, TX. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gleason takes. Dr. Gleason attended medical school at Harvard Medical School.

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What is Neurosurgery?

Neurosurgery is the highly skilled specialty devoted to the surgical treatment of issues affecting the brain, spinal cord, and nerves. It is similar to the specialty of neurology, which also treats disorders of the nervous system. Even though there is some overlap, neurosurgery focuses on the surgical treatment of nervous system disorders. However, not every neurosurgery job means surgery -- neurosurgeons may also provide a diagnosis, interpret imaging and test results, or provide non-surgical treatment, depending on the nature of the illness.

Neurosurgeons treat nervous system disorders such as:
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Brain or spine tumors
  • Blood clots in the brain
  • Hydroencephalitis
  • Aneurysms or stroke
  • Seizures
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Carpal or cubital tunnel syndromes
  • Repair of severed nerves
  • Infections of the brain or spinal fluid

Because the nervous system is both so delicate and so complex, neurosurgery has one of the most rigorous and competitive medical education programs. After college and medical school, it is common for a neurosurgeon to require 7-10 additional years of intense training.

New discoveries in this field allow neurosurgeons to heal and accomplish more than ever before, and they are now able to treat many injuries and illnesses that were once fatal.
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