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Dr. Theodore Spinks

Neurosurgery
Georgetown, TX
22 years experience male

Locations

Georgetown Clinic

Georgetown, TX

Address

1900 Scenic Drive, Suite 2222, Georgetown, TX
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Fax

(512) 298-3901

Insurances accepted

Aetna

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas

CIGNA Health Care

Tricare

Humana Insurance Company

Medicare

Mailing Address

Georgetown, TX

About

Bio

After earning his Bachelor of Arts at Cornell University and his MD at Columbia University, Dr. Spinks did a Neurosurgery Residency at the University of California, Los Angeles and a Pediatric Neurosurgery Fellowship at the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. He was an Assistant Professor at the University of Pittsburgh for several years before returning to his home state to serve as Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at Texas A&M and on staff at Scott and White Memorial Hospital. In 2010 he joined the staff of Dell Children's Medical Center, the Seton Family of Hospitals, and the St. David's group of hospitals. He admits patients to several hospitals in Austin and Williamson County.

Specialties
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Neurosurgery

Pediatric Neurosurgery

Spine Surgery

Licenses

United States: California, Pennsylvania, Texas

Doctor Q&A

46 Answers
6 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Spinks
Neurosurgery 22 years experience
Stroke risk low: While you are on blood thinners, your risk of a blood clot causing a stroke should be lower, and these medications can sometimes be used to prevent or treat stroke. Your risk of bleeding is higher, which can also be dangerous. For this reason it is important to have good control of your blood pressure and to avoid activities which put you at risk for head injury.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Spinks
Neurosurgery 22 years experience
Worth checking: It would be best to visit a Neurosurgeon. The CT rindicates you might have a Chiari Malformation, but often these questionable CT findings are normal on an MRI. Why did you have the CT? If you are having Chiari-like symptoms, then an MRI may be worthwhile to check it. If you are not, then an asymptomatic Chiari usually should not be treated anyway. A good Neurosurgeon can sort it out.
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Spinks
Neurosurgery 22 years experience
Talk to your doctor: If it is a true hemangioma, then you may not need to have anything done. Usually these are benign lesions that do not need treatment. However, you should see your doctor or a Neurosurgeon to make sure that it is not something more concerning or that might need treatment.

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Testimonials
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Spinks is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Spinks is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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I had this since Nov of 2011. I couldnt walk that well,sit a long period of time, mostly layed in bed. Have to wear open back shoes.I
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Thanks for your quick reply! I appreciate you taking the time to get back with me so soon.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I'll look into it. Thank you very much!!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, NY
Graduated 1999MD

Residency

UCLA Medical Center
Completed 2006
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