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Best Neurosurgeons in Houston

Below is a list of the top and leading Neurosurgeons in Houston. To help you find the best neurosurgeon located near you in Houston, our team at Kev’s Best put together our own list based on this rating points list.

The top rated Neurosurgeons in Houston are:

  • Richard L. Harper – Neurosurgical Group of Texas
  • Carisa Liew – Houston Methodist
  • Gary E. Kraus – Kraus Back & Neck Institute
  • Dong Kim – Memorial Hermann
  • Ajay K. Bindal – Bindal Neurosurgical Clinic

Neurosurgical Group of Texas

Richard L. Harper
Richard L. Harper – Neurosurgical Group of Texas
Dr. Richard L. Harper is licensed in the State of Texas and graduated magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa in Plan II Honors Program, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Texas. He attended Baylor College of Medicine in Houston graduating with honors and completed an internship in straight surgery in Baylor’s affiliated program. After serving in active duty as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy Medical Corps, Dr. Harper returned to Baylor for specialty training in a neurosurgery residency. He began his affiliation with The Neurosurgical Group of Houston in 1978. Dr. Harper’s hospital staff appointments include: The Methodist Hospital, St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital and Texas Orthopedic Hospital. He serves as clinical associate professor, Department of Neurosurgery and Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine and is chairman of numerous hospital staff committees. His extensive medical writings include published articles in Advances in Neurosurgery, Journal of Neurosurgery, Cancer Drug Delivery, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundations, Inc. and many others.


Cervical Stenosis and Disc Disease; Lumbar Stenosis and Disc Disease; Complex Spine Disorders; Cervical Fusion Procedures; Minimally Invasive Lumbar Fusion Procedures; Spine Tumors; Brain Tumors; Pituitary Tumors; Aneurysm / AVM; Trigeminal Neuralgia and Hemifacial Spasm


Address: 6560 Fannin St Suite 1200, Houston, TX 77030
Phone: (713) 790-1211
Website: www.neurosurgery-texas.com


Could not walk 50 feet. The morning after surgery (laminectomy), could walk as far as needed or wanted. Spent 2 days in Houston celebrating, including dancing. Its been four years of pain free walking, exercising. No limits.” – Jerry Rogers

Houston Methodist

Carisa Liew
Carisa Liew – Houston Methodist

Dr. Carisa Liew is trained to diagnose and treat neurological disorders, which result from abnormalities in the brain, spinal cord and remainder of the nervous system. Dr. Liew may perform a variety of tests and scans to arrive at the correct diagnosis, which is vital to creating an effective treatment plan for any given patient. Treatments can include medication management, numerous therapies, and lifestyle changes.


Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrig’s disease; Alzheimer’s disease and cognitive disorders; Brain aneurysms; Brain tumors (neuro-oncology); Brain and spinal vascular malformations; Carotid atherosclerotic disease; Carotid cavernous fistulas; Concussions; Cerebrovascular diseases; Chiari malformation; Epilepsy and seizures; Head and neck arteriovenous malformations; Headaches and migraines; Intracranial atherosclerotic disease; Movement and functional disorders; Neuromuscular disorders; Neuro-ophthalmology diseases and conditions; Pain conditions; Psychiatry; Sleep disorders; Speech, language and voice disorders; Spinal disorders; Stereotactic Radiosurgery; Stroke


Address: 6560 Fannin St Suite 900, Houston, TX 77030
Phone: (713) 441-3800
Website: www.houstonmethodist.org


Great doctors, facilities and services. Highly Recommended.” – James L.

Kraus Back & Neck Institute

Gary Kraus
Gary Kraus – Kraus Back & Neck Institute

Dr. Kraus, a Houston neurosurgeon is Board Certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery. He has authored a Neurosurgery textbook which has received international acclaim (published by Williams and Wilkins), as well as numerous peer reviewed journal articles and book chapters. Dr. Kraus not only incorporates new techniques and technologies in his practice, but he contributes to the field with patent pending new methods of spinal instrumentation. Although he has a vast surgical experience having performed over 3000 spine operations, he has significant expertise at helping patients achieve pain relief and restore function through non-surgical and/or minimally invasive approaches.


Back Pain; Neck Pain; Arachnoiditis; Arthritis; Bulging Disc; Degenerated Disc; Discitis; Epidural Abscess; Meningitis; Fibromyalgia; Herniated Disc;Infections of the Spine; Osteoarthritis; Osteoporosis; Ostomyelitis; Prolapsed Disc; Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD); Rheumatoid Arthritis; Ruptured Disc; Sacroiliac Joint; Sciatica; Slipped Disc; Spinal Stenosis; Spinal Tumors (Benign & Cancerous); Spondylolisthesis


Address: 12121 Richmond Ave #324, Houston, TX 77082
Phone: (281) 446-3876
Website: www.spinehealth.com


Excellent Dr. I’ve had 6 Neuro surgeons and he was by far the most kind and caring. He answered my questions and got my MRI’S ordered in 2 days” – Vicki Ducet

Dr. Kraus is a very compassionate physician who really takes his time to listen and care for his patients. Very knowledgable and yet very humble. He always takes the extra mile for his patients.” – Mycah Suarez

Memorial Hermann

Dong Kim
Dong Kim – Memorial Hermann

Dr. Dong H. Kim leads the clinical neuroscience efforts for the Memorial Hermann Healthcare System as well as The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

Dr. Kim is noted for his research into the origin, development and treatment of brain aneurysms. He leads basic science efforts, such as identifying the genes that lead to an inherited risk for aneurysms and genetic changes in brain tumors, and translational projects that directly affect clinical practice.

He has been honored with numerous awards and was named to U.S. News Top Doctors, America’s Best Doctors, America’s Top Surgeons, Marquis Who’s Who and Who’s Who in America. He is the recipient of grants from the National Institutes of Health and the American Stroke Association and has authored studies published in journals such as Nature Genetics, Brain Research, International Journal of Cancer, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Journal of Neurosurgery and Genes, Chrom, Cancer.

Dr. Kim is a graduate of Stanford University and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) School of Medicine. After general surgery training at Harvard, he completed his neurosurgery training under Dr. Charles Wilson at UCSF. He went on to complete a fellowship in cerebrovascular surgery and skull base tumors with Dr. Arthur Day.


Brain Tumors, Neuro-Oncology, Cerebrovascular, Neurotrauma and Critical Care, Pediatric Neurology and Neurosurgery, Epilepsy, Genetics & Family History, Spine Disease and Backpain, Headaches and Pain Management, Movement Disorders, Neuromuscular Disorders, Sports-related conditions


Address: 6400 Fannin St #2800, Houston, TX 77030
Phone: (713) 704-7100
Website: www.neuro.memorialhermann.org


Dr. Kim save my life he performed surgery about 4 years ago I suffered from trigeminal nerve, I suffer a horrible pain for years since then I never had the same pain. I will always be thankful with him and his staff.” – Lizeth Rascon

Performed two life saving surgeries on me. One of the few neurosurgeons in the world with colloid cyst experience. Always a smile on his face.” – Michelle Nichols

Bindal Neurosurgical Clinic

Ajay K. Bindal
Ajay K. Bindal – Bindal Neurosurgical Clinic

Dr. Ajay Bindal graduated top in his class from high school here in Houston. He was admitted directly into medical school, allowing him to skip two years of college. This is why Dr. Ajay Bindal has the distinction of being one of the few neurosurgeons in the country to start his practice at age 29. He was selected to the Medical Honor Society, Alpha Omega Alpha, in his junior year of medical school (instead of his senior year) due to exceptional performance. He graduated with “Distinction” from medical school.

Dr. Ajay Bindal obtained his neurosurgery training from the prestigious Mayfield Clinic. He published a number of original articles in basic science and clinical neurosurgery that have changed the way neurosurgeons practice today. He has presented original research work to national and international meetings on topics ranging from brain tumors to congenital anomalies. He did basic science and clinical research at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.


Neck Pain, Back Pain, Brain Tumors, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Stereotatic Surgery, Stereotactic Radiosurgery


Address: 7737 Southwest Fwy Suite #230, Houston, TX 77074
Phone: (713) 752-0001
Website: www.bindalneurosurgicalclinic.com


Dr Bindal is a wonderful doctor. He is patient and kind and takes the time to really explain what you will go through with your surgery or family member will go through. I have been in both positions as the mother of the patient and as the patient. He is all business / doctor when it is needed but once the initial concerns are done away with, surgery, and danger he will lighten up and be there for you when you need him. He is a ten star doctor where it counts !!!!” – Bonita Bramante