Dr. Alejandro Betancourt, MD

Dr. Alejandro Betancourt, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 57

Neurosurgery

Dr. Alejandro Betancourt, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Harlingen, TX. Dr. Betancourt has extensive experience in Cranial Neurosurgery, Spine Disorders & Surgical Procedures, and Neurocritical Care Disorders. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Valley Regional Medical Center and Cornerstone Regional Hospital. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Locations

Harlingen Spine

Harlingen Spine597 W Sesame Dr Harlingen, TX 78550
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Hospital Highlight

Dr. Betancourt is affiliated with Valley Regional Medical Center Brownsville, a highly rated hospital.

At a Glance

  • Offers TelehealthThis provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top HospitalPatient Safety Excellence Award™ See hospitals
  • Hospital SatisfactionPatients said they were highly satisfied at this doctor's hospital. See hospitals

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Dr. Betancourt's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Betancourt

2.4

Based on 16 ratings

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Incredible experience!
Dr. Betancourt was amazing! My father had two hematomas and Dr. Betancourt saved his life. A gifted surgeon and an excellent doctor! Despite his busy schedule- he works at two hospitals- he took the time to clearly walk me through each step of my father’s issue. Without that guidance I could not have made some very difficult decisions the morning of my father’s surgery. I also found his bedside manner terrific: confident and jovial. I can’t recommend Dr. Betancourt enough, if you or a family member are seeing him for a neurological issue, you could not ask for better care.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Long wait times
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Francisco Rodriguez – Nov 13, 2022
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My dad had surgery with Dr. Betancourt back in March. He explained the surgery to my mom and sister and after the the surgery, he came out and told my mom and sister that the surgery went well. Unfortunately, that was the last time we saw or heard from Dr. Betancourt. My dad was discharged from the hospital and still has his staples from the surgery in his head. My dad's hospice nurse is the one that has to remove them. I can't believe how unprofessional this dr has been. Not even checking up to see how my dad is doing. We definitely do not recommend him at all.
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Guzman family – Apr 05, 2021
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Dr. Betancourt is an excellent Dr I will say he is a miracle Dr I was about to become paralyzed of a broken spinal he subjected an operation with only a miracle of GOD would work and the miracle happen I’m walking
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Victorino – Mar 10, 2021
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Very competitive and knowledgeable staff. The Dr takes time to explain and listen your questions and needs.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Carlos Pepin – Dec 08, 2020
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My husband had back surgery this past June. He is worse and Dr. Betancourt has taken no interest in trying to help him. They take forever to answer the phone when calling the office. And when you finally get thru you’re asked to please hold, again! I would definitely NOT recommend them.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
3 people found this helpful
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Nov 12, 2020
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Took 2 months to get an appointment with Dr. Betancourt. On 2/17/20 my husband had his appointment and I took off from my work to take him to the appointment. I was called the day before to remind us of his appointment and for him to be sure and bring his insurance cards. I told them we would be there. Appointment was at 3:30, got there at 3:15, stood in line with about 5 other people, and when my husband got to the window to tell the lady at the desk his name and date of birth, she casually said that the doctor wouldn't be there. Everyone in line was upset. My husband stated that they could have called to let us know that, and the lady was unconcerned. If he was the last doctor on this earth we would not go to him. Completely un ethical behavior, worst office staff in Harlingen!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
3 people found this helpful
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Feb 18, 2020
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You have to wait for hours at the office and most times he will not even show up. Been going through one test after the other and still don’t have diagnosis. He will not check in with you before or after procedures. You have to wait for months to get refill for medications or appointments for tests. Office staff usually don’t know what’s going on or when he’s showing up or if he even was in the office
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
4 people found this helpful
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Jul 21, 2019
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I have a lumbar Surgery with Dr Betancourt, with excellent results, but I mess up the Surgery when I get into a pool, messing up my Surgery. Dr Betancourt is a great Surgeon, dedicated to his patients.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
6 people found this helpful
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Orlando Salgado in Texas – Jul 25, 2017
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" possible" spine surgery. However, during the time I spent talking to him, he dozed off 3 times! Scary!!! reception incredibly hot...see . , . experience. ,
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
11 people found this helpful
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Brownsville, TX – Feb 13, 2017
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Dr betancourt did surgery on me and now I am getting seizures and paralysis.I use to be able to walk 5 miles a day and I'd still have medication leftover.mow after he did surgery I was in recovery and had a surgery then i was paralyzed for days but the dr said it was me pretending and after that he dissmissed me from his care and said it was diabetic nerve damage.I've never had diabetes.this dr is a fraud and only does the surgery for insurance purposes.I needed another surgery on another 2 disc
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
16 people found this helpful
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Brownsville, TX – Jan 09, 2017
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He did not help me and will not take time to release me to the doctor my family physician wants me to see. Very lacadasical in response to patients.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Long wait times
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
13 people found this helpful
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Linda Kay Calim in Mercedes, TX – Jul 21, 2016
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Betancourt

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Betancourt treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Betancourt treats other conditions, please contact the office at (956) 425-3706.

Cranial Neurosurgery

Cranial neurosurgeons perform surgical procedures that involve opening or passing through the skull to treat conditions affecting the brain, spinal cord, and nervous system.Compare with other Cranial Neurosurgery specialists.

Dr. Betancourt is experienced in the area of Cranial Neurosurgery. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 11 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Betancourt
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Brain Surgery
Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
Neurostimulation
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Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

Spine Disorders & Surgical Procedures

Spine specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the bones of the spine, including degenerative spine disease, herniated discs, stenosis, and fractured vertebrae, with treatments including medication, physical therapy, and surgery.Compare with other Spine Disorders & Surgical Procedures specialists.

Dr. Betancourt is experienced in the area of Spine Disorders & Surgical Procedures. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 57 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Betancourt
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Lumbar Spine Fracture
Low Back Pain
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Upper Back Pain
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Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

Neurocritical Care Disorders

Neurocritical care specialists diagnose and treat severe and life-threatening neurological conditions such as stroke, spinal cord injury, brain tumor, and traumatic brain injuryCompare with other Neurocritical Care Disorders specialists.

Dr. Betancourt is experienced in the area of Neurocritical Care Disorders. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 16 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Betancourt
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Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
Subdural Hemorrhage
Hydrocephalus
Cerebral Hemorrhage
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Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
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Check Dr. Betancourt's experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Betancourt's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Brain
  • Astrocytoma
  • Bone Cancer
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Injury
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Carotid Artery Stent Placement
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari Malformation Type 2
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epilepsy
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Medulloblastoma
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Neurostimulator Implantation
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Resection
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reconstruction for Craniosynos
  • Schwannoma
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Torticollis
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization

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About Me

Biography

Dr. Alejandro Betancourt, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Harlingen, TX. Dr. Betancourt has extensive experience in Cranial Neurosurgery, Spine Disorders...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Education

University Of Pr School Of Med
Residency Hospital

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best way to schedule an appointment with Dr. Alejandro Betancourt, MD?

New patients may call (956) 425-3706 to make an appointment.

Does Dr. Alejandro Betancourt, MD accept any insurance plans?

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Does Dr. Alejandro Betancourt, MD accept new patients?

New patients are generally accepted by Dr. Alejandro Betancourt, MD on Healthgrades. To arrange an appointment, call the number on Dr. Betancourt's profile.

What are Dr. Alejandro Betancourt, MD's top areas of expertise?

Dr. Betancourt specializes in Cranial Neurosurgery, Spine Disorders & Surgical Procedures, and Neurocritical Care Disorders. See more on Healthgrades.

What conditions does Dr. Alejandro Betancourt, MD treat?

Dr. Betancourt frequently treats the following conditions: Lumbar Spine Fracture, Low Back Pain, and Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement). See more on Healthgrades.

What is Dr. Alejandro Betancourt, MD's office address?

Dr. Betancourt's office is located at 597 W Sesame Dr, Harlingen, TX 78550. You can find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Is Dr. Alejandro Betancourt, MD able to provide telehealth services?

Dr. Betancourt provides telehealth services. Please contact the office to determine whether you are eligible.

Is Dr. Alejandro Betancourt, MD affiliated with any hospitals?

Dr. Alejandro Betancourt, MD is affiliated with Valley Regional Medical Center and Cornerstone Regional Hospital.

Does Dr. Alejandro Betancourt, MD receive good ratings from patients?

There is a star rating of 2.4/5 for Dr. Alejandro Betancourt, MD. Patients say that the appointment wasn't rushed and the provider explained conditions well. See all patient feedback on Healthgrades.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Betancourt is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Valley Regional Medical Center

Brownsville, TX

62% Patients that would definitely recommend, 8% lower than the national average

14 Awards Received

Award Highlight: State Ranking Award - Surgical Care™ (2023)

Cornerstone Regional Hospital

Edinburg, TX

88% Patients that would definitely recommend, 18% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)

Doctors Hospital At Renaissance

Edinburg, TX

69% Patients that would definitely recommend, 1% lower than the national average

27 Awards Received

Award Highlight: State Ranking Award - Pulmonary Care™ (2023)

Valley Baptist Medical Center - Brownsville

Brownsville, TX

61% Patients that would definitely recommend, 9% lower than the national average

10 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)

Valley Baptist Medical Center - Harlingen

Harlingen, TX

62% Patients that would definitely recommend, 8% lower than the national average

17 Awards Received

Award Highlight: State Ranking Award - Prostate Surgery™ (2023)