Dr. Brent C. Morgan, MD

Dr. Brent C. Morgan, MD

Neurosurgery | Male | 53 years old

Dr. Morgan was raised in Dallas and attended college at Baylor University. After receiving a Bachelor of Science degree, he attended and graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. He was elected as a member of Alpha Omega Alpha, the medical honor society, and was recognized with an award for outstanding academic performance by the Department of Surgery. He began his residency in Neurological Surgery at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. When the chairman of the program moved to the University of Maryland, he was invited to accompany him to complete his training under his guidance. He completed his residency training as Chief Resident in Neurological Surgery and Neurotrauma at the University of Maryland in Baltimore. After his residency, he served as an assistant professor in the Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of Maryland. He also had the privilege of being the director of the neurotrauma program at the Shock Trauma Center, one of the nation's most respected institutions for treatment of trauma related disorders of the brain and spine. Dr. Morgan also was the director of the Complex Spine Surgery Program at the University of Maryland. Dr. Morgan returned to Texas in 1996 to pursue a private practice in Neurological Surgery. He was certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery in 1997. He has been named as one of Dallas' best doctors by D Magazine for the last ten years. He was the only neurosurgeon in the Dallas area named as a "Super Doctor" by Texas Monthly for 2005 and 2006. These are both determined by the nomination of other physicians. He treats complex brain and spine conditions, specializing in the latest surgical techniques for brain and spine surgery, including image-guided techniques, minimally invasive surgical procedures and use of the BrainSuite for precise treatment of intracranial tumors. Dr. Morgan has recently been named the Director of Neurosurgery for The Medical Center of Plano and Medical Center of McKinney and is the founder of the Texas Institute of Spine and Neurosurgery. His reputation for excellence is recognized as his fellow neurosurgeons routinely refer patients to him when dealing with more difficult patient cases. His patient-centered approach to treatment begins with the most conservative treatments available. While surgical procedures are often needed, Dr. Morgan has maintained that conservative treatment of spinal disorders is always the treatment of choice and believes that all nonsurgical treatments such as physical therapy or pain management should be attempted before surgery is considered. He has found that most patients can delay or avoid surgery if these measures are undertaken. When surgical treatments are required Dr. Morgan has experience with the advance treatments for disorders of the brain and spine. He performs minimally invasive approaches for procedures when appropriate. These techniques result in shorter hospital stays, less pain and quicker recovery compared to the more invasive procedures. Also, computer guided approaches to both spine and brain disorders have improved the ability to treat these problems. Dr. Morgan currently is active in programs that serve to educate other physicians in performing the newer and more advanced procedures. He has served as a consultant to several corporations and teaches courses throughout the year in conjunction with these companies at various sites around the country. He has been involved in clinical studies involving cervical and lumbar fusions, cervical artificial discs and treatment of brain tumors with chemotherapy and radiation. Dr. Morgan has dedicated his time to participate in medical missions in Vietnam and Bulgaria. During these missions, lifesaving procedures were performed on several children. A significant need for neurosurgical expertise was identified there, and Dr. Morgan will be involved with future missions to Vietnam, Bulgaria and Serbia to help train neurosurgeons there.Read more

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Since returning to the Dallas area, he has maintained a balance in treating patients with both brain and spine related disorders. He has performed over 3,000 cervical and lumbar procedures during his career. These procedures include cervical and lumbar discectomies, laminectomies and fusions as well as removal of spinal cord tumors. He also has been active in treating brain tumors, intracranial vascular AVM's and aneurysms as well as other disorders of the brain. Dr. Morgan is the Medical Director of Neurological Surgery at the Medical Center of Plano.Read more

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Dr. Morgan was raised in Dallas and attended college at Baylor University. After receiving a Bachelor of Science degree, he...Read more

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Long story short I was a trama patient, he tried something knew on me and it failed. My spine never fused and 1 year later my screws broke. I never got better always experiencing extreme pain. His answer was well you broke your back its always going to be this way. His post op care is the real reason for this review. There was absolutely none. He didn't have any notes from my visits. He was short, rushed, and did not care. He didn't even know how many weeks out I was from surgery.
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Dr. Morgan was raised in Dallas and attended college at Baylor University. After receiving a Bachelor of Science degree, he attended and graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. He was elected as a member of Alpha Omega Alpha, the medical honor society, and was recognized with an award for outstanding academic performance by the Department of Surgery.

He began his residency in Neurological Surgery at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. When the chairman of the program moved to the University of Maryland, he was invited to accompany him to complete his training under his guidance. He completed his residency training as Chief Resident in Neurological Surgery and Neurotrauma at the University of Maryland in Baltimore.

After his residency, he served as an assistant professor in the Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of Maryland. He also had the privilege of being the director of the neurotrauma program at the Shock Trauma Center, one of the nation's most respected institutions for treatment of trauma related disorders of the brain and spine. Dr. Morgan also was the director of the Complex Spine Surgery Program at the University of Maryland. 

Dr. Morgan returned to Texas in 1996 to pursue a private practice in Neurological Surgery. He was certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery in 1997. He has been named as one of Dallas' best doctors by D Magazine for the last ten years. He was the only neurosurgeon in the Dallas area named as a "Super Doctor" by Texas Monthly for 2005 and 2006. These are both determined by the nomination of other physicians.

He treats complex brain and spine conditions, specializing in the latest surgical techniques for brain and spine surgery, including image-guided techniques, minimally invasive surgical procedures and use of the BrainSuite for precise treatment of intracranial tumors.

Dr. Morgan has recently been named the Director of Neurosurgery for The Medical Center of Plano and Medical Center of McKinney and is the founder of the Texas Institute of Spine and Neurosurgery. His reputation for excellence is recognized as his fellow neurosurgeons routinely refer patients to him when dealing with more difficult patient cases.

His patient-centered approach to treatment begins with the most conservative treatments available. While surgical procedures are often needed, Dr. Morgan has maintained that conservative treatment of spinal disorders is always the treatment of choice and believes that all nonsurgical treatments such as physical therapy or pain management should be attempted before surgery is considered.  He has found that most patients can delay or avoid surgery if these measures are undertaken.

When surgical treatments are required Dr. Morgan has experience with the advance treatments for disorders of the brain and spine. He performs minimally invasive approaches for procedures when appropriate. These techniques result in shorter hospital stays, less pain and quicker recovery compared to the more invasive procedures. Also, computer guided approaches to both spine and brain disorders have improved the ability to treat these problems. 

Dr. Morgan currently is active in programs that serve to educate other physicians in performing the newer and more advanced procedures. He has served as a consultant to several corporations and teaches courses throughout the year in conjunction with these companies at various sites around the country. He has been involved in clinical studies involving cervical and lumbar fusions, cervical artificial discs and treatment of brain tumors with chemotherapy and radiation.

Dr. Morgan has dedicated his time to participate in medical missions in Vietnam and Bulgaria. During these missions, lifesaving procedures were performed on several children. A significant need for neurosurgical expertise was identified there, and Dr. Morgan will be involved with future missions to Vietnam, Bulgaria and Serbia to help train neurosurgeons there.

Dr. Morgan's Care Philosophy

Since returning to the Dallas area, he has maintained a balance in treating patients with both brain and spine related disorders. He has performed over 3,000 cervical and lumbar procedures during his career. These procedures include cervical and lumbar discectomies, laminectomies and fusions as well as removal of spinal cord tumors. He also has been active in treating brain tumors, intracranial vascular AVM's and aneurysms as well as other disorders of the brain.

Dr. Morgan is the Medical Director of Neurological Surgery at the Medical Center of Plano.

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  •  Board certified in Neurosurgery
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  • Neurosurgery

Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebral Vascular Disease
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Disc Degeneration
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cervical Spondylitis
  • Cervical Spondylolisthesis
  • Cervical Sprain
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dystonia
  • Ear Disorders
  • Essential Tremor
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hand Conditions
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Myoclonus
  • Neck Injuries
  • Neck Pain
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thoracic Disc Disorders
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Tumors
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects

Education

  • Medical School
    University of Texas Medical Branch

    Graduated in 1989

  • Internship Hospital
    University of Texas Medical Branch
  • Residency Hospital
    University Of Maryland Medical System

    Completed in 1994

    University of Maryland Medical System R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center

    Completed in 1995

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University of Texas Medical Branch
  • Undergraduate School
    Baylor University

    Graduated in 1985

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Brain Aneurysms
  • Brain Injury Neurology
  • Interventional Spine Medicine
  • Minimally Invasive Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Reconstructive Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Brain Aneurysm Repair
  • Brain Biopsy
  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • CyberKnife®, Cranial (Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Cranial) incl. Gamma Knife and LINAC Photon Beam
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Percutaneous Disc Decompression
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Injections
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Rehabilitation Exercises
  • Spine Surgery
  • Spine and Back Procedures
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Transforaminal Epidural Block
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Vertebroplasty