Dr. Caetano Coimbra, MD

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Dr. Caetano Coimbra, MD


Neurosurgery | Male

Dallas Brain, Spine, and Skull Base Surgery 7777 Forest Ln Ste A337, Dallas, TX 75230 Get Directions
(972) 566-5200

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At Dallas Brain, Spine & Skull Base Surgery we believe in customized patient care and a team approach to medicine, with attention to careful selection of the least invasive and most effective form of treatment for each patient. Commitment to this philosophy has resulted in maximal preservation of function, less discomfort, shorter hospital stays and durable favorable outcomes for our patients. Our practice is a top referral destination for the treatment of patients with complex brain tumors.Read more

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Patient Reviews (13)
Dr. Coimbra has been my neurosurgeon since 2002. I have an extremely rare Clival Chordoma cancerous brain tumor that always grows back regardless of treatment. Most people do not live long after being diagnosed with it. I owe my life to Dr. Coimbra that I am alive 15 years after my first diagnosis. After an MRI at Loma Linda Hospital for proton radiation, an expert in my type of tumor told me that the resection Dr. Coimbra did was the best she had ever seen.
in Kemp, TX |
We met Dr Coimbra at baylor when my husband was diagnosed with a mass on his brain. We later found out that mass was a grade IV Glioblastoma. Dr Coimbra was amazing with us. He answered our questions he did everything he could to give us time together. He is very matter of fact which we liked. We highly recommend Dr Coimbra to anyone who would need his service.
in Bedford, TX |
Dr. Caetano Coimbra is a very knowledgeable doctor and I am very happy with my surgery. He removed a tumor from my brain located between the mayor sagital vein and a vein feeding my left side mobility. He is friendly and took the necessary time to explain my procedure to me. Additionally his staff is excellent and attended to my needs during the pre-op and after surgery. He saved my life!
in Dallas, TX |
It took 2 attempts to complete my surgery and I had horrible pain and issues after my surgery. When I woke up after my second surgery, l was uncontrollably vomiting and in terrible pain. He actually came into my room to tell me he completed my operation and that I shouldn't be complaining! At my one month follow-up, I was again telling him about pain I was having and he called me an idiot. I ended up needing a 3rd surgery bc he messed up. Would not recommend him to my worst enemy.
in Durango, CO |
Dr. Coimbra is an outstanding doctor and surgeon! After my brain surgery by Dr. Coimbra, a worldwide expert doctor in my type of tumor at Loma Linda Hospital stated it was the best resection she had ever seen. She stated that most times there is some residual left behind but that Dr. Coimbra had removed all of it and left nothing. I owe my life to Dr. Coimbra.
in Fort Worth, TX |
Dr Coimbra is not only an experienced surgeon who inspires confidence, he is also caring, warm, approachable, and interested in his patients. He was very prepared to answer all questions in a way we could understand. His confidence and gentle manners helped a lot in the midst of a somewhat difficult and unexpected experience.
in Mckinney, TX |
I was referred to Dr. Coimbra by a dear friend who works for another neurosurgeon. I had severe pain in my shoulder to my elbow with weakness in my hand. He performed a C6/7 foramenotomy to relieve the pressure on the nerve from a bulging disc. When I woke up, the severe pain had been relieved. By week two, the numbness/weakness had resolved. I highly recommend him for any brain/spine surgery. Also, his office staff was very friendly, attentive, and efficient.
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in Rockwall, Tx |
Dr. Coimbra was informed and experienced in treating my condition. He was able to ease my fears and inform me about the condition. His surgical skill and knowledge was superior. The meningioma was removed and I have fully recovered. Thanks, Dr. C!
in Allen, TX |
Dr. Coimbra removed a large meningioma from my brain in 2013. The tumor was quite large and dangerous to my health due to its size. It was not an easy surgery. I credit Dr. Coimbra with saving my life. He's a wonderful physician, explains everything well and is truly concerned for his patients' well-being. I've required additional treatment and have relied on his advice and recommendations. I would recommend him for brain and skull surgery without reservation. Great doctor!
in Frisco, TX |
I entered a review on June 26, 2016 and it only showed 4 star but should be 5 stars being excellent! It's been 6 weeks since surgery and still doing well!
in Royse City, TX |
Dr Coimbra was excellent. He listened attentively to my problem, was very concerned and had a very calming presence. He explained carefully what the procedure would be and what to expect afterwards. I highly recommend him to anyone.
in Garland, TX |
I would like to thank Dr Coimbra , he and his staff. I cant say thank you enough , I had a tumor inside a cyst on the lower part of the right side of my brain . He took such great care of me , and now it is gone . I had the surgery and I am doing soo soo well . I just feel so blessed and thankful and just thank you so much Dr Coimbra .
in Plano, TX |
His staff takes appointments and tells you that he treats/ has experience in the condition that you have and then when you go there, he asks you the most basic questions about the condition. Clearly he has no experience in dealing with it. He doesn't even read the MRI even though they ask you to bring your disk and then basically tells you that he can do the procedure but there's really not much hope that you will be pain free for long. In this case the procedure is MVD for Trigeminal Neuralgia
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Dr. Coimbra's Care Philosophy

At Dallas Brain, Spine & Skull Base Surgery we believe in customized patient care and a team approach to medicine, with attention to careful selection of the least invasive and most effective form of treatment for each patient. Commitment to this philosophy has resulted in maximal preservation of function, less discomfort, shorter hospital stays and durable favorable outcomes for our patients. Our practice is a top referral destination for the treatment of patients with complex brain tumors.

Dr. Coimbra's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Neurosurgery
  •  Board certified in Neurosurgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Neurosurgery

Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Tumor
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brainstem Neoplasm
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cavernous Malformation Brain
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Colloid Cyst of Third Ventricle
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fibrous Dysplasia
  • Fracture
  • Glioma
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Orbit Tumor
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pineal Region Tumors
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skull Base Tumor
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease


  • Medical School
    Universidade Federal De Pernambuco, Centro De Ciencias Da Saude

    Graduated in 1980

  • Internship Hospital
    New York University

    Completed in 1987

  • Residency Hospital
    New York University

    Completed in 1992

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University of Cincinnati / Main Campus

    Completed in 1993

  • Undergraduate School
    Universidade Federal De Pernambuco

    Graduated in 1976

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Portuguese

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  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cervical Microdiscectomy
  • Cervical Spine Reconstruction
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Lumbar Microdiscectomy
  • Neck Surgery
  • Neuroplasty
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Pituitary Surgery
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Spinal Decompression
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine Surgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization