Dr. Caetano Coimbra, MD

Dr. Caetano Coimbra, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 61
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Dr. Caetano Coimbra, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Dallas, TX. He is 61 years old and has been practicing for 37 years.

7777 Forest Ln Ste A337

Dallas, TX 75230

Contact Information

(972) 566-5200

Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.

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Top Care Areas


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very high
more than 97% of peers
Brain Surgery
very high
more than 90% of peers
Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
more than 81% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Coimbra "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."


  • Neurosurgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

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
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Fibrous Dysplasia
  • Fracture
  • Glioma
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Orbit Tumor
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pineal Region Tumors
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skull Base Tumor
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors


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  • 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
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Lumbar Microdiscectomy
  • Neck Surgery
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Pituitary Surgery
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Spinal Decompression
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine Surgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Universidade Federal De Pernambuco
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1976
  • Universidade Federal De Pernambuco, Centro De Ciencias Da Saude
    Medical School | Graduated 1980
  • New York University
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1987
  • New York University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1992
  • University Of Cincinnati / Main Campus
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1993

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Coimbra has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Portuguese

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Coimbra's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Coimbra to family and friends
based on 53 total reviews (23 with comments)
Dr. Coimbra's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (23)
in Rockwall, Texas |
Dr. Coimbra removed a skull based, complicated tumor that I had. It was a 10 hour surgery. I have a remaining tumor and will not let ANYONE perform surgery on me except for Dr. Coimbra. I trust him 100%. He came highly recommended to me via a friend of a friend. He was also recommended by two neurosurgeons with 30 years experience each who were unable to do the surgery due to the complicated nature of the surgery.
in Mission, Tx |
Dr. Coimbra is an excellent doctor. Very knowledgeable in his area. I feel very blessed to be put in his hands to remove a Tumor in the P.G. By the time I saw Dr. Coimbra, I had lost my vision in my left eye and part of right eye. I could hardly make any body movements. He scheduled surgery asap. Made sure I was well taken care of in hospital and was in constant communication with other dr.'s treating me making sure I was being treated appro. I have gained my sight back. I am very grateful!!!!
in Ferris, Texas |
My loss of eye sight started with a slight blur in the middle of vision in my left eye and, in a year and a half, had advanced to almost total vision loss in the left and starting in the right eye. I was diagnosed with a supra sellar meningioma that was pressing on the optic nerves. Dr. Coimbra is quiet spoken, very intelligent, and highly skilled as a surgeon. Medical City Hospital Dallas provided excellent care after my crainiotomy. Back to normal by 4 months! He is my blessing!
Mckinney, TX |
Staff was very friendly, helpful . Made the visit comfortable. Dr. Coimbra was very informative and answered questions, and friendly.
Fort Worth, TX |
Dr Coimbra is a great doctor, caring and concerned about his patients, willing to spend time on details, good listener -- I was very fortunate to be referred to him when an MRI revealed a (benign) brain tumor. Subsequent checkups over the last 3 years with Dr. Coimbra have all been good experiences, he is still willing to spend time reviewing and explaining results of MRI with me (so far, they’ve been great). I have total confidence in him.
in Dallas, TX |
Dr. Coimbra performed a 12 hour surgery to remove my tumor that was pushing my brain stem to the left. It was a very risky surgery that could've prevented me from swallowing, or talking on my own. But thanks to Coimbra's expertise I came out of the without any permanent damage. You know you are in good hands when other doctors speak very highly of you, which was the case for Coimbra. I highly recommend him.
Wylie, TX |
Dr. Coimbra is an amazing surgeon! I highly recommend him. He has performed 2 surgeries on me for two different brain tumors. I would not go to anyone else and trust him completely.
in Van, TX |
Dr. Coimbra has to be one of the best! He is respectful, caring and to the point! He is extremely knowledgeable. I was in his hands and had no worries when I went in for my 9 hour brain surgery! On a scale of 1 to 10, he would be an 11.
in Queen City |
Both Dr. Coimbra and his staff are amazing. Highly recommend!!!
in Trophy Club, TX |
My experience with Dr. Coimbra has been a very good one. I have had three surgery's and I have not been surprised with the outcome on each of them. He takes the time to explain everything he is going ton do and answer any question you may have. If you are looking for a good Dr. then this is the Doctor you need to be using.
Frisco, TX |
I was referred to Dr. Coimbra by another physician Because he did not feel he had the ability to do the Surgery as Dr Coimbra. On the first meeting Dr. Coimbra displayed the confidence That he could remove the brain rumor. He is a dedicated physician and follows up with Your progress. We recommend that you see Dr. Coimbra if you require brain surgery.
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 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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Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas
3501 Junius Street
Dallas, TX 75246
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Medical City Las Colinas
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Irving, TX 75039
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