Dr. Carl Lauryssen, MD

Dr. Carl Lauryssen, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
53 y/o

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Dr. Carl Lauryssen, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Round Rock, TX and has been practicing for 23 years. He specializes in neurosurgery and neurological spine surgery.Read his story

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Spine Disorders
more than 72% of peers
Subdural Hemorrhage
more than 69% of peers

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Dr. Lauryssen's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Lauryssen "As a leading spinal neurosurgeon, Dr. Lauryssen treats a wide range of spine and neurological conditions using state-of-the-art techniques. Dr. Lauryssen was on faculty at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis for seven years. While there, he directed the advanced neurosurgical spine program at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He was then recruited to lead research and education at Cedars-Sinai Institute for Spinal Disorders, where he served until 2005. Dr. Lauryssen was the co-director of spine research and development at Olympia Medical Center. His research and surgical interests have focused on minimally invasive surgery, motion preservation and sports-related spinal injuries. He was previously the team neurosurgeon for the NFL's St. Louis Rams. He has twice been awarded the Young Investigator Award from the American Association of Neurological Surgeons for his work on cervical disorders and stem cell research. Dr. Lauryssen was the first neurosurgeon to inject stem cells into a human spinal cord as part of an FDA trial. He shares his expertise and vision by writing medical publications, giving presentations and developing surgical devices to improve surgical outcome. He has a number of patents and inventions that are used in spinal surgery throughout the world. Dr. Lauryssen has served on the boards of several companies, including a company researching a new unique material to be used in sports helmets to reduce the impact of brain injuries in sports-related concussions. Dr. Lauryssen provides a fresh approach to care and prides himself on being a conservative, empathetic educator of patients' options. Personally, Dr. Lauryssen always makes family a priority and has a heart for helping others. He started and led a much-needed neurosurgery program in Kenya.In his free time, Dr. Lauryssen enjoys sailing."
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2  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

15  Conditions Treated

  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Meningiomas
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spine Disorders
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury

6  Procedures

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

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  • University Of Cape Town, Faculty Of Health Sciences
    Medical School | Graduated 1988
  • University of Calgary
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1995
  • University of Alabama
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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What People Say About Dr. Carl Lauryssen, MD
Fantastic doctor, he was not able to preform my required surgery but was very straight forward in a very nice and professional manner, unlike some of neurosurgeons who were quite rude. He informed me that he is not comfortable with my particular surgery and could not in good faith preform it...Read More
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Steven in little river academy – Jun 01, 2018
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Excellent Doctor. My Ortho referred me to him 9 years ago and I have multi level c-spine fusion. After all this time I have not had any problems. He is very caring and on the spot with tests and treatment. He has left CA for Texas and I have low back issues I wish I could see him for.
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Lynda – Mar 21, 2018
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I would absolutely not recommend Dr Lauryssen. I saw him in June 2017 for a painful condition. He ordered an MRI, Bone Density and X-ray. Three expensive tests. He never got back to me on results. I tried for 2 months to get hold of him. Finally got an email message to his wife, who is...Read More
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Lorin Ryle in Hutto – Jan 08, 2018
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Dr. Lauryssen is an amazing surgeon, he's a very kind, passionate Dr. who cares about his patients more than I can describe..He is truly the real deal.
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Jerry Brewer in Fredericksburg, TX – Jul 11, 2017
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Poor surgeon. Installed an artificial disc and the foramen was still constantly irritated leaving me with ever increasing pain. Three doctors have reviewed and said I need the foramen opened and that since inflammation of the nerve never went away the area around the nerve and closest to the disc...Read More
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Irvine – Mar 31, 2017
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