Dr. David Barnett, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 54
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Dr. David Barnett, MD
Dr. David Barnett, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Dallas, TX. He is 54 years old and has been practicing for 28 years. Dr. Barnett is affiliated with Methodist Hospital for Surgery, Baylor Medical Center at Uptown and Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas.

3600 Gaston Ave Ste 907

Dallas, TX 75246

Contact Information

(214) 823-2052

Dr. David Barnett, MD

Dr. David Barnett, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Galaxy Health Network
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Health Net
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Worker's Compensation

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Care Philosophy

As a Neurosurgeon, I understand the stress and frustrations of patients with neurological or spine conditions and strive to provide them with individualized treatments that address their concerns and meet their needs. During a visit, patients should expect to be thoroughly counseled regarding the natural course of their condition and the risks and benefits of the options that are available to them in straightforward terms.
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Dr. Barnett's Experience

Dr. Barnett'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


  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Tumor
  • 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 Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Vascular Disease


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  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniotomy
  • CyberKnife®, Cranial (Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Cranial) incl. Gamma Knife and LINAC Photon Beam
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine Surgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stereotactic Surgery

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.


  • Texas Tech University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1985
  • University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas
    Medical School | Graduated 1989
  • Emory University
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1996
  • Emory University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1996

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Barnett has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Barnett's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Barnett to family and friends
based on 67 total reviews (13 with comments)
Dr. Barnett'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 (13)
in Lucas, TX |
My experience with Dr. Barnett was great! I was suffering from both lower back pain and sciatica -- probably from 50 years of competitive tennis. He performed 3 related surgeries at the same time on my lower back: (1) removed a synovial cyst, (2) performed a laminectomy and (3) fused L4 and L5. The surgery was successful -- the next day the sciatica was gone! He is an accomplished surgeon but that's not all -- he is also a very caring and encouraging person!
Wichita Falls, TX |
Very professional and courteous. Explained everything - took the time to answer all of my questions. Staff is very friendly and helpful.
Arlington, TX |
Excellent Dr. I am so thankful I was referred to him. I felt at ease and confident in the treatment he recommended. He was easy to talk to and explained the surgery in detail and his expectations of the outcome. I was so pleased that my surgery went well that I am going to have another surgery that Dr. Barnett will perform on my spine.
Atlanta, GA |
I feel very fortunate that a friend recommended Dr. Barnett when I required surgery for a herniated cervical disc. I found Dr. Barnett and his team to be highly professional, compassionate, sincere, and committed to providing top notch patient care. I am extremely pleased with my outcome and would not hesitate to recommend Dr. Barnett to my friends and family members.
in Grand Prairie, TX |
Dr Barnett and his staff are very friendly and professional. When you're trusting your cervical spine to someone you want to feel comfortable with them. He comes highly recommended and I can see why. I'm not looking forward to surgery but after meeting with him today I'm not scared or dreading it anymore.
in Dallas, TX |
I felt very comfortable throughout the entire process and my recovery has gone incredibly well.
in Frisco, TX |
I cannot tell you how grateful I am to have went to Dr. Barnett for a second opinion on my spine. Dr Barnett is very compassionate, you can tell right away that he really cares about you and the best treatment option for you (and not his business). He doesn't rush in and out. After being told by a surgeon in Frisco that I needed surgery, Dr. Barnett told me that my condition is nowhere near severe enough to need surgery right now. He honestly is the best doctor I've ever met!
Ft Worth, TX |
Dr. Barnett and his staff are superb. I am now 2 1/2 months post lower lumbar fusion and experience has been even better than anticipated. Of course, each patient is different as is their condition, yet his success hinges on your following his recommendations for you which in turn practically guarantees your success. I rehabbed at Baylor Institute of Rehab and that was also an excellent experience. If he accepts you as His patient for surgery you know he believes you and he can do it!!
in Wilmington, N.C. |
Twice while in hospital, following back surgery, I was accused by Dr. Barnett that the only reason I came back to be admitted was to get more on that with his finger pointing to my medication pump. The first time it happened I overlooked it, but the second time his action almost killed me. I will he WAS NOT my primary MD on the case, Dr. Shad Bidawalla was. By not listening to my complaints there was a massive infection in my back. I had surgery & spent the summer at MCP.
in Dallas, TX |
Prior to the lamenectomies Dr Barnett performed on me I hadn't felt my toes in 2 1/2 years!! I felt my toes at the absolute instant I awaken for surgery!!!
Frisco, TX |
Dr. Barnett is an excellent surgeon with a great bedside manner. His office staff are polite and professional. My medical care was handled in a professional and caring manner from my first office visit through my last post-op visit. I would highly recommend Dr. Barnett to others.
in Dallas, TX |
The Dr. is fine but the office staff needs help in customer service.
in Grapevine, TX |
It has been 9 months since my 82 y.o. dad?s back surgery. He had stenosis at L4-L5 and underwent a fusion. Before his surgery, he was heading toward needing a wheel chair. Three months after his surgery, my dad was back to his usual daily exercise program which consists of lifting weights, walking, and anything else he wants to do. He has returned to his usual activities such as hunting and family events. Dr. Barnett is a sincere and caring physician who I highly recommend.
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Dr. Barnett accepts 14 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Aetna POS
    Aetna PPO
    Choice Plus POS II
    Choice POS
    Choice POS II
    Choice PPO
    Commercial HMO
    Elect Choice
    Elect Choice EPO
    Health Fund
    Health Fund POS
    Health Fund PPO
    Managed Choice POS
    Managed Choice PPO
    Open Choice
    Open Choice POS
    Open Choice PPO
    Quality Point-of-Service POS
    Traditional Choice
    Traditional Choice POS
    Traditional Choice PPO
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
    Blue Choice
  • Cigna
    Choice Fund PPO
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Commercial EPO
    Open Access
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Galaxy Health Network
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Health Net
  • HealthSmart
    HealthSmart PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
    PHCS Open Access PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare EPO
    United Healthcare HMO
    United Healthcare PPO
  • Worker's Compensation
    Worker's Compensation WC

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Hospitals where Dr. Barnett has admitting privileges

Baylor Medical Center at Uptown
2727 E Lemmon Ave
Dallas, TX 75204
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Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas
3501 Junius Street
Dallas, TX 75246
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Methodist Hospital for Surgery
17101 Dallas Pkwy
Addison, TX 75001
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