Dr. David Baskin, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 65
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Dr. David Baskin, MD
Dr. David Baskin, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Houston, TX. He is 65 years old and has been practicing for 39 years. Dr. Baskin is affiliated with Houston Methodist Hospital .

6560 Fannin St Ste 900

Houston, TX 77030

Contact Information

(713) 441-3800

Dr. David Baskin, MD

Dr. David Baskin, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

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Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
very high
more than 95% of peers
Brain Surgery
very high
more than 88% of peers
Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
more than 87% of peers

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  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Extradural Hemorrhage
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Gland Cancer
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease


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  • Brain Surgery
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • 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.


  • Swarthmore
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Mount Sinai School Of Medicine Of New York University
    Medical School | Graduated 1978
  • University Of California At San Francisco
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1978
  • University Calif
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1984
  • University Of California At San Francisco
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1984

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Baskin has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Baskin's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Baskin to family and friends
based on 49 total reviews (12 with comments)
Dr. Baskin'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 (12)
Edinburg, TX |
From the moment I met Dr. Baskin, I felt like I had made the right choice. He took his time explaining every detail and answering all of my questions and my family’s questions. He is extremely professional yet very personable. He listens to your concerns, gives you straight answers and options, and discusses pros and cons. The surgery went extremely well and I am now back to a normal life. Dr. Baskin is the consummate professional. I highly recommend him!
Victoria, TX |
I don’t know how one adequately expresses their appreciation for someone you feel saved your life and whose knowledge and experience has given you a quality of life you didn’t have prior to surgery. Dr. Baskin and his staff truly care about his patients; I felt I was in great hands from the first time I spoke with Gail prior to my first appointment. Dr. Baskin is thorough, meticulous, honest, accessible, and takes time to get to know his pat
in Midlothian, TX |
Dr Baskin was great. He helped me make a plan of treatment, explained it all, followed up after surgery (on the weekend even) and his residents at Houston Methodist were all very helpful as well.
in El Paso, TX |
Very hight quality attention Easy to communicate Excelent results in my brain surgery I am grateful
Houston, TX |
Having access to Dr. Baskin for my brain surgery at Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas saved me from needing to go to Johns Hopkins, Mass General, or the Cleveland Clinic for the surgery and follow-up I was diagnosed for.
Dr. Baskin has operated on my father twice for Glioblastoma. He is an amazing surgeon and has helped to give my dad 6 years and counting of LIFE!! All of his grandchildren, some were babies at the time of diagnosis, will have memories of their Papaw and for that I am forever thankful! Truly a genius who is using his God given gifts!
in Sugar Land, TX |
Pituitary tumor sounds scary - his office staff immediately put me at ease by telling me "relax, you are in great hands". Count your blessings if you are fortunate enough to have access to this extraordinarily talented surgeon. The initial meeting lasted 45 minutes, full explanation, video of the surgery, and all questions answered. Surgery went as planned, recovery fine, he also repaired my deviated septum which is life changing for the better. Research Dr Baskin; it is enlightening!
in San Antonio, TX |
I was living in Monterrey, Mexico and went to Houston where Dr. Baskin perform a surgery for me in March 1993 it was a meningioma and until today I am in a very good condition thanks to the professionalism and knowledge of this awesome Neurosurgeon.
in Crosby, TX |
I was referred to Dr. Baskin a year ago when a meningioma tumor and arachnoid cyst were found. He is a compassionate, humble, and phenomenal neurosurgeon. He spent a lot of time reviewing the scans and options with me and my husband. Dr. Baskin's abundant expertise and access to latest technology enabled him to drain the cyst and delicately shave the tumor off of the sylvan vein it was attached to and compressing. It's been 9 months since my brain surgery. I always refer everyone to Dr. Baskin.
in Laredo, TX |
I was so blessed to be referred to Dr. David Baskin! I was diagnosed with a very big tumor in my brain, and he completely removed it. I can not bless him enough to bring me back to life, he is more than extraordinary, and his staff is amazing! They truly can be called angels! He is a very gifted neurosurgeon. I recommend him 110%! He is the best!
in Discovery Bay, CA |
Removed my pituitary adenoma 14 years ago. Got it all. Disease cured. World class Doctor, world class staff.
in Houston, TX |
I was referred to Dr. Baskin after I was diagnosed with a very large brain tumor. After meeting with Dr. Baskin I was impressed with his compassion, knowledge and experience. I had so much confidence and believed that he was the doctor to remove the tumor with good results. He explained everything in detail and immediately scheduled my surgery. While waiting for the surgery his nurses were very helpful and understanding. He gave us his email address in case I had any questions. He is amazing!
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Dr. Baskin accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
    Blue Choice
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Preferred PPO
  • MultiPlan
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Hospitals where Dr. Baskin has admitting privileges

Houston Methodist Hospital
6565 Fannin St
Houston, TX 77030
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