Dr. David Cech, MD


Neurosurgery | Male

Dr. David Cech, MD
Dr. David Cech, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Houston, TX. He is 63 years old and has been practicing for 39 years. Dr. Cech is affiliated with Houston Methodist Hospital .

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    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Comments (10)
in Katy, TX |
He is awesome. Was so good at explaining to my wife and I what was happening and what all the mri's meant. Especially, explained options and in language we could understand.
in Houston, TX |
Dr. Cech performed a spinal lamenectomy on me on September 11, 2002 and I have been and am still feeling and moving great. I am about to arrange an appointment for my wife who is having shoulder issues between her c-6 & c-7 disc. I am certain that if it's possible Dr. Cech can make her pain free as he did for me many years ago. Thank you Dr. Cech
in Houston, TX |
The most amazing Dr EVER! Don't expect Dr.C to be on time or explain things in detail. But trust Dr C knows what he's doing & has YOUR BEST INTEREST, NOT his pocket book, as his primary concern. He is the BEST doctor! He may not explain things well & his primary concerns are surgery & trauma patients but he will always make sure each patient has the absolute best results & is extremely conservative. 2 neurosurgeons wanted to fuse 5 of 7 cervical vertebrae. He took the time to reconstruct them
in Houston, TX |
did not follow up with me after my mri showed a L5-S1 herniation. called multiple times never got a call back. very poor customer service. finally referred me to another doctor after multiple times to try and contact him
in Houston, TX |
Dr. Cech diagnosed and treated both me and my wife. Dr. Cech is the neurosurgeons neurosurgeon. The Dr. is in our and many other peoples opinion the best. He gave us back our quality of life. Make sure you have all the necessary scans and such before you see him. Methodist Hospital is great too.
in Houston, TX |
Dr. Cech saw me twice for neck and spine issues. I was experiencing extreme pain and all he did was refer me to other doctors. He never even prescribed any meds even though I was in pain. He could have but did not prescribe physical therapy, but rather referred me to another doctor who specializes in physical therapy. I had already been to 3 doctors and did not want to go to another, especially someone he recommended.
Crowley, LA |
Dr. Cech has performed 2 highly successful back surgeries on me. Without these surgeries I would not be walking and have debilitating pain. You will have to wait to see him, but it is well worth it. He is highly respected by nurses and imaging centers.
in Houston, TX |
Listen carefully, if you are looking for lots of talk and words and BS, go see another Doctor, if you want an awesome Neurologist, see Dr Cech! After 10 years of pain went to see Dr Cech 5 mins on initial diagnosis - he had all my X-Rays and MRI's on his screen. He said, I can help you, without major surgery in other words a Laminectomy L4/5/5/6 no muscle cuts, no rods no cages. End consultation. Surgery 1 week later. I day post surgery no pain -1 week later 4 mile walk! Miracles do happen!
in Alvin, TX |
Waited a month to get in with hopes of getting answers. Doctor came in and told us we were in the wrong place, spent less than 2 mins with us, asked no medical questions, no exam, in and out, made us feel we wasted his time. Were told by his assistant that we should have never been booked by his staff because we had no prior workup, i.e., imaging. Were handed name of a neurologist, no apology for wasting a month waiting or our day for the visit. Left in disbelief and extremely disappointed.
in Houston |
Diagnosed me, did surgery on my lower back with awesome results.
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  •  Specializes in Neurosurgery
  •  Board certified in Neurosurgery
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  •  No board actions found

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  • Neurosurgery

Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stroke
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease


  • Medical School
    Suny Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine

    Graduated in 1978

  • Internship Hospital
    Med College Va

    Completed in 1979

  • Residency Hospital
    Baylor College Of Med

    Completed in 1984

  • Undergraduate School
    Pennsylvania State University

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Neurosurgery
  • Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery
  • Minimally Invasive Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Neurological Skull Base Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Neurovascular Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Brain Surgery
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • CyberKnife®, Cranial (Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Cranial) incl. Gamma Knife and LINAC Photon Beam
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization