Dr. David Sacco, MD

Dr. David Sacco, MD

Pediatric Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 50
Dr. David Sacco, MD is a pediatric neurosurgery specialist in Dallas, TX and has been practicing for 16 years. He graduated from Loyola University Stritch School Medicine in 1995 and specializes in pediatric neurosurgery and neurosurgery.Read his story

7777 Forest Ln Ste B445

Dallas, TX 75230

Contact Information

(972) 566-6900

Insurance Accepted

  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
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Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
more than 78% of peers
Brain Surgery
more than 74% of peers
Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
more than 65% of peers

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Dr. Sacco's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Sacco "David Sacco, MD is pleased to announce the return of his pediatric neurosurgery practice to the Dallas area. Dr. Sacco spent his childhood in Northern California and attended college at the University of California at San Diego. During college, he participated in intercollegiate water polo and swimming, and after college, he attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, where he graduated with honors. Dr. Sacco then completed his surgical internship and neurosurgical residency at the University of Kentucky where he solidified his interest in pursuing a career in pediatric neurosurgery. To gain further experience and technical expertise, he then attended the prestigious pediatric neurosurgical fellowship at Children?s Hospital Boston/Harvard Medical School. After completing his fellowship, Dr. Sacco moved to Dallas to begin his career in pediatric neurosurgery. He worked in Dallas from 2002 until 2013, developing extensive experience in all aspects of pediatric neurosurgery, but specifically, craniofacial disorders, chiari malformations, vascular malformations, brain tumors, surgical treatment of epilepsy, tethered spinal cord and spinal instrumentation. In 2013, Dr. Sacco moved to Flagstaff, Arizona after the unexpected death of a training partner and friend, to support their pediatric neurosurgery program. Once that practice was solidified, Dr. Sacco had an opportunity to return to Dallas to focus on state-of-the-art pediatric neurosurgery at Medical City Dallas Children?s Hospital. Dr. Sacco brings with him a wealth of knowledge, experience and extensive training. He has spoken at meetings and published journal articles and book chapters on topics ranging from tumors, craniofacial disorders, spinal instrumentation and chiari malformations. He also has extensive experience in the endoscopic treatment of hydrocephalus, as well as other intracranial lesions. Dr. Sacco returns to Dallas along with his wife and best friend, Jodi, and their rescue dog. When not practicing neurosurgery, he enjoys traveling and spending time with his family. They enjoy camping and on- and off-road motorcycle touring. In addition, he dabbles in distance running and collecting baffling contemporary art. Dr. Sacco is excited to bring his knowledge and experience back to Dallas to benefit the DFW community and beyond. His goal is to provide technical expertise along with a personal approach that is often lacking in modern medicine."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Sacco "I believe that no two patients are alike and I aim to provide comprehensive, patient-centered care by developing an individualized treatment plan for each adult and pediatric patient that is in my care. I strive to combine technical expertise with compassion and respect to ensure my patients and their families are treated with state of the art care as well as the dignity they deserve. The care and treatment that I recommend to my patients is how I would envision treating my own family."

2  Specialties

  • Pediatric Neurosurgery
  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

64  Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Ataxia
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Tumor
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari Malformation Type 2
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Moyamoya Disease
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pediatric Spina Bifida
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • 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
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
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30  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 California At San Diego
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1990
  • Loyola University Stritch School Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1995
  • University Of Kentucky Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1996
  • University Of Kentucky Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2001
  • Children's Hospital Boston-Harvard Medical School
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2002

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Our first contact with Dr. Sacco was for a second opinion. He listened and looked at the MRI. The condition we were concerned about did not show up on the scans, but we all agreed an exploratory surgery was warranted based on clinical presentation. He did find the serious condition and made the...Read More
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Dr. Sacco has great bedside manor, very good at explaining things in a way I can understand and also talks to my daughter his patient. We have been seeing him for almost 14 years and would highly recommend him.
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Dr Sacco was very patient and kind with all of our questions. Learning your 10 year old son has a tumor that needs to be removed is a scary thing, and he made us feel very comfortable with everything! He also was very patient with my son who likes to talk and ask questions!!
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Dr. Sacco is great. My daughter has many medical issues and sees multiple specialists. I like that Dr Sacco doesn't rush into surgery and takes time to explain the pros and cons of all options.
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We saw Dr. Sacco for my daughter's back following a sport's injury. He explained everything to the both of us, took the time to discuss options and answer all of our questions. He provided practical advice and was a calming influence. This is the way that medicine is supposed to be practiced. ...Read More
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