Dr. Edward Murphy, MD

Dr. Edward Murphy, MD

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Neurosurgery  ·  
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74 y/o
(35)

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Dr. Edward Murphy, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Houston, TX and has been practicing for 43 years. He specializes in neurosurgery.

Edward C. Murphy, MD, PA

6550 Fannin St Ste 2323

Houston, TX 77030
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Cigna-HealthSpring
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Humana
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Universal American

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Murphy performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Meningiomas
very high
more than 96% of peers
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
very high
more than 95% of peers
Low Back Pain
very high
more than 95% of peers

Dr. Murphy's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Murphy "As a Neurological Surgeon, I believe in a minimally invasive approach to surgery to prevent excessive blood loss and to promote fast healing and recovery. To perform the least amount of surgery with the most improvement. More information on my background can be found at www.murphymd.com"

1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

49  Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Hemorrhage
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intracranial Venous Thrombosis
  • Low Back Pain
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

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11  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Brain Surgery
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Microsurgical Spine Surgery
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision

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.

Education

  • Notre Dame
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1966
  • Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1971
  • Evanston Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1972
  • Baylor College Of Med
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1976
  • National Hospital for Nervous Disorders, London, England
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1975

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Murphy has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Murphy's Reviews

2.5
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Murphy to family and friends
35 total reviews (6 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (35)

  • 5
    (12)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (2)
  • 2
    (2)
  • 1
    (19)

Dr. Murphy's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    GOOD
  • Answers questions

    GOOD
  • Time well spent

    GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    GOOD
  • Office environment

    GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    GOOD
  • Average wait time

    31 to 45 minutes

Patient Comments (6)

I’ve been seeing Dr. Murphy for 37 years now for seizure disorder and I have no intention of leaving! Simply put, he is the best of the best! He spends quality time with you in the exam room, and he never rushes you! I’ve recommended him to several others over over the years, and all love him...more
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Dr. Murphy has been treating myself and members of my family for over 35 years for various conditions. Simply put, he is the best!!! He has wonderful bedside manner, he goes out of his way to listen to you, and explain things in a way that is easy to understand! He takes his time with you in the...more
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My adult daughter went to Dr. Murphy due to high pressure headaches from her VP shunt malfunctioning. He spent less than five minutes with her, said come back in 1-2 weeks and he'd order a CT, but his staff person couldn't order it for another week due to being at his other office. We went to the...more
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Dr Murphy has performed surgery on my lower back and has helped me manage my back pain and muscle spasms throughout the years with kindness, compassion, understanding, unsurpassed knowledge and professionalism. I recommend him to all my family and friends for neurological surgery evaluation and...more
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Had C 3,4,5,6, laminectomy. On recovery he stated false information in closing 10 years off when I quit smoking. Office visit I explained I had pain, weakness, and numbness at and below elbow. Pain in shoulder. Dr. Murphy stated " that's not my problem". Office visit again, I told PA I HAD...more
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