Dr. Frank Castillon III, MD

Dr. Frank Castillon III, MD

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Age 45
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Dr. Frank Castillon III, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Lubbock, TX and has been practicing for 13 years. He graduated from University Of Texas Medical School At Houston in 1999 and specializes in neurosurgery, neurological spine surgery, and more.

2424 50th St Rm 100

Lubbock, TX 79412

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • FirstCare Health Plans
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Humana
  • 8 More

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Top Care Areas

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

Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
normal
more than 80% of peers
Spondylosis
normal
more than 76% of peers
Intervertebral Disc Disease
normal
more than 65% of peers

Dr. Castillon III'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. Castillon III "Dr. Castillon has a very conservative approach to surgery and is only recommended as a final option. In most cases, microsurgical techniques are utilized to accomplish the goals of surgery through smaller incisions, translating to less postoperative pain and a quicker recovery.

Dr. Castillon has been in practice since 2005 and strives to maintain a more personalized approach with his patients. He has an impeccable bedside manner and positive outcomes in patients that do require surgery."

3  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Microsurgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

38  Conditions Treated

  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Tumor
  • Broken Neck
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
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13  Procedures

  • Cervical Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Neck Surgery
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spine 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.

1 Board Action
  • Substandard Care, Incompetence or Negligence (10/20/2017)
    Action Taken: Physician Monitoring
    Summary: Please reference the following Document
    Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    State: Texas

Education

  • Tulane University of Louisiana
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1995
  • University Of Texas Medical School At Houston
    Medical School | Graduated 1999
  • University of Minnesota / Twin Cities Campus
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2002
  • Medical University of South Carolina
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2005

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Castillon III has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications
  • Top Docs in DFW,

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Castillon III's Reviews

4.2
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Castillon III to family and friends
20 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (20)

  • 5
    (16)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (4)

Dr. Castillon III's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes
Dr. Castillon III Says:
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I am sorry you had a negative experience.

As a general neurosurgeon, I am able to personally treat over 90% of patients referred to me.  However, neurosurgery is a broad specialty, and there are subspecialties which lie outside of my everyday practice.  Most, if not all, neurosurgeons have a "comfort zone," or areas of expertise, as well as other areas that perhaps they do not see or manage frequently.  It is

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Patient Comments (2)

Dr Castillon and his staff were beyond amazing. Dr Castillon was able to quickly identify and correct my issue. Although I was extremely hesitant, after a talking with Dr Castillon about alternatives, I decided to proceed with his recommendation, which turned out to be one of the best decisions...more
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Dr Castillon is NEVER in a hurry to help in anyway. He is very quick to give you his 2 cents and refer you somewhere else. He will tell you what he can not do even though it is one of his specialties. He will also roam outside of his specialty by attempting to counsel you about emotional topics...more
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