Dr. Frank Fichtel, MD

Dr. Frank Fichtel, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
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Age 52
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Dr. Frank Fichtel, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in San Antonio, TX and has been practicing for 19 years. He graduated from University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas in 1993 and specializes in neurosurgery, neurological spine surgery, and more.

4410 Medical Dr Ste 600

San Antonio, TX 78229

Contact Information

(210) 615-5200

Insurance Accepted

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

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Top Care Areas

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

Myelopathy
very high
more than 92% of peers
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
very high
more than 92% of peers
Low Back Pain
very high
more than 92% of peers

Dr. Fichtel'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. Fichtel "Frank M. Fichtel, M.D., F.A.C.S. is a Board Certified Neurosurgeon specializing in adult cranial and spinal surgery. He performs both minimally invasive and complex spine surgeries. Dr. Frank Fichtel received his medical degree from, and completed his training in Neurological Surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. He is a native Texan and has been practicing in San Antonio, Texas since 1999. He is a conservative, patient centered, caring surgeon who takes the time to get to know his patients and their medical history to offer optimal treatment options.

Fellow of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons

Member of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons

Fellow of the American College of Surgeons

Member of the Texas Association of Neurological Surgeons

Member of the Texas Medical Association

Member of the Bexar County Medical Society

Multiple Best Doctors Awards

Multiple Super Doctors Awards"

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3  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Minimally Invasive Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

41  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Hydrocephalus, Adult
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Obstructive Hydrocephalus
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skull Fracture
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
  • Vertebral Fracture

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17  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

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Baylor University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas
    Medical School | Graduated 1993
  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1994
  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1999

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Fichtel has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Fichtel's Reviews

4.7
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Fichtel to family and friends
15 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (15)

  • 5
    (13)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (1)

Dr. Fichtel'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

Patient Comments (1)

He is the most compassionate neurosurgeon I have ever met. He first takes a conservative approach to my back and cervical issues. Then had to do a laminectomy. He is a brilliant doctor and does a great job. Cant tell you how professional and compassionate he is Beth L.
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