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Dr. Frank Fichtel, MD

Neurosurgery ·  Male · Age 53

Dr. Fichtel

Dr. Frank Fichtel, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in San Antonio, TX and has been practicing for 20 years. He graduated from University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas in 1993 and specializes in neurosurgery, neurological spine surgery, and more.


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(210) 375-3399

Dr. Fichtel accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Choice
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Texas
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Fichtel's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Low Back Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fichtel treats Low Back Pain more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Fichtel treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Spondylosis
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fichtel treats Spondylosis more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Fichtel treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Cervical Spine Myelopathy
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fichtel treats Cervical Spine Myelopathy more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Fichtel treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Fichtel's conditions and procedures:

  • Aneurysm
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Hydrocephalus, Adult
  • Implantable Peripheral Neurostimulator
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Obstructive Hydrocephalus
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Repair Intracranial Aneurysm
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skull Fracture
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
  • Vertebral Fracture

About Me

Care Philosophy

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 hi...

Specialties

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

Board Certifications

Education

1999
University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas
Residency Hospital
1994
University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas
Internship Hospital
1993
University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas
Medical School
Baylor University
Undergraduate School
1999
1994
1993

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Fichtel's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Fichtel

4.7

Based on 18 reviews

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Dr. Fichtel was highly recommended to me, and I am so glad I worked with him on my lumbar spine issue. I was told to seek pain management treatment, but sent the MRI to Dr. Fichtel and he saw something else entirely. He repaired multiple current and prior disc ruptures before some lower leg nerve damage was permanent. He put me on course to do effecrtive post-op rehabilitation, and I am getting better each day. A+ in my book.
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Incredibly responsive and compassionate surgeon! Dr. Fichtel takes much time to evaluate and determine what is best for the patient. I have had multiple cervical, thoracic and lumbar surgeries from the most conservative to most complex to resolve loss of function and quality of life issues. All surgeries have provided complete and total restoration of function and quality of life in minimal time. The referral of my care to Dr. Fichtel was a blessing!
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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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Locations

Frank M. Fichtel, MD, PA, San Antonio, TX

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  • Hours
    • Mon: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Methodist Hospital

San Antonio, TX