Dr. Franklin M. Epstein, MD

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Dr. Franklin M. Epstein, MD

Neurosurgery | Male

(210) 617-5300

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FACULTY, DEPARTMENT OF NEUROSURGERY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER IN SAN ANTONIO. CHIEF OF NEUROSURGERY...Read more

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Dr. Franklin M. Epstein, MD says

Our team tries to treat each patient and every family member as if they were family. We want to hear from you, whether you feel the need to praise us or criticise us. We strive to learn from every new encounter, so that our practice can continue to provide the kindest and most professional care.

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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurology

Board Certifications

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  • Internal Medicine
  • Neurology
  • Neurosurgery

Conditions Treated

Dr. Epstein says..

I bring to each of my patients a very broad knowledge base from my extensive training in Internal Medicine and Neurology, in addition to the skills I acquired in my subsequent Neurosurgery training.

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  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Tumor
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Herniated Disc
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dystonia
  • Herniated Disc
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Tremor

Procedures Performed

Dr. Epstein says..

Over the course of my career, I have performed well over 10,000 neurosurgical operations. There is no substitute for that kind of acquired experience. Moreover, I have devoted a substantial portion of my career to training young resident physicians  in the art and sciience of safe and effective Neurosurgery. This has been both a privilege and a powerful, personal learning experience.

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  • Brain Surgery
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotaxis

Background Check

  • 0
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    Sanctions

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    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    New York University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1973

  • Internship Hospital
    Peter Bent Brigham Hosp-Harvard Med Sch

    Completed in 1974

  • Residency Hospital
    Mass Gen Hosp-Harvard Med Sch

    Completed in 1982

    Peter Bent Brigham Hosp-Harvard Med Sch

    Completed in 1976

    Virginia Commonwealth University / Medical College Of Virginia School Of Medicine

    Completed in 1986

  • Undergraduate School
    Mit

    Graduated in 1969

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Epstein's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Neurosurgery
  • Board certified in Internal Medicine, Neurology and Neurosurgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Epstein's Office & Staff

Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
Staff friendliness and courteousness
Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
10 – 15 minutes

Experience with Dr. Epstein

Level of trust in provider's decisions
How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Epstein's Care Philosophy

FACULTY, DEPARTMENT OF NEUROSURGERY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER IN SAN ANTONIO.  

CHIEF OF NEUROSURGERY AT THE AUDIE MURPHY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL IN SAN ANTONIO

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Dr. Epstein says...

I bring to each of my patients a very broad knowledge base from my extensive training in Internal Medicine and Neurology, in addition to the skills I acquired in my subsequent Neurosurgery training.

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Dr. Epstein says...

Over the course of my career, I have performed well over 10,000 neurosurgical operations. There is no substitute for that kind of acquired experience. Moreover, I have devoted a substantial portion of my career to training young resident physicians  in the art and sciience of safe and effective Neurosurgery. This has been both a privilege and a powerful, personal learning experience.

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Dr. Epstein says...

Our team tries to treat each patient and every family member as if they were family. We want to hear from you, whether you feel the need to praise us or criticise us. We strive to learn from every new encounter, so that our practice can continue to provide the kindest and most professional care.