Dr. Gavin Britz, MD

Dr. Gavin Britz, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 55
Dr. Gavin Britz, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Durham, NC and has been practicing for 31 years. He graduated from University Of The Witwatersrand, Faculty Of Health Sciences in 1987 and specializes in neurosurgery and diagnostic radiology.


Durham, NC 27710

Contact Information

(713) 441-3800

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Traumatic Brain Injury
very high
more than 98% of peers
Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
very high
more than 97% of peers
Cerebrovascular Disease
very high
more than 90% of peers

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2  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Diagnostic Radiology

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

41  Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
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10  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for North Carolina.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

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  • University Of The Witwatersrand, Faculty Of Health Sciences
    Medical School | Graduated 1987
  • John Hopkins Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1993
  • University Of Witwatersrand
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1990
  • University Of Washington
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Washington
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2000

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Britz has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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What People Say About Dr. Gavin Britz, MD
Did nothing to help prepare us for the worst. Put us up the oldest darkest part of the hospital. Did nothing to find us other doctors at Methodist we would like. When things went wrong, left us with mediocre floor doctors who treated us like just another number and disappeared. We were in that...Read More
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W hodge in Houston, TX – Apr 29, 2016
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I came to Dr Britz from Memphis TN by recommendation from Dr Osama Gaber. I presented with a tumor on my brainstem. I was so afraid after getting no comfort from doctors here. Dr Britz and his FNP assured me that I would be just fine. They were very confident in their abilities, I began to feel...Read More
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