Dr. Gavin Britz, MD

Neurosurgery •  Male • Age 57
  
Dr. Britz
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Duke University Neurosurgery

6560 Fannin St Ste 900 Houston, TX 77030

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Dr. Gavin Britz, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Houston, TX and has over 33 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Britz has more experience with Cranial Neurosurgery, Neurocritical Care, and Neuro-oncology than other specialists in his area. He graduated from U of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg medical school in 1987. He is affiliated with medical facilities Houston Methodist Hospital and Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Britz to book an appointment.


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3.5

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  • Appointment wasn't rushed (7)
  • Explained conditions well (7)
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  • Long wait times (7)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (4)
  • Appointment was rushed (3)
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His office does not return phone calls. He didn't prepare us for the worst. Many surgery cancellations. Surgery was done to remove my Dad's brain tumor in January 2020. He got every complication including blood clots & MRSA. When asked why he was nonresponsive for 18 days, Dr. Britz replied "At least he's still alive". Only would visit for a minute here & there. My Dad stayed in ICU for 1 1/2 mths. He is at home on a feeding tube, in diapers, still with a trach. His right eye won't close & he's in a wheelchair. Dr. Britz over promised & under delivered. My Dad went from a very active, 5 mile every other day runner & basketball referee to an invalid in a wheelchair. Noone from his office has ever called for a follow up or to see if my Dad is even still alive. Please think twice before you see this "Top Neurosurgeon in the Nation" .
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Aimee – Jun 23, 2020
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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 hospital for two months and saw him twice after the procedure. What a nightmare.
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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 good about them too. My surgery went excellent. ICU four days and I was just amazed. I had the best hospital stay ever. He is the best and blessed. Great, Great Surgeon. I work with surgeons. I love him!
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Biography

Dr. Gavin Britz, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Houston, TX and has over 33 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Britz has more experience with Cranial Neurosurgery, Neurocritical Care, and Neuro-oncology than other specialists in his a...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

University of Washington
Residency Hospital
2000
University of Washington
Fellowship Hospital
1993
John Hopkins Hospital
Internship Hospital
1990
University of Witwatersrand
Internship Hospital
1987
U of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
Medical School

Awards

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Dr. Britz accepts the following insurance:

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Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Choice
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
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Cigna PPO
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First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
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Practice Areas

Cranial Neurosurgery

Cranial neurosurgeons perform surgical procedures that involve opening or passing through the skull to treat conditions affecting the brain, spinal cord, and nervous system.Compare with other Cranial Neurosurgery specialists.

Typically treats 92% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Brain Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Britz performs Brain Surgery more than 93% of their peers

Dr. Britz performs this procedure more than 93% of their peers

Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Britz performs Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy more than 92% of their peers

Dr. Britz performs this procedure more than 92% of their peers

Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Britz performs Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal more than 92% of their peers

Dr. Britz performs this procedure more than 92% of their peers

Neurocritical Care

Neurocritical care specialists diagnose and treat severe and life-threatening neurological conditions such as stroke, spinal cord injury, brain tumor, and traumatic brain injuryCompare with other Neurocritical Care specialists.

Typically treats 86% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 6 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Subdural Hemorrhage
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Britz treats Subdural Hemorrhage more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Britz treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Cerebral Hemorrhage
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Britz treats Cerebral Hemorrhage more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Britz treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

Brain Aneurysm
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Britz treats Brain Aneurysm more than 91% of their peers

Dr. Britz treats this condition more than 91% of their peers

Neuro-oncology

Oncologists diagnose and treat tumors, both malignant and benign, in or near the brain and spinal cord.Compare with other Neuro-oncology specialists.

Typically treats 73% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Meningiomas
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Britz treats Meningiomas more than 75% of their peers

Dr. Britz treats this condition more than 75% of their peers

Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Britz treats Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma) more than 72% of their peers

Dr. Britz treats this condition more than 72% of their peers

Brain Cancer
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Britz treats Brain Cancer more than 72% of their peers

Dr. Britz treats this condition more than 72% of their peers

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Dr. Britz's conditions and procedures:

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Repair
  • Intracranial Vessel Angioplasty and Stenting
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Gland Cancer
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Repair Intracranial Aneurysm
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stenting, Intracranial Vessels
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization

Locations

Duke University Neurosurgery

Houston Methodist6560 Fannin St Ste 900 Houston, TX 77030
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