Dr. Gavin Britz, MD

Dr. Gavin Britz, MD

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Dr. Gavin Britz, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Houston, TX and has over 35 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Britz has more experience with Neurocritical Care Disorders, Cranial Neurosurgery, and Nervous System Neoplasms 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.

Locations

Houston Methodist Department of Neurosurgery

Scurlock Tower6560 Fannin Street Suite 900 Houston, TX 77030
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(713) 903-2840

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Dr. Britz is affiliated with Houston Methodist Hospital Houston, a highly rated hospital.

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  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
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3.8

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I would absolutely recommend Dr. Britz. He inspired confidence in me and would do so with my family and friends. I have a number of friends that are in the medical community and they all raved about him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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emilie d booth – Jun 03, 2021
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There is no finer doctor you want crawling around in your head than Dr. Gavin Britz. He is an extremely busy Dr. with many responsibilities however when it comes to your care/surgery you are number one to him. I had two brain surgeries within 11 months, one before Covid, one during covid. The first was an aneurysm caught before rupture and the second was a subdural hematoma from falling off a bike (helmet on) during covid when we had nothing to do! Symptoms showed much later. Dr.. Britz ordered MRI & then CT and I was back in the hospital experiencing excellent care. Dr. Britz has the finest PA, Alex, who will answer all your questions and make the experience seamless.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Stephanie Urquhart – Jun 03, 2021
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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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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Long wait times
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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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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What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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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!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Zola Burgess in Memphis TN – Dec 29, 2015
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Britz

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Britz treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Britz treats other conditions, please contact the office at (713) 441-3800.

Neurocritical Care Disorders

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 Disorders specialists.

Dr. Britz is experienced in the area of Neurocritical Care Disorders. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 16 conditions and procedures

Treatments
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Subdural Hemorrhage
Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
Cerebral Hemorrhage
Cerebrovascular Disease
Normal
Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

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.

Dr. Britz is experienced in the area of Cranial Neurosurgery. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 11 conditions and procedures

Treatments
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Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
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Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

Nervous System Neoplasms

Oncologists diagnose and treat tumors, both malignant and benign, in or near the brain and spinal cord.Compare with other Nervous System Neoplasms specialists.

Dr. Britz is experienced in the area of Nervous System Neoplasms. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 11 conditions and procedures

Treatments
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Meningiomas
Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
Brain Cancer
Pituitary Tumor
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High
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Very High
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Dr. Britz's conditions and procedures:

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Brain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Carotid Artery Stent Placement
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epilepsy
  • 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 Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pineal Region Tumors
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reconstruction for Craniosynos
  • Repair Intracranial Aneurysm
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stenting, Intracranial Vessels
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stereotaxis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

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Cigna PPO
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Gavin W. Britz is Director of the Houston Methodist Neurological Institute, chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery and the Candy and Tom Knudson Centennial...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

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Gavin Britz, MD?

Click here to schedule an appointment online. New patients can also call (713) 903-2840, and for other questions, call (713) 441-3800.

Does Dr. Gavin Britz, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Britz has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Gavin Britz, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Gavin Britz, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Britz's profile to make an appointment.

Does Dr. Gavin Britz, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Gavin Britz, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Britz frequently treats Neurocritical Care Disorders, Cranial Neurosurgery, and Nervous System Neoplasms. See all practice areas where Dr. Britz specializes.

Where is Dr. Gavin Britz, MD's office located?

Dr. Britz's office is located at 6560 Fannin Street Suite 900, Houston, TX 77030. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Britz is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Houston Methodist Hospital

Houston, TX

81% Patient Experience Rating, 12% higher than the national average

33 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2021)

Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital

Shenandoah, TX

81% Patient Experience Rating, 12% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020)