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Dr. George Galvan, MD

Minimally Invasive Neurological Spine Surgery ·  Male · Age 46

Dr. Galvan

Dr. George Galvan, MD is a minimally invasive neurological spine surgery specialist in San Antonio, TX and has been practicing for 10 years. He graduated from Indiana University / School of Medicine in 2001 and specializes in minimally invasive neurological spine surgery, neurosurgery, and more.


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Dr. Galvan accepts the following insurance:

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No malpractice claims found for Texas
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Dr. Galvan's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Spinal Cord Stimulation
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Galvan performs Spinal Cord Stimulation more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Galvan performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Spondylosis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Galvan treats Spondylosis more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Galvan treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Galvan treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 97% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis

Dr. Galvan's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anterior Cervical Microdiscectomy With Fusion
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Microdiscectomy
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Microdiscectomy
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Cancer
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Traumatic Brain Injury

About Me

Care Philosophy

Treat patients in the same manner you would treat your family!

Specialties

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

Board Certifications

Education

2009
The University of Texas Health Science Center
Residency Hospital
2008
The Ohio State University Hospitals
Internship Hospital
2001
Indiana University / School of Medicine
Medical School
1997
Indiana University-Purdue University / Indianapolis
Undergraduate School
1995
University of Iowa
Undergraduate School
2009
2008
2001
1997
1995

Awards

Dr. Galvan's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Galvan

4.6

Based on 32 reviews

5 Stars
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1 Star
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Had a pre-op office visit to discuss surgical options. Waited about 5 minutes before I was called back for x-rays. Thereafter I was taken to a room for the office visit where I waited less than 5 minutes before I saw Dr Galvan. After expressing my concerns we agreed to surgery to remove a defective neurostimulater. The surgery took place about two weeks later. While my surgery was scheduled for 1000, I was actually taken back 30 minutes sooner. The surgery went well without complications.
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Excellent neurosurgeon and team! I went through 6 months of excruciating pain due to 2 inch herniated disc pressing on my sciatic nerve. I wish I would've seen Dr. Galvan sooner. He gave me back my life! I'm 30 y/o and doing great 2 months post op. TNS explained the surgery and gave me ease knowing I was in good hands. Great bed side manners! I have referred my family and friends to Dr. Galvan.
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Laying in bed after 2 level fusion & 4 level laminectomy-I was terrified about any back surgery. Dr Galvan & his team of PAs, NPs, and other great surgeons MDs all were part of my case. I was referred and seen on a Tuesday and am laying in post op day 2 recovery on Saturday. My severe leg pain, inability to walk and to control bodily functions are alleviated. My back pain is at a high level due to surgery but they are planning on having me see teams of PTs, personal trainers & nutritionists! A++
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My life has changed. I went from being curled up in bed in pain to walking distances with a walker for safety. He left no stone unturned. He believed as I did that my age was not a disadvantage buy an advantage. I was healthy enough for the major back surgery and I felt like I was a team member in my health. I have since referred 2 people to Dr. Galvan. One is getting ready for surgery and the other is still doing the preliminary testing done to rule in or rule out surgery. I love that team.
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Galvan's staff scheduled my appointment , at their discretion, during the time Galvan was on vacation for a week. I only saw his PA who explained the MRI that my referring doc had already explained in much better detail. My questions were not answered and Dr Galvan never even called me back. I would not refer anyone to Dr Galvan! Just a way to make money and keep staff busy while on vacation.
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I would like to recommend Dr. Galvan. He is very compassionate, loyal, down to earth doctor with an outstanding bedside manor. You can tell he cares for his patients. I've never felt rushed during his appointments and he actually listens to everything you have to say. Sincerely, Todd Buckman 5-24-18
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I would recommend him to friends and family.
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I have the pleasure of getting to work with Dr. Galvan both professionally and as a patient. His knowledge and bedside manner are second to none and each patient I have sent have all given the same feedback of appreciation and satisfaction. Would give 6 stars if it were possible.
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Dr Galvan is a great doctor, very knowledgeable and with great bedside manners.
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There are no words to describe the expert and compassionate care I have received from Dr. Galvan. A year and a half ago, I was diagnosed with raging staph infections in both my cervical and thoracic spines and went into septic shock in the hospital. Dr. Galvan performed two difficult and complicated surgeries to clean out these infections and install hardware to shore up collapsed vertebra. No one else would touch me. With God's help, I have made a total recovery. Dr. Galvan saved my life.
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Performed emergency surgery. Was prompt, professional, considerate even though he was performing the procedure at almost midnight.
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After previously seeing two Spinal specialist who just wanted me to have surgery right away I can say with clear conscious my experience with Dr. Galvan has been fantastic. He did not push for surgery and let me seek alternatives for 3 years before I gave in and had it done. He told me when the time came, I would be ready. The last 2 months leading up to the cervical fusions were an agony but I knew my ordeal was over, soon as I woke up from anesthesia, intense pain gone, and recovery is easy.
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I underwent a fusion back surgery from T12 To L4 on June 201 Dr. George Galvan performed it extraordinary I feel great and recover a lot of my movements I recommend him he's a geeat Dr. Kind, respobsible,honest
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I would highly recommend Dr. Galvan due to his expertise, professionalism and his excellent staff including his nurse practionier and anesthesiologist. He successfully drained and cauterized a synovial spinal cyst that was in a difficult area to access L4-L5. I am pain free and without negative residual effects from the surgery.
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I felt my concern was taken very seriously and Dr. Galvan and his team did everything to make it happen as quickly as possible less than 2 weeks from start to finish. I am now (as of today) A little over 2 months past my surgery and I am very happy with the outcome. My typical deal with doctors is I stay away from them, but I would gladly come back if I needed his services again. I hope I never do need surgery again, but he would be the Dr. I would go to.
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Dr. Galvan performed a spinal cord stimulator implantation surgery for me. His team is very talented and knowledgeable. After a successful trial, I was eager to have my surgery. Dr. Galvan was recommended to me by my own pain management specialist, as well as by several other practitioners that help patients with chronic pain. I was surprised to hear his name by various unrelated practitioners. Now I know why; Dr. Galvan and his team are talented. I feel fortunate and most importantly, BETTER.
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I was scared by the thought of having surgery to fuse my C6 and C7. However, Dr. Galvan and his staff made every effort to ensure that I was educated prior to and after my procedure. He and his nurse practionioner, Cynthia took the time to explain and build trust with my family and me. If you are looking for an excellent neurosurgeon, you have found him.
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Methodist Hospital

San Antonio, TX