Dr. Gerardo Zavala II, MD

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Dr. Gerardo Zavala II, MD

Neurosurgery | Male

NEUROSURGERY & SPINE CONSULTANTS 4611 Centerview, San Antonio, TX 78228 Get Directions
(210) 255-8935

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My philosophy with surgical intervention is to "proceed with caution". Surgery is an invasive endeavor, which should be addressed with mutual respect and partnership between surgeon and patient. Therefore, when considering surgical treatment, conservative measures should have been exhausted prior to serious surgical consideration.Read more

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based on 5 total surveys (4 with reviews)
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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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in San Antonio, TX |
Dr. Zavala, is a life saver. He saved my quality of life. He is very professional and has a great bedside manner. Dr Zavala has been an advocate for me in the healthcare system as well. At the office when I call I always receive a call back or speak to someone right away. Office wait times are short. the staff is friendly. The office is very clean and the seating is perfect for someone with spinal and back problems. no soft saggy chairs. The best Nuero I have ever had the pleasure of seeing.
in San Antonio, TX |
I had the best treatment from the start for my L4-S1 fusion. I never knew there was a great advancement in medicine, the medicine ball after surgery helped greatly with my pain. Coincidentally, prior to my surgery date, I met another patient who also had back surgery by Dr. Zavala. After speaking with her, it made me more confident to go forward with my procedure. Dr. Zavala has great positive energy and he genuinely cares about my health.
in San Antonio, TX |
Six years ago Dr. Zavala did my spinal surgery. I was having pain along my right leg and I now have been pain free for six years. Thank you Dr. Zavala for all your help with my spine. I feel good and it feels great. To live without pain. You are a blessing Dr. Zavala.
in Del Rio, Tx |
Where can I start. I was suffering from 10 level pains for almost 3 years before meeting Dr.Z after my initial appt.It was discovered over 90% spinal cored was consumed by bone growth from a previous surgery. Chances of walking after surgery were less than 95%. I'm happy to say my pain levels have dropped to 5-7. I got most of my feeling to my legs,am still able to walk with a cane. I still have some complications,but considering the diagnosis he did amazing work. He'll treat you like family!
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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Minimally Invasive Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Reconstructive Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Peripheral Nerve Surgery

Board Certifications

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  • Neurosurgery

Conditions Treated

  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Brain Surgery
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for Texas.

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    Sanctions

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  • 0
    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    University of Texas Medical School At San Antonio

    Graduated in 2000

  • Internship Hospital
    University of Texas Health Science Center

    Completed in 2001

  • Residency Hospital
    Loyola University

    Completed in 2008

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Loyola University

    Completed in 2008

  • Undergraduate School
    Rice University

    Graduated in 1996

Awards & Recognition

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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  • Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Specializes in Neurosurgery
  • Board certified in Neurosurgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Zavala II's Office & Staff

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Dr. Zavala II's Care Philosophy

My philosophy with surgical intervention is to "proceed with caution". Surgery is an invasive endeavor, which should be addressed with mutual respect and partnership between surgeon and patient. Therefore, when considering surgical treatment, conservative measures should have been exhausted prior to serious surgical consideration.