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Dr. Gerardo Zavala II, MD

Neurosurgery ·  Male · Age 44

Dr. Zavala II

Dr. Gerardo Zavala II, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in San Antonio, TX and has been practicing for 11 years. He graduated from University of Texas Medical School At San Antonio in 2000 and specializes in neurosurgery, neurological spine reconstructive surgery, and more.


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Dr. Zavala II accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Ambetter
Superior Health Plan
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Choice
CHAMPVA
Cigna
Commercial Insurance Company
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Pyramid Life
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare
WellCare

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No malpractice claims found for Texas
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Zavala II's Top Procedures and Conditions

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

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Zavala II treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Zavala II treats this condition more than 98% 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
Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Zavala II treats Low Back Pain more than 97% of his peers

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

Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Zavala II performs Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Zavala II performs this procedure more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Zavala II's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Paracentesis
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

About Me

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.

Specialties

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

Board Certifications

Education

2008
Loyola University
Fellowship Hospital
2008
Loyola University
Residency Hospital
2001
University of Texas Health Science Center
Internship Hospital
2000
University of Texas Medical School At San Antonio
Medical School
1996
Rice University
Undergraduate School
2008
2008
2001
2000
1996

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Zavala II's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Zavala II

4.6

Based on 31 reviews

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1 Star
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I want to say that I've been under Dr. Zavala II care, for quite a few years. I owe my life to Dr. Zavala, because if it hadn't been for his medical decision to get a cardiac clearance for a neck surgery procedure, I would of possibly have had a heart attack during my procedure, and died. My...Read More
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Having suffered back issues for years my new doctor in San Antonio refereed me to Dr. Z. When I finally pulled the trigger he and his team were very through in in making sure the CORRECT procedure and repair was recommended and performed. Now just two weeks after surgery I have NO pain. This speaks...Read More
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As a 68 yr. old veteran needing complicated back surgery I could not reccomend a better surgeon. The relief from pain and the regaining of my mobility have been unbelievable. I truly believe his hands are blessed. Trust him. He has your best interest at heart.
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After I think 5-6 yrs with his practice and multiple surgeries with him... He and his staff have become my guardian angels. They worry and care for you like you are one of they family members. The love and compassion the have for each individual pt is amazing. No pt is treated the same way just...Read More
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If you are suffering from chronic pain, to your back, call Dr. Zavala's office for a consultation appt. He has been my doctor due to having pain to my lower back. I had lumbar laminectomy early this summer. After recovery from surgery I find my self feeling great, walking 1 to 2 miles daily. I am...Read More
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