Dr. Jean Louis Benae, MD

Dr. Jean Louis Benae, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 46
Dr. Jean Louis Benae, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in McKinney, TX and has been practicing for 16 years. He graduated from David Geffen School Of Medicine At UCLA, University Of California, Los Angeles in 2002 and specializes in neurosurgery, orthopedic spine surgery, and more.Read his story

8000 Eldorado Pkwy Bldg E

McKinney, TX 75070

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(469) 631-7940

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  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Galaxy Health Network
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  • HealthSmart
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Chronic Neck Pain
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more than 99% of peers
Limb Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Low Back Pain
very high
more than 96% of peers

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Dr. Benae's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Benae "At an early age, Jean Louis Benae was destined to become a neurosurgeon. He was fascinated with the complexities of the brain and the integral role it played in the human experience. Dr. Benae is passionate about what he does. He works tirelessly to understand the root cause and believes this is the key to developing the best plan of action. Dr. Benae, who speaks fluent French, moved to Paris, France from his native Cameroon, Africa as a teen to pursue his dream of being a neurosurgeon. In Paris, everything he read about neuroscience came from english speaking countries. So, at the age of 20, he decided to "go to the source," moved to California and enrolled at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). At UCLA, he earned his undergraduate degree in Physiological Sciences and his Doctorate in Medicine from the David Geffen UCLA School of Medicine. After a fellowship in neurotrauma research at the UCLA Brain Injury Research Center, a residency in Wisconsin, and working as a neurosurgeon in Mississippi, Dr. Benae realized he wanted to branch out on his own and start his own practice. He looked to Texas, where he already had friends and family, and made his move in the summer of 2014. He has quickly earned the respect of the Dallas community and his fellow physician peers. He has been recognized as one of D Magazine's "Best Docs"(2014, 2015, 2016), in addition to being voted by LIVING Magazine as the best neurosurgeon and spine surgeon in McKinney and Allen(2014, 2015, 2016). At North Texas Brain & Spine Specialists, Dr. Benae treats an array of conditions from neck and back pain to brain & spine tumor resections. He utilizes his extensive training in minimally invasive spine surgery and neurosurgery to work tirelessly to get to the bottom of why his patients are in pain. He understands that pain can come from many different sources and he digs deep to uncover the source of the pain. Educating his patients during their course of treatment is an integral part of his practice. He strives to minimize fear by educating his patients about why they are in pain, what various treatment modalities(chiropractic care, pain management, physical therapy, etc.) are available to them, and why one might be prescribed over another. He takes whatever time is needed to listen to his patients and provide them with very thorough care. Dr. Benae, who considers himself more of a healer than a surgeon, thinks of his patients as family. He utilizes cutting-edge techniques and procedures to treat patients with complex brain and spine pathology. He does what he does because he has the resources, education, and tools to help others. He often coordinates medical missions to underserved areas, such as the developing nations in Latin America and Africa(Future of Africa Foundation), to offer help, equipment, and share his knowledge. Dr. Benae is a member of various national and international neurosurgical societies including the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, American Association of Neurological Surgeons, North American Spine Society and others."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Benae "Empowering patients with the knowledge of available non-surgical treatment modalities including interventional procedures and minimally invasive surgical options when indicated."

4  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Critical Care Neurosurgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

93  Conditions Treated

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Injury
  • Brain Tumor
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Disc Degeneration
  • Cervical Herniated Disc
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Spine
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord and Brain Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Dislocation
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stroke
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
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22  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

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  • University of California At Los Angeles
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1998
  • David Geffen School Of Medicine At UCLA, University Of California, Los Angeles
    Medical School | Graduated 2002
  • Brain Injury Research Center - UCLA
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2002
  • Medical College of Wis
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2003
  • Medical College of Wisconsin
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2010

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

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What People Say About Dr. Jean Louis Benae, MD
Dr Benae and his staff are superb! This is the friendliest office I have ever been in. Dr Benae answered all my questions in great detail. I felt there feeling like I was truly listened to. I would recommend them to all.
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Anna, TX – May 20, 2017
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Dr. Benae fused l2-l4. The doctor is a very personable fellow and it is a pleasure to have him taking care of my back. I highly recommend him.
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Jim in Anna, TX – Jan 06, 2016
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