Dr. Jean Louis Benae, MD

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Dr. Jean Louis Benae, MD
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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Dr. Benae's Care Philosophy

Empowering patients with the knowledge of available non-surgical treatment modalities including interventional procedures and minimally invasive surgical options when indicated.

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North Texas Brain & Spine Specialists8000 Eldorado Pkwy Bldg E
McKinney, TX 75070
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Dr. Benae's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
Anna, TX |
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.
in Anna, TX |
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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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.

Dr. Benae's Care Philosophy

Empowering patients with the knowledge of available non-surgical treatment modalities including interventional procedures and minimally invasive surgical options when indicated.

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Board Certified

  • American Board of Neurological Surgeons
  • American Board of Clinical Neurological Surgery

Dr. Benae's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Neurosurgery
  •  No board certification on record with Healthgrades
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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    Sanctions

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Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Spine
  • 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 and Brain Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Dislocation
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stroke
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis

Education

  • Medical School
    David Geffen School Of Medicine At UCLA, University Of California, Los Angeles

    Graduated in 2002

  • Internship Hospital
    Medical College of Wis

    Completed in 2003

  • Residency Hospital
    Medical College of Wisconsin

    Completed in 2010

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Brain Injury Research Center - UCLA

    Completed in 2002

  • Undergraduate School
    University of California At Los Angeles

    Graduated in 1998

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

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Specialties

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

Procedures Performed

  • Brain Surgery
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Image-Guided Spine Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Microsurgical Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurosurgical Procedures
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Surgery
  • Trauma Neurosurgery