Dr. Lee Ansell, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
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Age 71
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Dr. Lee Ansell, MD
Lee Ansell earned a B.A. from the University of Texas in Austin before graduating from the University of Texas Health Science Center's Southwestern Medical School in Dallas. His internship was completed at the Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center, and his neurosurgery residency was completed at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio where he served as Chief Resident. Dr. Ansell is licensed to practice in Texas and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Neurological Surgery. Dr. Ansell was awarded numerous honors during his distinguished military career including a Bronze Star, an Air Force Commendation Medal and two Meritorious Service Medals. His current offices and appointments include serving as Medical Director at Houston Orthopedic & Spine Hospital. He also serves on the Neurosurgical Society of American's Audit and Finance Committee; as an alternate representative on the Joint Committee of State Neurosurgical Societies, AANS and CNS; and as a consultant in spinal surgery with the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners. He is the past president of the Southern Neurosurgical Society and the Texas Association of Neurological Surgeons. Dr. Ansell's professional memberships include the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the Neurosurgical Society of America, the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, the American College of Surgeons, the Southern Neurosurgical Society, the Texas Association of Neurological Surgeons, the American Medical Association, the Texas Medical Association, the Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves, the Harris County Medical Society, the Houston Neurological Society and the North American Spine Society.

5420 West Loop S Ste 2400

Bellaire, TX 77401

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Dr. Lee Ansell, MD

Dr. Lee Ansell, MD

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  • American Republic
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Wells Fargo Insurance

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Dr. Ansell's Experience

Dr. Ansell'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
  • Board certified in Neurosurgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Neurosurgery
  • Minimally Invasive Neurological Spine Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Vascular Disease


  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Posterior Lumbar Fusion With Robotic Assistance
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities

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

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas
    Medical School | Graduated 1978
  • Wilford Hall Usaf Mc
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1979
  • University Tex Health Science Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1984

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Ansell has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Ansell's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ansell to family and friends
based on 10 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Ansell's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
in Richmond, Tx |
I had surgery consults with 3 surgeons and Dr. Ansell was the perfect fit for me. Dr Ansell listened to all of my concerns, showed us exactly on a model what he would do to relieve the pressure on my herniated disc. I had a herniated disc at l5-S1 that was sitting on my right leg nerve root. Surgery was done on 6/8 and when I woke up in recovery, it was a miracle that the nerve pain in my right leg was gone. I really trust Dr. Ansell and the surgery was a piece of cake.
in Richmond, TX |
Dr Lee Ansel treated me for chronic lower back pain which ended up being spondylolithes. i was never rushed into surgery. After 5 years of dealing with pain i was told i needed a 2 level fusion. 2/2016 i decided to have surgery which consisted of a l4,l5,s1 ALIF with peek cage and screw fixation, Posterior Fusion and pedicle screw fixation or 360 surgery. I am now only 3weeks post op and can't believe how amazing i feel. DR Ansel has been there every step of the way. Cant brag enough about him.
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Dr. Ansell accepts 8 insurance carriers
  • American Republic
  • AvMed
    Open Access
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma
    Blue Choice
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
  • Wells Fargo Insurance

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Hospitals where Dr. Ansell has admitting privileges

Memorial Hermann Orthopedic & Spine Hospital
5410 West Loop S
Bellaire, TX 77401
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