Dr. Lee Ansell, MD

Dr. Lee Ansell, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 72
Dr. Lee Ansell, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Bellaire, TX and has been practicing for 34 years. He graduated from University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas in 1978 and specializes in neurosurgery and minimally invasive neurological spine surgery.Read his story

5420 West Loop S Ste 2400

Bellaire, TX 77401

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

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

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

Learn about Dr. Ansell

Be confident in your decisions by checking out your provider's top areas of care, education, patient reviews and more. Learn about finding the right doctor for you.

Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Ansell performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

very high
more than 89% of peers
more than 87% of peers
Spine Disorders
more than 82% of peers

Dr. Ansell's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Ansell's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Ansell "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."


Read Less

2  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Minimally Invasive Neurological Spine Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

28  Conditions Treated

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

9  Procedures

  • 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

Dr. Ansell does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Ansell and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Dr. Ansell's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ansell to family and friends
10 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (10)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

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)

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. ...more
Was this helpful? thumbs up icon optionthumbs down icon option
Flag this
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,...more
Was this helpful? thumbs up icon optionthumbs down icon option
Flag this
Are you Dr. Ansell?
Make it easy for patients to share their feedback. Also manage your personalized profile!