Dr. Michael Leonard, MD

Dr. Michael Leonard, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 51
Dr. Michael Leonard, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in San Antonio, TX and has been practicing for 19 years. He graduated from New York University School of Medicine in 1994 and specializes in neurosurgery, neurological spine reconstructive surgery, and more.Read his story

414 W Sunset Rd Ste 205

San Antonio, TX 78209

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(210) 564-8300

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more than 88% of peers
Herniated Disc
more than 87% of peers
Spinal Stenosis
more than 81% of peers

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Dr. Leonard's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Leonard "Dr. Michael A. Leonard, Executive Director of the Alamo Neurosurgical Institute, is a board-certified neurosurgeon treating surgical disorders of the brain and spine. Educated and trained in New York, Dr. Leonard gained broad exposure to all aspects of neurosurgery. After obtaining his medical degree from New York University School of Medicine, Dr. Leonard then completed his neurosurgery residency, as well as a fellowship in spine surgery, at New York University Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital. Dr. Leonard's Air Force career brought him to San Antonio, where he was the Director of Spine Surgery at Wilford Hall Medical Center for three years before leaving the military and establishing the Alamo Neurosurgical Institute. Dr. Leonard also serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor at the Center for Neurosurgical Sciences at the University of Texas Health Science Center and has authored numerous articles on a variety of topics in neurosurgery. Dr. Leonard utilizes the latest minimally invasive technologies to treat the full spectrum of neurosurgical disorders, including the latest minimally invasive procedures. He has been a pioneer in the use of adult autologous stem cells, a process that uses the patient's own stem cells to speed their recovery and improve outcomes. Additionally, he has been a pioneer in the use of robotics in spine surgery, establishing the first robotic spine surgery center in South Texas and is the only doctor in San Antonio utilizing the Mazor Robotics Renaissance Spine Surgery System, to make surgeries less invasive and enable patients to achieve a faster recovery with less pain than traditional surgical techniques. Dr. Leonard believes that optimal patient outcome is achieved when a caring physician takes the time to listen to the patient and carefully explain all the treatment options available, so patients can make an informed decision about their care. Professional Affiliations Congress of Neurological Surgeons American Association of Neurosurgical Surgeons Bexar County Medical Society Texas Medical Association Diplomate, American Board of Neurological Surgery Texas Association of Neurological Surgeons Spine Intervention Society Professional Distinctions Spine Fellowship, New York University, 1998-1999 Director of Spine Surgery, Wilford Hall Medical Center, 2001-2004 Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, UTHSCSA, 2002-2015 "
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4  Specialties

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

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

44  Conditions Treated

  • Back Disorders
  • Back Impairment
  • Back Injuries
  • Back Pain
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Neck
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Disc Degeneration
  • Cervical Herniated Disc
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cervical Spondylitis
  • Cervical Spondylolisthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Fracture
  • Head and Neck Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lower Back Injuries
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Spinal Cord Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Dislocation
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
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42  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Advanced Robotic Surgery
  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Plating and Fusion
  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Cervical Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Microdiscectomy
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Disc Surgery
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Failed Back Surgery Revision
  • Gamma Knife Radiosurgery
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Low Back Procedure
  • Lower Spine Surgery
  • Lumbar Fusion
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Lumbar Microdiscectomy
  • Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Neck Pain Procedure
  • Neck Surgery
  • Radiosurgery - CyberKnife® and Gamma Knife
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Decompression
  • Spinal Discectomy
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Instrumentation Procedures
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Surgery
  • Surgery, Robotic Assisted
  • Surgical Procedures
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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.


  • State University of New York / Health Science Center At Stony Brook
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1989
  • New York University School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1994
  • New York University Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1995
  • New York University Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1999
  • New York University Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2001

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • USAF Health Professions Scholarship, 1994
Media & Publications
  • Textbook of Neurological Surgery Cervical Vertebrectomy and Fusion Chapter,
  • Cervical spondylotic myelopathy: patterns of neurological deficit and recovery after anterior cervical decompression, 1999
  • Four fibrolast tropomyosin isoforms are expressed from the rat alpha-tropomyosin gene via alternative RNA splicing and the use of two promoters.,
  • Comparison of Frameless Stereotactic Systems: accuracy, precision, applications, 2001

Languages Spoken

  • English

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What People Say About Dr. Michael Leonard, MD
Best thing I can say is NO MORE PAIN! Life is getting back to normal.
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l lopez in TX, TX – Sep 18, 2018
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Dr. Leonard was recommended to me by a family member when a long term back injury began causing me sciatic nerve problems. He proved to be a seasoned professional with the wisdom and experience to guide me through the various options for treatment. After initially treating the symptoms through main...Read More
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Burton Chase in San Antonio, TX – Sep 03, 2018
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Having had two prior back surgeries with no good results, I came to Dr. Leonard. After non-invasive treatment failed, Dr. Leonard performed a Lumbar Fusion that was 100% successful. I cannot say enough about the caring attitudes of the entire staff who are quick, efficient and competent. Dr....Read More
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HLO in New Braunfels, TX – Jun 22, 2018
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Took time and had lots of patience in explaining the problem, so my husband and I could understand.
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Linda Stark – Jun 11, 2018
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I have been very disappointed! Saw on Monday--told me he was making a pain dr referral--it had not been made by the end of the week, and I was I pain. I called his office mid week and was told it takes 3 to 4 days. On my appointment day, I arrived 20 minutes early with my paperwork already...Read More
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Terry Gray in San Antonio, tx – Mar 24, 2018
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