Dr. Michael Leonard, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 55

Neurosurgery

Dr. Michael Leonard, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in San Antonio, TX and has over 28 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from New York University School of Medicine medical school in 1994. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Foundation Surgical Hospital Of San Antonio and Methodist Hospital Northeast. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. Michael Leonard, MD

Alamo Neurosurgical Institute

414 W Sunset Rd San Antonio, TX 78209 ()
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(210) 564-8300

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Hospital Highlight

Dr. Leonard is affiliated with Foundation Surgical Hospital Of San Antonio San Antonio, a highly rated hospital.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
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No malpractice claims found for Texas
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Leonard's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Torticollis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Leonard treats Torticollis more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Leonard treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Leonard performs Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Leonard performs this procedure more than 98% of his peers

Osteoarthritis of Spine
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Leonard treats Osteoarthritis of Spine more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Leonard treats this condition more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Leonard's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Advanced Robotic Surgery
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Plating and Fusion
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Microdiscectomy
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chordoma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Surgery
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Failed Back Surgery Revision
  • Gamma Knife Radiosurgery
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Laminoforaminotomy
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Back Procedure
  • Lumbar Fusion
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Lumbar Microdiscectomy
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain Procedure
  • Neck Surgery
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Posterior Lumbar Fusion With Robotic Assistance
  • Radiosurgery - CyberKnife® and Gamma Knife
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Decompression
  • Spinal Discectomy
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Instrumentation Procedures
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Surgery, Robotic Assisted
  • Surgical Procedures
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Torticollis
  • Upper Back Pain

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(210) 564-8300

Dr. Leonard accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Choice
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

Dr. Leonard's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Leonard

4.3

Based on 85 ratings

5 Stars
78.82352941176471%
(67)
4 Stars
2.3529411764705883%
(2)
3 Stars
1.1764705882352942%
(1)
2 Stars
1.1764705882352942%
(1)
1 Star
16.470588235294116%
(14)
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Absolutely yes! Dr. Leonard is a no nonsense neurosurgeon who performed back surgery on me after a car accident. He explained the details of the surgery in a way that I could understand, pre and post surgery. I trusted him on my first visit and knew that I wanted him to be my surgeon. His staff is so friendly and were always prepared for my visits. They prepared me for the surgery and made sure I understood what was going to happen and what I needed to do before and after surgery. Dr. Leonard and his staff are the very best at what they do!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Betty Anderson – Nov 02, 2021
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Dr Leonard performed a lower back laminectomy and I had instant relief! Whitney is an "All-Star"! She handled everything like a Pro. I had an MRI on Thurs morning and I was in the docs office on Fri and the surgery was on the next Tues. I went in Tues morn and was home by lunchtime on the same day! Ashley, PA is wonderful and very helpful during the surgery and during follow up. All the staff is on top of it! Doc is a "world-class intergalactic" surgeon!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Damon Perrin – Jul 18, 2020
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I went to Dr. Leonard with a lower back issue. I had a minimal invasive disc surgery 18 months earlier from another doctor, which lasted about 6 months. I told Dr, Leonard that the pain was so bad and I just wanted the surgery. He listen and understood their were no other option. After my MRI, he explained the surgery and what to expect. This my 7th week and I feel great, I can actually sit without leaning to the side. I am so glad I went to Dr. Leonard, the staff and environment was very pleasant.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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BRC – Jun 11, 2020
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Well trained office staff and excellent PA. Had excellent results after surgery and was satisfied with results.
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Oct 08, 2019
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He did both my husband's neck and lower back surgeries. No problems and quick recovery time. We feel very blessed to have found him. No games and straight forward about all aspects. We highly recommend him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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S & P Giorgis – Oct 01, 2019
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Dr Leonard is a fantastic Neurosurgeon. I had a ruptured disk and stenosis (pinched spinal cord). Dr Leonard fused 4 vertebra and corrected my spinal cord pinching very successfully. My back is much better now. The severe back and leg pain is gone. I am very grateful that a friend suggested I see Dr. Leonard. I think I would be in a wheel chair by now without his help.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Larry Burke – Sep 10, 2019
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Dr. Leonard performed a microdiscotomy to correct two herniated discs. For the first time in 3 years I am pain free. Highly recommend
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Sep 05, 2019
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Dr.Leonard was so caring and knowledgeable of my health issue. He is very conservative which is something I was looking for. I went through pain management for a year before I decided with Dr. Leonard it was time for my L5S1 fusion and Laminectomy. Foundations hospital was great. All the staff and Dr. Leonard was amazing. His office is so polite and easy to get too. I would definitely recommend him for your health care needs. Thank you Dr. Leonard and staff.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Amy S. – Jul 27, 2019
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My second surgery for different issues and the staff and doctor are awesome! Thank you for giving me back a pain free life.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Harry Hewlett – Jul 22, 2019
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I cant say enough good things about Dr. L. He was freindly yet proffessional. He explained everything while showing me the areas of concern on xrays. and answered all the questions my husband and I both asked and didnt pressure me into getting surgery. Recovery was much faster than expected.. He actually saved me from 10+ years of agony. I would reccommend him to anybody without hesitation. Thanx Doc, Ashley and all the staff!!!!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Belinda Gaitan – Jul 11, 2019
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Most definitely, I would recommend Dr. Leonard. He is very professional and concise. I under went a neck surgery with him and it has turned out very good. Thank you Dr. Leonard
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Rolando C. Salas in Cibolo, TX – Jun 27, 2019
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Dr Leonard performed surgery on my neck using stem cells from myself. I was very impressed with his knowledge and expertise. My recovery time has been terrific and I am very pleased. I would recommend dr Leonard very highly
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Apr 18, 2019
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Dr. Leonard is an outstanding neurosurgeon. He took care of me for an L5-S1 microdiscectomy. The surgery went very well and have no more chronic pain. He is an excellent surgeon and would trust him to take care of anyone in my family. He is highly skilled and uses advanced technology to perform micro surgery in an exact manner. If you need a neurosurgeon for your neck, back, or spine. Go and see him.
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Mar 20, 2019
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Very good experience, my surgery went very well and my recovery is even better than I expected.
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Mar 19, 2019
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He assured me 90% relief. 90 days later, I can feel relief and can walk again. I am so pleased with him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Jazzlo in San Antonio, TX – Feb 12, 2019
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Dr. Leonard and office staff take their time and explain everything in detail. We never felt rushed and phone calls were returned immediately if we ever had questions. My husband has had two spinal fusions with Dr. Leonard and we highly recommend him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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John Hominick in TX, TX – Dec 08, 2018
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Dr. Leonard is an excellent doctor. He performed my back surgery a month and a half ago and has helped eliminate my back pain. The surgery was extensive replacing hardware on a previous surgery which fused L4 and L5, fused L3, removed a ruptured disc and cleaned out arthritis causing spinal stenosis. I highly recommend him. His staff is outstanding.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Ralph “Bo” Hutto in Del Rio, TX – Nov 29, 2018
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I am very impressed with Dr Leonard. He explained everything to me and even drew pictures, to make sure I understood. My surgery went as smooth as possible and couldn’t of been better. I would definitely recommend him for any spinal surgery!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Chris in San Antonio , TX – Nov 11, 2018
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Very profesional doctor and courteous office
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Oct 26, 2018
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Dr. Leonard did a wonderful job with my cervical and lumbar surgeries. I was in a terrible accident and have my life back without pain. I'm very grateful for his expertise. He is serious, which is what one would want from a neurosurgeon. His staff is very helpful. Also, he has a PA and he is well informed about a patient's issues. It took a little time and the pay off was huge for me. I am very grateful for his skill and expertise.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Carolyn J. in San Antonio, TX – Oct 25, 2018
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Biography

Dr. Michael A. Leonard, Executive Director of the Alamo Neurosurgical Institute, is a board-certified neurosurgeon treating surgical disorders of the brain...Read more

Specialties

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

Board Certifications

Education

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

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • USAF Health Professions Scholarship, 1994

Media & Publications

  • Textbook of Neurological Surgery Cervical Vertebrectomy and Fusion Chapter,
  • Comparison of Frameless Stereotactic Systems: accuracy, precision, applications, 2001
  • Four fibrolast tropomyosin isoforms are expressed from the rat alpha-tropomyosin gene via alternative RNA splicing and the use of two promoters.,
  • Cervical spondylotic myelopathy: patterns of neurological deficit and recovery after anterior cervical decompression, 1999

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What are Dr. Michael Leonard, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Leonard frequently treats Torticollis, Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair, and Osteoarthritis of Spine. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Leonard treats.

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Dr. Leonard's office is located at 414 W Sunset Rd, San Antonio, TX 78209. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Alamo Neurosurgical Institute

Alamo Neurosurgical Institute414 W Sunset Rd San Antonio, TX 78209
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    • Mon: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:30am - 2:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Leonard is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Foundation Surgical Hospital Of San Antonio

San Antonio, TX

88% Patients that would definitely recommend, 18% higher than the national average

6 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)

Methodist Hospital Northeast

Live Oak, TX

12 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2022)

Methodist Hospital Stone Oak

San Antonio, TX

77% Patients that would definitely recommend, 7% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

Northeast Baptist Hospital

San Antonio, TX

3 Awards Received