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Dr. Norman Torres, MD

Dr. Norman Torres, MD

Neurosurgery ·  Male · Age 61


Dr. Norman Torres, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Shenandoah, TX and has been practicing for 37 years. He specializes in neurosurgery.


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(281) 719-9221

Dr. Torres 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 Advantage HMO
Blue Choice
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Principal Life
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare

Background Check

1 board action Found
  • Substandard Care (10/19/2018)View details
No malpractice claims found for Texas
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Torres' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Torres treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 75% of his peers

Dr. Torres treats this condition more than 75% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
Spondylosis
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Torres treats Spondylosis more than 68% of his peers

Dr. Torres treats this condition more than 68% of his peers

Spine Disorders
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Torres treats Spine Disorders more than 58% of his peers

Dr. Torres treats this condition more than 58% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Degenerative Spine Diseases
  • Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Spine
  • Pediatric Spinal Tumor
  • Progressive Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • Progressive Spinobulbar Muscular Atrophy
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Dysostosis, Anhalt Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Ryukyuan Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Scapuloperoneal
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type I
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type II
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type III
  • Spinal Tuberculosis

Dr. Torres' conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm Clipping
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chronic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Confusion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniotomy
  • Decompression Surgery
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Procedure
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Fusion
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Myelopathy
  • Myoclonus
  • Nerve Surgery
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyneuropathy Due to Alcohol and Drugs
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
  • Vertigo

About Me

Biography

Dr. Norman Torres, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Shenandoah, TX and has been practicing for 37 years. He specializes in neurosurgery.

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

University Of Texas Health Science Center Houston
Fellowship Hospital
University Il College Of Med
Residency Hospital
University Of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio
Internship Hospital
1982
University Of The Philippines Manila, College Of Medicine
Medical School
1982

Languages

  • Filipino
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog
  • English

Dr. Torres' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Torres

3.9

Based on 36 reviews

5 Stars
72.22222222222223%
(26)
4 Stars
0%
(0)
3 Stars
2.7777777777777777%
(1)
2 Stars
0%
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1 Star
25%
(9)

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I called as a new a patient to get an appointment to see Dr. Torres the person at the appointment desk was extremely rude and as I was trying to explain what I needed she cut me off saying well if have had surgery in the past we will need to get your CT Scans, MRI's etc. and a recommendation from...Read More
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Dr. Torres is wonderful. He is easy to talk to and takes time to listen. He is caring, thorough, skilled and committed to do what he can to resolve the issue. His staff is courteous and helpful. The whole office is a pleasure to work with. I would highly recommend Dr. Torres.
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Dr. Torres is an amazing surgeon. When I first saw him it was an emergency situation in the hospital and I was unable to walk. After an MRI and evaluation, he took me into surgery and removed a portion of a ruptured disc (between L4 and L5) and when I woke up from surgery I was pain free for the...Read More
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I had a large meningioma brain tumor and Dr Torres successfully removed it. He did all necessary tests before the surgery to ensure that side effects would be minimal and that he would be able to safely remove it. He was very easy to reach when I needed to speak to him and schedule follow ups. Dr...Read More
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Before Dr.Torres, I had spent over a year in extreme pain, barely able to sit or walk.Even laying down was a challenge.I saw several doctors, was misdiagnosed,etc.It was hell.Then I found Dr. Torres.From the beginning,he was up front & honest (with a great sense of humor) & offered me the best of...Read More
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