Dr. Osama Ahmed, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 40

Neurosurgery

Dr. Osama Ahmed, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Live Oak, TX and has over 14 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Texas Tech University in 2008. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Legent Orthopedic Hospital and Methodist Heart Hospital. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Osama Ahmed, MD

Brain and Spine Institute of San Antonio

12709 Toepperwein Rd Ste 101 Live Oak, TX 78233
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(210) 625-4733
Telehealth services available

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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Dr. Ahmed's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Brain Abscess
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ahmed treats Brain Abscess more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Ahmed treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ahmed treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Ahmed treats this condition more than 95% 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
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Spondylolisthesis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ahmed treats Spondylolisthesis more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Ahmed treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Cervical Spondylolisthesis
  • Degenerative Spondylolisthesis

Dr. Ahmed's conditions and procedures:

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Brain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Tumor
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Carotid Artery Stenosis
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari Malformation Type 2
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chordoma
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Malignant Brain Tumor
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neurostimulation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Posterior Lumbar Fusion With Robotic Assistance
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vascular Disease

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Dr. Ahmed accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Ambetter
Superior Health Plan
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Ameritas
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Choice
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
Guardian
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
Medicaid
MetLife
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
Principal Financial Group
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

Dr. Ahmed's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Ahmed

4.9

Based on 79 ratings

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For a first time appointment we were beyond impressed with Dr. Ahmed and his staff. Dr. Ahmed explained everything to us and made us feel very comfortable with his plan on treatment for my daughter. We were very pleased with everyone, great medical office, wonderful and warm experience from the start. I highly recommend Dr. Ahmed.
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Connie Morales – Feb 23, 2022
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Great job with back surgery. Highly recommended. Professional, very thorough and cares about his patients. Could not be happier to say that he made me healthy again.
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
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Oct 08, 2020
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My husband fell and damaged several vertebrae in his back one year ago this month. We went to Dr. Osama Ahmed. He was such a warm and friendly doctor. We were immediately at ease. He operated on my husband in January, 2020. My husband is now walking without a walker or any assistance. We feel Dr. Ahmed is a miracle worker!
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
6 people found this helpful
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A. L. Hickok – Aug 09, 2020
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I recently had Dr Ahmed do surgery on my spine. Before the surgery, I had pain for over a year. After the surgery, I had almost no pain after just a few weeks. His staff is wonderful. I would recommend Dr. Ahmed to anyone needing surgery on their back. He is an absolutely amazing Dr. All my pain is nearly gone now after a month of recovery. I am able to walk and do exercises. I was not able to do any of those things for over a year. Thank you so very much for your help.
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
8 people found this helpful
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Jeffrey Lakin – Jul 17, 2020
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Dr. Ahmed has been amazing from the beginning. I had a lumbar laminectomy and fusion of L4 through S1 with Dr. Ahmed. This surgery was done at the Northeast Methodist hospital in Live Oak, Texas. His staff in his clinic as well as the staff at the hospital were and are amazing! Recovery after surgery was tough, as expected and explained by Dr. Ahmed, in the beginning, but I am three weeks out and I am getting better every day! I highly recommend Dr. Ahmed if you are looking for a neurosurgeon.
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
6 people found this helpful
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Jordan Guerrero – Jun 29, 2020
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Dr. Ahmed diagnosed my severe facial pain as trigeminal neuralgia. He took the time to listen to me and answer all my questions. I have been pain free since he performed the surgery. He and his staff are great.
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
9 people found this helpful
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Feb 13, 2020
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I herniated my L5 S1 and it was pushing on my spinal cord and nerves. Dr Ahmed was extremely helpful and accommodating. I was in extreme pain! He was able to come up with a minimally invasive plan. After my surgery I woke up almost zero pain and a tiny scar! Would recommend him and his super helpful staff any day!
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
7 people found this helpful
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Kayla – Nov 25, 2019
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Took his time. Explaining what to expect. making sure all my questions were answered.
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Sylvia – Nov 22, 2019
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Went to visit him for facial pain send me out for test found arteries in my brain and head putting pressure on nerves so did surgery real professional doctor and staff did good job would recommend highly to anyone
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
3 people found this helpful
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Art Guerra – Nov 09, 2019
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My elderly dad underwent a lumbar laminectomy and fusion with no complications and outstanding results. Dr. Ahmed is as good in the clinic as he obviously is in the OR. Leaves you feeling completely confident and thoroughly managed. Every issue was discussed and all answers well understood. Would strongly recommend Dr. Ahmed to anyone. He's one of the best surgeons we've ever met.
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
5 people found this helpful
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Nov 06, 2019
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Excellent care and bedside manner. Answered all my post surgery questions and seems really concerned. Staff was friendly and helpful.
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
3 people found this helpful
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Kayla Mann – Oct 22, 2019
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Dr. Ahmed is measured, personable, and open to discussing what is best for you. His staff is also kind and helpful.
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
1 person found this helpful
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Oct 14, 2019
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Dr. Ahmed operated on my neck he fused C3 - C6, he explained everything in detail of what he was going to do while performing the surgery. He gave instructions of what I should and shouldn't do after the surgery. I had very little pain after the surgery and feel I am healing very quick. Dr. Ahmed is a skilled Neurosurgeon with a great bed side manner.
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
5 people found this helpful
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Lucia P Abbott – Oct 09, 2019
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Wonderful bedside manner. extremely knowledgeable. Was very good at explaining what was going on or to be going on. Absolutely saved my life from the debilitating pain I was in.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Sep 05, 2019
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Warning: this will be a long post. Had initial surgery overseas, moved to Texas and felt like I would never be myself again, 8 months later we met Dr. Ahmed. He was honest and explained that we weren’t sure of what would be once we had the surgery. We weren’t sure if we would be able to fix me. Surgery date came. Woke up in recovery and instantly felt like myself before the surgery. We prayed for a miracle, Dr Ahmed is our miracle. To say he’s the best is an understatement. I am forever grateful to him and the entire staff that we’ve come across. Thank you for everything that you 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
8 people found this helpful
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Catherine baldorado – Aug 21, 2019
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Dr Ahmed repaired a herniated disc in my back in early July. The surgery was a great success and his attention to my recovery and after care is impressive. I did a lot of research before interviewing neurosurgeons. I narrowed it down to two, and ultimately chose Dr Ahmed. Had I not taken my health care decisions into my own hands, I would still be sitting in a chair waiting for my next pain management appointment and my next steroid injection. Surgery may not be right for everyone, but you owe it to yourself to meet with this doctor and discuss your options. His staff is equally wonderful.
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
  • Appointment was rushed
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Mary G Pritchard – Jul 26, 2019
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Dr. Ahmed is awesome! I can't really say too much more than what has already been said on this site, but I will say this: I normally am very cautious around doctors because I know that there is so much upheaval and craziness in the medical profession due to a whole swath of underlying circumstances. They wanna operate when they don't have to, give you medicine you don't need, etc. However, I never once suspected that Dr. Ahmed had anything other than my best interests at heart while under his care, and that says a lot about his character and commitment. You can find a lot of doctors out there that can do the procedure he did, but it's much more rare to find one that you feel did it because that's what not only he felt was best for ya, but actually was the best thing for ya. He's straight to the point, and darn good at what he does.
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
6 people found this helpful
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John D. – Jul 13, 2019
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Excellent time management. Dr. Ahmed is a pleasure to work with. He is not only a top notch Neurosurgeon, but he has patient-care technique of a family physician. The staff are very professional and polite. I would recommend Dr. Ahmed's practice to all my local friends.
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
2 people found this helpful
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John O'Connor – Jul 12, 2019
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Excellent result. All pain eliminated and excellent service!
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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Jun 29, 2019
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Dr. Ahmed took excellent care of my mother! He's a very gracious man who genuinely cares about his patients, as well as their families. He was very thorough in explaining the procedure he performed, and the procedure was a complete success. We are grateful.
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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Steve – Jun 21, 2019
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Care Philosophy

Dr. Ahmed strives to be a welcoming and relaxed presence for his patients. He takes times to listen to his patients' stories to learn about their life,...Read more

Biography

Osama Ahmed, MD is a board-certified neurological surgeon that founded the Brain and Spine Institute of San Antonio in 2018. Dr. Ahmed treats a wide...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Brain Aneurysms
  • Cerebrovascular Disorders
  • Minimally Invasive Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Traumatic Brain Injury

Board Certifications

Education

Louisiana State University Health Shreveport / School of Medicine
Residency Hospital
2010
Louisiana State University Health Sciences, Shreveport
Internship Hospital
2008
Texas Tech University
Medical School
2008
TX TECH UNIV HLTH SCI CTR SCH OF MED
Medical School
University of Texas / Austin Campus
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Urdu

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Osama Ahmed, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Ahmed has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Osama Ahmed, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Osama Ahmed, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Ahmed's profile to make an appointment.

Does Dr. Osama Ahmed, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Osama Ahmed, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Ahmed frequently treats Brain Abscess, Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement), and Spondylolisthesis. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Ahmed treats.

Where is Dr. Osama Ahmed, MD's office located?

Dr. Ahmed's office is located at 12709 Toepperwein Rd Ste 101, Live Oak, TX 78233. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Osama Ahmed, MD speak?

Dr. Ahmed speaks Urdu, Hindi, and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Brain and Spine Institute of San Antonio

Brain and Spine Institute of San Antonio12709 Toepperwein Rd Ste 101 Live Oak, TX 78233
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Brain & Spine Institute of San Antonio8235 S New Braunfels Ste 211 San Antonio, TX 78235
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Brain & Spine Institute of San Antonio5330 N Loop 1604 W Ste 101 San Antonio, TX 78249
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Affiliated Hospitals

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

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Legent Orthopedic Hospital

San Antonio, TX

75% Patients that would definitely recommend, 5% higher than the national average

Methodist Heart Hospital

San Antonio, TX

7 Awards Received

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

Methodist Hospital Northeast

Live Oak, TX

11 Awards Received

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

Metropolitan Methodist Hospital

San Antonio, TX

11 Awards Received

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

Uvalde Memorial Hospital

Uvalde, TX

72% Patients that would definitely recommend, 2% higher than the national average