Dr. Paul Detwiler, MD

Dr. Paul Detwiler, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 55
Dr. Paul Detwiler, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Tyler, TX and has been practicing for 18 years. He graduated from Albert Einstein College Of Medicine Of Yeshiva University in 1993 and specializes in neurosurgery.

700 Olympic Plaza Cir Ste 850

Tyler, TX 75701

Contact Information

(903) 595-2441

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CoreSource
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • HealthFirst
  • HealthSmart
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Traumatic Brain Injury
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more than 90% of peers
Spinal Stenosis
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Spine Disorders
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1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

57  Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rasmussen's Syndrome
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
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25  Procedures

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.


  • Drexel University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1986
  • Albert Einstein College Of Medicine Of Yeshiva University
    Medical School | Graduated 1993
  • Maricopa Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1994
  • Barrrow Neurological Institute
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1999
  • Barrrow Neurological Institute
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2000
  • Columbia University / College Of Physicians and Surgeons
    Other Education | Completed 1989

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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What People Say About Dr. Paul Detwiler, MD
I’m upset and frustrated after a back and forth with insurance and doctor’s stuff. My insurance told me did not approve a disco gram after asking why they advice me that doctor did not want to specifie why in such a short time also insurance said that all they needed is an explanation and doctors...Read More
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Manuel Armenta in Palestine Tx, TX – Jul 30, 2018
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He did my dads surgery and dad had excellent results, so I let him do my neck surgery. I had lost the use of my right hand and was quickly losing the use of and feeling in my left arm. After correcting my spinal stenosis I immediately regained use of my right hand, and over a 2 week period the...Read More
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Michael Gray in Omaha , TX – Jul 10, 2018
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I will be forever grateful to Dr. Detwiler for saving my life in 2015. There are not enough words to describe his patience and understanding. If there were a higher rating than 5 he would get a 100.
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Violet Elliott in Frankston, TX – May 14, 2018
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I would never recommend this quack/hack and pathological liar to operate on anything. He should lose his licence.
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Arthur B Parker in Lufkin – Apr 30, 2018
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Dr. D is a rockstar. He truly saved my life.
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