Dr. Paul Detwiler, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 54
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Dr. Paul Detwiler, MD
Dr. Paul Detwiler, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Tyler, TX. He is 54 years old and has been practicing for 24 years. Dr. Detwiler is affiliated with East Texas Medical Center, Texas Spine and Joint Hospital and CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital - Tyler.

700 Olympic Plaza Cir Ste 850

Tyler, TX 75701

Contact Information

(903) 595-2441

Dr. Paul Detwiler, MD

Dr. Paul Detwiler, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CoreSource
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • HealthFirst
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medicaid
  • Tricare

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Dr. Detwiler's Experience

Dr. Detwiler's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Neurosurgery
  • Board certified in Neurosurgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

Conditions Treated

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


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  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Brain Surgery
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization

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

Dr. Detwiler has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Detwiler's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Detwiler to family and friends
based on 107 total reviews (11 with comments)
Dr. Detwiler's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (11)
in Gilmer |
Both my husband and I are extremely pleased with Dr. Detwiler. He did back surgery on me several years ago and I have done great. I wanted my husband to see Dr. Detwiler when he started having chronic neck pain.thinking it was probably from a previous neck surgery. We had tried several procedures with no long lasting results. Dr. Detwiler's diagnosis was right on and my husband has been very satisfied.and pain free.
in Flint, TX |
Dr. Detwiler came highly recommended from other physicians in Tyler, TX. I waited 3 mo to see him and then he used an MRI that was a year old and did a quick cursory exam. He announced injections were needed even after I kept telling him it was not my back, but my hip. I went through 3 injections with no relief. After 3 mo Detwiler orders new MRI for both hip & back. Then he finds the hip is the problem. At this point, I was furious and he did try to rectify the problem but too little too late
in Tyler, TX |
Initial visit was fine. Inappropriate comments were made regarding another physician which included personal remarks. Due to an emergency visit 2 other doctors became involved and he was upset. Both doctors performed a total of 3 surgeries. Ego outweighed how he made us feel. Without looking at final scan results he wanted the last life saving procedure reversed. The patient made a full recovery!
in Henderson Tx |
Dr. D has given me my life back twice. I have bilateral Trigeminal Nueralgia. He preformed a left and right side MVD I woke up from the right side 100% pain free, and I have 50% less pain on the left. He told me it would be about a year before I was pain free, because the nerve has to heal. Dr. D was straight forward with me since the beginning, he really is an amazing surgeon, I tell everyone if they ever need a nuerosurgeon to call Dr. D
in Monahans, TX |
One Dec. 26th 2003 I had a terrible headache, then a stroke, that resulted in my being care flighted to ETMC Tyler, Texas from Fairfield, Texas GOD directed my husband to this Hospital, because God knew Dr. Detwiler was there and one of 2 Doctors who had pioneered AVM's. He and God directing his hands, saved my life .I had 3 strokes, and 4 Brain surgeries....in a 6 week period. this Dec. will be 13 years ago, and I would like to Thank Dr. Detwiler for his help but I do not know him
in Chandler, TX |
He was very attentive and listened to my complaints. He seemed to truly care about and made recommendations that were specific to my needs and conservative.
in Henderson Tx |
Dr. D has literally given me my life back. I cannot say enough good things about him.
Tyler, TX |
Great experience. Would (and have) recommend Dr. Detwiler to others.
in Tyler, Texas |
Midas touch!! (And Great Adventure Stories!)...professional, Genius in his field, phenomenal
Round Rock, TX |
He was cold and unfeeling when dealing with the family of a very sick loved one.
in Tyler, TX |
His genuine concern of the patient and the results of the surgery yields a bedside manner that puts the patient at ease. Never a doubt of concern of his skills. He did not push for surgery, rather let the patient make the decision. In summary, what a great doc and what a great guy.
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Dr. Detwiler accepts 13 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CoreSource
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • HealthFirst
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medicaid
  • Tricare

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

Hospitals where Dr. Detwiler has admitting privileges

CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital - Tyler
800 E Dawson St
Tyler, TX 75701
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East Texas Medical Center
1000 S Beckham Ave
Tyler, TX 75701
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Texas Spine and Joint Hospital
1814 Roseland Blvd
Tyler, TX 75701
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