Dr. Paul Detwiler, MD


Neurosurgery | Male

Tyler Neurosurgical Associates 700 Olympic Plaza Cir Ste 850 Tyler, TX 75701 Get Directions
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 Mother Frances Hospital - Tyler.

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Patient Comments (9)
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's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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  •  Specializes in Neurosurgery
  •  Board certified in Neurosurgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Neurosurgery

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


  • Medical School
    Albert Einstein College Of Medicine Of Yeshiva University

    Graduated in 1993

  • Internship Hospital
    Maricopa Medical Center

    Completed in 1994

  • Residency Hospital
    Barrrow Neurological Institute

    Completed in 1999

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Barrrow Neurological Institute

    Completed in 2000

  • Undergraduate School
    Drexel University

    Graduated in 1986

  • Other Education
    Columbia University / College Of Physicians and Surgeons

    Completed in 1989

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Neurosurgery

Procedures Performed

  • 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