Dr. Richard M. Westmark, MD

Dr. Richard M. Westmark, MD

68 reviews

Neurosurgery | Male | 53 years old

Houston Spine & Neuro Surgery Center
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Dr. Westmark specializes in Neurosurgery and practices in Houston, TX. He practices at 1 location.

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in La marque |
The experience with Dr Westmark, as well as his staff was great. I would highly recommend this office for anyone in need of a neurosurgeon. The staff made the experience easy, welcoming, and professional. While Dr Westmark was extremely knowledgeable and to the point with my issue. He made it clear that he was always there whoever I may need him in the future. He also spoke on a personal level that showed that he cares about his patients, his practice, and the staff that worked for him.
in League City, TX |
I've had several appointment with Dr. Westmark several years ago. My last and final appointment resulted in Dr. west mark and his staff leaving me sitting in an exam room with the door to the hallway closed FOR OVER 2 HOURS! Finally, I left the exam room. Some time later I sent a request for medical records which, to date, has been ignored for over a year. Talented Dr but pompous and uncaring. Go see another provider!
Houston, TX |
It always seems like the staff is overbooked and over worked. The left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing.
in Texas City, TX |
I love Dr. Westmark. I have gone through two back surgeries and each time it has been a bounce back with very little down time. I have herniated disc in my lower back L 1 - 5 and when they decide to go out its truly out. He has removed spurs and scar tissue from my back. I did not answer the ? about wait time. You have to understand Dr. Westmark does not treat his patients like cattle on a tread mill he takes the time he needs to treat you and make sure you understand about your own body.
in Houston, TX |
Highly recommended; I?m 73 and he was a second opinion and more thorough than a widely advertised spine institute. He planned fusion, but after several hours of surgery decided that a lumbar laminectomy and discectomy of L4, L5, S1 was adequate. Instead of staying 2-3 days in the hospital, I woke up and went home the same day (he doesn?t do surgery unless it?s necessary). Before surgery, he clearly explained my problem, my options, and my recovery. He is very busy, but worth the long wait.
in Santa Fe |
Recommended I have a 3 level fusion, made it sound like if I didn't I could be paralyzed. Post surgery has been worse than I ever imagined. I have had significant neck pain, stomach pain and shoulders. No post surgery help for the issues the surgery caused. I would stay away from fusion there are much better choices available. Wish I had done more research.
in Alvin, TX |
Appreciate the time he spent with me and explaining my situation and recommended treatment plan.
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Dr. Westmark'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

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  • Neurosurgery

Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • 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
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors


  • Medical School
    Univeristy Of Florida College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1988

  • Internship Hospital
    University Of Michigan Hospital
  • Residency Hospital
    Massachusetts General Hospital Boston

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Neurosurgery

Procedures Performed

  • Brain Surgery
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment