Dr. Richard M. Westmark, MD

Dr. Richard M. Westmark, MD

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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      4.3 based on 66 responses
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      • Level of trust in provider's decisions
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      • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
         (63)
      • How well provider listens and answers questions
         (62)
      • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
         (64)
      Dr. Westmark's Office & Staff
      • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
         (65)
      • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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      • Staff friendliness and courteousness
         (66)
      • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
        16 – 30 minutes (62)
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      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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      Specialties

      • Neurosurgery

      Board Certifications

      Why It Matters: Dr. Westmark's Board Certifications

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      • Neurosurgery

      Conditions Treated

      • Aneurysm
      • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
      • Bone Disorders
      • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
      • Brain Disorders
      • 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

      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

      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.

      Education

      • Medical School
        Univeristy Of Florida College Of Medicine

        Graduated in 1988

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

      Awards & Recognition

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        • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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      Languages Spoken

      • English
      • Spanish
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      • 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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      Dr. Westmark's Office & Staff

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      Staff friendliness and courteousness
      Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
      16 – 30 minutes

      Experience with Dr. Westmark

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      How well provider explains medical condition(s)
      How well provider listens and answers questions
      Spends appropriate amount of time with patients