Dr. Richard Westmark, MD

Dr. Richard Westmark, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 56
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Dr. Richard Westmark, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Houston, TX and has been practicing for 31 years. He graduated from Univeristy Of Florida College Of Medicine in 1988 and specializes in neurosurgery.

18333 Egret Bay Blvd Ste 200

Houston, TX 77058

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Federal Employee Program (FEP)
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Texas
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Westmark's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Westmark treats Low Back Pain more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Westmark treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Westmark treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Westmark treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
Herniated Disc
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Westmark treats Herniated Disc more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Westmark treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Westmark's conditions and procedures:

  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Vascular Disease

About Me

Biography

Dr. Richard Westmark, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Houston, TX and has been practicing for 31 years. He graduated from Univeristy Of Florida College Of Medicine in 1988 and specializes in neurosurgery.

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

Massachusetts General Hospital Boston
Residency Hospital
University Of Michigan Hospital
Internship Hospital
1988
Univeristy Of Florida College Of Medicine
Medical School
1988

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Westmark's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Westmark

4.4

Based on 90 reviews

5 Stars
80%
(72)
4 Stars
2.2222222222222223%
(2)
3 Stars
2.2222222222222223%
(2)
2 Stars
4.444444444444445%
(4)
1 Star
11.11111111111111%
(10)

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Dr. Westmark is a thorough, and brilliant surgeon. He operated on a very bad hernia in my L5 spine. It hurt terribly bad (the injury not the surgery) He completed the surgery without issues in about 40 minutes. He did not nick the duramater either which is a common mistake. 10/10 will always be...Read More
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Dr Westmark is probably the best doctor in his field .He is very cheerful and takes a lot of time with his patients.I can highly recommend him.His whole staff is extremely nice
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Dr Westmark was the 6th or 7th different surgeon I had gone to for my spine issues. He was however the first one that gave me any feeling of confidence in his ability to actually help me. I had been doing everything I could to avoid surgery and her was very helpful in looking for alternative...Read More
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This was my first time to this doctor. He was very professional and very much interested in how we could correct the problem I was having, of course without having surgery first. Excellent service from him as well as his staff. I would definitely recommend him highly. ***** 5 stars
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He is the best in the field
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Cigna
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Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
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Federal Employee Program (FEP)
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
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