Dr. Robert Levinthal, MD

Dr. Robert Levinthal, MD

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Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
72 y/o
(10)

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Dr. Robert Levinthal, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Houston, TX and has been practicing for 40 years. He graduated from University of Texas Medical School At San Antonio in 1970 and specializes in neurosurgery and neurological spine surgery.

Houston Neuro & Spine Surgery, Houston, TX

1200 Binz St Ste 970B

Houston, TX 77004
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Worker's Compensation

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Top Care Areas

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See how frequently Dr. Levinthal performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Low Back Pain
very high
more than 93% of peers
Spondylosis
very high
more than 92% of peers
Spine Deformities
high
more than 85% of peers

Dr. Levinthal's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Levinthal "As a neurosurgeon with 35 years experience, I believe in attempting to utilize conservativ therapy, but if that fails to offer the most effective operative options. I strongly believe in communicating with the patient and their family and making the patient as informed as possible about their options and alternatives."
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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
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Conditions Treated

  • Adult Scoliosis
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Scoliosis
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Kyphosis
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease

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Procedures

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

  • University of Texas
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1966
  • University of Texas Medical School At San Antonio
    Medical School | Graduated 1970
  • U.C.L.A.
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1971
  • U.C.L.A.
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1978

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Levinthal has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Levinthal does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Levinthal and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Dr. Levinthal's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Levinthal to family and friends
2.1
based on 10 total reviews (2 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (10)

  • 5
    (2)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (7)

Dr. Levinthal's Performance

Trustworthiness
FAIR
Explains condition(s) well
FAIR
Answers Questions
FAIR
Time well spent
FAIR

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
FAIR
Office environment
GOOD
Staff friendliness
GOOD
Average wait time
16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

in Houston, TX
He isn't helpful at all. He only wants to do surgery. He doesn't listen at all.
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in Spring, TX
Dr. Robert Levinthal is a incompetent, uncaring hack who performed a failed cervical spinal fusion on me and insisted I use a home-traction unit to control the pain, this temporary paralyzed me below the neck and my life has never been the same since. At the followup appointment after this...more
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