Dr. Thomas Ellis, MD

Dr. Thomas Ellis, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 54
Dr. Thomas Ellis, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Fort Worth, TX and has been practicing for 21 years. He graduated from University Of Texas Medical School At Houston in 1990 and specializes in neurosurgery.Read his story

1900 Mistletoe Blvd Ste 200

Fort Worth, TX 76104

Contact Information

(817) 878-5333

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule
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Cervical Spine Myelopathy
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Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
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Dr. Ellis' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Ellis "Thomas S. Ellis, MD FACS, Diplomate of the American Board of Neurological Surgery is a fifth generation native Texan, born and raised in Dallas. A National Merit Commendee from Highland Park High School, he graduated with Honors from The University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering. After graduating first in his class at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, he completed his training in General Surgery there, as well. Dr. Ellis completed his training in Neurological Surgery at The George Washington University in Washington, DC, under the tutelage of world renowned neurosurgeons Dr. Edward R. Laws, Jr and Dr. Laligam Sekhar, where he was awarded the prestigious Hugo V. Rizzoli Award for Outstanding Achievement in Neurosurgical Training. As a founding investigator of the Harvey G. Ammerman Laboratory for Cranial Base and Cerebrovascular Research at The George Washington University, Dr. Ellis has helped train visiting neurosurgeons and neurosurgical residents from around the world, and continues to provide training at societal meetings. He continues to actively publish and present at national societal meetings. His professional interests center around the treatment of cranial base lesions, aneurysm and vascular neurosurgery, pituitary surgery, radiosurgery, in addition to general cranial, spinal and pediatric neurosurgery.Personally, Dr. Ellis's life centers on his family. He enjoys kite surfing, hunting and camping."
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1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

59  Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • 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
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
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24  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.


  • University Of Texas / Austin Campus
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1986
  • University Of Texas Medical School At Houston
    Medical School | Graduated 1990
  • University Tex Health Science Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1991
  • The George Washington University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1997

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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What People Say About Dr. Thomas Ellis, MD
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Jason C. – Sep 13, 2018
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The results from the surgery are great! I still have a small amount of pain but time should take care of that. We had a few issues getting the tests scheduled before the surgery but the girls did an outstanding job. I recommend this office to everyone I know.
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J. Millican – Sep 01, 2018
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The best dr as for as me and my husband are concerned . Two surgeries on my husband and brain tumor on me. He was a god sent. I will always be grateful to him.
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Rickey Hayes in TX – Jun 29, 2018
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He has been so successful in the 3 operations he has performed on me this last year and a half. I had about given up on anyone being able to give me the ability to walk like I used to.
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Kenny Bayles, R.Ph. in Lubbock, TX – Jun 20, 2018
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Dr. Ellis has performed 3 spinal surgeries on me in the last 4 years. Each surgery has been successful with great outcomes. He listens and has always taken into consideration my concerns. Surgery was never the first option. For the first time in over 10 years, I am pain free due to the most recent...Read More
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Deanna – May 18, 2018
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