Dr. Thomas Francavilla, MD

Dr. Thomas Francavilla, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 61
Dr. Thomas Francavilla, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Covington, LA and has been practicing for 27 years. He graduated from Tufts University School Of Medicine in 1985 and specializes in neurosurgery.

101 Judge Tanner Blvd Ste 402

Covington, LA 70433

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Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
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more than 99% of peers
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more than 90% of peers
Spinal Stenosis
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more than 87% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

40  Conditions Treated

  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • 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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18  Procedures

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0 Sanctions

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2 Board Actions
  • Disciplinary action in another state (7/24/2018)
    Action Taken: Imposition of a Civil Money Penalty or Assessment
    Summary: Francavilla, Thomas Louis MD: License # MD044030L: NATURE OF COMPLAINT: The physician has been disciplined by the proper licensing authority of another state. ACTION TAKEN: The Pennsylvania Board of Medicine imposed a CIVIL PENALTY in the amount of $ 1,500.00.
    State: Pennsylvania
  • Substandard Care, Incompetence or Negligence (4/20/2018)
    Action Taken: Education
    Summary: Please reference the following Document
    Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    State: Florida


  • George Washington University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Tufts University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • Washington Hospital Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1986
  • George Washington University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1991
  • National Institutes of Health
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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What People Say About Dr. Thomas Francavilla, MD
I injured my back about 1 year ago and tried every type of therapy/treatment out there. I finally saw Dr. Francavilla who saved me. As soon as we discussed my injury and his proposed treatment, I knew I had found the right doctor. He literally gave me my life back. I woke up in recovery pain free...Read More
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Sydney Campbell in abita springs – May 25, 2018
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Dr. Francavilla was chosen after I received no relief from other doctors. He found my problem immediately and operated on my back within 2 weeks. I was able to walk out of the hospital that day and have not had issues since (November 6, 2017. Also his staff is awesome and make you feel comfortable...Read More
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Michael Riecke in Mandeville, LA – Apr 18, 2018
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Last month I accompanied a brother of mine to have back surgery by Dr Francavilla. I was concerned because I had not heard of Dr Francavilla. My brother told me he was able to get an appt soon and was very happy with the doctor, office, and staff. I was present when Dr Francavilla spoke to my...Read More
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Covington, LA – Nov 23, 2017
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Dr. Francavilla did my surgery in 2017 in April in Florida LSI. The best choice I ever made. No one believes that I had the surgery I had because how healthy I am after a two level cervical fusion.
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James Wright in Westerville, OH – Nov 07, 2017
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Caring, compassionate and very well respected iamong his peers and in his profession. You will be in very good hands.
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Bradenton, FL – Aug 18, 2017
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