Dr. Thomas Francavilla, MD

Dr. Thomas Francavilla, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
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Age 61
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Dr. Thomas Francavilla, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Covington, LA and has been practicing for 28 years. He graduated from Tufts University School Of Medicine in 1985 and specializes in neurosurgery.

101 Judge Tanner Blvd Ste 402

Covington, LA 70433

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

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

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Background Check

2 board actions Found
  • Disciplinary action in another state (7/24/2018)View details
  • Substandard Care, Incompetence or Negligence (4/20/2018)View details
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Dr. Francavilla's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Francavilla performs Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy) more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Francavilla performs this procedure more than 95% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Laminectomy
  • Laminoplasty
  • Laminotomy
  • Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Posterior Cervical Laminectomy
Spinal Stenosis
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Francavilla treats Spinal Stenosis more than 82% of his peers

Dr. Francavilla treats this condition more than 82% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
Spine Disorders
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Francavilla treats Spine Disorders more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Francavilla treats this condition more than 80% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Degenerative Spine Diseases
  • Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Spine
  • Pediatric Spinal Tumor
  • Progressive Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • Progressive Spinobulbar Muscular Atrophy
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Dysostosis, Anhalt Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Ryukyuan Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Scapuloperoneal
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type I
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type II
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type III
  • Spinal Tuberculosis

Dr. Francavilla's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • 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

About Me

Care Philosophy

Patient centered care focusing on the least invasive solution to the problem.

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

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

Dr. Francavilla's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Francavilla

4.8

Based on 49 reviews

5 Stars
91.83673469387755%
(45)
4 Stars
2.0408163265306123%
(1)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
2.0408163265306123%
(1)
1 Star
4.081632653061225%
(2)

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OFFICE STAFF A1. I'm very happy Dr. Francavilla helped me. I am now pain free without any pain meds.
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He helped me understand my condition and truly cares for his patients. And his nurse Victoria always returns my calls quickly and is such a joy to speak with- the best doctor and the best nurse in my opinion!
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Great experience so far so GREAT.
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I loved how he took time and answered all my questions. Also, he took all my pain away. Dr. Francavilla's bedside manner is the best around.
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Dr. Francavilla is absolutely phenomenal. Entire staff was awesome. I really loved shae so beautiful and always smiling.
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Locations

Tulane Doctors - Neurosciences – Covington

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  • Hours
    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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