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 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

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
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
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
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
    1991
  • 1986
    Washington Hospital Center
    Internship Hospital
    1986
  • 1985
    Tufts University School Of Medicine
    Medical School
    1985
  • George Washington University
    Undergraduate School

Dr. Francavilla's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Francavilla

4.6

Based on 19 reviews

5 Stars
84.21052631578948%
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4 Stars
5.2631578947368425%
(1)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
5.2631578947368425%
(1)
1 Star
5.2631578947368425%
(1)

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His administration and nursing staff is fabulous, especially, Victoria, Shah and Jessica.
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Dr. Francavilla relieved my pain and gave me back my life! Wonderful staff who makes you feel comfortable. Thank you so much, and I will recommend Dr. Francavilla to all my family and friends.
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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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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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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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