Christopher Michael, M.D.
Dr. Christopher Michael is a board-certified Dallas Neurosurgeon and has been in private practice at Baylor University Medical Center since 2001. He completed his undergraduate degree at Duke University. He then went on to medical school and completed his neurosurgical residency, both at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. During his residency, he also spent time at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston for surgical training and research activities. He also has an appointment as Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Texas A & M, Health Science Center, and College of Medicine.
Dr. Michael currently holds the position of chairman of the board of managers at Methodist Hospital for Surgery in Addison. He has also served as director of the state-of-the-art neurosurgical operating facilities at Baylor University Medical Center, which include intraoperative MRI for the brain, as well as, image-guided surgery for the brain and spine.
Dallas Neurosurgeon specializing in Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
Minimally invasive spine surgery, including outpatient treatment of lumbar and cervical herniated discs, is among Dr. Michael’s surgical specialties. Dr. Michael’s expertise also includes complex spine reconstruction, microsurgery for tumors of the brain and spine and endoscopic pituitary surgery.
In addition to his work as a neurosurgeon, Dr. Michael has an active radiosurgery practice, which utilizes non-invasive beams of radiation for brain tumors, acoustic neuromas and trigeminal neuralgia. He also participates in clinical trials to treat brain tumors, and his work has been published in both Journal of Neurosurgery and Neurosurgery, the leading neurosurgical journals.
Dr. Michael has been named to D Magazine’s "Best Doctors in Dallas" list from 2003-2012, Castle Connolly’s and U.S. News “America’s Top Doctors”, Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors, 2013-2015, Top Ten Docs, Dallas neurosurgeons, 2012-2015, Patient’s Choice Award, 2014-2015. Dr. Michael is also a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Texas Medical Association, and Texas Association of Neurological Surgeons.
Dr. Michael loves being back in Dallas where he was raised. He lives with his wife, their children and four dogs. They are members of the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Christian church.
Dr. Michael's Testimonials
When Dr. Michael preformed my spinal fusion in May, I was in my seventh month of severe back pain, and was not able to stand or walk straight. The day of the surgery I walked down the hallway of the hospital with the help of the great nurses. I knew at that moment that God had blessed me, and through Dr. Michael I would be better. All I would say is keep your faith strong , pray for your doctors, and life will get better. I am in PT and feeling like I will get my old active self-back and again, soon. I would definitely recommend Dr. Chris Michael, he truly does care. His work proves it.
06/2015, online 1 level discectomy and TLIF
Dr. Michael immediately recognized the severity of my problem. Surgery was scheduled in one week. I was unable to walk without being heavily medicated. After surgery, I walked without any trouble, pain, or medication. The entire staff was great in giving me all of the information I needed to prepare for surgery and what to expect after the procedure. I will recommend Dr. Michael to anyone needing his services.
06/2015, Online Lumbar laminectomy
I had the best experience at Texas Neurosurgery with both Dr. Michael and his staff. Dr. Michael takes the time to explain your diagnosis, go over your treatment options, and answers any questions. He was extremely thorough with explaining my diagnosis and I felt confident with my treatment plan and surgery decision. I would recommend him to family and friends who were thinking about getting back surgery. I already feel so much better, 6 weeks after surgery! Also, the schedulers and other staff in the office are extremely helpful and easy to work with."06/2015, Online Lumbar laminectomy and TLIF
Dr. Michael is a wonderful surgeon. Before seeing Dr. Michael I saw another doctor and had a horrible experience. Dr. Michael was able to alleviate my fears and explain the surgery to me. He is warm and gentle in his approach. I was in a very bad state with my neck and after a few short weeks was able to get back to work and live normally. I am eternally grateful to Dr. Michael and his incredible staff. I would highly recommend him.
01/2015, Online 1 level ACDF