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. Dr. Michael practices at multiple hospitals in Dallas and is a Clinical Assistant Professor, the Department of Neurosurgery, Texas A & M College of Medicine, Dallas campus.
Dr. Michael has received numerous accolades for patient care and has served in leadership roles including Chairman of the board of managers at Methodist Hospital for Surgery. 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 spinal instrumentation and fusion and 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 the Journal of Neurosurgery and Neurosurgery, the leading neurosurgical journals.
- Member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons
- Member of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons
- Member of Texas Medical Association
- Member of Texas Association of Neurological Surgeons
Recognitions / Awards
- Awarded “Best Doctor in Dallas” by D Magazine
- Dallas Morning News “Top Doctors”
- U.S. News “America’s Top Doctors”
- Castle Connolly’s News Top Doctors
- Top Ten Docs – Dallas Neurosurgeons
- Vitals.com – Patient’s Choice Award
- Vitals.com – Compassionate Doctor Recognition
In his spare time…
Dr. Michael enjoys being back in Dallas where he was raised. He lives with his wife, their 3 children and too many dogs to count. He loves traveling, hiking and walking at least one of his dogs as often as he can. They are members of the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Christian church.
Dr. Michael’s Testimonials
"After steroids, physical therapy and many other things to help cope; my body literally gave up on me & I was no longer able to walk much less move without being in pain. I decided to go ahead with the emergency spinal surgery. I was so scared and nervous when Dr. Michael introduced himself I immediately began to cry. He helped ease my worries, checked in with me before and after the surgery. His P.A. was also amazing! I am back to my old self & finally enjoying physical activities with my kids!"
"When it comes to brain surgery, needless to say, I was hesitant to trust someone with the job. After receiving multiple opinions, Dr. Michael was clearly the surgeon for me. He made me feel comfortable, safe, and made sure I completely understood everything"
"Dr. Michael is an excellent Neurosurgeon. I knew I had made the right choice after my first visit. His staff is excellent and he is an outstanding MD, who listens, explains all procedures, and delivers excellent care."
"Excellent Doctor and staff. Addressed all questions and concerns ensuring that I was comfortable with the treatment plan recommended. Dr. Michael has a well-organized team, on time for appointments ensuring all test and results were coordinated efficiently and effectively. From our first meeting, I felt he had my best interest at heart. Hope I never need his services again, but if so, would not hesitate to contact. Excellent result, completely back to normal.."
"Dr. Christopher Michael, is a wonderful Physician. He has a level of passion and grace in his work that leaves out ego and gives way to compassion and experience. I appreciate Dr. Michael. He went the extra mile as opposed to other Doctors who I consulted with dismissed me because of my appearance. I have a great many tattoos do much so that it covers the majority if not all of my body. All Dr. Michael wanted to do was take a deeper look. Once we got the scans I was set for surgery within 2 weeks. Since then his level of care has been phenomenal. I am very pleased with Dr. Michael, and if you are like me, and can’t find help Dr. Michael will listen and put into plan a course of action"
"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."
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