Frank Castillon, III, MD, FAANS Expert Witness
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General Specialties: Neurological Surgery and Spine Surgery & Spine Care

Specialty Focus: Spine Injury, Head Injury, Brain Surgery, Intracranial Hemorrhage, Brain Tumor, Spinal Fusion, Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Artificial Disc Replacement, Hydrocephalus, Herniated Disc, Degenerative Conditions of the Spine, Spinal Cord Stimulators

Education: Doctor of Medicine, University of Texas Houston Medical School; Bachelor of Science, Tulane University

Years in Practice: 10+

Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs: 2

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Additional Information 2,000 Character Maximum (usually 1-2 short paragraphs) I have practiced general neurosurgery for over ten years, and am board-certified by the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. As a community-based neurosurgeon, the majority of my practice consists of evaluation and management of spinal conditions, including non-operative and operative treatments. I keep apprised on the latest innovations in techniques, including minimally-invasive spine surgery and artificial cervical disc replacement, as well as spinal cord stimulation. Although disorders of the spine are extremely common, and far more common than disorders of the brain and peripheral nervous system, I am seasoned in the operative and non-operative management of a variety of brain disorders, including head injuries, brain tumors, hydrocephalus, intracranial cysts, hemorrhages, and strokes. I am also certified in Gamma Knife stereotactic radiosurgery, a specialized form of radiation used to treat certain conditions of the brain. I attended Tulane University, where I obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Cell and Molecular Biology in 1995. I obtained my medical degree (Doctorate of Medicine) from the University of Texas Houston Medical School, where I graduated with honors in 1999. I continued my training at the University of Minnesota, completing an internship and beginning my residency in neurological surgery. I completed my neurosurgical residency at the Medical University of South Carolina in 2005.