Get to know Neurological Surgeon Dr. Gerardo Zavala II, who serves the population of Texas.
Speciality: minimally invasive spinal surgery, scoliosis correction, degenerative spinal stenosis and herniated disc disease
Medical School: Long School of Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center
Hospital Affiliation: Baptist Health System, Southwest General Hospital, Metropolitan Methodist Hospital, and Santa Rosa Westover Hills Hospital
Education: Dr. Zavala graduated with his Medical Degree from Long School of Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX.
Experience: After obtaining his Medical Degree Dr. Zavala completed his internship at the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX. Followed by a Neurosurgery residency from the Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL. To further his training he completed his Complex Spinal Surgery fellowship with Loyola University Medical Center. He is board certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery. To remain up to date in his field he remains a professional member of the American Board of Neurological Surgeons, American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, North American Spine Society, Texas Association of Neurological Surgeons, Bexar County Medical Society, Texas Medical Association, and the American Medical Association. He is also a fellow of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons.
Current Position: Dr. Zavala currently practices with the Neurosurgery & Spine Consultants. He is also St . Luke’s Baptist Vice Chair of Medical Staff, Baptist Health System Medical Executive Committee Member, Director of Spine Surgery at St. Luke’s Baptist Hospital, Director of Neurosurgery at Southwest General Hospital, Director of Neurosurgery and the Stroke Program at Metropolitan Methodist Hospital, Director of Spine Surgery at Santa Rosa Westover Hills Hospital, and St. Luke’s Baptist Physician Leadership Committee Member.
Neurological Surgery: It is the medical specialty concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of of patients with injury to, or diseases/disorders of the brain, spinal cord and spinal column, and peripheral nerves within all parts of the body. The specialty of neurosurgical care includes both adult and pediatric patients. Dependent upon the nature of the injury or disease a neurological surgeon may provide surgical and/or non-surgical care.
Personal: Dr. Zavala is a bilingual San Antonio native. He founded Neurosurgery & Spine Consultants with his father, and looked up to his father when he was already in the neurology field.
Learn More about Dr. Gerardo Zavala II:
Through Neurosurgery & Spine Consultants, https://www.neuroandspineconsultant