Dr. Donald Hilton

Donald Hilton

Dr. Donald Hilton specializes in minimally invasive spine surgery. He has been recognized as one of the “Best Doctors in America” for the last eight years and has garnered national recognition for a minimally invasive tubular retractor system for lumbar and cervical spine surgery. Dr. Hilton received his medical degree from the University of Texas at Galveston and completed his residency in neurosurgery at the University of Tennessee.

Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery

Dr. Hilton Explains His Approach to your Care

Dr. Donald Hilton is an expert in minimally invasive spinal surgery and has gained national recognition in minimally invasive spinal procedures. He routinely performs procedures for herniated discs in the neck and back, and unpinching spinal stenosis. Minimally invasive spinal surgery can be more technically difficult to perform from a surgical standpoint because of the steep learning curve associated with the procedures, but Dr. Hilton has successfully performed these procedures for over 20 years. In fact, he has been instrumental in teaching national courses to help teach other physicians.

Education and Experience:

Medical School:                 
University of Texas, Galveston, TX

Degree:                                
Doctor of Medicine, with honors 1988

Internship:                           
Surgical Internship
University of Tennessee, Memphis, TN 1988-1989

Residency:
Neurosurgery
University of Tennessee, Memphis, 1989-1994

Undergraduate Education:
Lamar University, Beaumont, TX
Degree: BS with highest honors, 1983

Organizations:

Bexar County Medical Society
American Medical Association
Texas Medical Association
Texas Association of Neurological Surgeons
American Association of Neurological Surgeons
AANS Joint Section on Neurotrauma and Critical Care
American College of Surgeons
Texas Medical Association
Specialty Society Alternate Delegate, May 2000

Recognition / Awards

Local and national attention for minimally invasive tubular retractor system for lumbar spine surgery

Local and national attention for minimally invasive tubular retractor system for lumbar and cervical spine surgery

Best Doctors in America, 2005-2012

S.A. Scene Best Doctors, 2006-2008

Texas Super Doctors, 2008-2011

Guide to America’s Top Surgeons, Consumers’ Research Council of America, 2007 Edition

Patients’ Choice 2011 Compassionate Doctor recognition