Dr. Frank Fichtel

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Frank M. Fichtel, M.D., F.A.C.S. is a Board Certified Neurosurgeon specializing in adult cranial and spinal surgery.  He performs both minimally invasive and complex spine surgeries.  Dr. Frank Fichtel received his medical degree from, and completed his training in Neurological Surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. He is a native Texan and has been practicing in San Antonio, Texas since 1999.  He is a conservative, patient centered, caring surgeon who takes the time to get to know his patients and their medical history to offer optimal treatment options.

Fellow of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons
Member of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons
Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
Member of the Texas Association of Neurological Surgeons
Member of the Texas Medical Association
Member of the Bexar County Medical Society
Multiple Best Doctors Awards
Multiple Super Doctors Awards

Education and Experience:

Medical School:
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, 1993

Internship:
University of Texas Southwestern – Parkland Hospital, 1994

Residency:
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, 1999

Organizations:
American Association of Neurological Surgeons
American College of Surgeons
Bexar County Medical Society
Congress of Neurological Surgeons
Texas Association of Neurological Surgeons
Texas Medical Association

Research:
Frizzell, R. T., Fichtel, F. M., Jordan, M. B., Weprin, B. E., Borchers, D. J., Allen, E. C., Pogue, W. R., Batjer, H. H. “Effects of etomidate and hypothermia on cerebral metabolism and blood flow in a canine model of hypoperfusion.” J Neurosurg Anesthesiol

Horowitz, M., Fichtel, F., Samson, D., Purdy, P. “Intracavernous carotid artery aneurysms: the possible importance of angiographic dural waisting. A case report.” Surg Neurol

D’Alise, M. D., Fichtel, F., Horowitz, M. “Sagittal sinus thrombosis following minor head injury treated with continuous urokinase infusion.” Surg Neurol

Recognition/Awards:
Fellow (FACS), American College of Surgeons
Fellow (FAANS), American Association of Neurological Surgeons