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Richard C. Naftalis, M.D., F.A.A.N.S., F.A.C.S.
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Richard C. Naftalis, M.D., F.A.A.N.S., F.A.C.S.



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Richard Naftalis, MD, FACS is board certified in neurological surgery. Dr. Naftalis has extensive experience and special interest in the surgical treatment of disorders of the spine and brain. Additionally, his practice includes the neurosurgical management of tumors, Chiari malformations, the surgical treatment of epilepsy, and neurotrauma. His armamentarium includes minimally invasive techniques, the use of intraoperative neuronavigation and MRI technology® , Gamma Knife® , Cyberknife® and Novalis® Radiosurgery, and applications of evidence-based medical practice. Dr. Naftalis enjoys the challenges of the neurosurgical patient and the complexity of their conditions. Dr. Naftalis feels that implementation of evidence-based medical practice, patient education and compassionate care all create a more satisfying and nurturing patient experience.

  • English
Ages Seen
  • Adults
  • Geriatrics
  • Adolescents (ages 12-18)


  • Medical School: Ut Medical School At Houston (1985)
  • Education: University of Texas Medical School at Houston (1985)
  • Internship: General Surgery, University of Alabama (1986)
  • Residency: Neurosurgery, University of Alabama (1991)


  • Neurological Surgery - American Board of Neurological Surgery
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • First Health
  • FirstCare Health Plans
  • HealthScope
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
  • Imagine Health
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • PHCS Network
  • Scott & White Health Plan
  • Superior
  • UnitedHealth