Effective June 1, 2019 my practice will be located in El Paso, Texas and will be affiliated with El Paso Children's Hospital.

For appointments, please call (915)-242-8402.

 

For craniosynostosis inquiries, please call

210-872-2764.

 

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Dr. David F. Jimenez is a doubly Board Certified Pediatric and Adult Neurosurgeon. This nationally and internationally  recognized top  San Antonio doctor,  has been taking care of patients and families locally and  from around the world for more than 30 years.

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Esparza Jessica
Esparza Jessica
2020-09-11T18:28:47+0000
Dr. Jimenez such an amazing person!!! God bless you and your family always, words cannot describe my gratitude to you and your staff.🙌🙏👼
Tomas Resendez
Tomas Resendez
2020-09-02T20:38:31+0000
Doctor Jiménez has been the best doctor who’s ever treated my son. He’s so kind,respectful and professional, he made sure to answer all our questions and concerns prior to my sons surgery. I’m very grateful that after 4 long months of pain due to a herniated disc doctor Jimenez was able to relieve that from him. Overall a great doctor who I recommend.read more
Cristina Ramos
Cristina Ramos
2020-07-16T21:07:08+0000
Dr. Jimenez is definitely an answer to our prayers!!!!! My son was 2 when we started our journey for answers. Doctors just brushed us off and said he would grow out of his symptoms. Fast forward almost 3 years his symptoms gradually became worse and he went unresponsive 2x once for 10 min a d once for 5min. We were finally referred to Dr. Jimenez in August of 19. He listened to us and believed us that some thing was going on with our son. Our son was diagnosed with Chiari Malformation type 1. In September, our son had surgery to correct the Malformation. He is truly a miracle worker!!!!! My husband and I can thank him enough for giving us our energetic son back. Thank you for listening to our concerns and and for helping our son. We also to thank your wonderful staff and El Paso children's hospital.read more
Kristin Marianna Turner
Kristin Marianna Turner
2020-06-24T22:14:20+0000
Muy buen Doctor siempre aclarando nuestras dudas desde que atendió a mi hijo en el hospital Dios siga bendiciéndolo !!
Angel Ramirez
Angel Ramirez
2020-03-11T23:08:17+0000
Dr. Jimenez has been a GodSend to our family. My miracle baby boy’s outcome is all because of Dr.Jimenez. I was pregnant with Twins and my son Jayden was born with Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus and it was undetected during my pregnancy. Dr. Jimenez performed spinal surgery on Jayden when he was only 1 day old. After surgery he came and talked to me while I was still admitted in the hospital with Jayden’s twin sister to help me understand everything that was happening with Jayden and let me just tell you his bedside manner is absolutely AMAZING. At 15 days old Dr. Jimenez then performed surgery on Jayden’s brain to insert a VP shunt. I was a nervous wreck pacing back and forth in the waiting room and I kept looking through the glass window down the hallway to the operating room. After what seemed like eternity because I was so nervous Dr. Jimenez came through those double doors with the biggest smile on his face and told me your baby boy did great he’s in recovery and I burst into tears he gave me a big bear hug and he then looked at me and said “Mom here is Jayden’s hair from his first haircut” and handed me a baggie with his hair and I cried even harder that he even thought to do that for me. I can go on and on about how amazing this man is and how much faith I have in him. At every check up me and my husband were so excited to see him he was like a Celebrity SUPER HERO to our family. He always had a smile from ear to ear on his face. I am also so happy to say that Jayden is 6 years old and has never had any issues with his shunt!!! I truly believe that if it hadn’t of been for Dr. Jimenez that Jaydens outcome would have been very different. When doctors see Jayden they are amazed and they say that he will be a great ambassador for Spina Bifida. We were very sad to hear that Dr.Jimenez had moved to El Paso but happy for his new journey and happy for all the families and children in El Paso to be so blessed. We have been looking to Relocate to El Paso just to be closer to Dr. Jimenez. I know there is great doctors here in San Antonio Tx but I also know there is no better doctor than Dr. Jimenez. We hope to see you soon in El Paso. *** I am posting this from my husbands Facebook and I tried to attach a photo and it would not let me. Thank you,Crystal Brillread more
Adrian Tom
Adrian Tom
2020-02-26T18:55:59+0000
Dr. Jimenez and his team went above and beyond. Having heard from colleagues that Dr. Jimenez is simply the best and most experienced in endoscopic repair of craniosynostosis, we reached out via the internet on a Saturday morning. To our surprise, Dr Jimenez himself called that same day, reviewed our son's images, and spent over 40 minutes explaining the nuances of our son's condition and its management options, risks and benefits to each. He did the same with our extended family when we came to Texas, reviewing everything in detail and answering all our questions in depth.Dr. Jimenez' craniosynostosis team really has a fantastic program that is a well-oiled machine to smoothly address all aspects of medical and surgical care for this condition. Everyone we met, from Dr Jimenez, his staff, the assistant surgeon Dr. Yates, the orthotic specialists, and nursing staff, etc. etc. were top notch, kind and compassionate, communicative / accessible. As a surgeon myself, I researched our options in depth. I felt immediately that Dr. Jimenez was the ideal surgeon for this condition, and every experience we had with the team simply reaffirmed that choice. We feel so fortunate to have our son under his care.read more
Mrinali Patel Gupta
Mrinali Patel Gupta
2020-02-14T03:43:37+0000
My son had a brain injury what I now know to be caused by his dad and was treated at North Central Baptist Hospital. He was the ONLY doctor there to give me any kind of hope or compassion. He put my mind at ease knowing he was getting quality treatment. Only bad thing I would say is that he moved to El Paso! 🙁read more
Diana Rangel
Diana Rangel
2020-01-23T21:00:02+0000
Dr. Jimenez is truly a blessing! He has been a God send for our 3 yr old son. He performed a life saving surgery. He has been nothing less than amazing, his hands are a God send. Thank you! God bless you always, you have changed our sons life. The Buffordsread more
Sediqua McTier Bufford
Sediqua McTier Bufford
2020-01-03T19:22:41+0000
We are forever grateful for Dr. Jimenez who operated on our daughter for uni-coronal craniosynostosis 10 years ago. We traveled all the way from Wisconsin! Dr. Jimenez is a game changer. Thank you thank you thank you!read more
Danielle Sparrow
Danielle Sparrow
2019-12-27T11:20:21+0000
My sweet ‘Round head’ 2 1/2 yr old Granddaughter 💕. Dr Jimenez was God sent! Metopic, surgery @ 3 months, helmet therapy. She’s doing absolutely amazingly! Our last conversation, ‘say yes mam to ladies’...’Yes Meem’. ‘ Say yes sir to men’...’Amen’... I lost it🤦🏻‍♀️.read more
Jill O'Brien Mount
Jill O'Brien Mount
2019-10-26T01:42:24+0000
El Dr. Jiménez, es quien Dios mando a nuestras vidas para el cuidado me mi Maurito como el dice, excelente doctor que ha tenido mi hijo, Dios lo bendiga siempre 🙏
Liliana Rivera
Liliana Rivera
2019-10-14T15:46:44+0000

New Publication In the prestigous Journal of Neurosurgery

Dr. Jimenez just published his 19 year experience treating patients with metopic craniosynostosis using endoscopic techniques in the January edition of the Journal of Neurosurgery-Pediatrics. Even made the Journal's cover!

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Dr. Jimenez has just authored and edited a book on Neurosurgical Endoscopy. He has written and presented his almost 30 year experience treating brain conditions using miimmally invasive techniques. The Book is available on Amazon.

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Yearly Recognoized as a Top Doctor in San Antonio and Texas

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Internationally recognized expert in minimally invasive craniosynostosis correction

Craniosynostosis is a birth defect in which one or more of the joints (sutures) between the bones of an infant’s skull close too early. This defect happens before the infant’s brain fully forms and causes an abnormally shaped skull. With craniosynostosis, the brain is unable to grow to its natural shape, and is misshapen by the overlying bone abnormality. The term cranial stenosis or synostosis are used to describe this condition.

Surgery is the only way to currently treat this condition. Traditional treatment requires complex and invasive surgery known as CVR (calvarial vault remodel) and is associated with significant trauma, swelling, bleeding and pain as well as large blood transfusions and long hospital stays.

Dr. Jimenez and his team in the mid 1990's, pioneered and developed minimally invasive endoscopic procedures that treat young infants.

These surgeries are associated with

  • Short surgical times
  • 1 night hospital stay
  • Less pain and swelling
  • Minimal transfusion rates
  • Excellent long-term results

If you are concerned about the shape of your baby’s head, we are happy to provide an initial opinion, at no-cost, through email with photographs. contact us for more information.

Pediatric and Adult Board Certified Neurosurgeon

Neurological Surgery is a medical discipline and surgical specialty that provides care for adult and pediatric patients in the treatment of pain or pathological processes that may modify the function or activity of the central nervous system (e.g., brain, hypophysis, and spinal cord), the peripheral nervous system (e.g., cranial, spinal, and peripheral nerves), the autonomic nervous system, the supporting structures of these systems (e.g., meninges, skull & skull base, and vertebral column), and their vascular supply (e.g., intracranial, extracranial, and spinal vasculature).

Dr Jimenez's expertise in adult neurosurgery include cranial problems such as Chiari, Brain tumors, facial pain (trigeminal neuralgia), hydrocephalus, bleeds, cysts and carpal tunnel syndrome. Spinal conditions include spinal stenosis, sciatica, herniated discs, spinal instability and fractures.

His extensive experience in treating children include craniosynostosis, brain tumors and cysts, Chiari, encephaloceles, spina bifida, complex and simple hydrocephalus and many other congenital anomalies.

Expertise in minimally invasive procedures, spine surgery, brain surgery

Surgery can be broadly classified in two categories: open and minimally invasive. With the latter, the goal is to treat the patient using techniques and instruments that allow the surgeon to successfully reach the desired goal using very small openings, minimal brain and tissue damage, less blood loss, less time in surgery, less pain and swelling but with improved outcomes and results.

Dr Jimenez's  interest in minimally invasive surgery began during his training and early in his career. He is a well known and published author in the field. His approach of using endoscopic assisted, minimally invasive techniques include craniosynostosis, simple and complex hydrocephalus, cranial cysts, cranial bleeds, cranial tumors, trigeminal and facial neuralgia, carpal tunnel syndrome and selected spinal conditions. He has authored 58 manuscripts on the  subject and edited/authored two textbooks.

Carpal Tunnel Release surgery – minimally invasive

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a very common condition affecting 3 to 6% of adults with an incidence between 1 and 14 per 1000 persons per year. Compression of the median nerve at the wrist leads to pain, numbness and tingling  of the palm and the thumb, index, middle and part of the ring finger. It can also be associated with weakness and muscle wasting. A thick and brittle transverse carpal ligament causes compression of the nerve and narrowing of the canal.

Surgical release of the ligament cures the problem. Dr Jimenez has been treating patients with endoscopic release of the ligament  for the last 20 years with great success (99%). Patients experience significantly less pain, swelling, tenderness and discomfort. They can return to work within 1 or 2 weeks.

Testimonials

Natalia

Dear Dr. Jimenez, We might not have the right words to describe our gratitude and happiness to have found you. When our daughter Natalia was diagnosed with metopic craniosynostosis, it was for sure the worst news we have ever received. We didn’t know what to do or where to go, but thanks to God and…

Grace

Dear Dr. Jimenez, Merry Christmas to you and your team! We want to thank you for the best Christmas [gift] ever- our beautiful daughter. Thank you for caring enough to invent this procedure and save children and their families from needless suffering. God has given you a wonderful gift and you are a great example…

Audrey

Dr. Jimenez, Dave and I want to thank you for the wonderful service you have given us the past year. From beginning to end you guys were always there for us with anything we needed. You made the whole process so much easier on us and we will forever be grateful. Regards, Dave, Kristen and Audrey *…

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