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

Dr. Jimenez developed the endoscopic surgery to treat craniosynostosis. He has the world’s largest experience treating the condition using the minimally invasive procedure he pioneered over 20 years ago.

He is proud to serve Chair of the Department of Neurosciences at El Paso Children’s Hospital and Director of the Department of Neurosurgery at University Medical Center in EL Paso.

Avoid CT Scans and X-Rays for Craniosynostosis. We are happy to provide a complimentary review of photographs.

Endoscopic Craniosynostosis

For craniosynostosis inquiries, please call 210-872-2764.

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We are so blessed to have Dr. Jimenez here in El Paso. His an awesome surgeon. He explained everything before my son’s surgery and everything went well as planned. His staff is great as well.read more
Vasti Rodriguez
Vasti Rodriguez
Dr. Jimenez’s early intervention, minimally invasive procedure has changed our lives. I’m so incredibly grateful for his skill, which saved my daughter’s brain and vision, and has dramatically improved her physical appearance. She had endo at 16 weeks old for unicoronal craniosynostosis and has been helmeting for going on 10 months. We are already SO pleased with her results and continue to look forward to additional changes for years to come. The best part about Dr. J is that he cares for each of his patients as if they were his own children. I’m so glad he was able to take on our case as I have never felt as confident about a medical professional in my entire life. He’s so gifted and also has a fun, gentle personality. Here are a few of the side-by-side pictures showing my daughter’s results to date. The left sides are pre-op, taken 6/1/21. The right sides are almost 10 months post-op, taken 3/29/21.read more
Erin Locke
Erin Locke
Dr Jimenez is our hero. We flew in from Upstate NY for him to do Endo surgery on our 4 month old son Tate. He saved our little boys life. We love Dr Jimenez, his team, and Miss Lisa. 💗read more
Stephanie Marie
Stephanie Marie
We are forever grateful for Dr. Jimenez. His team is remarkable. We flew from Ohio for endo with our son. He has unicoronal craniosynostosis and Dr. Jimenez offered so much education and comfort that we knew we made the right choice for our son. We felt right at home the whole time. We feel very blessed for all of his talents and will forever feel blessed regarding the care to our baby boy. ❤️read more
Luarinda Ritchey
Luarinda Ritchey
lo mejor de lo mejor en craneosinostosis!
Juan Carlos Ortiz Millan
Juan Carlos Ortiz Millan
El mejor doctor de el mundo
Karla Martinez
Karla Martinez
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
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
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
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
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

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.


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