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

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Dr. Jimenez is amazing. I highly recommend him. my husband had been in a lot of pain and after surgery He was like if he had never been in pain.
Kim Cervantes
Kim Cervantes
2018-10-06T16:54:13+0000
He is an angel sent to help humans in need. Sweet and caring.
Glory Gonzalez
Glory Gonzalez
2018-09-11T19:26:00+0000
I was just born when I met Dr. Jimenez, I was diagnosed with hydrocepheleus (forgive spelling). At 4months old he operated on my head with at the time a very new procedure. I have no shunts or drains but instead laser connections. At 4years old I was released from his care and told to go be a normal kid. Noe I have graduated high school, I have an associate degree in welding and am getting my bachelor degree for teaching. All of this was not even possible without this very intelligent man, who took a chance with a new procedure. I am grateful every day.read more
Ali Skouby
Ali Skouby
2018-08-28T01:19:13+0000
Dr. Jimenez did my son Chiari malformation surgery 4 years ago and my son has been perfect! He saved his life
Jonette Haegelin Wiginton
Jonette Haegelin Wiginton
2018-08-27T20:19:14+0000
Dr. Jimenez did surgery on our grandson (Joshua Norden) over 17 years ago using endoscopy for his metopic craniosynostosis. We couldn't be more pleased by the results AND the graciousness and skill of Dr. Jimenez and his entire staff!read more
Linda Zimmerman
Linda Zimmerman
2018-08-24T04:25:32+0000
Dr Jimenez is one of the sweetest and loving surgeons who really cares about his patients and wants the best outcome for them. He is the most brilliant doctor I’ve ever worked with yet is humble enough to spend time teaching the staff at my hospital about neurosurgery. I’d trust him with my own son, and recommend him in a heartbeat. This man has a huge heart and paired with his skills, makes him the best clinical provider I’ve worked with.read more
Andrea Lehmann
Andrea Lehmann
2018-08-23T03:53:58+0000
Dr. Jimenez is a God send. He preformed surgery on my 10 week old son for Metopic. I was amazed at his knowledge, ability to explain the procedure, kindness and compassion for the stress we felt making this decision. He is a very skilled surgeon. He explained the results of the surgery and what to look for an expect. He was even so thoughtful as to save our sons “first hair cut” from the tiny amount of hair he had to cut for the surgery. I recommend Dr. Jimenez a thousand times over!read more
Keri E Haynes
Keri E Haynes
2018-06-09T17:56:16+0000
Dr. Jimenez decompressed my chiari malformation. He saved my life and helped me feel like a part of the surgical team, not just an object. I don't expect him to remember me, but I remember him. Always.read more
Aaron Watson
Aaron Watson
2018-06-08T04:01:04+0000
Dr. Jimenez gave us hope when we were concerned and extremely scared due to a unexpected medical issue with our son. He brought us comfort when we needed it the most and treated him like one if he were his own. Our son was diagnosed with Hydrocephalus caused by a tumor. His work is the work of the Lord and has a wonderfull Gift by him. We are so blessed to have him cross our path at the time of an emergency CT/MRI. As well as other patients we are very thankful for having Dr. Jiminez and his team!read more
CJ F Garcia
CJ F Garcia
2018-06-05T02:25:41+0000
Dr Jimenez is not only a skilled surgeon, he’s a kind and compassionate man. He saved my husband’s life by removing a grade iv glioblastoma and never missed an opportunity to offer me words of encouragement and support. He and his team kept us positive and focused on progressing through recovery during our 5 weeks in hospital at North Central Baptist. Dr Jimenez and his team are wonderful.read more
Shelley Jinks Johnson
Shelley Jinks Johnson
2018-06-04T12:58:10+0000
Am so glad we found Dr. Jimenez, he absolutely changed my daughters life. Truly blessed to have you around and that god gave you that amazing talent of helping better people life.read more
Cecilia Ovalle Jasso
Cecilia Ovalle Jasso
2018-03-21T16:49:16+0000
He is awesome, polite and respectful and nice he made me understand what needs to be done with my neck surgery
Shawn Mills
Shawn Mills
2018-03-11T05:44:59+0000

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 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.

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Recognized as Top Doctor in San Antonio

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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.

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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

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 *…

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…

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