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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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Dr Jimenez was an absolute blessing to our family! Our son surgery was much less invasive and he had a much better recovery thanks to Dr Jimenez.
Tammy Hudson
Tammy Hudson
2019-05-30T19:40:33+0000
He is the best Doctor!!! My grandson Connor, had surgery and now He is perfect!!! ♥️ thanks God, for Dr Jimenez 🙏🙏
Estella Espinosa
Estella Espinosa
2019-05-23T12:41:54+0000
We have had the blessing of having Dr Jimenez operate on two of our children. He is so caring! He immediately remembered us and our daughter’s name 9 years later. His perfected techniques have amazing results and the whole surgery process is as caring and gentle as one could ever hope for! Our daughter looks amazing today thanks to Dr Jimenez. I can’t wait to see how my son’s heads regains symmetry as he recovers! As an adult who has lived with the effects of craniosynostosis, all I can say I’m grateful to Dr Jimenez for pioneering and perfecting this treatment so others don’t have to deal with the things I went through and continue to deal with to this day. We researched tons before going with Dr. Jimenez and simply put, he is simply the best! His caring and personal way of working with you takes much of the fear out of the process. If suspect your child may have craniosynostosis, please don’t wait and see, contact Dr Jimenez. His team is the easy and caring and can save you much pain and heartache! We had to travel over 7,000 miles both times for the surgeries. Trust me, it was totally worth it!read more
Mike Anderson
Mike Anderson
2019-05-17T20:08:08+0000
He was my first neurosurgeon. I developed Hydrocephalus when I was a few months old. I also had a hemangioma on my face and the anesthesia doctor didn't want to do the surgery, but Dr. Jimenez insisted he could do the surgery and place the shunt. He got less blood than he gets from a normal patient! Today I am a highly intelligent teenager. I've defied so many odds and it's all because Dr. Jimenez performed the risky surgery in 2003. My dream is to one day be a neurosurgeon and help people the way Dr. Jimenez helped me. I'm so thankful that he was my surgeon.read more
Linzi Lev
Linzi Lev
2018-12-22T23:02:27+0000
Mere words cannot express my gratitude for Dr. David F. Jimenez and his "A" team of neurosurgeons, et al. When my 9-year old son took an unexplained fall at school, which resulted in a fractured skull and internal bleeding, Dr. Jimenez was given to us by God as our neurosurgeon. After 3-days in PICU at North Central Baptist Hospital, Dr. Jimenez and team performed a craniotomy to remove the blood clot, cauterize the problem area and relieve the mounting pressure. He was able to perform this intense procedure laparoscopically! We are so overwhelmed and thankful, as the traditional surgery would have required weeks in the hospital and months of recovery. However, because of Dr. Jimenez's expertise we were able to leave the hospital 34 hours later! May God pour out his abundant blessings on you and your team so that other families may know your good work!read more
Anne Lynnette Gallas
Anne Lynnette Gallas
2018-11-30T18:17:43+0000
Dr. Jimenez took the most wonderful care of my niece, Bea! She was born with craniosynostosis and her operation went perfectly. He is truly an angel among men! Such a compassionate and caring man. So glad my sister found him!read more
Madeleine Bell Stallworth
Madeleine Bell Stallworth
2018-11-23T19:20:19+0000
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

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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