Department of Neurosurgery


The Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA) is dedicated to providing compassionate, skilled and state of the art medical care. As a nationally recognized medical center, we continue to experience unprecedented growth and expansion in both the clinical and academic arenas. Our primary mission is to provide helpful and considerate patient care. We also aim to educate and produce highly qualified, ethical and caring future neurosurgeons. Additionally, we strive to advance the field of neurosciences by performing outstanding research.

Mission Statement

  • To educate and train highly qualified compassionate and knowledgeable neurosurgeons.
  • To provide patients with state of the art neurosurgical care in a setting respectful of their needs.
  • To engage in quality research endeavors that lead to innovative therapies and treatments, which may ultimately translate to improved patient care in the field of neurological surgery.

Featured Stories

The Society of Neurological Surgeons Boot Camp

Neurosurgery Admin

 |  Tuesday Jul 18, 2017 | Share This Item


Our PGY 1 residents recently had the opportunity to attend a “Fundamentals of Neurosurgery” boot camp course hosted by the Society of Neurological Surgeons. The course is designed to help neurosurgery residents who are transitioning from medical school by educating them about professionalism, communication, and basic procedural skills.

Cadaver Lab

Neurosurgery Admin

 |  Tuesday Jul 11, 2017 | Share This Item


In our residents’ first cranial anatomy lab of the year, Dr. Caron lectured on the frontal orbital zygomatic approach to craniotomy. This skull base surgical technique provides access to many of the tumors and vascular lesions neurosurgeons see on a regular basis. Following the lecture, the residents went to the cadaver lab, sponsored by Integra Lifesciences, to practice this challenging technique. The cadaver lab allows the residents a safe environment to hone techniques before performing them on live patients in the operating room.


Graduation of Drs. Bradley Dengler, Bhavani Kura, and Colin Son.

Neurosurgery Admin

 |  Thursday Jun 29, 2017 | Share This Item


The Department of Neurosurgery recently celebrated the graduation of this year's chief residents: Drs. Bradley Dengler, Bhavani Kura, and Colin Son. During their ceremony, we had the opportunity to recognize the many years of hard work they have dedicated to our department. The entire staff is sad to see them go, but we are also excited for them as they begin this new chapter of their lives.