Dr. Dickerman, D.O., Ph.D., FACOS is a spine fellowship-trained neurosurgeon with extensive training on both conservative (nonsurgical) and surgical options for treating patients with acute spinal conditions. He is the Director of Neurosurgery at Presbyterian Hospital of Plano, is the Director of Spine Surgery at Medical Center Frisco, and is an Associate Professor at The University of North Texas Health Science Center.
Dr. Dickerman has treated numerous elite professional athletes with conservative (nonsurgical) modalities with high success rates. When surgery is required he is trained in minimally invasive spinal techniques which minimizes damage to surrounding tissues and speeds recovery for return to work or sport.
Dr. Dickerman, D.O., Ph.D., FACOS has been voted as one of America’s Top Neurosurgeons year after year including 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. In American Way magazine Dr. Dickerman was voted by his peers as one of America’s Top Doctors. In 2011 Newsweek named Dr. Dickerman as one of the Top 15 Leaders in Neurosurgery.
The primary goal of Dr. Dickerman’s practice and North Texas Brain and Spine Institute is to achieve the highest level of patient satisfaction through premier service, sensitivity and successful medical/surgical care. You, the patient, are the focus of our existence and we will make every effort to surpass your expectations while also trying to improve your overall quality of life. We have demonstrated our dedication to improving neurosurgical care by our extensive training and continued research into improving surgical outcomes. This dedication continues to keep us at the top of neurosurgery and we will continue to strive to be the benchmark for which others try to achieve.
Dr. Dickerman, D.O., Ph.D., FACOS has a brain tumor fellowship from The National Institutes of Health (N.I.H.) and trained under world-renown neurosurgeon Dr. Ed Oldfield. He has a particular interest in primary and metastatic brain tumors. He is a member of the American Brain Tumor Association and The Pituitary Society. His extensive research in brain tumors and neuroendocrinology continues today (www.pubmed.com). Dr. Dickerman is Board Certified in Neurological Surgery through the American Osteopathic Board of Surgery, and also been awarded a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
Dr. Dickerman has patients visit from all over the world. Dr. Dickerman and North Texas Brain and Spine Institute offer a comprehensive treatment plan including image-guided brain surgery, postoperative chemotherapy and radiation with the most advanced technology. This provides the patient with the most advanced treatments in the country in one local area. For patients from out-of-town/state, there are discounted rates at local hotels available through the office.
Dr Dickerman served on the North American Spine Society committee for continuing education and continues to help train residents, fellows and surgeons from around the country on new spine techniques. Dr. Dickerman works closely with several companies as an expert consultant on spinal biomechanics and improving surgical techniques.
For spine patients there is a comprehensive treatment plan designed from the initial visit. Each spine patient is unique and can be provided complete and comprehensive spine care. This includes physical medicine and rehabilitation, injections, physical therapy, pain management, chiropractic and surgery. Approximately 90% of the patients can be treated successfully without surgery. If surgery is required, Dr. Dickerman can provide minimally invasive spine surgery which decreases muscle and soft tissue damage while speeding recovery and return to activities. Dr. Dickerman has treated numerous professional athletes in a variety of sports with both conservative and surgery.
Benefits of Choosing a Neurosurgeon
Why Choose a Neurosurgeon? The common misconception about neurosurgery is that neurosurgeons specifically perform brain surgery. However, a neurosurgeon can also provide the highest level of expertise in spine disorder treatment. In fact, the majority of operations performed by neurosurgeons are spine surgeries. Neurosurgeons spend about 80 percent of their time treating spine disorders. All neurosurgeons in the United States are trained to diagnose and treat (surgically and nonsurgically) disorders of the spine during a six to seven year residency program. Physicians who graduate from a neurosurgery program have usually assisted with hundreds of spine procedures. For those who go on to complete a post-graduate fellowship, they undergo a focused and intense training on the spine for an additional one to two years.
Neurosurgeons are exclusively trained to perform procedures on the entire spine, including the spinal cord and the inside lining of the spinal canal. With the spine encasing the spinal cord and nerves, many patients choose to take the extra measure of safety when undergoing spine treatment and choose a neurosurgeon.
- Neurosurgeons complete more spinal surgery training than any other specialty.
- Neurosurgeons are trained in treating diseases of the spine throughout a 7-year residency.
- Neurosurgeons are the only physicians who treat the entire spine including the spinal cord.
- Neurosurgeons spend about 80 percent of their time treating spine problems.
Meet the Staff
The office staff includes administative assistants, surgical coordinator, office manager and a Nurse Practioner. Dr. Dickerman has hospital priviledges throughout the North Dallas Area. Dr. Dickerman is currently involved in several clinical trials including an artificial cervical disc, implanted-chemotherapy for brain tumors and minimally invasive pedicle screws.
Dr. Dickerman has published numerous peer-reviewed articles on spinal and brain surgery (www.pubmed.com). He continues to publish papers and textbooks on advances in spinal and brain surgery while also lecturing at conferences to other surgeons and residents on advances in neurosurgery.
The Top Doctors in America
Dr. Dickerman was voted by his peers as one of the top neurosurgeons in America.
-American Way Magazine
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Dr Dickerman’s Biographical Sketch
Dr. Dickerman’s Curriculum Vitae (CV) pdf.
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