Board-certified neurosurgeon, complex spine specialist and Neurosurgery & Spine Consultants’ medical director.
Dr. Zavala is a bilingual San Antonio native. He brings extensive training in minimally invasive spinal surgery, scoliosis correction, degenerative spinal stenosis and herniated disc disease. He is proud to serve the communities that he grew up in by offering a conservative surgical approach matched with unsurpassed patient care. Dr. Zavala and his team are passionate about delivering scientific and methodical surgical techniques to optimize patient outcomes. Patients can expect compassionate care delivered with respect and accountability.
“My philosophy with surgical intervention is to ‘proceed with caution.’ Surgery is an invasive endeavor, which should be addressed with mutual respect and partnership between surgeon and patient.”
Board-Certified: American Board of Neurological Surgery
Fellow: American Association of Neurological Surgeons
Fellowship: Complex Spinal Surgery, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL
Associate Professor: Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX
Residency: Neurosurgery, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL
Internship: University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX
MD: Long School of Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX
Member: American Board of Neurological Surgeons, American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, North American Spine Society, Texas Association of Neurological Surgeons, Bexar County Medical Society, Texas Medical Association, American Medical Association
Leadership: St . Luke’s Baptist Vice Chair of Medical Staff, Baptist Health System Medical Executive Committee Member, Director of Spine Surgery at St. Luke’s Baptist Hospital, Director of Neurosurgery at Southwest General Hospital, Director of Neurosurgery and the Stroke Program at Metropolitan Methodist Hospital, Director of Spine Surgery at Santa Rosa Westover Hills Hospital, St. Luke’s Baptist Physician Leadership Committee Member
Research Award: In addition to his educational accomplishments, Dr. Zavala’s research titled Early vs. Late Stem Cell Transplantation Post Spinal Cord Injury won the AANS/CNS Synthes Award for Resident Research on Spinal Cord and Spinal Column Injury in 2002. Over 1,000 neurosurgery residents compete for this prestigious award semiannually.
To schedule an appointment or learn more about how Dr. Zavala specializes in neurosurgery in the San Antonio and South Texas area communities of Medical Center, Stone Oak, Westover Hills and Southwest, call 210-255-8935 today. You can also request an appointment using the form on this page.