George M. Galvan MD

Background

Dr Galvan is originally from East Chicago,Indiana, also home of San Antonio Spurs coach, Gregg Popovich. He came from a family of three generation of steel mill workers. Dr Galvan worked as a phlebotomist and nurse’s aid during his college years and upon graduation he became a registered nurse. He had an epiphany that change the course of his career during his time as a nurse.

Dr Galvan wanted to make a difference in people’s life and have a different approach to medicine. So while working as a nurse, he began forging towards his medical degree. By being a nurse, this helped him tremendously to see both side of the fence. He completed his Neurosurgery residency at University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio. He was one for the first residents brought to San Antonio to restart the neurosurgery residency in San Antonio by former chairman Dr David Jimenez, and is the only graduate to date to stay and serve the great community of San Antonio.

2009 - 2015

Dr Galvan worked for Neurosurgical Associates of San Antonio were he had the opportunity to gain invaluable knowledge regarding surgical techniques and patient management from his peers. It helped him define what kind of surgeon he wanted to become. During this time he gained a reputation for his minimally invasive as well as conservative approach to surgeries. His practice has a special emphasis on complex spine surgery and minimally invasive surgical techniques. He focused on specialized and compassionate care. Dr. Galvan strongly believes in empowering patients, so they can make informed decisions by giving them all the tools, resources and information available. Dr. Galvan supports utilizing all conservative measures before surgical options are even considered.

2015 - PRESENT

Dr Galvan founded TN SPINE because he wanted to follow his dream to perform medicine how he vision it should be. By using a compassionate personal approach, Dr Galvan believes that by doing the least amount of alteration to the spinal anatomy but at the same time taking care of the problem in a minimally invasive approach is important to help the patients bounce back to a better quality of life in the shortest time possible.

OCTOBER 2018

Dr Galvan learned that Christus Santa Rosa was developing new programs and great changes were coming ahead. Dr Galvan and Christus Santa Rosa came together and a great partnership was born. Dr Galvan moved his practice to Christus Santa Rosa Medical Center to help start a comprehensive spine program with the same values and beliefs that make both of them great. Christus Santa Rosa and Dr Galvan have the same mission of giving the patients the best quality of care with compassion. The goal is to give San Antonio and the surrounding area the best neurosurgical spine care possible.
EXPANDING THE PRACTICE
We have been lucky to find a doctor with the same work ethic as Dr. Galvan. Dr. Sebastian Juan Villarreal is a neurosurgeon fully trained to treat disorders of the brain, spine, and its coverings. He received his Doctorate of Medicine and completed his neurosurgical residency training both at the University of Texas at Houston Medical School. He is a San Antonio native who graduated from MacArthur High School and later attended the University of the Incarnate Word, where he met his wife, Daniela. They recently welcomed their first child, a baby boy.

Dr. Villarreal decided to return to San Antonio and join the team at Texas Neurosurgical Spine in 2018. Dr. Villarreal has always considered San Antonio his home and the community he can best serve.
Dr. Villarreal was drawn to practice medicine in the hopes of alleviating pain, decreasing suffering, and improving the lives of individuals in his community. After over 12 years of training in one of the largest medical centers in the world, Dr. Villarreal incorporates a comprehensive, evidence-based approach tailored to each individual patient.
In his spare time, Dr. Villarreal enjoys spending time with his family, cycling, jogging, grilling, and giving back to his San Antonio community.

PROCEDURES

* Surgical Treatment of brain and spine tumors
* Cervical decompression with/without fusion for herniated disc, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease
* Minimally invasive thoracic or lumbar discectomy for herniated disc.
* Minimally invasive thoracic or lumbar decompression for spinal stenosis
* Minimally invasive thoracic or lumbar fusion for instability, fracture or degenerative disc disease
* Kyphoplasty for osteoporotic or pathologic spinal fractures.
* Spinal cord stimulation for failed back surgery. Chronic pain, or RDS, CREPS
* Intrathecal pump therapy for chronic pain or spasticity.
* VP shunts

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Testimonios

Lugar increible! Poco tiempo de espera, recepcionista amable, la enfermera del Dra. Garza es muy amable también. Es respetable y atento y se nota que a la Dra. en realidad le importaba mi bienestar. A veces el asma es muy difícil de controlar pero ella hace los necesario para hacerme sentir mejor. La e recomendado a mis amigas y todas dicen lo mismo sobre ella.

Jenilyn Jenson

Fui referida al Dr. Galván por mi doctor y les tengo que decir lo increíble que es el doctor y su equipo. Te trata como si fueras el único paciente que tiene que atender. Pasara el tiempo necesario contigo para asegurarse que estás cómodo con la operación que él realizara. No sentí que me estaba apresurando para que el pueda ver al paciente que seguia despues de mi como me he sentido con otros médicos. Gracias Dr. Galván por ser tan amable y compasivo conmigo antes y después de mi operación.

Arlene Wms-Tillman

Es un doctor muy profesional, me realizó la cirugía de fusión posterior y durante el proceso sentí que estaba en las manos de médicos excelentes, me informaron de todos los procedimientos, etc.. Dr Galván es uno de los mejores neurocirujanos en el área.

Rosa Martha Jimenez

El Dr. George Galván estuvo preparado para mi visita inicial. Tenía las fotos de MRI necesarias que indicaba que la cirugía era la respuesta a mi problema. Su equipo fue muy paciente y cooperativo con la aprobación del seguro y conmigo también. La mañana de la cirugía todos en el Stone Oak Methodist Hospital fueron muy profesionales y tomaron las medidas necesarias para que yo esté cómoda. No me imagino un cuidado mejor del que recibí del equipo del hospital en el piso quirurjico. Gracias a Dios!

Brenda Richardson

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