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Douglas J. Fox, MD

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Dr. Fox is a board-certified, fellowship-trained neurosurgeon with a special interest in treating complex spinal conditions with minimally invasive techniques and innovative technologies.

 

Dr. Fox grew up in St. Louis, MO. After finishing his undergraduate degree at Wake Forest University in 1995, he earned a medical degree from Washington University in 1999. Dr. Fox remained at Washington University for his residency training in neurosurgery and graduated in 2005. Following his residency, he completed two additional years of training with fellowships in cerebrovascular surgery with Robert Spetzler, MD, and complex spinal surgery with Volker K. Sonntag, MD, at the Barrow Neurological Institute.

 

Dr. Fox is trained to treat any of your neurological surgical needs. Conditions Dr. Fox commonly treats include herniated disc, spinal stenosis and brain and spinal tumors.

 

Dr. Fox is widely published and maintains an active research interest in the development of new surgical technologies to improve neurosurgical care. He is currently co-lead in a NIH-RO1 grant for development of non-invasive brain mapping technology and involved in the development of new technologies including laser guided functional mapping of the brain surface and the use of augmented reality systems with robotics for brain and spinal navigation.

 

Dr. Fox currently sees patients at our NeuroTexas offices in South Austin, North Austin and Marble Falls.



LanguagesEnglish
Ages SeenAdults, Geriatrics, Adolescents (ages 12-18)
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    Reviews(140)
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    Jun 14, 2019
    He was very friendly and very knowledgeable of my condition and problem of my situation.
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    Jun 13, 2019
    The visit was for a discussion concerning MRI results. As of this date I am very pleased with service received.
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    Jun 11, 2019
    Had a good experience with Dr Fox
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    Jun 7, 2019
    very knowledge and experience.
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    Jun 4, 2019
    I highly recommend Dr Fox to others that have experienced major back issues! He\'s professional and very clearly explains why your pain is occurring and uses results of MRI\'s to provide photos of what has occurred. Since this is my 2nd time to use Dr Fox for a (different) back issue, I totally trust his surgical skills for my next scheduled surgery.
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    May 25, 2019
    We were very comfortable and understood the Doctor\'s explanation and plan for my care.
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    May 24, 2019
    This was the best experience that I have ever had with a hospital, I\'m very thankful for the level of care that was shown to me!
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    May 23, 2019
    Follow-up to back surgery with excellent explanation of xray and continuing treatment.
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    May 23, 2019
    Always PERFECT!!!!
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    May 21, 2019
    Great Surgeon!
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    May 21, 2019
    honest in telling what could be done with 50/50 chance of getting rid of the back pain.
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    May 20, 2019
    Dr Fox is an amazing surgeon but the BSW Lakeway facility definitely has issues.
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    May 16, 2019
    Dr. Fox is very good.
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    May 14, 2019
    I have already recommended Dr. Fox to several people
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    May 12, 2019
    I am very thankful for having Dr. Fox as my Doctor!
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    Apr 26, 2019
    very professional and courteous. understood quickly.
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    Apr 25, 2019
    Very helpful, good doctor and staff.
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    Apr 19, 2019
    very helpful and seemed to want to help me
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    Apr 18, 2019
    Dr. Fox is great. Compassionate, well informed, listening. In short, everything you wish for in a Doctor.
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    Apr 18, 2019
    Explain `everthing and seemed very concern
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    Apr 13, 2019
    Dr. Fox is wonderful. I recommend him all the time to friends and family. When my mother had a brain tumor, he gave us a second opionion. He eventually did brain surgery to remove the tumor and saved my mother\'s life. He is one of the best surgeons in town. I would trust him with anyone in my family.
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    Apr 12, 2019
    Dr. Fox looks you in the eyes and listens. He is great.
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    Apr 6, 2019
    everyone was very helpful and courteous!
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    Apr 4, 2019
    I saw Dr. Fox because I needed some answers and an experts opinion of what could be done about my health issue. Dr Fox explained in detail how this issue should be addressed. His professional demeanor and obvious knowledge of my health problem inspired confidence in his recommendations.
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    Apr 2, 2019
    Very professional and friendly.
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    Apr 2, 2019
    I had back surgery two weeks ago, Dr. Fox was the surgeon,. He is very skilled and a totally nice person on top of that! Hugs to the hospital, Dr. Fox and all the staff....
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    Mar 10, 2019
    the staff in the hospital is very professional! your surgery care team is the best.
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    Mar 8, 2019
    Dr. Fox understood my prior treatment had not helped & ordered another mri since it had been almost a year since the first on my spine. I am scheduled for a followup appointment to discuss options which will most likely be spine surgery for problems in several cervical vertebrae which cause severe pain and inhibit motion.
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    Feb 21, 2019
    excellent provider but staff needs serious improvement on patient courteousness & follow up. Walk their talk.
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    Feb 15, 2019
    answered all my questions, explained the operation required
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    Feb 12, 2019
    great office, staff & doc is the best!!
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    Feb 12, 2019
    thank you
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    Feb 12, 2019
    I appreciated his recommendations.
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    Feb 10, 2019
    simply put....outstanding!
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    Feb 9, 2019
    Dr. Fox was knowledgeable about my rare condition and was willing to take me on as a patient. He also did a good job explaining the condition and surgery procedure.
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    Feb 5, 2019
    Very professional and I knew he truly cared
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    Feb 5, 2019
    excellent professional care
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    Feb 3, 2019
    I am very pleased with Dr Fox.
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    Jan 31, 2019
    very professional, clear , very competent.
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    Jan 30, 2019
    very efficient. very nice. I felt comfortable with the staff and Dr.
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    Jan 30, 2019
    Dr. Fox is a caring friendly doctor who also has great skills. I had a great surgical outcome
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    Jan 27, 2019
    Dr Fox is friendly, professional and spends lots of time listening to my concerns. For the first time in 15 years I am pain free! No more back pain! This is a great feeling. Thank you Dr Fox for giving me back my life!! I am forever grateful to you.
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    Jan 25, 2019
    didn\'t even examine me, never went over test results, had PA email me and tell me things good great (which they aren\'t) told her I needed to speak with doc, never heard back from anyone, going to new doc in Austin
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    Jan 25, 2019
    very good and acknowledgable
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    Jan 22, 2019
    Dr. Fox has done 2 neck surgeries for me now . He would be the only one I would want to do them.
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    Jan 22, 2019
    I have found Dr. Fox to be very caring, and took time to explain all aspects of my condition and treatment.
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    Jan 21, 2019
    He explained the issues with my back and said that he would not recommend surgery at this time but that if it ever got worse to come see him.
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    Jan 20, 2019
    thank you
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    Jan 18, 2019
    I like Dr Fox a lot. The biggest problem I have is that it is difficult to get a timely appointment to see him in the local clinic.
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    Jan 18, 2019
    He told me what he can do if I choose to it.
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