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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.



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Ages SeenAdults, Geriatrics, Adolescents (ages 12-18)
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    Reviews(149)
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    Sep 30, 2019
    Dr Fox was exceptional but his assisant and the person at registration demontrated poor professionalism.
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    Sep 27, 2019
    Dr. Fox is very caring and professional. I was somewhat apprehensive about consulting a surgeon regarding my back pain and wanted to review the actual images of a recent MRI for a more detailed assessment than the brief written report provided by the diagnostic physician. He pulled up my images on his laptop and walked through several cross sections to point out those items that were referenced in the written report. He went further and assessed many other items of interest and took a good amount of time to discuss my concerns and gave his opinions. He was very candid and suggested that, based on his readings, surgery was not necessary and recommended physical therapy. I was relieved and very appreciative of his support in providing a focused therapy plan based on the MRI results.
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    Sep 26, 2019
    Dr. Fox listens & hears what you are saying. He devotes all the time you need to explain what tests results mean and what options are available. He is considerate and he has a very calm demeanor. I have great respect and faith in Dr. Fox. I have returned to him and trust his diagnosis. I would recommend him!
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    Sep 17, 2019
    My husband and I really do like Dr. Fox and we trust him.
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    Sep 13, 2019
    Dr Fox and staff was very helpful.Thank you
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    Sep 12, 2019
    Doctor Fox explained & showed me the problem I have and the procedure needed to make the necessary corrective process. He explained the options I have. The staff is friendly, professional and courteous.
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    Sep 6, 2019
    Very professional
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    Sep 6, 2019
    Dr. Fox is one of the best Dr.'s I have dealt with. He tells you what is going to happen during surgery keeping you informed through the entire process and does it in such a way you feel like he is a friend talking to you, not a Dr. talking down to you.
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    Sep 5, 2019
    Dr Fox took time to explain my daughter's injury and do more thorough testing which provided much more insight into exactly what her condition was. We appreciated his personal touch and his assistant's prompt follow up.
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    Sep 4, 2019
    i trusted Dr Fox to make the best decision on my well being.
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    Aug 29, 2019
    Visit date had to be changed because of the doctor's surgery schedule. It was a short appointment but my concern was answered fully and I believe correctly. If I have any more difficulty with my back I will certainly return to see Dr. Fox. Hard to answer a survey when it was one appointment, fairly short but on target.
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    Aug 27, 2019
    All good
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    Aug 26, 2019
    Dr. Fox is a wonderful surgeon. He actually listens to his patients, asks probing questions, and makes certain we understand our options before he leaves the room.
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    Aug 22, 2019
    Very pleased with the meeting my wife & I had with Dr. Fox.
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    Aug 19, 2019
    Great
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    Aug 13, 2019
    very positive experience great provider highly recommended.
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    Aug 13, 2019
    We are not finished yet and very much hoping the Doctor will gather all info that will actually lay out a plan for a more long term fix. to my pain
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    Aug 9, 2019
    fantastic!!!
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    Aug 5, 2019
    Dr Fox answered all questions and listened to my concerns.
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    Aug 2, 2019
    Very satisfied with my visit.
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    Aug 2, 2019
    honest and very thorough about your problem and what he can do for you
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    Aug 2, 2019
    very good and friendly staff
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    Aug 1, 2019
    Everyone was courteous and helpful.
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    Jul 30, 2019
    Dr. Fox was very professional, but had a very warm personality. Coming to see a neurologist is scary, but Dr. Fox looks right at you with a relaxed and friendly manner and puts you at ease. Then the professional takes over with questions and explanations. I am so glad Dr. Fox was recommended to me.
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    Jul 30, 2019
    happy patient....full recovery after surgery
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    Jul 20, 2019
    Dr. Fox has been seeing me for many years. He has always been caring and I feel he has been very fair and honest with my medical care and needs.
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    Jul 18, 2019
    Thorough
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    Jul 11, 2019
    Dr. Fox & his staff are the most caring, professional, compassionate! I can never say enough good about them.
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    Jul 10, 2019
    very helpful
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    Jul 10, 2019
    very well informed and pleasant.
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    Jul 9, 2019
    very caring and gave great info about the fusion.
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    Jul 4, 2019
    Dr. Fox and staff are fantastic
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    Jun 28, 2019
    Dr Fox answered my questions, checked my x-rays, surgery site and said I was healing well and to call if I had a need. I now have my life back thanks to his skill and abilities.
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    Jun 27, 2019
    Dr. Fox is a great doctor. He is ver knowledgable and conservative with his treatment plan. He will take the time needed to answer your questions and is very thorough. He is a great nuerologist.
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    Jun 20, 2019
    dr Fox has been my surgeon since 2009excellent Dr
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    Jun 17, 2019
    A powerful customer-friendly experience. Very professional with great skill, care, and concern!
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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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