Alamo Neurosurgical Institute

The Alamo Neurosurgical Institute is a comprehensive practice capable of treating the full spectrum of neurosurgical disorders, with a special focus on spine surgery. We practice the most advanced and effective neurosurgery in San Antonio and the surrounding areas. We are credentialed at all of the major hospital systems in San Antonio and meet patients’ needs in every neurosurgical discipline.

Robotic Spine Surgery

The first Robotic Spine Surgery Center in the San Antonio Area—implementing the Mazor Robotics’ Renaissance spine surgery system.

Board Certified

The American Board of Neurological Surgery
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Insurance and Managed Care

We accept most major insurance and managed care plans. As well, individual payment options can be arranged when needed.

Friendly, Helpful & Knowledgable

Our fully-trained staff can help with any questions about procedures and ensure that you can make the most informed decisions possible.

Dr. Michael Leonard

Dr. Michael A. Leonard, Executive Director of the Alamo Neurosurgical Institute, is a board-certified neurosurgeon educated and trained at New York University School of Medicine.

...he immediately was friendly and professional and explained every single thing that I was going to be experiencing in surgery."

Services We Offer

Herniated Disc

An intervertebral disc is located in between the bones (vertebrae) of the spine to provide cushioning support and flexibility within the spine. However, these discs may become damaged and may tear or move out of place. A herniated disc, also known as a ruptured or slipped disc, is a common condition that occurs when the outer portion of the disc tears, allowing the softer inner portion of the disc to project past the normal border of the disc.

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Revision Spinal Surgery

Revision spinal surgery is a procedure that takes place on a patient who has already undergone some form of spine surgery. Typically, by twelve months after a surgery has been completed, any lingering pain is gone. When a patient is still reporting chronic pain beyond this time frame, or when previously resolved pain returns, revision spinal surgery is sometimes considered.

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Robotic Spine Surgery

Imagine spine surgery with decreased neurological risk, increased surgical accuracy, reduced trauma to the tissue, less exposure to harmful radiation and even, faster recovery. You don’t have to imagine it any longer because all of this is possible with robotic surgery.

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Spinal Cysts

A cyst is a fluid-filled sac that can develop in the spine as a result of degeneration and can lead to spinal stenosis or other painful, serious conditions.

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Spinal Instability

Spinal instability is the term for an excess of motion taking place between the vertebrae. It can result from an injury, degeneration, previous surgery, a tumor or a congenital condition. It may also be brought on by fractured vertebrae or another form of damage to the spinal column due to a trauma or osteoporosis.

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Spinal Stenosis

Spinal stenosis is a common condition that involves a narrowing in one or more areas of the spine as a result of injury or deterioration to the discs, joints or bones within the spinal canal.

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Spinal Trauma

Spinal trauma is an injury to the spinal column, which may also include the bones, blood vessels and tissue of the spine. It may cause injury directly to the spine, or it may injure the neck or other surrounding structures. Spinal trauma can lead to a fracture or dislocation of one or more of the vertebrae, as well as bleeding, swelling and inflammation...

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Spinal Tumor Resection

Spinal tumors are similar to any other type of tumor. Their cause is unknown but they can occur as a primary tumor or as a result of the spread of cancer from another area. Tumors are masses of damaged cells that have multiplied and grown out of control. They may destroy nearby healthy cells or cause them to malfunction.

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