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Houston, Texas

A full range of modern neurosurgical specialties and techniques are provided by top BCM neurosurgery specialists.
Department of Neurosurgery
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Ashwin Viswanathan, M.D.


Ashwin Viswanathan, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Director of Functional Neurosurgery

Medical School

  • Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX


  • Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX


  • Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR

Primary Neurosurgical Interests

  • Deep brain stimulation; trigeminal neuralgia and facial pain; surgical interventions for chronic and cancer pain; tumors of the brain and spine; spinal cord injury; stereotactic radiosurgery; disorders of the peripheral nerves

Professional Associations

  • World Federation of Neurological Surgery
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  • American Medical Association

Contact Information

  • Clinic: Baylor Clinic
  • 6620 Main Street, Suite 1350
  • Houston, TX 77030
  • Phone: 713-798-4696
  • Fax: 713-798-3739
  • E-mail:
  • Mail: Department of Neurosurgery
  • 1709 Dryden, Suite 750
  • Houston, TX 77030

Selected Publications

Viswanathan A, Kim DH, Reid N, Kline DG. Surgical management of the pelvic plexus and lower abdominal nerves. Neurosurgery 2009; 65(4):44-51.

Viswanathan A, Burton AW, McCutcheon I. Commissural myelotomy in the treatment of intractable visceral pain: technique and outcomes. Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery, 2010.

Viswanathan A, DeMonte F (2009). Meningioma. In EY Hanna & F DeMonte (Eds.), Comprehensive Management of Skull Base Tumors (pp. 503-512). New York: Informa Healthcare USA, Inc.

Viswanathan A, Phan PC, Burton AW. Use of spinal cord stimulation in the treatment of phantom limb pain: case series and review of the literature. Pain Pract, April 2010.

Viswanathan A, Johnson KK, Whitehead WE, Curry DJ, Luerssen TG, Jea A. Hybrid spinal constructs using sublaminar polyester bands in posterior instrumented fusions in children: a series of 5 cases. Neurosurgery 2010; 66(5):862-867.

Viswanathan A, Bahgat D, Miller J, Burchiel KJ: Peripheral Nerve Stimulation, in Hayek S (ed.): Interventional and Neuromodulatory Techniques for Pain Management, Vol 1: Neurostimulation for the Treatment of Chronic Pain. Elsevier 2010, in press.

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