Dr. Gary Kraus specializes in treating lower back and neck pain with surgical and non-surgical procedures. Caring for patients in Houston and Humble.

Dr. Gary Kraus MD: Neurosurgeon in Houston

Kraus Back and Neck Institute

Gary Kraus, M.D. has been practicing Houston neurosurgery for 17 years, specializing in back and neck pain management and treatment, surgical and non-surgical.

After growing up in New York City he received his bachelor's degree in physics and electrical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. After obtaining a medical degree from the State University of New York/ Stony Brook School of Medicine, he completed a residency in neurosurgery at St. Louis University School of Medicine, and a fellowship in neurovascular and skull base surgery at the Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix, AZ.

Best Neurosurgeon in Houston: Dr. Kraus
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Dr. Kraus, a Houston neurosurgeon is Board Certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery. He has authored a Neurosurgery textbook which has received international acclaim (published by Williams and Wilkins), as well as numerous peer reviewed journal articles and book chapters. Dr. Kraus not only incorporates new techniques and technologies in his practice, but he contributes to the field with patent pending new methods of spinal instrumentation. Although he has a vast surgical experience having performed over 3000 spine operations, he has significant expertise at helping patients achieve pain relief and restore function through non-surgical and/or minimally invasive approaches.

Dr. Kraus' Positions Currently Held

  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston
  • Chairman of Neurosurgery, Memorial Hermann Memorial City Hospital
  • Medical Director of Neurosurgery, Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital
  • Medical Director of Neurosciences and Gamma Knife Center, West Houston Medical Center

Recognitions of Gary Kraus, M.D.

  • Named "Top Doc in Houston, Texas" by H. Texas Magazine, 2007-2011
  • Listed numerous times in Best Doctors in America
  • Featured in Newsweek Magazine as a Top Doctor in Texas
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Masaki Oishi, M.D., Ph.D

Kraus Back and Neck Institute

Dr. Oishi completed a Spine Fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Department of Neurosurgery in 2003. He was born in New York, New York and attended Cornell University Medical College where he earned his MD degree in 1996. Dr. Oishi received his PhD in Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience from The Rockefeller University. After graduation, Dr. Oishi completed his Neurosurgical residency at the Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. He has been practicing in Texas since 2003 and is board certified, specializing in spinal disorders. Dr. Oishi and his wife have three children and he enjoys fishing, golf and travel. He is also fluent in both English and Japanese.

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Recognitions of Masaki Oishi, M.D., Ph.D

  • National Institutes of Health National Research Service Award
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeonsl
  • Wilder Penfield Clinical Investigation Fellowship
  • Nominated to AANS/CNS Joint Guidelines Committee
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