Tarlov Cyst Institute

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Frank Feigenbaum, M.D. is part of a unique multi-disciplinary team providing neurosurgical care with a strong focus on meningeal cysts, such as Tarlov cysts. Dr. Feigenbaum in one of only three neurosurgeons in the world with a large experience and statistically proven good surgical outcomes for treatment of Tarlov cysts. His refined surgical treatment incorporates the newest advances in neurosurgical care, including computer-assisted image guided and minimally invasive approaches to surgery.

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Many patients who seek Dr. Feigenbaum's expertise have experienced countless specialty physician visits, multiple surgeries and feel like they are at the end of their rope. With debilitating back pain, everyday life and activities become impossible. Tarlov cysts are dilations of the nerve root sheaths that create abnormal sacs filled with spinal fluid causing progressively painful radiculopathy (nerve pain). If left untreated, patients suffer incredible pain and dysfunction. Because very few surgeons can treat this disease, it is often undetected for far too long.

Successful Outcomes

Frank Feigenbaum, M.D. has treated more than 500 Tarlov and meningeal cyst patients. His specialized techniques and outcomes during the past few years singles him out as the only Tarlov Cyst surgeon worldwide to show statistical improvements in his patients. Partnering with Sarah Cannon Research Institute (a strategic research organization focusing on advancing therapies for patients) adds credibility and independent validation of these improvements.


Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (MIS): Dr. Feigenbaum is fully trained in surgical techniques which involve making smaller incisions and reducing the amount of tissue damage beneath the skin. In neurosurgery, minimally invasive surgery is accomplished with the aid of specially designed instruments which assist in visualization of the surgical field.

Image Guided Surgery: Dr. Feigenbaum keeps current with new advances in computer assisted technologies for image analysis, diagnostic/preoperative planning and surgical navigation using 3D virtual image of the surgical field.



9080 Harry Hines Blvd, Ste 220
Dallas, Texas 75235

Phone (214) 351-8450
Fax (214) 351-8451