North Oaks Neurosurgery Clinic

Internationally-recognized Neurosurgeon David L. Masel, MD, FACS, brings more than 25 years of neurosurgical experience to North Oaks Neurosurgery Clinic, including 15 years in private practice in El Paso, Texas. He specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of disorders of the entire nervous system, including the spinal column, spinal cord, brain and peripheral nerves. In addition, Dr. Masel performs complex spine and brain tumor surgeries, often utilizing minimally invasive techniques.

Board-certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery and recognized as one of the “Top Neurosurgeons in Texas” by Texas Monthly Magazine in 2008, 2009 and 2010, Dr. Masel also co-founded the Progressive Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, LP, which holds numerous patents for spinal surgery.


Our medical staff also includes Physician Assistant

Marc E. Pitre, PA-C

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15813 Paul Vega, MD, Drive, Suite 400
Hammond, LA 70403

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