By Cheri Kelln
Jean Louis Benae, MD
North Texas Brain & Spine Specialists
Dr. Benae believes in a comprehensive approach to spine care. His patient care philosophy not only includes a minimally invasive approach, but he always covers possible non-surgical aspects and treatments first.
It is crucial to Dr. Benae that he considers all possibilities before being open to more aggressive approaches, surgical and otherwise. When it comes to his thoughts on minimally invasive surgical approaches, the doctor will always correct the patient’s problem, while respecting a person’s regional anatomy.
Educating patients is another important aspect of Dr. Benae’s patient care philosophy. It is essential and important that patients actively participate in making decisions about their own care.
Taking time with each and every patient is one of the first ways to ensure that patients have information about all facets of the types of care they need. Dr. Benae often works with other doctors of the patient to complete a thorough treatment plan.
To summarize his patient care philosophy, Dr. Benae believes treatment providers should include ,“listening to the patient, caring for the patient, and doing the right thing for each and every patient.” The doctor also strives to be a true healer, which often means going beyond the technical ability of surgery.
Dr. Benae is a native of Cameroon, who grew up in Paris, France and moved to California in his late teens. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where he earned his bachelors degree in Physiological Sciences. He then pursued his medical education at the David Geffen UCLA School of Medicine, where he obtained his Doctorate in Medicine.
During his graduate medical education, his fascination for neuroscience led him to a neurotrauma research fellowship with the UCLA Brain Injury Research Center. After completing his research fellowship, Dr. Benae began his neurosurgery specialty training at the Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals in Milwaukee.
Throughout his extensive training and professional experience, Dr. Benae has accrued remarkable versatility with complex spine and minimally invasive spine surgery. He is committed to sharing his knowledge and helping those in need. He has organized multiple medical missions to various developing countries, and strives to be active in his local community through participation in health fairs and free educational seminars.
He is a member of various distinguished national and international neurosurgical societies such as the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, American Association of Neurological Surgeons, North American Spine Society, and AO Spine.
Don’t live in pain. Contact Dr. Benae today and explore your options. Let his experience work for you.
See what patients are saying about Jean Louis Benae, MD:
Dr. Benae was absolutely awesome. He did a beautiful job at managing my pain. He’s tenacious, he doesn’t give up, he listens, and he truly hears what you say. He’s wonderful, he delivers what he says he can do.
My experience with Dr. Benae was wonderful. He just made me feel at ease when I first walked in. He explained everything to me so that I could understand. He was very clear and made sure that I understood what he was telling me. I just love him as a doctor!
He is very intelligent, he got to my problem where five other doctors could not. He takes time with you in his office and goes into great detail, I appreciate that. As a nurse I would recommend him to anyone with spine problems. I have been a nurse for 37 years and I don’t just go to any doctor.
He was very intriguing. Right from the very start he was very compassionate, professional and concerned. He was concerned about me as a person. He wanted to get to know me as a human being. It was more about the patient. Overall, I just felt like I was in great hands.
I had a very positive experience. I was at the end of my rope before I saw Dr. Benae. He is an extremely good listener. He explained everything from what was causing the issue to what he was going to do to treat me. He delivered what he said he would and more. The very next day after surgery I was up and walking around.