Meet Dr. Frank Feigenbaum

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Frank Feigenbaum, MD

Medical Director, Tarlov Cyst Institute

Dr. Feigenbaum specializes in the treatment of a variety of spinal conditions and performs several spine procedures including:

  • Tarlov & Meningeal Cysts

  • Complex Spine Disorders

  • Spine Tumors

  • Spine Instrumentation & Reconstruction

  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Advanced in Neurosurgical Care

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.


Dr. Frank Feigenbaum

Neurosurgical Excellence

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 is the only neurosurgeon in the world who has treated over 1,500+ symptomatic Tarlov cyst patients with statistically significant outcomes study results. His refined surgical treatment incorporates the newest advances in neurosurgical care, including computer-assisted image guided and minimally invasive approaches to surgery.

Board-Certified Neurosurgeon

Dr. Frank Feigenbaum is a Board-Certified Neurosurgeon practicing in Dallas with extensive experience in treating Tarlov and meningeal cyst patients. Dr. Feigenbaum has developed and refined a surgical treatment for meningeal cysts with proven statistical results. Outcomes data reflect statistically significant improvement in a multitude of symptoms following surgery. He also specializes in minimally invasive spine surgery with extensive experience in both developing minimally invasive technology and teaching minimally invasive spine surgery techniques.

Dr. Feigenbaum is fully bilingual in English and Spanish and received his medical and surgical training at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, D.C. He is Board Certified by the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. In addition, he serves on the Medical Advisory Board of the Tarlov Cyst Foundation. Dr. Feigenbaum is the author of numerous journal articles and book chapters on meningeal cysts as well as other neurosurgical disorders.

Dr. Feigenbaum’s personal interests include watching his children participate in numerous activities, travel, baseball, collecting contemporary art, golf, and Roman history.



  • Medical: Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, D.C.


  • General Surgery Internship: Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, D.C.
  • Neurotrauma Externship : Shock Trauma Hospital, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland
  • Neurosurgical Residency : Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, D.C.
  • Research Fellowship: American Association of Neurological Surgeons

Professional Affiliations

  • Medical Advisory Board – Tarlov Cyst Foundation

  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons

  • American Board of Neurological Surgery

  • North American Spine Society

  • American College of Spine Surgery

  • American College of Surgeons

  • Texas Medical Association

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9080 Harry Hines Blvd.
Ste 220
Dallas, Texas 75235

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


Mission : The Tarlov Cyst Disease Foundation is a volunteer-based, 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation dedicated to the research, improved diagnosis and development of successful treatments and outcomes for symptomatic Tarlov cysts.

The Foundation is incorporated exclusively for scientific, educational, and charitable purposes that will seek to improve the level of understanding, diagnosis and treatment of Tarlov cysts.