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Carl Lauryssen, MD, director of neurosurgery at St. David's Round Rock Medical Center, is certified by both the American and Canadian boards of neurological surgery.

Dr. Lauryssen is from Cape Town, South Africa, and received his medical school training at the University of Cape Town. He completed his neurosurgical residency at University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada, and his spinal neurosurgical surgery fellowship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine.

Dr. Lauryssen was on faculty at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis for seven years. While there, he directed the advanced neurosurgical spine program at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He was then recruited to lead research and education at Cedars-Sinai Institute for Spinal Disorders, where he served until 2005.

As a leading spinal neurosurgeon, he was the co-director of spine research and development at Olympia Medical Center. His research and surgical interests have focused on minimally invasive surgery, motion preservation and sports-related spinal injuries. He was previously the team neurosurgeon for the NFL's St. Louis Rams.

Dr. Lauryssen has also specialized in patients whose previous spinal surgeries have failed. He has twice been awarded the Young Investigator Award from the American Association of Neurological Surgeons for his work on cervical disorders and stem cell research. Dr. Lauryssen was the first neurosurgeon to inject stem cells into a human spinal cord as part of an FDA trial.

He shares his expertise and vision by writing medical publications, giving presentations and developing surgical devices to improve surgical outcome. He has a number of patents and inventions that are used in spinal surgery throughout the world. Dr. Lauryssen has served on the boards of several companies, including a company researching a new unique material to be used in sports helmets to reduce the impact of brain injuries in sports-related concussions.

Personally, Dr. Lauryssen always makes family a priority and has a heart for helping others. He started and led a much-needed neurosurgery program in Kenya. In his free time, Dr. Lauryssen enjoys sailing.

Education

Medical School
University of Cape Town, South Africa

Residency
University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada

Fellowship
University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine

Gender

Male

Languages Spoken

English

Specialty

Neurological Surgery

Office Locations

Neurosurgical Specialists of Texas
7200 Wyoming Springs Dr
Suite 1400
Round Rock, TX 78681
Phone: (512) 730-0000