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Thomas Francavilla, MD

Thomas Francavilla, MD

Neurological Surgery
For as long as he can remember, Dr. Francavilla has dreamed of being a doctor. Upon entering Tufts University School of Medicine, in Boston, he wanted to be a Family Physician, like his father before him. However, his fascination with the workings of the human brain and spine led him to become a neurosurgeon. He was mentored by world-renowned neurosurgeons while at The George Washington University in Washington, DC, where he received numerous awards, and completed a Fellowship studying brain tumors at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD. His leadership positions include serving as President of the Neurosurgical Society of Alabama, the Southeast Quadrant Chairman of the Council of State Neurosurgical Societies, and Southeast Regional Director of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons.

Dr. Francavilla has had a large and successful practice as neurosurgeon, but recognized minimally invasive spine surgery as a major advance for patients suffering from spinal related pain. Although he was an early adopter of this type of surgery, performing numerous minimally invasive procedures since 2002, he went on to complete a formal fellowship with the Laser Spine Institute (LSI), the leader in minimally invasive spine surgery. With LSI, Dr. Francavilla opened and established their Cincinnati center location, and then returned to their flagship Tampa facility where he was the most prolific surgeon in their entire enterprise.

Dr. & Mrs. Francavilla are most proud of their 7 children. They have recently relocated to the New Orleans metropolitan area to be closer to family. Dr. Francavilla is excited to bring expertise in the application of Minimally Invasive Spine surgery to this region, along with his association with the excellence of the Tulane University Department of Neurosurgery. Patents who were once told the had to have screws and rods placed in their spine, spinal fusions, and patients who were told there was nothing that could be done to help them, will now have new options.


Anterior Cervical Fusion

Back Pain

Back Surgery

Brain Tumor

Bulging Disc

Cervical Disc Replacement

Cervical Fusion

Collapsed Disc

Complex Spine Surgery


Degenerative Disc Disease

Degenerative Joint Disease

Degenerative Spine Disease

Disc Surgery


Facet Thermal Ablation

Herniated Disc


Laser Spine Surgery

Lateral Lumbar Fusion

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Neck Pain

Neck Surgery

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Outpatient Back Surgery

Outpatient Spine Surgery

Pinched Nerve

Posterior Cervical Fusion

Ruptured Disc

SI Joint

Slipped Disc

Spinal Fusion