Neurosurgery Institute of South Texas
      Michael J. Burke  DVM, MS, MD, FAAP, FACS

 Board Certified/Diplomate American Board Neurological Surgery

Board Certified/Diplomate American Board Pediatric Neurosurgery 

                                Assistant Clinical Professor Texas A&M University

                               Professional Societies

American Association Neurological Surgeons (AANS)              American Society Pediatric Neurological Surgery (ASPN)         Congress Neurological Surgeons (CNS)                                   AANS/CNS Joint Section Pediatric Neurological Surgery               Fellow American College of Surgeons                                   Neurosurgery Specialty Fellow American Academy Pediatrics        Texas Association of Neurological Surgeons                                American Medical Association                                                           Texas Medical Association                                                                 Nueces County Pediatric Society                                                       Nueces County Medical Society                                       
Dr. Michaell Burke


                   Undergraduate studies;  Fort Lewis College, Durango Colorado 

                   Doctor of Veterinary Medicine 1982;  Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Co. 

                   Master of Science 1983;  Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Co. 

                   Doctor of Medicine 1987; University of Colorado Health Sciences, Denver, Co.

             Internship General Surgery 1988; University of Colorado Health Sciences, Denver, Co.

             Residency Neurosurgery 1993; University of Colorado Health Sciences, Denver, Co.

Board Certified General/ Adult Neurosurgery  1998

Board Certified Pediatric Neurosurgery  1998

                                   Professional Expertise/Disorders Treated                               
      Dr. Burke is one of 200 neurosurgeons in the world Board certified in both Adult/General and Pediatric Neurosurgery. He provides comprehensive pediatric care at Driscoll Children's Hospital. Adults are treated at the Spohn Health System Hospitals and Doctors Regional Hospital.

                           Comprehensive Pediatric care and Adult disorders include

  • Aneurysms
  • Arteriovenous Malformations (AVM)
  • Brain/Arachnoid cysts
  • Brain Tumors-Malignant & Benign
  • Chiari Malformation
  • Congenital Brain & Spine Malformations
  • Craniofacial Disorders
  • Craniosynostosis
  • Craniovertebral Instability
  • Epilepsy Surgery/Vagal Nerve Stimulator
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Neural Tube Defects
  • Moya Moya Disease
  • Pituitary Tumors
  • Pseudotumor Cerebri
  • Skull Base Neurosurgery
  • Spina Bifida / Spinal Lipomas
  • Spinal Cord Tumors
  • Syringomyelia / Syrinx
  • Tethered Cord Syndrome
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Neurosurgery
Endoscopic/Minimally Invasive Techniques as Applicable