Methodist Moody Brain and Spine Institute

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Methodist Moody Brain and Spine Institute Stephen Katzen, MD
Stephen Katzen, MD
BY Meredith Knight | photo by Lauren Medean

For one patient, the mere thought of surgery was terrifying, but unrelenting pain caused him to schedule an appointment with Dr. Stephen Katzen. “His mannerism was warm and friendly, which put me at ease,” he said. “He has excellent communication skills. What a blessing he and his staff have been to me.” He knew he’d found his doctor.

Another patient admits she and her husband went to Dr. Katzen’s office with a bit of a negative attitude. But who could blame them? They’d already been shuffled from doctor to doctor and felt like no one listened or cared. All that changed in their very first encounter with Dr. Katzen. “He was very patient, kind and understanding. He took time to explain the issues in words we could understand,” she said. “He made sure every one of our questions were answered and gave us peace of mind, for the first time, since my husband started having issues. We felt like we were a team and that everything he did was for my husband’s good.”

Provider Who Cares

Let’s face it. Nobody really wants to see a neurosurgeon. When they do, it’s because they’ve encountered injury to, or diseases/disorders of the brain, spinal cord, spinal column, or peripheral nerves throughout their body. What they need is someone who will sit down with them and really listen, who will reassure them, someone with the experience and training to take what is a devastating time of life and work to make it better. They want a highly skilled expert on their side who deeply cares about restoring their health and quality of life. For many grateful patients, Stephen Katzen is just such a specialist.

Patient Education

With a special interest in treating degenerative conditions of the spine and tumors of the brain and spine, Dr. Katzen sees many families like these who are feeling hopeless, when they meet him. The first thing he wants to give them is an understanding of their condition. The second it hope. He also addresses many other neurosurgical conditions including trigeminal neuralgia, Chiari malformations, hydrocephalus, and cranial and spine trauma which can rob an individual—and a family—of their quality of life. It’s his blessing to do whatever he can to help restore it.

DFW Native

Born and raised in DFW, Stephen Katzen, MD, is a board-eligible neurosurgeon who practices at the Methodist Moody Brain and Spine Institute at both the Mansfield and Dallas locations. Dr. Katzen completed his undergraduate degree in Spanish from Tulane University in New Orleans and his medical degree from Texas Tech University Health Science Center in Lubbock. Following graduation, Dr. Katzen completed his residency in neurological surgery from the University of Texas Health Science Center Houston. He is fluent in Spanish and English, and thoroughly enjoys traveling, playing classical piano, and spending time with his wife and their sweet daughter.

Methodist Moody Brain and Spine Institute is owned and operated by MedHealth/Methodist Medical Group and staffed by independently practicing physicians who are employees of MedHealth/Methodist Medical Group. The physicians and staff who provide services at these sites are not employees or agents of Methodist Health System or any of its affiliated hospitals.


252 Matlock Road
Suite 234
Mansfield, Texas 76063