Dr. Donald Long Hilton MD Neurosurgeon

Dr. Donald Hilton is a neurosurgeon in San Antonio, Texas and is affiliated with Methodist Hospital. He received his medical degree from University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and has been in practice for 26 years. Dr. Hilton accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 11 doctors at Methodist Hospital who specialize in Neurological Surgery. He also speaks multiple languages, including Spanish.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Neurosurgeon: General Neurosurgery

Clinical Interests: Spine, Minimally invasive surgery, Spinal surgery, Minimally invasive spinal surgery

Hospital Affiliation

Methodist Hospital

Education & Medical Training

University Tennessee Medical Center
Residency, General Surgery, 1988–1989

Baptist Memorial Hospital
Residency, Neurological Surgery, 1989–1994

University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
Class of 1988

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Neurological Surgery
Certified 17 years in Neurological Surgery

TX State Medical License
Active through 2015

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Publications & Presentations

Relation of addiction genes to hypothalamic gene changes subserving genesis and gratification of a classic instinct, sodium appetite.
Liedtke, W.B., McKinley, M.J., Walker, L.L., Zhang, H., Pfenning, A.R., Drago, J., Hochendoner, S.J., Hilton, D.L., Lawrence, A.J., Denton, D.A.

Minimally invasive tubular access for posterior cervical foraminotomy with three-dimensional microscopic visualization and localization with anterior/posterior imaging.
Hilton, D.L.

'High desire', or 'merely' an addiction? A response to Steele et al.
Hilton, D. L.

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Texas BlueChoice
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO

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