Alejandro J. Betancourt, MD, PA, FAANS, FACS, Neurological Surgeon at Harlingen Spine and Neurosurgical Institute, and affiliated with Cornerstone Regional Hospital Valley Baptist Medical Center, Valley Regional Medical Center, Harlingen Medical Center, Doctor’s Hospital at Renaissance, and South Texas Health System, has been named a 2017 Top Doctor in Harlingen, Texas. Top Doctor Awards is dedicated to selecting and honoring those healthcare practitioners who have demonstrated clinical excellence while delivering the highest standards of patient care.
Dr. Alejandro J. Betancourt is a very experienced surgeon, who has been in practice for more than 19 years. He is one of the founders of Harlingen Spine and Neurosurgical Institute. His career as a surgeon began in 1997, when he graduated from the Ponce School of Medicine in Ponce, Puerto Rico. He then completed an internship and residency at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine in San Juan.Dr. Betancourt is board certified in Neurological Surgery, and carries out expert surgical procedures for a wide range of conditions. He achieved recertification in 2015. These include brain aneurysm, cerebrovascular disease, hydrocephalus, meningiomas, spina bifida, cerebral hemorrhage, and cranial trauma. Among the procedures carried out by him are spinal fusion, complex spine surgery, kyphoplasty,neuroplasty, neuromodulation (Deep Brain Stimulation and Spine for Parkinson and Chronic Pain patients) and brain surgery. He is also the only neurosurgeon that has treated brain tumors in South Texas with Laser ablation.
Dr. Betancourt keeps up to date with the latest advances in neurosurgery through his membership with professional organizations including the Puerto Rico Heart Association, the Puerto Rico Medical Association, Texas Association of Neurosurgeons, Texas Medical Association, and the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. He has also earned the coveted title of Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. While serving as a respectable member of the community, Betancourt is also a Clinical Assistant Professor at UTRGV College of Health Affairs Physician Assistant Department in Edinburgh and at UT San Antonio RAC in Harlingen. Dr. Betancourt also holds chairs as Board Members and Chief of Surgery for different institutions. Happily married to Aracelis Betancourt, Dr. Betancourt is proud of his three children Gabriela, Sophia, and Alejandro Betancourt, Jr. His dedication and commitment makes Dr. Alejandro J. Betancourt a very worthy winner of a 2017 Top Doctor Award.
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