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Dr. Gary Kraus, MD

Neurosurgeon

Humble, TX

About Dr. Gary Kraus

Gary Kraus, M.D. has been practicing Houston neurosurgery for 17 years, specializing in back and neck pain management and treatment, surgical and non-surgical. After growing up in New York City he received his bachelor's degree in physics and electrical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. After obtaining a medical degree from the State University of New York/ Stony Brook School of Medicine, he completed a residency in neurosurgery at St. Louis University School of Medicine, and a fellowship in neurovascular and skull base surgery at the Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix, AZ.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • AIG
  • Aetna

Specialties

  • Neurosurgeon

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital
  • Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center
  • West Houston Medical Center

Board certifications

  • American Board of Neurological Surgery

Education and training

  • Medical School - State University of New York, Stony Brook, Doctor of Medicine
  • Saint Louis University, Residency in Neurosurgery
  • Barrow Neurological Institute, Fellowship in Neurovascular and Skull Base Surgery
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Bachelor’s)

Professional memberships

  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • North American Spine Society
  • Texas Medical Association
  • Harris County Medical Society

Awards and publications

  • "Top Doc in Houston," H-Texas Magazine, 2007-2016
  • Best Doctors in America
  • Featured in Newsweek Magazine as a Top Doctor in Texas

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1881782084

Overall rating
4.4
Recent reviews
I had to wait 2 hours before seeing him for my first visit. When he did decide to Me, he spentall of 10 minutes with me. He promised I could have my results the next day. When I called his office the next day late in the afternoon he had already left for the holidays. I was told I’d have to wait 12 days before I could be seen. Mind you I’m in pain the whole time. 12 days later during my second appt, I I wait 1 hour before I decide to leave his office unseen. I’ll take my results to someone else who respects my time...still in pain. I’m a working mother of twins under the age of 1 and I’m in pain, but unfortunately I don’t have all the time in the world as this doctor seems to think I have.
I had to wait 2 hours before seeing him for my first visit. When he did decide to Me, he spent all of 10 minutes with me. He promised I couldhave my results the next day. When I called his office the next day late in the afternoon he had already left for the holidays. I was told I’d have to wait 12 days before I could be seen. Mind you I’m in pain the whole time. 12 days later during my second appt, I I wait 1 hour before I decide to leave his office unseen. I’ll take my results to someone else who respects my time...still in pain. I’m a working mother of twins under the age of 1 and I’m in pain, but unfortunately I don’t have all the time in the world as this doctor seems to think I have.
Felicia B. · June 12, 2018
The actual visit with Dr. Kraus went very well and he was very thorough answering my questions. However, he recommended thathis colleague do the surgery because he is not currently doing surgeries. I had a previous surgery done by Dr. Krause the went well and had hoped he was still doing surgeries. Just after making the initial appointment via Zocdoc, his office called and said that my Zocdoc appointment time was no longer available so I rescheduled directly with his office. That was not a problem but I still had to fill out approximately 10 pages of forms because "their forms were different" so my initial effort in Zocdoc seemed a waste of time. Fortunately, I arrived 30 minutes early and I needed the extra time to fill out their forms.
The actual visit with Dr. Kraus went very well and he was very thorough answering my questions. However, he recommended that his colleague do the surgery because he is not currentlydoing surgeries. I had a previous surgery done by Dr. Krause the went well and had hoped he was still doing surgeries. Just after making the initial appointment via Zocdoc, his office called and said that my Zocdoc appointment time was no longer available so I rescheduled directly with his office. That was not a problem but I still had to fill out approximately 10 pages of forms because "their forms were different" so my initial effort in Zocdoc seemed a waste of time. Fortunately, I arrived 30 minutes early and I needed the extra time to fill out their forms.
Initials hidden · March 16, 2018

Dr. Gary Kraus's office locations

Kraus Back and Neck Institute

1485 FM 1960 Bypass East, Ste 340

Humble, TX 77338

Kraus Back and Neck Institute

915 Gessner Rd, Ste 360

Houston, TX 77024

Kraus Back and Neck Institute

1331 West Grand Pkwy N, Ste 320

Katy, TX 77493

Kraus Back and Neck Institute

12121 Richmond Ave, Ste 324

Houston, TX 77082

Kraus Back and Neck Institute

3391 Westpark Dr

Houston, TX 77005

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Great deal very educated

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I had to wait 2 hours before seeing him for my first visit. When he did decide to Me, he spent all of 10 minutes with me. He promised I could have my results the next day. When I called his office the next day late in the afternoon he had already left for the holidays. I was told I’d have to wait 12 days before I could be seen. Mind you I’m in pain the whole time. 12 days later during my second appt, I I wait 1 hour before I decide to leave his office unseen. I’ll take my results to someone else who respects my time...still in pain. I’m a working mother of twins under the age of 1 and I’m in pain, but unfortunately I don’t have all the time in the world as this doctor seems to think I have.

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He's very good and knowledgeable. He listens to your concerns and gives you multiple options.

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Horrible service. Extra long wait time. Do not recommend

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The actual visit with Dr. Kraus went very well and he was very thorough answering my questions. However, he recommended that his colleague do the surgery because he is not currently doing surgeries. I had a previous surgery done by Dr. Krause the went well and had hoped he was still doing surgeries. Just after making the initial appointment via Zocdoc, his office called and said that my Zocdoc appointment time was no longer available so I rescheduled directly with his office. That was not a problem but I still had to fill out approximately 10 pages of forms because "their forms were different" so my initial effort in Zocdoc seemed a waste of time. Fortunately, I arrived 30 minutes early and I needed the extra time to fill out their forms.

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Refreshing change from a doctor who seems to actually care what you are going through and committed-to noir recovery!

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Dr. Kraus goes above and beyond to help!!

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I would highly recommend Dr. Kraus ! He is the most genuine person I have met as a doctor, a very compassionate and caring doctor

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Very professional

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I believe I found my new Dr!! He listened to my concerns and I feel confident I made a good decision.

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Visit was good and Dr Kraus wasted no time determining what procedures was necessary to confirm his diagnosis.

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Dr Krause explained all my options very well, despite the bad news about my MRI

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Good consultation. Just was disappointed when they asked me to fill up all the forms again even if I did so online at the zocdoc website. The office people did not seem to know there were online forms already filled out with all the information.

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Not much.

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Finally, a doctor that listened.

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great person

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Intelligent man. Doesn't waste your time, just gets to work.

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