Dr Marcella Madera, MD, FAANS

Board Certified Neurological Surgeon

Fellowship-trained Spine Surgeon

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Dr. Madera is an expert in surgical treatment of conditions of the spine including degenerative spine disease, spine tumors, and degenerative deformity. Being fellowship trained under world-renowned spine surgeons at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Madera has expertise in all spinal approaches and techniques including both open and minimally invasive surgery (MIS), endoscopic spine surgery, and regenerative/stem cell procedures for spine disease. She is board certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery.

She entered practice prepared to take care of all serious spine diseases, equipped to care for patients with back pain, leg pain, arm pain, and neck pain from any spinal condition.  Yet in clinical practice, she soon felt that something was missing, as she saw many patients who could benefit from more than conventional surgery offered. She traveled to Europe and domestically to learn cutting-edge endoscopic techniques and regenerative medicine.  Additionally, she studied health and wellness including advanced energy medicine modalities, natural pain management, and holistic medicine as she deepened her own personal wellness practices.

As she grew, she focused on finding ways to make the pre- and post-surgical process easier on her patients.  Austin Integrative Spine is the culmination of her training in conventional surgery, advanced, cutting-edge therapies, and a holistic, personal approach to every patient.

As an Assistant Professor of Surgery at University of Texas Dell Medical School, Dr. Madera is a leader in the spine community. Having authored several articles and textbook chapters, Dr. Madera continues to participate in the academic community as a member of AOSpine, North American Spine Society, the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, and Women in Neurosurgery

Dr. Madera is a member of the following societies:

American Board of Neurological Surgery

Texas State Medical Board

Medical and Dental Council Cayman Islands

Assistant Professor University of Texas Dell Medical School



North American Spine Society

American Association of Neurological Surgeons