Fernando E. Silva, MD

Neurosurgery, Spine Surgery

Houston Methodist Department of Neurosurgery

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Fernando E. Silva, MD

Houston Methodist Department of Neurosurgery

About Me

“As a neurosurgeon and spine surgeon, I have devoted my career to the care of patients with spinal conditions. My philosophy on patient care is through empathy and compassion by using the most conservative means, latest surgical techniques and technology. My goal is for my patients to achieve healthier and happier lives.”

Fernando E. Silva, MD, is a board-certified, fellowship-trained neurosurgeon who specializes in minimally-invasive and degenerative spine surgery; and adult deformity and scoliosis surgery at Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital.

Dr. Silva has trained at some of the nation’s premier medical institutions. He earned his medical degree at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine in La Jolla, California. He completed a general surgical internship at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in Worcester, Massachusetts and was a visiting neurology resident at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Dr. Silva completed his neurosurgery residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center in San Bernardino, California, where he served as Chief Resident.

Dr. Silva completed an Adult Scoliosis and Deformity Spine Fellowship at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, Illinois; a Pediatric Scoliosis and Deformity Spine Fellowship at Shriners Hospital for Children in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and an Advanced Pediatric and Adult Spinal Deformity Fellowship at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis, Missouri.

Dr. Silva has published numerous peer-reviewed medical journal articles, textbook chapters and societal papers. In his leisure time, he enjoys running, swimming, playing tennis and traveling.


Clinical Interests

Adult deformity and scoliosis surgery
Adult scoliosis
Back and neck pain
Cervical disc disease
Cervical fusion
Complex spine reconstruction
Compression fractures
Degenerative spine surgery
Disc replacement surgery
Image-guided and robotic spine surgery
Minimally invasive spine surgery
Spine surgery

Accepted Insurance Plans

AARP Medicare Complete
Aetna Affordable Health Choices
Aetna Choice POS / Open Choice
Aetna EPO
Aetna HMO
Aetna Health Network
Aetna International
Aetna Managed Choice / Elect Choice
Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO
Aetna Medicare Advantage PPO
Aetna Meritain Health
Aetna Open Access
Aetna POS
Aetna PPO
Aetna QPOS
Aetna Select
Aetna Signature Administrators
Aetna Signature Administrators Allied Benefits
Aetna Signature Administrators CoreSource
Aetna Student Health
Aetna TRS Active Care (excluding Whole Health)
All Saver/United Healthcare
Beech Street PPO
Best Doctors International
Blue Choice POS
Blue Choice PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield FEP Federal Employee Plan
Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Advantage HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Advantage PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Edge
Blue Essentials
Blue Essentials Access
Care Improvement Plus Medicare Advantage
Cigna APWU
Cigna Allegiance
Cigna Allegiance Houston Methodist Employee Medical Plan
Cigna Choice Fund
Cigna EPO
Cigna Global Health Benefits (International)
Cigna Great West
Cigna HMO
Cigna Indemnity
Cigna LocalPlus
Cigna LocalPlus / Vantage
Cigna NALC
Cigna Network
Cigna Network Open Access
Cigna Open Access
Cigna Open Access Plus (OAP)
Cigna POS
Cigna PPO
Cigna Qualcare
Cigna Shared Administration OAP
Cigna Shared Administration PPO
Cigna SureFit
Community Health Choice Marketplace
Coventry PPO
Crown International
Erickson Advantage
Evolutions HealthCare PPO
First Health PPO
Galaxy Health Network PPO
HAA Preferred Partners (International)
HMO Blue
HealthSmart Accel PPO
HealthSmart PPO
HealthSmart Payors Organization
Humana HMO / EPO
Humana Medicare Advantage Choice PPO
Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Plus/Choice
Humana Medicare Advantage HMO
Humana Medicare Advantage PPO
Humana Medicare Advantage Private Fee For Service
Humana Military TRICARE-East Region
Humana Natl POS Open Access
Humana POS & Preferred POS
Humana PPO & Preferred PPO
Humana TRS-Care Medicare Advantage PPO Plan
Humana/ChoiceCare Network PPO
Humana/ChoiceCare+ Network PPO
Imagine Health
Imagine Health GPA
Imagine Health Trustmark
Imagine Health/SISCO
Independent Medical Systems PPO (IMS)
Interplan Health Group
Kelsey Seybold Affiliate Network
Medicare (Montgomery)
Medicare Railroad
MultiPlan PPO
National Preferred Provider Network PPO (NPPN)
Olympus Managed Care (International)
Oscar Easy Care Medicare Advantage
PHCS Healthy Directions
Provider Select PPO
SmartCare PNM Resources
TRS-ActiveCare 2 Group 385002
TRS-ActiveCare Fully Insured Plan-South Texas Region Group 295430
TRS-ActiveCare Fully Insured Plan-West Texas Region Group 295781
TRS-ActiveCare HD Group 385000
TRS-ActiveCare Primary Group 385003
TRS-ActiveCare Primary Plus Group 385001
Three Rivers Provider Network
UHC Medicare Chronic Complete
UHC Medicare Complete
UHC Medicare Solutions
US Family Health Plan
USA Managed Care PPO
United Health Integrated Services
United Healthcare Dual Complete
United Healthcare Medicare Advantage
United Healthcare Nexus ACO
United Healthcare Plan of the River Valley
UnitedHealthcare Choice
UnitedHealthcare ChoicePlus
UnitedHealthcare Core
UnitedHealthcare Core Plus
UnitedHealthcare EPO
UnitedHealthcare Golden Rule
UnitedHealthcare HMO
UnitedHealthcare Navigate
UnitedHealthcare Navigate Plus
UnitedHealthcare Options PPO
UnitedHealthcare Oxford
UnitedHealthcare POS
UnitedHealthcare PPO
UnitedHealthcare Select / ERS
UnitedHealthcare Student Resources
UnitedHealthcare West

Insurance plans may change. Please verify your plan is accepted when scheduling an appointment.


American Board of Neurological Surgery | Board Certification
Doctor of Medicine | University of California San Diego School of Medicine, La Jolla, CA | 1994
General Surgical Internship | University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Worcester, MA | 1995
Neurology Residency | Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN | 1998
Neurosurgery Residency | Loma Linda University Medical Center, San Bernardino, CA | 2000
Adult Scoliosis and Deformity Spine Fellowship | Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL | 2005
Pediatric Scoliosis and Deformity Spine Fellowship | Shriners Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, PA | 2005
Advanced Pediatric and Adult Spinal Deformity Fellowship | Washington University Medical Center, St. Louis, MO | 2015
  • Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital


  • Spanish
Languages listed are spoken by doctor and/or office staff.
Office Locations
Medical Office Building 1
17183 Interstate 45 South
Ste 650
The Woodlands , TX 77385
Scurlock Tower
6560 Fannin St.
Ste 900
Houston , TX 77030
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