Sabih T. Effendi, MD

Houston Methodist Department of Neurosurgery


Phone: 936.270.3905


Medical Office Building 1
17183 Interstate 45 South
Ste 650
The Woodlands , TX 77385

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“Brain and Spine pathologies are complex and difficult for patients. As an open and endovascular neurosurgeon, my goal is to provide the highest level of care and technical expertise with state-of-the-art equipment to achieve excellent outcomes. Providing education and support to my patients and achieving high-level satisfaction is my top priority.”

Dr. Effendi grew up in The Woodlands and attended Oak Ridge High School. He graduated at the top of his class from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in 2010. He completed his neurological surgery residency program at Baylor College of Medicine and MD Anderson Cancer Center where he received the Kinjiro Iwata Award for Excellence and Leadership.

Dr. Effendi is fellowship trained in cerebrovascular and endovascular neurosurgery and cortical/subcortical brain mapping and he has extensive clinical expertise in minimally invasive cranial, skull base, spinal and peripheral nerve surgery.

Clinical Interests: 
  • Stroke and carotid disease
  • Brain, pituitary and spinal tumors
  • Awake craniotomy and brain mapping
  • Cerebral and spinal angiograms
  • Brain and spine aneurysms and arteriovenous malformations (AVMs)
  • Stroke, carotid stenosis/occlusion, intracranial atherosclerotic disease
  • Gliomas, Meningiomas, Pituitary adenomas
  • Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery
  • Epilepsy surgery
  • Trigeminal neuralgia
  • Chiari malformation
Education & Training

Board Certification: American Board of Neurological Surgery
Mini-Fellowship: Gui de Chauliac Hospital, France - 2016
Fellowship: Baptist Medicine Center, Houston, Texas - 2018
Residency: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas - 2017
Medical School: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas - 2010
Bachelors of Arts: Cornell University, Ithaca, New York - 2006
Languages Spoken

*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
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Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital
17201 Interstate 45 South
The Woodlands, TX 77385
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