Sabih T. Effendi, MD

Endovascular Neurosurgery, Neurosurgery

Houston Methodist Department of Neurosurgery

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Sabih T. Effendi, MD

Houston Methodist Department of Neurosurgery

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About Me

“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

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 Workers' Comp
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 Choice Fund
Cigna EPO
Cigna Global Health Benefits (International)
Cigna Great West
Cigna HMO
Cigna Indemnity
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
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 HMO
Humana Medicare Advantage PPO
Humana Medicare Advantage Private Fee For Service
Humana Military TRICARE-South Region
Humana POS & Preferred POS
Humana PPO & Preferred PPO
Humana TRS-Care Medicare Advantage PPO Plan
Humana/ChoiceCare Network PPO
Humana/ChoiceCare+ Network PPO
HumanaNatl POS Open Access
Imagine Health ABC Home
Imagine Health CVS Health
Independent Medical Systems PPO (IMS)
Interplan Health Group
MultiPlan PPO
National Preferred Provider Network PPO (NPPN)
Olympus Managed Care (International)
PHCS Healthy Directions
SmartCare PNM Resources
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
Biological Sciences | Cornell University, Ithaca, New York | 2006
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas | 2010
Brain Mapping and Awake Craniotomy | Gui de Chauliac Hospital, France | 2016
Neurosurgery | Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas | 2017
Cerebrovascular & Endovascular Neurosurgery | Baptist Medicine Center, Houston, Texas | 2018
  • Houston Methodist Hospital
  • Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital
  • Houston Methodist Neurological Institute


  • Hindi
  • Urdu
Languages listed are spoken by doctor and/or office staff.
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