Sabih T. Effendi, MD

Brain and Tumor Neurosurgery, Endovascular Neurosurgery, Neurosurgery

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Sabih T. Effendi, MD

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

90 Degree/Entrust
Aetna Affordable Health Choices
Aetna Choice POS / Open Choice
Aetna Common Spirit Health KelseyCare
Aetna Common Spirit Minimum Value Plan
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 Signature Administrators TX Annual Conf of UMC
Aetna Student Health
Aetna Transplant
Aetna Workers' Comp
All Saver/United Healthcare
Amerigroup STAR+PLUS Medicare-Medicaid Plan
Amerivantage Medicare Advantage
Amerivantage Medicare Advantage HMO-D-SNP
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 Houston Methodist Employee Medical Plan
Cigna Allegiance OAP
Cigna Allegiance PPO
Cigna Choice Fund
Cigna EPO
Cigna Global Health Benefits (International)
Cigna Great West
Cigna HMO
Cigna HealthSpring Medicare Advantage HMO
Cigna HealthSpring Medicare Advantage PPO
Cigna Indemnity
Cigna LocalPlus
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-Silver & Gold
Community Health Choice Medicare Advantage HMO DSNP
Coventry PPO
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 Military TRICARE-East Region
Humana Natl POS Open Access
Humana POS & Preferred POS
Humana PPO & Preferred PPO
Humana/ChoiceCare Network PPO
Humana/ChoiceCare+ Network PPO
Independent Medical Systems PPO (IMS)
Medica-UnitedHealthcare Choice Plus
Molina Dual Options StarPlus MMP
Molina Healthcare STAR+PLUS MCD
Molina Healthcare TX STAR MCD
Molina Healthcare of TX CHIP MCD
Molina Marketplace Exchange
Molina Medicare Complete Care HMO SNP
MultiPlan PPO
Oscar Easy Care Medicare Advantage
PHCS Healthy Directions
ProCare Medicare Advantage
Provider Select PPO
Student Assurance Services Student Accident Plan
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
TRS-Care Medicare Advantage
TRS-Care Standard ALT A I Group 485002
TRS-Care Standard ALT A II Group 485003
TRS-Care Standard ALT B I Group 485005
TRS-Care Standard ALT B II Group 485006
TRS-Care Standard CMED Group 485001
TRS-Care Standard Group 485000
TexanPlus/Wellcare Medicare Advantage
UHC Dual Complete MCR
UHC Medicare Chronic Complete
UHC Medicare Complete
UHC Medicare Solutions
US Family Health Plan
United Health Integrated Services
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
WellMed AARP Medicare Advantage Plan
WellMed AARP Medicare Complete
WellMed United Healthcare Dual Complete

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 Dr. Mary and Ron Neal Cancer Center
  • Houston Methodist Neurological Institute


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

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