Lauren A. Sand MD

Lauren A. Sand, MD

  • Neurosurgery
Languages Spoken English
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  • Bio

    Dallas native, Lauren Sand, MD, is a board eligible neurosurgeon who practices at the Methodist Moody Brain and Spine Institute on the campuses of Methodist Richardson Medical Center Methodist Dallas Medical Center. She is the only female, Ivy League educated neurosurgeon in the Dallas Area. Dr. Sand grew up in Dallas attending Ursuline Academy and attended the University of Pennsylvania for her undergraduate degree. She then earned her medical degree at Louisiana State University. Dr. Sand served as Chief Resident during her Residency in Neurological Surgery through the University of Minnesota, where she also pursued specialized training through a Fellowship in Neurointensive Care.

    Dr. Sand specializes in caring for critically ill neurosurgical patients facing traumatic spine and cranial injuries, as well as treating degenerative conditions of the spine with both minimally invasive and open surgical techniques. Dr. Sand also treats complex spinal deformities, neurological pain disorders, brain and spine tumors and hemorrhages, chiari malformations and hydrocephalus. She enjoys how her specialization in neurosurgery allows her the unique ability to care for both critically ill patients in the ICU, as well as otherwise healthy patients seeking surgical treatment in her practice.

    Outside of work, Dr. Sand enjoys skiing, running, playing piano, and spending time with family.


    College: University of Pennsylvania - Philadelphia, PA

    Medical School: Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge, LA

    Residency: University of Minnesota - Minneapolis, MN

    Fellowship: University of Minnesota - Minneapolis, MN

    • Neurosurgery
  • Insurance

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    • AARMC - AARP Medicare Complete
    • AEAEX - Aetna Aexce
    • AET/M - Aetna Medica HMO
    • AETMP - Aetna Medicare PPO
    • AETQP - Aetna Quality Health (QHP)
    • AET/H - Aetna US Healthcare HMO
    • AET/P - Aetna US Healthcare/PPO
    • AMGC - Amerigroup Chip Insurance
    • AMGMA - Amerigroup Medicare Advantage
    • AMGPSTM - Amerigroup Star Medicaid
    • AGRPSTPL - Amerigroup Star Plus
    • PPO/POS - BCBS
    • BC/TH - BCBS of Texas HMO
    • BLADV - Blue Advantage HMO
    • CIGNO - Cigna (OAP) Open Access
    • CIGLP - Cigna Local Plus
    • CIG/H - Cigna/HMO
    • CIG/S - Cigna/POS
    • CIG/P - Cigna/PPO
    • HS/PP - Health Smart PPO
    • HLTHS - HealthSmart GEPO
    • HS - Heritage Southwest IPA
    • HUM-M - Humana ChoiceCare Medicare Choice PPO
    • HUM/G - Humana Gold Plus HMO
    • HUMPO - Humana Preferred PPO
    • Med/BCBS - Med Health BCBS
    • MOLMK - Molina Market Place
    • MULTI - Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS - PHCS2
    • SAV - Savility
    • SUPHSP - Superior Healthplan Star Plus
    • AJP00004 - Texan Plus Medicare Advantage Plan (Universal American)
    • TXPDE - TexanPlus Dual Eligible
    • TX/Aet - Texas Health Aetna
    • TRI - Tricare
    • UNIP - United Healthcare PPO
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