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Lauren A. Sand, MD

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  • Primary Specialty: Neurosurgery
  • Languages Spoken: English
  • Gender: Female
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About Lauren A. Sand, MD

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.

Insurances Accepted:
  • 90 Degree PPO
  • Aetna CVS Health Marketplace Exchange
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Leap AEL
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO AEMA
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Aetna PPO
  • Aetna Whole Health Texas Health
  • Baylor Scott & White Health Plan HMO/PPO
  • Baylor Scott & White Health Plan Marketplace Exchange
  • Baylor Scott & White Health Plan Medicare Advantage
  • Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance
  • Buc-ees
  • Care n Care
  • Christian Healthcare Ministries
  • Cigna Connect Marketplace Exchange
  • CIGNA Local+
  • Healthcare Highways
  • HealthScope
  • HealthSmart GEPO HLTHS
  • HealthSmart PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare
  • Humana Gold Plus Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage PPO HMA/P
  • Humana Preferred HUMPR
  • Medical Cost Containment Professionals
  • MMG Tricare
  • Molina Marketplace
  • Molina Medicare Advantage
  • MultiPlan Medicare Advantage
  • Parkland Medicaid PARKM
  • ProCare Advantage
  • Superior Ambetter Essentials & Virtual Access Marketplace Plans
  • Superior CHIP
  • Superior Foster Care
  • Superior MMP
  • Superior STAR Medicaid
  • Superior Star+Plus
  • Traditional Medicaid-99 (outlying counties) TMC99
  • Traditional Medicaid-Dallas County TMDC
  • Traditional Medicare-99 (outlying counties)
  • Traditional Medicare-Dallas County TMDC
  • Traditional Medicare-Tarrant County TMTC
  • UHC AARP Medicare Complete UHC/AARP
  • United Healthcare HMO UNI/H
  • United Healthcare PPO UNIP
  • WellCare Medicare Advantage
  • WellCare Medicare Advantage by Allwell
  • WellMed Medicare Advantage
  • Wellpoint CHIP
  • Wellpoint Medicare Advantage
  • Wellpoint MMP
  • Wellpoint STAR + Plus
  • Wellpoint STAR Kids
  • Wellpoint STAR Medicaid

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

  • Medical School
  • Louisiana State University Baton Rouge, LA
  • Residency
  • University of Minnesota Minneapolis, MN
  • Fellowship
  • University of Minnesota Minneapolis, MN
  • Undergraduate
  • University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA