Charles R. Gordon, MD

Board certified neurological surgeon

Fellowship-trained spine surgeon

Dr. Gordon was introduced to the medical profession by his father, and would often accompany him on rounds and in surgery from a young age. A cancer survivor himself, he has developed a deep empathy for his patients, having joined their ranks. He strives to treat all patients as family. Perhaps this is why celebrities and heads of state make their way to Tyler, Texas to seek his care. In choosing the name "Precision Spine Care," Dr. Gordon hoped to convey that every patient is treated uniquely. Since every person is different, Dr. Gordon believes that, targeted, tailored and minimally invasive options are generally superior to the one size fits all approach offered by most single specialty practices.

After attending the Baylor College of Medicine and completing his residency at the General Surgery Medical College of Virginia in 1988, Dr. Gordon embarked on a career that was keen on putting the patient first and foremost above the particular medical issue they brought with them.

Dr. Gordon is a Board Certified Neurosurgeon known as a leading advocate in research for the spine. He is an expert in the implementation of the latest in laser technique and stem cell (from the patient’s own body), as well as other biologic advances. He’s also on the front line of utilizing early genetic detection of potential spine and neurological problems. Dr. Gordon is the founder of the Texas Spine & Joint Hospital, a highly respected hospital with a growing national reputation.

He is also the author of In Plain Sight, a photographic essay celebrating God’s signature throughout creation and the natural world.

Married for 21 years, Dr. Gordon and his wife, Kimberly, have four children and love living in Tyler, Texas, their community and home.

Dr. Gordon is excited about the future of spine care. “Our best days are ahead of us in neurosurgery,” he says.

Dr. Gordon is committed to the research and implementation of surgical solutions for the spine. He is actively involved in efforts to maintain spinal mobility. His interest rests in solving issues related to the entire functional spinal unit (vertebra, disc, and facet joints).

Board Certification

American Board of Neurological Surgery November 1996


Baylor College of Medicine 1983 – 1987
Degree: MD
Internship and Residency: General Surgery Medical College of Virginia 1987 – 1988


Neurosurgery Medical College of Virginia 1988 – 1993

Medical Licensure

Texas – 1992
Virginia – 1987

Hospital Affiliations

Mother Frances Hospital, Tyler, TX
East Texas Medical Center, Tyler, TX
Tyler Rehabilitation Hospital, Tyler, TX
Texas Spine & Joint Hospital, Tyler, TX


Affiliate, North American Spine Society
Texas Medical Association
Smith County Medical Association
American Medical Association
Texas Association of Neurological Surgeons
American Association of Neurological Surgeons

Achievements and Awards

Selected to listing of 341 Spine Surgeons to Know by Becker's Spine Review, 2016
Selected to listing of ASC Industry Physician Leaders to Know by Becker's ASC Review, 2015
American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Joint Section on Tumors
Preuss Award for Resident Research, 1990
Achievement Reward for College Scientists, 1983
Deans Scholarship for Academic Achievement, 1981, 1982, 1983
Phi Beta Sigma honor fraternity at Texas Tech, 1983

Precision Spine Care is the only spine center in East Texas to be included in Spine Center Network, an exclusive national listing of credentialed spine centers of excellence. Click here to learn more.

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