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David J Sacco, MD

David J Sacco, MD

Pediatric Neurological Surgery
David Sacco, MD is pleased to announce the return of his pediatric neurosurgery practice to the Dallas area. Dr. Sacco spent his childhood in Northern California and attended college at the University of California at San Diego. During college, he participated in intercollegiate water polo and swimming, and after college, he attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, where he graduated with honors. Dr. Sacco then completed his surgical internship and neurosurgical residency at the University of Kentucky where he solidified his interest in pursuing a career in pediatric neurosurgery. To gain further experience and technical expertise, he then attended the prestigious pediatric neurosurgical fellowship at Children’s Hospital Boston/Harvard Medical School. After completing his fellowship, Dr. Sacco moved to Dallas to begin his career in pediatric neurosurgery. He worked in Dallas from 2002 until 2013, developing extensive experience in all aspects of pediatric neurosurgery, but specifically, craniofacial disorders, chiari malformations, vascular malformations, brain tumors, surgical treatment of epilepsy, tethered spinal cord and spinal instrumentation. In 2013, Dr. Sacco moved to Flagstaff, Arizona after the unexpected death of a training partner and friend, to support their pediatric neurosurgery program. Once that practice was solidified, Dr. Sacco had an opportunity to return to Dallas to focus on state-of-the-art pediatric neurosurgery at Medical City Dallas Children’s Hospital. Dr. Sacco brings with him a wealth of knowledge, experience and extensive training. He has spoken at meetings and published journal articles and book chapters on topics ranging from tumors, craniofacial disorders, spinal instrumentation and chiari malformations. He also has extensive experience in the endoscopic treatment of hydrocephalus, as well as other intracranial lesions. Dr. Sacco returns to Dallas along with his wife and best friend, Jodi, and their rescue dog. When not practicing neurosurgery, he enjoys traveling and spending time with his family. They enjoy camping and on- and off-road motorcycle touring. In addition, he dabbles in distance running and collecting baffling contemporary art. Dr. Sacco is excited to bring his knowledge and experience back to Dallas to benefit the DFW community and beyond. His goal is to provide technical expertise along with a personal approach that is often lacking in modern medicine.

Cooks Children's

Pediatric - Neurosurgery

Pediatric Brain Tumors

Pediatric Epilepsy Surgery