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Dr. George Cravens Named  "Top Doctor 2018" for Neurosurgery

May 18, 2018

Fort Worth magazine annually publishes an online ballot for Fort Worth area physicians to vote on who they think are the best doctors. They establish a minimum number of required votes to make the list and have two dozen physicians review the final list.


Congratulations to the Dr. Cravens for making the
Fort Worth Magazine 2018 Top Doctors List!


May is Stroke Awareness Month 

May 7, 2018

Good Day talks to Dr. George Cravens about Stroke Awareness Month.

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A Stoke in Time

May 4, 2018

May is National Stroke Awareness Month, and just last year, studies showed that a critical treatment for stroke patients is effective as far as 24 hours from onset of symptoms, three times longer than previously thought.

“We want to push this out,” Cravens, who recently gave a talk to personnel at MedStar, Fort Worth’s ambulance service, said recently in an interview at his downtown Fort Worth offices. “We’re trying to push up the standard of care.”

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Traumatic Brain Injuries On the Rise

May 19, 2017

The words ‘traumatic brain injury’ bring to mind car wrecks and football players with repetitive concussions. Increasingly, however, doctors are seeing traumatic brain injuries from ground-level falls and other seemingly inconsequential events.

Among Dr. George Cravens’ recent patients was a man in his 70s who bumped his head on the underside of the hood while loading groceries into the trunk of his car. He thought little of it, but later developed symptoms that troubled his wife enough to take him to the nearest hospital. Click to Continue Story...

Fort Worth Business Press names Dr. Cravens a Healthcare Hero 2017 

Mar 21, 2017

JPS Hospital’s Level 1 Trauma Center is now a Certified Comprehensive Stroke Center too; Dr. George Cravens explains the significance of the newest State of Texas designation. 

Dec 14, 2016

Dr. Cravens Named a "Top Doc" again in 2016

May 5, 2016



CNDPA Relocating Downtown Fort Worth

July 11, 2014

After over 20 years of our practice being located at 1319 Summit Avenue, the Center for Neurological Disorders is moving to the historic Flatiron Building located in downtown Fort Worth.  The Flatiron Building is a historic building originally built by Dr. Bacon Saunders and is located in downtown Fort Worth at 1000 Houston Street across from the Convention Center.  Our location will continue to include our Clinic as well as Physical Therapy and our Radiology Suite.   The Clinic is located on the second floor while Physical Therapy and Radiology are on the third floor.  There is reserved parking adjacent to the Flatiron Building located at 1010 Houston Street (Park Central Hotel) and all parking will be marked and designated including handicap parking.  There is a map included to show the location of the Flatiron Building. 


We look forward to our new move and to greet you at our new location at the historic Flatiron Building.




George F. Cravens, M.D.

Physical Therapy at New Location

July 10, 2014

Our Physical Therapy will begin operation at the Flatiron building in downtown Fort Worth at the end of July. Check the contact page for the new location and map!


The Center for Neurological Disorders, was founded in 1992 by Dr. George Cravens, realizing his vision of how cohesive medical care would benefit all patients. By pulling together all the various specialists needed in the treatment of neurological disorders, the Center offers effective, convenient and comprehensive care.


Our mission is...

TO PROVIDE leadership in the neurological health care field.


TO PROVIDE excellence in neurological care through a multi-specialty approach to debilitating and often life-threatening health problems.


TO PROVIDE superior facilities and needed services to enable physicians to best serve the needs of their patients.


TO ASSURE the delivery of health care is effective, convenient and comprehensive.


TO FURTHER the standards of neurological care in the communities in which we serve.


TO PROVIDE benefits for most importantly, to THE PATIENT!


The Center for Neurological Disorders provides an array of services such as Neurological and Neurorehabilitation services, Pain Management services, Radiology services, and Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation services. CNDPA also provides to the community an large selection of educational programs. If you're interested in any of the above please feel free to contact us!

Effective January 1, 2022, Dr. Oliver Lee Kesterson is changing his practice location to the following:

                1450 8th Avenue or 1500 S. Main Street

               Fort Worth, Texas 76104

               Telephone 817-702-8300

Neurological Surgery

CND neurosurgeons are among the leaders in the following procedures:

-Utilization of a microscope during  neurosurgeries


- Image guided stereotactic computer assisted surgery


- Intracavitary chemotherapy (Gliadel wafers)

- Utilization of a CO2 laser for peripheral nerve surgeries as well as intracranial and spinal cord tumors


- Neuroendoscopy for the treatment of cranial lesions


- Intraoperative visual evoked, somotosensory evoked responses, and brainstem auditory evoked responses


- Evoked cortical responses


- Microvascular neurosurgery


- Spinal instrumentation


- Programmable Vp Shunts

What You Need to Know 
Before Choosing a Surgeon
  1. Can my disorder be treated without surgery?​

  2. If surgery is needed, what procedures are needed and why?

  3. What are risks and complications associated with treatment?

  4. Do you perform this procedure often? How often?

  5. What is the success rate for this treatment or procedure?


It is important to trust and be comfortable with your neurosurgeon. Asking questions is a good way to keep the lines of communication open.

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