Dr. Tanya Dixon

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Meet Dr. Tanya Dixon

Dr. Dixon is a board-certified, fellowship-trained neurosurgeon specializing in spine surgery and the surgical treatment of brain pathologies. Her surgical specialties include minimally invasive decompression and stabilization of cervical, thoracic, and lumbar fusions.

Dr. Dixon prioritizes getting to know her patients and understanding their pain, joining them on their journey to recovery. “I have been a patient myself. I have had surgery. I understand what a person goes through and how scary it can be,” Dr. Dixon says. “It is so rewarding to see patients before and after. When they are able to play with their kids and grandkids.”

Dr. Dixon is one of approximately 100 neurosurgeons nationally who are fellowship-trained in endovascular and microsurgical techniques for treating aneurysms, vascular malformations, carotid artery stenosis, and other vascular diseases. She completed her fellowship training at the Mayo Clinic and her neurosurgery residency at the Ohio University COM-Riverside Methodist/Grant Medical Center in Columbus. She received her medical degree from the University of New England College of Medicine in Biddeford, Maine.


Cerebrovascular/Endovascular Neurosurgery Fellowship Program

Mayo Clinic, Department of Neurosurgery, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education

Clinical Researcher
Mayo Clinic, Department of Neurosurgery, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education

Neurosurgery Residency
Ohio University COM, Riverside Methodist/Grant Medical Center

University of New England COM

Clinical Researcher
University of Texas at Southwestern

Bachelor of Science in Biology – Summa Cum Laude
Dallas Baptist University

Fellowship Bronze Mayo Quality Fellow Residency Recipient of Highest In-Service Exam Scores 2011, 2012 Medical School Psi Sigma Alpha Academic Honor Society 2004 Honors—All Med School Clerkships Undergraduate
  • Summa Cum Laude
  • Dr. Elliot Mendenhall Medicine and Academic Scholarship
  • Alpha Chi National Academic Honor Society
  • College of Natural Sciences Biology Honors Award
  • Dean’s List
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American College of Osteopathic Surgeons
  • Cervical Spine Research Society
  • American Institute of Clinical Chemistry
  • Psi Sigma Alpha Academic Honor Society

In her spare time, Dr. Dixon enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband and four children.

Conditions Treated

  • Cervical Disc Herniation
  • Cervical Stenosis
  • Cervical Spondylosis
  • Cervical Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Cervical Fractures
  • Lumbar Disc Herniation
  • Lumbar Stenosis
  • Lumbar Spondylosis
  • Lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Lumbar Fractures
  • Neck Pain/Back Pain
  • Bone Spurs
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Sciatica
  • Chiari Malformation
  • Cerebral Aneurysm
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
  • Ischemic and Hemorrhagic stroke
  • Transient ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Cavernous Malformations
  • Carotid Cavernous Fistulas
  • Carotid, Vertebral, and Cerebral Arterial Stenosis
  • Moyamoya Disease
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Spine/Brain Tumors
  • Spine/Brain Metastatic Disease
  • Pituitary Tumors
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Procedures Followed

    • Minimally Invasive Microdiscectomy
    • Minimally Invasive Fixation
    • Laminectomy
    • Foraminotomy
    • Spinal Fracture Fixation
    • Spinal Fusion
    • Craniotomy
    • Skull Base Surgery
    • Pituitary Surgery
    • Cerebral Bypass Surgery
    • Extracranial/Intracranial Bypass
    • Carotid Endarterectomy
    • Endovascular Neurosurgery
    • Craniotomy for Chiari Decompression
    • Microvascular Decompression
    • Carpal Tunnel/Cubital Tunnel Release
    Dixon with spine structure

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    Patient Reviews

    • "Dr. Dixon excised a very rare skull base tumor that she had never seen and that few doctors ever see. Going into unknown territory, she made wise decisions that saved my life. I rate Dr. Dixon and the staff as awesome."


    • "I switched to Dr. Dixon from another Dr. after several months of not getting better with a Dr. who did not cooperate with other Dr’s and criticized them. Dr. Dixon is simply the best! Dr. Dixon gave me my life back after several months of being in and out of the hospital and O.R. She operated on me and I feel better than I’ve felt in 10 years! Thank you Dr. Dixon for everything you did for me!!!"


    • "I suffered from leg and back pain for a very long time. I woke up from the surgery, and my lifelong pain was gone. 3 days after the surgery, no pain medication was needed. Dr. Dixon is awesome!"