Francesca D. Tekula, M.D.

Neurosurgery and Back, Neck & Spine

As a board-certified neurosurgeon, Dr. Tekula specializes in treatment of the back, neck and spine, including kyphoplasty, cervical and lumbar decompressions and fusion.

She earned her Doctor of Medicine degree at Loyola University Chicago in Chicago, Illinois. After medical school, she underwent residency training in neurological surgery at Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, Indiana. Board-certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery, she has been practicing at Central Indiana Orthopedics since 2003.

Dr. Tekula believes in a team-based approach to patient care and feels it’s important to treat patients as she would her own family, taking the time to make a connection with her patients and listening to their reason for seeking treatment. For patients who need surgery, she approaches surgery as a partnership. Patients can expect Dr. Tekula to provide education throughout their entire course of treatment to ensure they feel prepared and comfortable going into surgery, and also meeting recovery expectations after surgery.

Since 2020, Dr. Tekula has been recognized as an expert in neurological spine surgery as a recipient of Castle Connolly’s Top Doctor and Exceptional Women in Medicine awards. Learn more about Dr. Tekula and her approach to patient care in the video below. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Tekula, request an appointment online or call 800-622-6575.

Dr. Francesca Tekula Patient Reviews


Dr. Francesca Tekula, Board-Certified Neurospine Surgeon
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