Dr. Imran Fayaz, MD

Dr. Imran Fayaz, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
51 y/o

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Dr. Imran Fayaz, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in The Woodlands, TX and has been practicing for 19 years. He specializes in neurosurgery.Read his story

Brain and Spine Institute of North Houston

1111 Medical Plaza Dr Ste 200

The Woodlands, TX 77380
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Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
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more than 90% of peers
more than 87% of peers
Spine Disorders
more than 77% of peers

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Dr. Fayaz's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Fayaz "The Brain & Spine Institute of North Houston was established in 2009 by Dr. Imran Fayaz, originally from Ontario, Canada. Dr. Fayaz is a neurosurgeon practicing in The Woodlands and Conroe, Texas area. He is an experienced neurosurgeon who specializes in relieving back pain and neck pain for his patients. He helps patients with a wide variety of neck and back problems including treatment of sciatica, spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease and other spinal disorders. Dr. Fayaz completed his undergraduate education at University College, and obtained his medical degree with Honors from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. He went on to complete residency training at the renowned University of Toronto Neurosurgical Training Program, including training in Pediatric Neurosurgery at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. During his residency, Dr. Fayaz completed research training in the Neurosciences as part of the Surgical Scientist Program, obtaining a Master of Science degree from the University of Toronto. This was followed by fellowship training in?Neurosurgery at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto, with a special emphasis on disorders of the spine, skull base and peripheral nerves. Dr. Fayaz has authored many clinical and research publications in peer-reviewed journals."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Fayaz "Dr. Fayaz is a communicator, both with his patients and with the referring physicians. He believes that his patients deserve an accurate diagnosis and a realistic treatment and recovery plan. The majority of patients presenting to a neurosurgeon can be managed conservatively and non-surgically. For this to be determined accurately, however, a thorough clinical and diagnostic assessment must be performed. The primary objective is to understand the patient's symptoms and signs in the context of a comprehensive diagnosis, to then lay the groundwork for treatment. The patient needs to know all the options for treatment, both surgically and non-surgically. This requires a partnership with a team of other healthcare providers, including Neurologists, Pain Management Specialists, Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine Specialists, and Therapists."
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1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

65  Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Adult Brain Tumor
  • Aneurysm
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Brain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Infection
  • Brain Injury
  • Brain Lesion
  • Brain Tumor
  • Broken Neck
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Concussion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skull Base Tumor
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hematoma
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
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22  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Aneurysm Clipping
  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Spine Reconstruction
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Procedure
  • Neck Pain Procedure
  • Neuroplasty
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University of Toronto
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1986
  • University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1990
  • University Of Toronto, Wellesley Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1991
  • University of Toronto, Neurosurgical Training Program
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1998
  • University Of Toronto, St. Michael's Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1999

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Faculty Scholar, Faculty of Arts and Science, 1985
  • Humanitarian Award, Hospital for Sick Children, 1998
  • Ann Shepard Memorial Scholarship, University College, 1985
  • U of T Open Master's Fellowship, School of Graduate Studies, 1993
  • Ontario Scholar, Ministry of Education, 1984
  • Faculty Scholar, Faculty of Arts and Science, 1986
  • Gabriel Leung Memorial Scholarship, Faculty of Medicine, 1990
Media & Publications
  • Regeneration and Dieback Following Acute Neuritic Trauma in an In Vitro Cell Culture Model, 1995
  • Management of Cervical Instability with Lateral Mass Plates: Early Results in a Prospective Series of 18 Patients, 1994
  • Perforating Tuberculous Osteitis of the Skull, 1999
  • Assessing Traumatic Injury to Axons in an In Vitro Cell Culture System: Preliminary Results, 1995
  • Central Neurocytoma: Histologic Atypia, Proliferation Potential, and Clinical Outcome, 1998
  • Concurrent Extradural and Intradural Meningioma: A Rare Presentation of Acute Spinal Cord Compression, 1999
  • Delineating the Nature of Traumatic Axonal Injury in an In Vitro Cell Culture System: Preliminary Findings, 1995

Languages Spoken

  • English

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What People Say About Dr. Imran Fayaz, MD
I had lower back surgery just over a year ago caused by a fall. I am an avid 78 year old golfer who returned to playing golf with no pain about six months after the surgery. Dr. Fayaz is a special person, very easy to talk to and a terrific surgeon who takes the time to get to know you, your...Read More
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Thomas Clough in Montgomery, TX – Sep 20, 2018
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Due to preexisting conditions and falls, Dr. Fayaz performed 4 surgeries on my cervical and lumbar spine since August, 2014. There are not enough words to say about the great treatment and care I received on both occasions, but, according to what I learned from my wife after the cervical fusion...Read More
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Jeff in Kingwood, TX – Jul 30, 2018
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I came to Dr. Fayaz in a very unexpected way, I was in a severe car accident where I fractured my neck which resulted in major surgery to have it fused. It was a very traumatic experience for me but Dr.Fayaz was very understanding? and took his time to explain my options. I feel very fortunate to...Read More
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Channelview, TX – Feb 16, 2018
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Dr. Fayaz pays attention to his patients well being, and will take all the time necessary to interact with his patients and address their concerns. He has the knowledge and skill to perform successful operations. I appreciate his open demeanor and his ability to articulate what he sees as the...Read More
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Rex B Anderson, Jr. in Willis, Texas – Jan 29, 2018
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Dr. Fayaz, (MD; MSc; FRCSC; FACS; P.A.) and Jonas Konan, (MS, PA-C Neurosurgery) are the Ultimate Neurosurgical Team, beyond amazing, and I feel so very blessed to have been fortunate enough to present to the Emergency Room when Dr. Fayaz just happened to be the “On-Call Neurosurgeon” (and also...Read More
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David L Davidson in TX – Jan 07, 2018
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