Dr. Michael Rimlawi, DO

Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery •  Male • Age 49
  
Dr. Rimlawi
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The Minimally Invasive Spine Institute

10400 N Central Expy Dallas, TX 75231

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Dr. Michael Rimlawi, DO is a Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery Specialist in Dallas, TX. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Baylor Scott & White - Plano and Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - White Rock. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Rimlawi to book an appointment.


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Dr. Rimlawi accepts the following insurance:

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Worker's Compensation WC
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
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Worker's Compensation WC
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas PPO
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Cigna
Cigna POS
Cigna PPO
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First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
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Humana
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No malpractice claims found for Texas
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Rimlawi's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rimlawi treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 82% of his peers

Dr. Rimlawi treats this condition more than 82% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
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Coccygeal Pain
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Dr. Rimlawi treats Coccygeal Pain more than 68% of his peers

Dr. Rimlawi treats this condition more than 68% of his peers

Cervical Spine Myelopathy
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Dr. Rimlawi treats Cervical Spine Myelopathy more than 58% of his peers

Dr. Rimlawi treats this condition more than 58% of his peers

Dr. Rimlawi's conditions and procedures:

  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Back Pain
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture

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Dr. Rimlawi was the only surgeon that sat down with me and explained while looking at the MRI what was going on to me. I had back surgery and no more pain. He is fantastic and I have already referred 2 other people to him. Thank you Dr. Rimlawi.
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Jennifer Jarrett in Dallas, TX – Oct 01, 2018
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Dallas, TX – Sep 19, 2018
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I have had the most incredible experience from my first visit to Dr. Rimlawli. His staff is professional yet personal. I was impressed that on my first visit that Dr. R and his staff spent a very long time explaining what my procedure would in intale and what to expect afterwards. After surgery his staff was always there to answer any questions.. I would definitely recommend him if you are considering surgery to see Dr. Rimlawi. I now can live pain free.
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JoAnn Werner in Ft. Worth Tx – May 17, 2018
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5 weeks ago I was working and lifted something and felt a sharp pain go down my leg. I started to lose feeling in that same leg and at that moment I knew it was serious. Dr. Rimlawi was able to see me that week for an examination and my surgery was the next day. I was uneasy about the surgery but The Minimally Invasive Surgical Institute was so kind and extremely knowledgeable. I was so impressed . Thank you for the fantastic job they did . Highly recommend it .
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will padilla in TX – Mar 03, 2018
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Dr. Rimlawi changed my life! After living with lower back pain for over 20 years I didn't even realize how much it affected my life until after the surgery. I have lived pain free for the last 3 years and I am so thankful for Dr. Rimlawi and his entire staff.
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Feb 23, 2018
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If you are looking for a physician/surgeon for your back pain, Dr. Rimlawi and the Minimally Invasive Spine Institute, is the place to go! I have NEVER in my life, had a doctor treat me with such compassion and understanding!! I have never been through anything like this, and Dr. Rimlawi answered all of my questions, more than once! From his assistant Andrea, who is WONDERFUL!, my appt, billing, pre and post op, EVERYONE was wonderful!! I HIGHLY recommend Dr. Rimlawi and his staff!!
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Debbie Chisum in Waco, Texas – Jan 19, 2018
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After living in excruciating pain for more than 3 months and talking to two other Doctors, I met Dr. Rimlawi to have him look at my MRI. When he explained the images to me, it became instantly clear to me that I needed to have surgery to fix the ruptured disks. He knew how painful it was, so straight to get pre-surgery labs and less than 1 week later had surgery. Pain free since the moment I woke up and getting stronger everyday! I recommend Dr. Rimlawi, and the entire staff at MISI.
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Bill M in Fate, TX – Jan 16, 2018
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Dr Rimlawi and his staff are the best I have ever had the pleasure of dealing with. I lived with chronic back pain for over 20 years, always believing surgery was not an option for me. I have since had the minimally invasive procedure and my back pain is gone. Dr Rimlawi and his team of amazing professionals are always available for questions and the after care was the most attentive I have ever received from a medical professional.
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Murphy – Jan 08, 2018
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Dr. Rimlawi and his assistant Andrea are both a real pleasure to have. I had a disk replaced and fused L4/L5 together, procedure went as planned and I have been pain free for a year now. I am so glad that I had the procedure done. Just 2 tiny incisions and followed Dr. orders to a tee. I can't say enough about having my life back and being pain free. Recovery for me went very well and did everything they said and it did get better faster. Can't say enough about these two.
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Jeff S in Frisco – Jan 02, 2018
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Dr. Rimlawi is AMAZING! His assistant Andrea is too! They are so nice and so are the staff! They were the first Dr's to set down and explain my issues and plan in detail so that I completely understood what was going on. Dr. Rimlawi found something that another spine surgeon and radiologist missed which was detrimental for my success. I spent 8 months in bed due to horrible nerve pain and I walked out of the hospital, the same day, pain free. They gave me my life back. It was life saving for me!
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Ashli Whittington in Thackerville – Dec 16, 2017
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Dr. Rimlawi is unbelievable. I suffered for 7 weeks with a ruptured disk and was barely able to walk. With less than an hour of surgery and a very small incision, Dr. Rimlawi had me walking without a cane within an hour of surgery. 4 weeks later, I have zero pain and have resumed my life again. Thank you Dr. Rimlawi!!
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Mark in Richardson, TX – Aug 30, 2017
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I'm two weeks past surgery for a 2 level fusion in my neck (C5, C6, C7), and the pain in my arm and shoulder has been gone since the day of surgery. Dr. Rimlawi and Andrea Smith, the Nurse Practitioner, have been deeply engaged, informative, educational, and concerned since my initial appointment. They continue to respond quickly to inquiries, emails, and phone calls - and recalled my situation and surgery in specific detail during my follow-up. I'm very glad I chose Dr. Rimlawi.
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Trent Garrison in Midlothian, TX – May 01, 2017
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From the moment I walked into Dr. Rimlawi's office it was great experience. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The overall facility was very nice and clean. When meeting with Dr. Rimlawi he reviewed my MRI and options with me in laymans terms with great detail. A wonderful doctor that I would highly recommend.
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LK in Dallas, TX – Feb 28, 2017
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Just saw Dr. Rimlawi for my follow up appointment after surgery and cannot thank him and his staff enough for all they have done! Before surgery, I was in daily chronic pain. Dr. Rimlawi took the time to walk me through what the surgery would entail and what I could expect after. From the minute I woke up from surgery I felt such relief from the pain which I had been living with for years! I would absolutely recommend him to anybody needing spine surgery.
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Kris in Richardson, TX – Feb 15, 2017
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Dr. Rimlawi is a very kind and compassionate physician. I have had back issues for over 30 years and out of all the previous physicians Dr. Rimlawi is the only Dr. that has taken the time to really talk and listen to me about my issues. Not only did he spend time with me, after my surgery he spent 30-45 min talking with my husband and explaining my issues with him. Highly recommend Dr. Rimlawi!
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Nancy in Garland, TX – Feb 10, 2017
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Traveled from Seattle to have L5-S1 fusion. Initially had improvement, but then the BMP he used to accelerate bone growth caused osteolysis and most of my L5 vertebrae dissolved. It took 2 surgeries and two surgeons to repair, and I have permanent numbness in my right leg and foot. MISI billed my insurance for $750,000 and got paid $500,000. The two surgeries in Seattle resulted in insurance getting billed $125,000 and they got paid $75,000. That explains why there are so many surgeons in Texas.
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Tom Kriek in Belfair, WA – Dec 31, 2016
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I have been seeing Dr. Rimlawi for many years for my occasional low back pain. He told me that I do not need surgery but continues to help me by offering other treatments to alleviate my pain. He is very kind and so compassionate. I wouldn't trust my care to anyone else!!
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Joseph in Dallas, TX – Nov 23, 2016
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Dr. Rimlawi and his office are wonderful. They took the time to explain my condition and treatment options. Thank you for all your help and support with getting me back to life without back pain.
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Ann in Dallas, TX – Nov 23, 2016
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After being diagnosed with spinal stenosis, I had 3 Disc replaced. The surgery was awesome and my rehab was time was much shorter than expected.
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Guy J. in McKinney, TX – Sep 27, 2016
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About Me

Ultimately, Dr. Rimlawi's practice is defined by over a decade of experience, honesty and skill. As a result of his prestigious surgical training, his expertise with technological advances in minimally invasive spine surgery, and most importantly, his tireless commitment to patients and their families, Dr. Michael Rimlawi has become a leader in the field of minimally invasive spine surgery.

Specialties

  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Neck Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2004
Fellowship Hospital
University Of California San Diego Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

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The Minimally Invasive Spine Institute

The Minimally Invasive Spine Institute10400 N Central Expy Dallas, TX 75231
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Baylor Scott & White - Plano

Plano, TX

79% Patient experience rating, 10% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - White Rock

Dallas, TX

59% Patient experience rating, 10% lower than the national average

Dallas Medical Center

Dallas, TX

57% Patient experience rating, 12% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019)

Medical City Las Colinas

Irving, TX

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

Pine Creek Medical Center

Dallas, TX

76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)