Dr. Michael Rimlawi, DO


Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery | Male

Dr. Michael Rimlawi, DO

Dr. Michael Rimlawi, DO is a minimally invasive orthopedic spine surgery doctor who practices in Dallas, TX. He is 46 years old and has been practicing for 19 years. Dr. Rimlawi is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - White Rock, Medical City Las Colinas, Pine Creek Medical Center, Dallas Medical Center and Baylor Scott & White - Plano.

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The Minimally Invasive Spine Institute10400 N Central Expy
Dallas, TX 75231
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Patient Comments (8)
in Midlothian, TX |
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.
in Dallas, TX |
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.
Thank you for the kind words LK.
in Richardson, TX |
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.
in Garland, TX |
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!
Thank you for allowing us to care for you and for the kind words Nancy.
in Belfair, WA |
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.
in Dallas, TX |
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!!
in Dallas, TX |
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.
in McKinney, TX |
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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  •  Specializes in Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Cervical Herniated Disc
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cervical Spondylitis
  • Cervical Spondylolisthesis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Scoliosis
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Degenerative Spondylolisthesis
  • Fracture
  • Gout
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Kyphosis
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Occult Spinal Dysraphism
  • Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Spine
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sciatica
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Split Spinal Cord Malformation
  • Spondylarthritis
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Thoracic Disc Disorders


  • Medical School
    New York College Of Osteopathic Medicine, New York Institute Of Technology

    Graduated in 1998

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Of California San Diego Medical Center

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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

Procedures Performed

  • Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion Surgery (ALIF)
  • Arthroscopic Spine Surgery
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Spine Reconstruction
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Complex Spinal Deformity Correction
  • Complex Spinal Reconstruction
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Endoscopic Spinal Surgery
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Image-Guided Spine Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Kyphosis Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Laminoplasty
  • Laminotomy
  • Lower Spine Surgery
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Microsurgical Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Percutaneous Vertebroplasty
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Surgery
  • Spinal Discectomy
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Internal Fixation
  • Spinal Reconstruction
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Vertebroplasty
  • XLIF® (eXtreme Lateral Interbody Fusion) Procedure