Dr. Neil Badlani, MD

Dr. Neil Badlani, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 38
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Dr. Neil Badlani, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery doctor who practices in Houston, TX. He is 38 years old and has been practicing for 12 years.

950 Campbell Rd

Houston, TX 77024

Contact Information

(713) 464-0077

Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.

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Top Care Areas


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Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
more than 81% of peers
Herniated Disc
more than 74% of peers
Intervertebral Disc Disease
more than 73% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Badlani "Conservative and comprehensive philosophy in treating the spine, always focusing first on non-operative treatments. His surgical emphasis is on minimally invasive and motion-sparing techniques."


  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Interventional Spine Medicine
  • Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Spinal Cord Injury Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Spine Disorders
  • Congenital Spine Disorders
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epilepsy
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pediatric Spinal Disorders
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Cord Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Torticollis
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vascular Disease


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  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Complex Spinal Deformity Correction
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Image-Guided Spine Surgery
  • Joint Drainage
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Microsurgical Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Neurostimulation
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Pediatric Spine Surgery
  • Posterior Lumbar Fusion With Robotic Assistance
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Discectomy
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Internal Fixation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstruction
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Surgery

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.


  • George Washington U
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2009
    Medical School | Graduated 2005
  • University Of California, San Diego (Ucsd)
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2006
  • University Of California, San Diego (Ucsd)
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2011
  • Rush University Medical Center-Spine Surgery
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2012

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • 2001 Combined meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Societies of the U.S., Canada, Japan and Europe New Investigator Recognitio, 2001
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine 2000 Cabaud Memorial Award, 2000
  • California Orthopaedic Association 2008 J. Harold LaBriola, M.D. Resident Award., 2008
  • Western Orthopaedic Association 2008 Vernon Thompson Resident Award, 2008
Media & Publications
  • Badlani N, Allen RT. Pelvic Fixation in Spine Surgery. In: Jandial R, McCormick P, Black P, eds. Core Techniques in Operative Neurosurgery. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2011: 528-534.,
  • Badlani N, Phillips F. Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion. In: Zdeblic T, Albert T, eds. Master Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery, 3rd Edition- The Spine. Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, In publication,
  • Badlani N, An H. Cervical Laminoplasty Techniques. In: Kim D, Vaccarro A, Dickman C, eds. Surgical Anatomy & Techniques to the Spine, 2nd Edition. Elsevier, In publication,
  • Badlani N, Boden S, Phillips F. Orthopaedic Specialty Hospitals: Centers of Excellence or Greed Machines? Orthopedics. 2012 Mar 7;35(3):e420-5,
  • Sato K, Li Y, Fukushima K, Foster W, Badlani N, Adachi N, Usas A, Fu FH, Huard J. Improvement of muscle healing through enhancement of muscle regeneration and prevention of fibrosis. Muscle & Nerve 2003 Sep; 28(3):365-72.,
  • Fukushima K, Badlani N, Usas A, Riano F, Lee CW, Li Y, Foster WH, Fu FH, and Huard J. The use of an anti-fibrosis agent to improve muscle recovery after laceration. American Journal of Sports Medicine Jul-Aug; 29: 394-402, 2001,
  • Williams S, Amiel D, Ball S, Allen RT, Tontz Jr. W, Emmerson B, Badlani N, Emery S, Haghighi P, Bugbee W. Analysis of Chondrocyte Viability on a Cellular Level in Fresh Osteochondral Allograft Retrievals. American Journal of Sports Medicine. 2007 Dec; 35(12):2022-32. Epub 2007 Aug 27.,
  • Oshima Y, Coutts R, Badlani N, Healey R, Kubo T, Amiel D. Effect of Light-Emitting Diode (LED) Therapy on the Development of Osteoarthritis (OA) in a Rabbit Model. Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy. 2011 Jun;65(3):224-9. Epub 2011 May 20.,
  • lofin I, Levine B, Badlani N, Klein GR, Jaffe WL. Psoriatic arthritis and arthroplasty: a review of the literature. Bull NYU Hosp Jt Dis. 2008;66(1):41-8.,
  • Badlani N, An H. Congenital Lumbar Stenosis: Diagnostic Challenges and Treatment Options. Contemporary Spine Surgery Journal. 2012 June. Vol 13. Number 6.,
  • Badlani N, Oshima Y, Healey R, Coutts R, Amiel D. Use of Bone Morphogenetic Protein-7 as a Treatment for Osteoarthritis. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. 2009 Dec; 467(12):3221-9. 2008 Oct 22. Epub,
  • Badlani N, Inoue A, Healey R, Coutts R, Amiel D. The Protective Effect of OP-1 on Articular Cartilage in the Development of Osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage. 2008 May;16(5):600-6. Epub 2007 Oct 31.,
  • Dr. Badlani was recently featured in the cover story for Orthopedics Today magazine.,

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Badlani's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Badlani to family and friends
based on 28 total reviews (13 with comments)
Dr. Badlani's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (13)
in Houston, TX |
I'd like to thank Dr. Badlani for the overall high efficiency of his service and the success of the surgery. I experienced a total and easy recovery following the surgery, after months of much pain. I'd highly recommend Dr. Badlani and his team, and this type of intervention; I wish I did it earlier!
Humble, TX |
I can't offer enough praise for this surgeon, his entire staff and the surgical facility who just performed a triple ACDF on me 11 days ago. The numbness and pain in my arms and hands are improving every day, I'd have absolutely no fears or reservations about having this procedure performed again by this team of professionals.
in Houston, TX |
Dr. Badlani is outstanding! He is an excellent doctor and spine surgeon. I would highly recommend him if you are having problems with your spine.
in Cypress, TX |
I would highly recommend Dr. Badlani. I really appreciate that every visit I see both Dr. Badlani and his AWESOME P.A., Cheryl. Their office is very efficient and there has never been a long wait time during appts. Nobody wants a scar, but I am happy with the outcome of the placement and size of the scar. Dr. Badlani did ACDF surgery on my C5/C6. I am so impressed that any time I called/emailed with a questions before or after surgery Cheryl has been very prompt getting back to me.
Competent during an incident with my back two years ago. I just moved to a close city that doesn't have care the quality of Houston and elected to keep my providers. I had a flare up and his nurse told me since I handnt seen him in two years, I had to re establish. Of course he didn't tell me I needed to see him every year if I didn't have a problem. Just had emergency surgery on a trip, called and asked for a check up when I returned. Nurse said no since he didn't to it himself. Care?! No.
in Houston, TX |
Dr. Badlani recently performed lumbar microdiscectomy surgery on my back and 2 weeks later it appears to be a success; the pain and numbness in my left leg has almost completely disappeared. I was particularly impressed (and grateful) with Dr. Badlani and his staff after they were able to squeeze me into their busy schedule for an emergency appointment during a particularly bad episode of pain prior to my surgery.
Houston, TX |
Dr. Badlani is a wonderful surgeon! After so many months of being in constant pain, it is so amazing that I am almost pain free after surgery (only surgical pain remains). He is very good, as well as patient, at explaining things. I highly recommend him as a surgeon. His assistant, Cheryl, has been extremely helpful in helping me with all of my disability paperwork. She is very fast and efficient. All of the staff is very polite and helpful.
in Houston, TX |
Dr. Badlani and his staff (especially Cheryl) are highly professional and quick to answer questions and provide assistance. Back surgery is a hard decision, but you can trust that you're in good hands with Badlani. Back pain owned my life and I am more than happy with the results of my L5-S1 ALIF. After just a couple of weeks I had no more pain, and now I can get back to living the happy, active life I had before!
in Katy, TX |
Having surgery is a major decision and doubts will arise in your mind no matter how prepared you are. I am a 40 year old active mom of a preschooler and life consisted of constant pain, daily headaches & numbness. One month post-op, my life no longer consists of numbness, headaches & pain. My mobility and range of motion has significantly improved after surgery. I've gone from 50% to 100% & am able to go toe with my son. I highly recommend Dr. Badlani for all of your back and neck needs.
in Dickinson Texas |
Had minimally invasive 360* back fusion with Dr. Badlani and it was the best decision ever made. Dr. Badlani is a total professional,makes you feel at ease and has the best bedside manner and staff ever!! My surgery was a success and I am pain free after a year of excruciating pain. I was scared of surgery after seeing so many negative stories. For my experience the fear was unnecessary and Dr Baldani is fabulous!!!! I will recommend him to my family and friends .
in Houston, TX |
A severely pinched nerve root between my C4-5 vertebrae brought me to Dr. Badlani. A rapid, conclusive diagnosis using in-house radiology and Dr. Badlani's expertise resulted in a very successful outcome, providing complete pain relief immediately. Furthermore, Dr. Badlani and his entire staff were expeditious and comprehensive throughout the entire process, spanning 8 months. I'm happy to report a full return to my active lifestyle within 6 months of procedure completion.
in Pearland |
Very good young knowledgeable physician. Listens and cared about getting me better from my injury. Assistant Cheryl was awesome and made me feel like I was family. Dr. Badlani also prescribed me Lorzone 750mg for my muscle spasms and it did not make me sleepy like other muscle relaxants. Overall great office and I highly recommend this physician to anyone in need. Thanks for everything!
in Houston, TX |
Was able to take my case at short notice, provide sound advice, and carry out a very successful minimally-invasive spine surgery. Also explained the surgery results well in the followup visit and provided advice on future restrictions and exercise. Although Dr. Badlani is relatively young, he appears quite experienced in similar procedures - there were 3 of us in the queue on the day of my surgery!
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Hospitals where Dr. Badlani has admitting privileges

Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center
921 Gessner Rd
Houston, TX 77024
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Houston Methodist Hospital
6565 Fannin St
Houston, TX 77030
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Memorial Hermann Orthopedic & Spine Hospital
5410 West Loop S
Bellaire, TX 77401
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Oakbend Medical Center
1705 Jackson St
Richmond, TX 77469
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