Dr. Neil Badlani, MD

Dr. Neil Badlani, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery  ·  
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Age 39
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Dr. Neil Badlani, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery specialist in Houston, TX and has been practicing for 6 years. He graduated from UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH SCHOOL OF MEDICINE in 2005 and specializes in orthopedic spine surgery, spinal cord injury medicine, and more.

950 Campbell Rd

Houston, TX 77024

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Badlani performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

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

Dr. Badlani's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

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."

5  Specialties

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

1  Board Certifications

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

67  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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27  Procedures

  • 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.

Education

  • George Washington U
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2009
  • UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
    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

4.6
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Badlani to family and friends
36 total reviews (21 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (36)

  • 5
    (31)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (3)

Dr. Badlani's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (21)

I am a high volume practicing urological surgeon and started to have severe lower back pain secondary to spinal cord compression. Medications, chiropractic manipulation and steroid injections all failed. I am now 2 weeks out from a minimally invasive lumbar laminectomy and am pain free! I can now...more
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Dr. Badlani is an excellent surgeon. I was experiencing severe pain in my hip and leg for over fourteen weeks. He did not hesitate to take action and perform the surgery. Everything he has advised has happened down to the letter. Sheryl Dr. Badlani's assistant is,a godsend. I highly recommend these...more
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I had a lumbar microdiscectomy surgery with Dr. Badlani and I am very pleased with the results. Cheryl, his P.A, is THE BEST. Every time I emailed Cheryl with a question before or after surgery, Cheryl has been very prompt getting back to me. Cheryl was very helpful with all the paper work I...more
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Wow! What a great experience! I had had back pain for years and had tried everything! Dr. Badlani, Cheryl, and his entire team gave me options and we decided on surgery. I'm now pain free and I would recommend Dr. Badlani to any and everyone!
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Been a long-time patient of the clinic and almost all of my family are Drs, nurses or clinicians. Surprised by Dr Badlani's terse manner and inability to deal with an outlier condition with minimal symptoms. Appeared his interest is minimal if you are not interested in surgical options even when...more
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