Dr. Neil Badlani, MD

Dr. Neil Badlani, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 39
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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(713) 464-0077

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Dr. Badlani's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Gait Abnormality

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Badlani treats Gait Abnormality more than 42% of his peers

Dr. Badlani treats this condition more than 42% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Antalgic Gait
  • Myopathic Gait
  • Scissoring Gait
  • Spastic Gait
  • Steepage Gait
Spine Disorders

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Badlani treats Spine Disorders more than 39% of his peers

Dr. Badlani treats this condition more than 39% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Degenerative Spine Diseases
  • Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Spine
  • Pediatric Spinal Tumor
  • Progressive Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • Progressive Spinobulbar Muscular Atrophy
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Dysostosis, Anhalt Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Ryukyuan Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Scapuloperoneal
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type I
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type II
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type III
  • Spinal Tuberculosis

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Badlani treats Spondylosis more than 38% of his peers

Dr. Badlani treats this condition more than 38% of his peers

Dr. Badlani's conditions and procedures:

Adhesive Capsulitis
Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
Arthritis of the Spine
Autoimmune Diseases
Back Pain
Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
Bone Disorders
Brain Disorders
Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
Cervical Spine Disorders
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
Cervical Spine Surgery
Chronic Neck Pain
Chronic Pain
Chronic Pelvic Pain
Coccygeal Pain
Complex Spinal Deformity Correction
Complex Spine Disorders
Complex Spine Surgery
Congenital Spine Disorders
Degenerative Disc Disease
Degenerative Spine Disorders
Difficulty With Walking
Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
Elbow Injuries
Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
Gait Abnormality
Herniated Disc
Herniated Disc Surgery
Image-Guided Spine Surgery
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Joint Drainage
Joint Pain
Knee Disorders
Knee Sprain
Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
Limb Pain
Low Back Pain
Lumbar Spine Fracture
Lumbar Spine Surgery
Microsurgical Spine Surgery
Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Neck Muscle Strain
Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Osteoarthritis of Hip
Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
Pathological Spine Fracture
Pediatric Spinal Disorders
Pediatric Spine Surgery
Peripheral Nerve Disorders
Posterior Lumbar Fusion With Robotic Assistance
Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Rotator Cuff Tear
Sacrum Disorders
Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
Spinal Cord Disorders
Spinal Cord Stimulation
Spinal Discectomy
Spinal Fusion
Spinal Internal Fixation
Spinal Nerve Block
Spinal Reconstruction
Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
Spinal Stenosis
Spine Deformities
Spine Disorders
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
Spine Surgery
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
Thoracic Spine Fracture
Upper Back Pain
Vascular Disease

About Me

Care Philosophy

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

Board Certifications


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


  • 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.,

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Dr. Badlani perfomed my L3 herniation repair and I walked out of the surgery center in less pain than I walked in. I would recommend him highly as well as his office staff that was very helpful in assisting me get back to work. Thank you again Doctor and Cheryl.
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Dr. Badlani, Cheryl and his entire staff are wonderful. I had two discs replaced in my neck and I was back to normal activity and exercise in two weeks. Dr. Badlani has my complete confidence and I highly recommend him!
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Dr. Badlani and his crew are excellent and professional in the highest regard. Cheryl is a godsend and both changed my life and saved my career. I would highly recommend them. One of the most excellent surgeons I have ever met.
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It’s been 10 days that dr. Badlani did a two- level fusion on my cervical spine. The first 5 days I was really not myself. From 4th day onwards I didn’t need any more meds and was more active. After that, I’ve been improving a little each day. The only serious discomfort now is actually when I...Read More
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I am thrilled to have my life back! After experiencing several years of debilitating sciatica pain, I am now pain free . Immediately after the surgery,which Dr. Badlani performed, I had relief. He and his PA, Cheryl, clearly explained all procedures and were very helpful, post-surgery,...Read More
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