Dr. Neil Badlani, MD

Dr. Neil Badlani, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 38
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

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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."

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.


  • 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
30 total reviews (15 have comments)

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  • Answers questions

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Patient Comments (15)

I had shoulder surgery in 2016 and my neck started giving me serious trouble in the middle of Physical Therapy. We had to almost put the shoulder therapy aside to deal with my neck I was in so much pain. Long story short, after meeting a couple doctors and lengthy research I called North American...more
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I saw 5 other surgeons prior to my visit w/him. I wanted to pick the right doctor & after 14yrs of dealing w/my neck injury he explained things to me & helped me understand more than any other doctor over the years. He has a gift! He has changed my life! I’m too young to live the way I started...more
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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...more
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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...more
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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.
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