Dr. Neil Shah, MD

Dr. Neil Shah, MD

Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 36
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Dr. Neil Shah, MD is a minimally invasive orthopedic spine surgery doctor who practices in Irving, TX. He is 36 years old and has been practicing for 12 years. Read his story

400 W Lbj Fwy Ste 465

Irving, TX 75063

Contact Information

(817) 916-4685

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Cigna-HealthSpring
  • Coventry Health Care
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Low Back Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Back Pain
very high
more than 98% of peers
Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 97% of peers

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Dr. Shah's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Shah "Neil Dilip Shah, MD is a Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon and Fellowship-Trained Spine Surgery. Dr. Shah brings a conservative approach to low back and neck pain while also offering the most current minimally invasive surgical techniques when a procedure is indicated. He is dedicated to improving the quality of life for his patients through a multi-disciplinary approach customized to the specific needs of each individual. Born and raised in Dallas, TX, Dr. Neil Shah followed his mother's footsteps in the desire to care for people. Dr. Shah attended Texas A&M University College of Medicine where he finished his undergraduate and medical school studies in a remarkable 6 years. He performed his residency at the Fort Worth Affiliated Hospitals Orthopaedic Residency Program. During his rotations in residency that Dr. Shah found his passion for restoration of the human spine. Dr. Shah was accepted to the prestigious Stanford University Orthopaedic Spine Surgery Fellowship for his sub-specialization. Prior to being recruited to join the DFW Center for Spinal Disorders, Dr. Shah had a successful spine practice in Houston, Texas. Throughout his career, Dr. Shah has presented numerous research presentations on the multiple treatments available to limit surgery and maximize successful outcomes."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Shah "Dr. Shah brings a conservative approach to low back and neck pain while also offering the most current minimally invasive surgical techniques when a procedure is indicated. He is dedicated to improving the quality of life for his patients through a multi-disciplinary approach customized to the specific needs of each individual. Areas of expertise:Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Lumbar Stenosis & Disc Herniation, Lumbar and Cervical Disc Degeneration, Motion Preservation"


  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Cervical Disc Degeneration
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteopenia
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Torticollis


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  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Fusion
  • Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion Surgery (ALIF)
  • Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Lumbar Disc Replacement
  • Lumbar Fusion
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Neuroplasty
  • Percutaneous Vertebroplasty
  • Posterior Cervical Laminectomy
  • Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion Surgery (PLIF)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • XLIF® (eXtreme Lateral Interbody Fusion) Procedure


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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.


  • Texas A&M University / Main Campus
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2001
  • Texas A&M University Health Science Center
    Medical School | Graduated 2005
  • Fort Worth Affiliated Hosps
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2006
  • Fort Worth Affiliated Hospitals Orthopaedic Residency Program
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2010
  • Stanford University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2011

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Shah has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Shah's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Shah to family and friends
based on 60 total reviews (32 with comments)
Dr. Shah's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (32)
in Kemp, TX |
I would absolutely recommend Dr. Shah to anyone! I came in not able to stand or walk for more than a few minutes and today, I have absolutely no pain and am able to do anything I wish!
in Argyle, TX |
2 weeks into my recovery from my laminectomy is probably too soon for any real thoughts on how I am doing but I can tell you that I have absolutely no tingling or feeling of my feet going to sleep even after my 2 mile walk yesterday. It is amazing to me that I can walk out to our mail box, we live in the country, and not have my feet feel like they are going to sleep. Even went to Kroger today and bought a whole cart of groceries without having to stop and find a place to sit down for a while.
Lewisville, TX |
I would feel very comfortable with recommending Dr. Shah to family, friends, or anyone with whom I might be discussing his medical area. I was hesitant to move forward with fusion surgery. Dr. Shah was most patient with my questions and concerns before I came to a decision, and never once did I feel pressured to proceed. Regarding the surgery, itself, I cannot imagine a more talented surgeon than Dr. Shah, and my outcome has exceeded all my hopes. Dr. Shah's office staff is first-rate also.
in Irving, TX |
Doctor Shah has a great bedside manner, complemented by stellar surgical skills. Uniquely for a surgeon, he looks at all aspects of your injury and possible treatment methodologies before recommending surgery. Of course sometimes surgery is inescapable. That's when you'll be glad you've selected Dr. Shah. He'll explain the procedure to you in detail beforehand, in words and concepts you can understand. My neck surgery went great, leaving me pain free in the end, with no visible scar!
in N. Richland Hills, TX |
After learning I needed a spine doctor I took to my Facebook community and when 2 different friends who don't know one another both recommended Dr. Shah I was sold! Dr. Shah immediately eased any concerns that surgery was indeed my only option & when showed me my MRI it was evident that I was beyond rehab. The confidence Dr. Shah exudes in his knowledge was enough to bring me comfort & confidence that this was the right decision for me, and almost 7 months later, i am free from chronic pain!
in Arlington , Tx |
I was sent to Dr Shah about 8 weeks ago ,after years and years of back pain. I was really scared ,because of all the stories I had heard about getting back surgery ,but I agreed to get my back fixed . It's only been 6 weeks and I truly fell like a brand new person. I am still healing, but I can sit down & get up now ,without numbness or terrible pain. Dr Shah is a life saver, I will forever be grateful , he and his staff are like family. I Highly recommend him to anyone ,who is in pain.
in Roanoke, TX |
Dr Shah is amazing. However it was tough scheduling appointments including the follow up after surgery. This has improved with the last couple of visits.
in North Richland Hills, TX |
I am 3 weeks post-surgery (lumbar fusion/anterior and posterior) and am delighted with my results so far. Dr. Shah explained the surgery and recovery process clearly. His kind bedside manner never wavered, even after being in surgery all day. I highly recommend him.
Coppell, TX |
Dr. Shah is an amazing surgeon with wonderful, albeit curt, beside manner. His care for his patients is evident and his knowledge of his field impressive. I was recommended by a family member (who happens to be a doctor herself) and could not have been more pleased with my experience. I was presenting with pretty severe symptoms and Dr. Shah "fast tracked" me in order to address the issue and rectify with surgical remediation. The surgery was quick and easy and I experienced immediate relief.
in Paducah, Texas |
I had a very positive experience with my back surgery done by Dr. Shah. I just completed my post operative appointment and am now walking 3/4 of a mile daily. If I ever have any issues with my spine, I will be seeing Dr. Shah. He is confident in his diagnosis and communicates that to the patient. I appreciated the efficient and competent way that he corrected my problem and got me on my feet in an amazingly short time.
in North Richland Hills, TX |
Dr. Shah is very personable, as well as very intentional in listening to my needs. He performed my spine surgery a month ago and I'm very pleased with the outcome so far! I'm a testimony to his incredible surgical skills and I anticipate my recovery to be exceptional. Dr. Shah exceeded my expectations and earned my trust and respect. I would recommend him to anyone without hesitation.
Houston, TX |
He is actually a doctor that is 'human'.. easy to talk to, he listens to you, he answers questions and exudes with confidence that made me feel safe and in good hands.
in Frisco, TX |
I want to say Dr Shah and staff are both professional and personal. I had 2 herniated disc and a fracture in my spine which Dr Shah corrected 3 weeks ago. A week after surgery I am walking 10 miles a day! It doesn't get any better than that! Thank you Dr Shah and staff!
in Las Colinas, TX |
This a conclusion the first part of my survey/review. The disc replacement in my neck was such a hit that I wanted Dr Shah to address a much more nagging problem. My L5 lumbar. He went in, did a fusion and I just got home from my discharge. The 2nd surgery with Dr Neil in 45 days. I think I'm doing better post-op than most do maybe just by having a fit, physical profile but I have to give Dr Shah a real pat on the back and full credit for what I think was a damned good job. Go see him.
Denton, TX |
Highly recommend Dr. Shah to anyone considering spinal surgery. I suffered from a herniated disc for several years. It is now 7 weeks since my spinal fusion surgery and I am very glad that I had the surgery. Of course, I credit Dr. Shah for the results from my surgery and post-surgical care.
in Lewisville, TX |
I would recommend Dr Shah to anyone seeking any type of back surgery or even conservative care. I found Dr Shah to be a caring and very thoughtful physician. He is not a typical physician. Dr Shah sincerely cares about his patients and wants the best outcome for each patient. His office staff is wonderful and easy to deal with. I can't say enough good things about Dr Shah and his staff.
in Highland Village, TX |
Dr. Shah was extremely thorough explaining the options I had to relieve my back problems. We waited two months before deciding on surgery. The surgery was on January 5th and everything at the hospital and the surgery were completed without any problems. After a six week post surgery period I am fully recovered and released to resume all activities. I am pain free and moving with no limitations. I highly recommend Dr. Neil Shah if you are experiencing back problems and considering surgery.
in Colleyville, TX |
Without a doubt, one of the most personable and outstanding physicians one will encounter. If you are looking for a cure or remedy for lower back pain, Dr. Shah will do everything possible to make it so. I am one year out from an L4L5, L5S1 fusion and am better off than when I was 30 years old (60 years old now). If you're just looking for pain meds, find someone else. Let someone who needs his expertise in surgery have the appointment.
in Flower Mound, Texas |
Dr. Neil Shah is very helpful, professional and made me feel real comfortable about everything related to the procedure. The surgery went without problems and I now have my life back. I can walk anywhere and for as long as I like. I got my life back and became active again. Because of Dr. Shah skill and his commitment to my wellbeing, along with the Baylor Surgical Hospital surgical team and the nurses, my surgery and stay at the hospital was successful. Thank you Dr. Shah for all of my care!
Lewisville, TX |
Great doctor. Took away my neck pain.
in Lewisville, TX |
The first thing Dr. Shah said to me is " I'll be honest, I love doing surgery; I'm a surgeon. That said, I will not proceed until it is the last resort." Dr. Shah was attentive and thoroughly professional. It is obvious he does the procedure often, and the surgery went as well as it could have. I definitely recommend Dr. Shah.
in Dallas, TX |
One word -GREAT !
in Dallas, TX |
Dr. Shah performed my microdiscectomy surgery back in late November of 2016. When I met with him for consultation he was very professional and honest about what I needed. He saw how bad my back was and got me in for surgery a few weeks later. The surgery went exactly how he said it would and the post op period went the same way. Now 6 weeks later I am pain free and in therapy. He has helped restore my healthy quality of life. I am 100% grateful for Dr. Shah and his team. They are awesome!
in Dallas TX |
Everything was great everyone as well
in Balch Springs, TX |
He seems to genuinely care about the quality of my life and health.
in Irving, TX |
I had lumbar microdiscectomy and my leg pain is gone. I am back to work and feeling great. I felt very comfortable and confident in him after our first visit. The whole process was so easy, the surgery took 30 minutes, I went home the same day, and then I followed the instructions. I am so thankful for him and his staff!
in Irving, TX |
C5, C6 and C7 fusion. Woke up feeling great and 3 months later don't even notice I had surgery other than no more pain on my left arm.
in Valencia, CA |
Dr. Shaw performed surgery on me in 2015, of a spinal tear.
in Irving, TX |
Dr. Shah performed a Cervical Disc Replacement in May. 3 other doctors had recommended a cervical fusion. I am doing amazing, my neck pain and the burning in my arm is gone! I am so thankful to him and his staff for their wonderful care!
in Irving, TX |
While Dr. Shah's office is located in the Las Colinas Medical Center he is in now way associated with any of the services offered by the Las Colinas hospital. On my recent visit, the staff asked me to go to the radiology to take X-rays before I saw the Doctor. I was never told that the services will be billed separately by the Las Colinas hospital. To my shock I received separate bills from the hospital for $240 which should have been covered in my copay or would have cost $40 outside.
in Granbury, TX |
I made an appointment with Dr. Shaw due to severe neck pain on my left side. I had tried injections in 2014 and pain management. Dr. Shaw listened to me and I also followed all his instructions. My surgery was on 2/19/2016. My nerve pain is gone and I am feeling stronger and better as the days go by. I am so grateful and pleased with Dr. Shaw, his staff at his office and the hospital ( Baylor Medical) where the surgery was done. Thank You all so much for helping put a smile back on my face.
in Irving, TX |
Excellent Physician!!! Truly cares for his patients!
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Dr. Shah accepts 14 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna EPO
    Aetna HMO
    Aetna POS
    Aetna PPO
    Choice PPO
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  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
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  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
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    Blue Advantage PPO
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  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma
    Blue Choice
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
    Cigna EPO
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna POS
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna
    Open Access
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  • Cigna-HealthSpring
  • Coventry Health Care
    Coventry Health America PPO
    Coventry Health Care HMO
    Coventry Health Care POS
    Coventry Health Care PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) EPO
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) HMO
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Humana
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus EPO
    Choice Plus HMO
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    Options EPO
    Options POS
    Options PPO
    Secure Horizons
    United Healthcare
    United Healthcare POS
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Hospitals where Dr. Shah has admitting privileges

Baylor Surgical Hospital at Las Colinas
400 W Lyndon B Johnson Fwy
Irving, TX 75063
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Medical City Las Colinas
6800 N MacArthur Blvd
Irving, TX 75039
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USMD Hospital at Arlington
801 W Interstate 20
Arlington, TX 76017
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