Dr. Nilesh Kotecha, MD

Dr. Nilesh Kotecha, MD

Minimally Invasive Neurological Spine Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 52
Dr. Nilesh Kotecha, MD is a minimally invasive neurological spine surgery specialist in Houston, TX and has been practicing for 17 years. He graduated from U Of Tx Med Sch At Houston in 1992 and specializes in minimally invasive neurological spine surgery, interventional pain medicine, and more.

2918 San Jacinto St

Houston, TX 77004

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Humana
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
more than 77% of peers
more than 47% of peers
Spinal Stenosis
more than 19% of peers

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5  Specialties

  • Minimally Invasive Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Interventional Pain Medicine
  • Neurological Spine Reconstructive Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

34  Conditions Treated


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17  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Brain Surgery
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laser Microsurgery
  • Laser Surgery
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities

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.


  • University of Houston
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1987
  • U Of Tx Med Sch At Houston
    Medical School | Graduated 1992
  • University of Texas At Houston / Medical School At Houston
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1993
  • Rhode Island Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2000
  • Umass Memorial Med Ctr-Memorial Camp
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1997
  • Tampa General Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2001

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kotecha has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Gujarati

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kotecha's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kotecha to family and friends
21 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (21)

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Dr. Kotecha'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 (3)

Phenomenal surgeon hands down. Dr. Kotecha was the second neurosurgeon I saw for severe back pain. I’d suffered for years with no relief. I’d actually collapsed from pain before I saw the 1st Neurosurgeon who recommended more therapy. I’d been getting therapy off and on for 30 years with no...more
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The moment I awoke from surgery the pain was gone. I felt very comfortable with his constant communication and explanations to help me improve the quality of my life. I trusted in him as a skilled surgeon and he followed through. I will recommend him to anyone. He is a gifted surgeon. He even...more
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Dr. Kotecha is very straightforward and professional. He explained my injury very clearly and did my surgery. I get compliments on how clean the incision is and what a good surgeon I must have had.
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