Dr. Paul Salinas, MD

Dr. Paul Salinas, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 45
Dr. Paul Salinas, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Frisco, TX and has been practicing for 9 years. He graduated from University of Texas in 2000 and specializes in neurosurgery and spinal cord injury medicine.Read his story

8350 Dallas Pkwy

Frisco, TX 75034

Contact Information

(972) 377-9200

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Alliance Health Care
  • American Republic
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
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Top Care Areas

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Chronic Neck Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Intervertebral Disc Disease
very high
more than 99% of peers
Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Dr. Salinas' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Salinas "Dr. Paul Salinas is a spine fellowship-trained neurosurgeon and founder of Frisco Spine. He is a native of the Dallas area who returned to the region after his extensive training, successfully initiating the Frisco Spine project. Frisco Spine has grown since, and it has proudly become the home of a group of highly skilled neurosurgeons and neurosurgery physician assistants. Dr. Paul Salinas has been in practice as a physician since 2000 after graduating The University of Texas Houston Medical School, followed by a neurosurgery residency at the University of Texas medical branch in Galveston Texas completed in 2008. He subsequently accomplished a Neuro-Oncology fellowship at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston Texas before heading over to Los Angeles California for his spine surgery fellowship, which he completed at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Institute for Spinal Disorders in 2009. His areas of expertise include minimally invasive and complex surgical procedures for the treatment of degenerative disc disease, disc herniation, spinal stenosis, spinal deformities, and spine tumors. He also specializes in the treatment of intracranial and brain disorders including brain and skull base tumors, hydrocephalus, hemorrhagic strokes, and traumatic injuries. His precise and skilled techniques allow patients for a prompt perioperative recovery leading to remarkable outcomes. Dr. Salinas' main goals are always focused on meeting and exceeding patient's expectations including an accurate diagnosis and appropriate nonsurgical and surgical treatment plans. His treatment alternatives are always oriented towards preserving and recuperating the patient's ability to return to their expected lifestyle. His multiple hospital affiliations allow for inclusive and comprehensive neurosurgical coverage north of the Metroplex, especially serving the Frisco area."


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2  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Spinal Cord Injury Medicine

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Salinas does not have any board certifications listed.

63  Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Ataxia
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors


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25  Procedures

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 Texas
    Medical School | Graduated 2000
  • Univeristy of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2008
  • Univeristy of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2008
  • Cedars Sinai Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2009
  • M D Anderson Cancer Ctr
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2005
  • Univeristy of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Salinas has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Salinas has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Salinas' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Salinas to family and friends
124 total reviews (27 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (124)

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Dr. Salinas' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (27)

Excellent doctor. He is straight forward and to the point which is something I appreciate. I will highly recommend doctor Salinas to anyone who is in bad back pain.
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Dr. Salinas improperly performed surgery that I am now having to have revised elsewhere. Terrible bedside manor, no follow up. Severe disconnect between doctor and hospital staff resulting in wrong medications being prescribed. I was back in the emergency room 8 hours after being discharged. The...more
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A HIGHLY Professional staff coupled with Kindness, thorough requests & true interest in even an unknown new patient is startling as they are TRUE Ambassadors of reaaally wanting the ill to get in ASAP & get well. Dr. Salinas is amazingly kind, fantastically intelligent & speaks in layman jargon,...more
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Dr. Salinas is a very dedicated, highly skilled clinician who displays an impressive level of expertise in his chosen branch of medicine. He elicits trust and confidence from his patients, and shows genuine concern for their well-being. Dr. Salinas is an excellent physician.
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After being referred to Dr. Salinas by my neighbor here in Sherwood, Ark., I've discovered that word of mouth advertisement is probably reliable when one considers the source and the end results are obtained are the desired results. That has been my experience and I personally recommend Dr....more
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