Dr. Paul Salinas, MD

Neurosurgery •  Male • Age 47
  
Dr. Salinas
Accepting new patients
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Frisco Spine

8350 Dallas 200 St Pkwy Frisco, TX 75034

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(972) 377-9200

Dr. Paul Salinas, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Frisco, TX and has been practicing for 11 years. He specializes in neurosurgery and spinal cord injury medicine.


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(972) 377-9200

Dr. Salinas accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Alliance Health Care
American Republic
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Medicaid
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Choice
CareOregon
Medicaid
CareSource
Medicaid
CHAMPVA
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Community Health Choice
Medicaid
Coventry Health Care
Delta Health System
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Galaxy Health Network
Health Net
Medicaid
Tricare
HealthPlus
Medicaid
HealthPlus Amerigroup
Medicaid
HealthSmart
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Medicaid
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
Tricare
Husky Health
Medicaid
Independent Health
inHealth
Medicaid
INTotal Health
Medicaid
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Medica
Medicaid
Medicaid
Midwest Health Plan
Medicaid
Molina Healthcare
Medicaid
Molina
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Peach State Health Plan
Medicaid
PHCS
Planvista
Prime Health Services
Pyramid Life
Today's Options
Scott & White Health Plan
Simply Healthcare Plans
Medicaid
Staywell (Wellcare)
Medicaid
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Medicaid
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare
Universal American
Wellcare of Georgia
Medicaid

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Practice Areas

Spine

Spine specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the bones of the spine, including degenerative spine disease, herniated discs, stenosis, and fractured vertebrae, with treatments including medication, physical therapy, and surgery.

Typically treats 83% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 22 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Salinas treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Salinas treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Spinal Fusion
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Salinas performs Spinal Fusion more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Salinas performs this procedure more than 98% of their peers

Degenerative Disc Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Salinas treats Degenerative Disc Disease more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Salinas treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

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Dr. Salinas' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Salinas treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Salinas treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
Spinal Fusion
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Salinas performs Spinal Fusion more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Salinas performs this procedure more than 98% of his peers

Degenerative Disc Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Salinas treats Degenerative Disc Disease more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Salinas treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Salinas' conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • 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
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Disc surgery
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Leukodystrophy
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • 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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Dr. Salinas' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Salinas

3.8

Based on 158 reviews

5 Stars
63.924050632911396%
(101)
4 Stars
5.063291139240507%
(8)
3 Stars
3.1645569620253164%
(5)
2 Stars
3.1645569620253164%
(5)
1 Star
24.68354430379747%
(39)

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On time, efficient and answers all questions. Makes good suggestions
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Kathryn Catlett – May 12, 2020
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DR. Paul Salinas is very easy to talk to. He listens and addresses your questions. His staff is friendly. My husband had a very complicated surgery, he did a wonderful job. Thank you Dr. Salinas for a job well done.. ..
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Sherlyn and David Jack – Apr 16, 2020
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Great visit and great staff
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Beverly collins – Apr 07, 2020
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Dr. Salinas and his team provided excellent care throughout my surgery and post surgery visit. He and his staff thoroughly explained the necessity of the surgery and the procedure itself. I was very pleased with the surgery results. I am recovering and feeling so much better.
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Richard – Mar 06, 2020
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Very easy scheduling process and the staff is friendly and very caring. Dr. Salinas takes time to explain things and allows the patient to make choices.
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Kirk Kohlschmidt – Jan 25, 2020
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I have never felt as though a doctor cared about me less than I feel Dr. Salinas cares for me. Not only is he 1.5-2 hours late to EVERY appointment I’ve ever had with him, he only spends on average three minutes in the room. He failed to explain all the risks involved in my surgery, and he downplayed the seriousness of it. He made it seem like a fairly minor operation when it was extremely invasive. He told me I would be left with a 2-3 inch scar, not a 10.5 inch scar. I wouldn’t send my worst enemy to Dr. Salinas. If he would spend more time with his patience, TRY to be even close to on time, and actually explain the procedures in depth, then maybe I would have more positive things to say. However, seeing Dr. Salinas has been nothing but problems for me. His after surgery care is also extremely lacking. Ones he’s done slicing into you and has made his money, you mean NOTHING to him. I would look elsewhere and use him as a last resort.
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Jan 16, 2020
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State of the art facility in Frisco right off the DNT, staff is exceptional, and Dr. Salinas came highly recommended. I could see why after my first visit!
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Stephanie – Dec 07, 2019
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Dr Salinas is an egotistical evil man that performs surgery that should not be performed in the first place. He will take advantage of you and betray you if you have good insurance. I have heard from other physicians and staff that he is not a good person. Run as far as you can away from this dr. Do not let him ruin your life like he did mine. I now suffer from pain on a daily. Amongst other things.
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Nov 22, 2019
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Very friendly staff and very nice doctor. Explained what was wrong and gave me options as to what could be done.
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Nov 12, 2019
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Excellent physician, and surgeon. He performed a craniotomy on my husband for brain cancer and many physicians have committed on his skills. Has become one of our favorites. Dr. Salinas has an excellent staff that he believes in.
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Dianne Johnson – Nov 05, 2019
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Dr. Salinas cares and shows that. His entire staff is helpful and when you are in pain the way they treat you just makes all the difference.
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Oct 29, 2019
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Very professional and cut right to the point
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Oct 15, 2019
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Could not have asked for a better experience!
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Oct 03, 2019
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I am very impressed with the professionalism and detail that was given. The staff was also very considerate of my schedule.
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Jim Gilmore – Aug 01, 2019
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Dr. Salinas went above and beyond on my lower back fision. He had to change out the hardware on 1 level and fuse the second level plus release a pinched nerve. The surgery took hours. After 4 months of PT my back is 80% better. Dr. Salinas staff and friendly and efficient.
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Lori Russak Balsley – Jul 30, 2019
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This was the first time I met him today. He’s gets to the point, not a ton of explanation & doesn’t do an examination. But he he can tell from the testing I had what needs to be done. I haven’t made up my mind yet because of other issues.
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Kathy – Jul 23, 2019
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Very professional, caring and attentive.
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Jul 04, 2019
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Was so impressed he didn’t want me to have surgery as others had. He was aware of my case before he came into the room, spent all the time I needed to make certain all of my questions and concerns were answered and I understood all he was saying. He was by far the most comfortable I have felt with any type of doctor regarding my problems. I will stay with him!
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Jun 28, 2019
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While the treatment was okay,(had a neck disc replaced) I asked specifically what my out of pocket expense would be. They informed me of everything except the LARGEST expense. The largest being the piece of steel they used, my part over $4000.00. I find that to be extremely misleading. I had to borrow the other, now I have to find out how to pay for this part. Very poor information by them at the best
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May 30, 2019
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Dr. Salinas is through,explains clearly what the findings and results of tests taken reveal. He is very pleasant and takes the time to listen to patients questions and answers them. We were pleased with our first meeting with him.
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May 14, 2019
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About Me

Biography

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 gro...

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Spinal Cord Injury Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

Univeristy of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston
Fellowship Hospital
2009
Cedars Sinai Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
2008
Univeristy of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston
Residency Hospital
2008
Univeristy of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston
Internship Hospital
2005
M D Anderson Cancer Ctr
Fellowship Hospital

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

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Locations

Practice

Frisco Spine8350 Dallas 200 St Pkwy Frisco, TX 75034
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Centennial

Frisco, TX

66% Patient experience rating, 3% lower than the national average

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - White Rock

Dallas, TX

59% Patient experience rating, 10% lower than the national average

Baylor Scott And White Medical Center Carrollton

Carrollton, TX

64% Patient experience rating, 5% lower than the national average

Medical City Lewisville

Lewisville, TX

76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)

Medical City McKinney

McKinney, TX

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)

Medical City Plano

Plano, TX

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average