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Dr. Paul Salinas, MD

Neurosurgery ·  Male · Age 46

Dr. Salinas

Dr. Paul Salinas, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Frisco, TX and has been practicing for 10 years. He graduated from University of Texas in 2000 and 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
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

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Texas
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Salinas' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
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

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
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
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • 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
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Paracentesis
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • 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

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 gr...

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
2000
University of Texas
Medical School
2009
2008
2008
2005
2000

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Salinas' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Salinas

3.7

Based on 135 reviews

5 Stars
61.48148148148148%
(83)
4 Stars
5.185185185185185%
(7)
3 Stars
3.7037037037037037%
(5)
2 Stars
2.962962962962963%
(4)
1 Star
26.666666666666668%
(36)

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Office & Staff Performance
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  • Staff friendliness
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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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At 70 years old, apparently I had outlived my back. I had an anterior and posterior back fusion by Dr. Salinas and his team. The Frisco Spine team was great. The surgery itself was tough, but I was forewarned. I felt the treatment was professional and personal all at the same time. The results are wonderful. I am getting back to golf, cycling, the gym, and normal daily activities. My back is pain free and I am moving better then I have in 15 years. When you have tried all the other treatments and surgery is your next option, Dr. Salinas should be your surgeon.
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Very thorough and precise. Very good surgeon.
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Dr Salinas is best neuro surgeon. i went to see him for my husband's back pain.He explained us every thing.He wants to do throughly study about the problem then treat. This is good thing for patient's treatment.
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He made feel relieved and didn't rush me to do anything or make a commitment! I really liked him and the staff.
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He listened to my concerns, explained my condition clearly, answered all my questions and told me my options. I was not rushed through my visit. I left feeling comfortable that I can make an informed decision about my next step.
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Dr. Salinas and his staff are excellent,professional and very helpful. Dr. Salinas cares about his patients and I like it that he has a treatment plan and taking care of the problem on the first visit. Thank you after having over 2 years of back problems.
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I have received the highest quality of care and compassion from Dr Salinas and his staff! I drive from Western Oklahoma to have a consultation with Dr Salinas.
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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 fusion obviously failed, but was told by the PA at every follow up that I was fine. 2 broken screws, permanent nerve damage, and I’m leaking spinal fluid. The whole thing was a preventable nightmare.
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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, detailing options & truths. He's a confident Neuro-Genius who commands promptness from other practices; does all he can to expedite your health to its' optimum potential-he is DFW's BEST!! A GREAT TEAM!!
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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. Salinas to anyone who desires successful approaches of problematic back issues.
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great doctor, very talented. has a gift for medicine. you can trust him to do it right.
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I've had Dr Salinas for a little over two years and he has taken great care of me with all the issues I've experienced with my neck and my back. He's continuing to try to figure out why I'm not getting better. His office staff is absolutely great. His new office is absolutely beautiful and spacious. I would recommend dr. Salinas to my friends because he actually honestly cares about you and tries his best to fix you whatever your condition is.
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Dr. Salinas and his staff worked with me and my schedule so I could get the care I needed for my lower back. I am more aware of what is wrong with my back and treatment options after seeing him. This has been a great experience so far and I hope to get my back to were I can be more active. Highly recommended this doctor and staff for chronic back pain.
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Dr. Salinas was recommended by a family member. He had performed surgery that went very well. He is very friendly yet professional. He works tirelessly, starts his day early and looks and acts like he just started his day after 12 hours. I have complete trust in him.
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Dr. Salinas is a very good doctor who has shown great concern for my health care needs, he ask lots of questions about my situation and also has a caring staff.
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Would not recommend this practice. Everything from scheduling, to their hour long paper work to meeting the Doctor extremely time consuming. And the doctor is in and out, not spending enough time to understand patient complaints. NOT GOOD. If I could rate this less an a 1 star I would.
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