Dr. Paul Salinas, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
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Age 44
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Dr. Paul Salinas, MD
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.

8350 Dallas Pkwy

Frisco, TX 75034

Contact Information

(972) 377-9200

Dr. Paul Salinas, MD

Dr. Paul Salinas, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Alliance Health Care
  • American Republic
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
  • Coventry Health Care
  • 31 More

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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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  • Neurosurgery
  • Spinal Cord Injury Medicine

Board Certifications

Dr. Salinas does not have any board certifications listed.


Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Ataxia
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • 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
  • 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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  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Brain Surgery
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Degenerative Disc surgery
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • 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 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
based on 122 total reviews (25 with comments)
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 (25)
in Frisco, TX |
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!!
in Denton, TX |
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.
in Sherwood, Ark. |
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.
in blue ridge, texas, TX |
great doctor, very talented. has a gift for medicine. you can trust him to do it right.
Aubrey, TX |
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.
in Biloxi, MS |
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.
Lewisville, TX |
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.
in Arlington, TX |
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.
Plano, Tx |
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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Their staff messed up my appointment and when I finally showed up, they asked to re-schedule, simply because paperwork "takes an hour". Seriously?! They claimed they called me for reminders and left a voicemail, but they called only 30 minutes before I came in. I had to drive all the way from Dallas only to be rescheduled AGAIN! Worst service ever! Don't trust their staff and certainly not their service! My daughter had to miss school and they refused to give her a doctors' note! How horrible!
The Colony, TX |
Fabulous staff and facility! They take the time to listen to you and you're needs and come up with a plan just for you. I cannot say enough good things about my visit!!!
Frisco, TX |
Dr. Salinas was in and out of my room within 3 min. He asked me one question and to point to where it hurt. Then he immediately told me I need surgery by trying to scare me saying I would cause major nerve damage and drop foot if I didn't get the surgery. Got an opinion with a well respected Chief of Neurosurgery at Baylor Dallas. Don't need surgery. He told me my condition is no where near severe enough and it would have been a mistake. Get a second opinion if you see Dr. Salinas. Please.
Frisco, TX |
For a routine Kyphoplasty, there were several stitches and pain that has lasted for weeks.
in Dallas, TX |
I have seen 6 doctors concerning the many conditions I have and Dr. Salinas is the first doctor that finally wants to find out the real problem and wants to find out the real issue. He is honest with me and willing to work with me! I am excited about my future working with him and his staff!
in Denton, TX |
I went to Dr. Salinas after MRIs showed cervical stenosis. When he examined me, he concluded, correctly, that my symptoms were too severe for the problems to just be the stenosis. He admitted me to Centennial Medical where I was subsequently diagnosed with Guillain-Barre Syndrome. I AM FOREVER GRATEFUL TO DR. SALINAS for helping me to get better.
in Rowlett, TX |
He listens to your complaints about symptoms and then does every thing he can to help. He explains in detail what needs to happen and then let's you the patient think about the options and decide. Seems he always has an alternate plan if things don't work out. Very attentive.
Dallas, TX |
My mom has been in the hospital with a broken c2 for 6 days and he still has not felt The need to contact any family. He also Didn't feel the need to get out of bed or even send a pa to see her in the emergency room until late the following day.
in Sachse, TX |
Physician did not thoroughly explain procedure and the post-operative pain the patient would have Patients pain was not addressed by physician post-operatively Physician did not speak to family member post surgery to explain the patients prognosis Physician never spoke to family or patient during hospital stay Patient was seen by PA on day one who explained procedure and ordered pain medication There is a severe disconnect between the physician and the hospital staff - little or no communication
in Little Elm, TX |
Very pleased with Dr. Salinas and would recommend him with no reservations.
Frisco, TX |
dr Salinas is a top neurosurgeon who explains every detail of what is going to happen and what to do in future
The Colony, TX |
Would recommending Dr Salinas to all my friends because he told me directly what was wrong with me and told me how he could help me feel better and what was some things he could not help but could help me slow my problems. He tells it like he could do and not what he thinks I WANT TO HEAR. Scheduling will when I AM READY JUST CALL AND HE WILL BE READY.I feel could to know he is my Doctor. WM F DAVIS NEW PATIENT.
in McKinney, TX |
He was great. Very caring about his patients
in Sherman, Texas |
The staff was welcoming and very knowledgeable. Dr. Salinas thoroughly explained the procedure I would expect.
in Bonham tx |
I ve already recommend him to numerous people
in McKinney Texas |
Dr Salinas and his staff at Frisco Spine are amazing!! They all are the best!
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Dr. Salinas accepts 45 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Alliance Health Care
  • American Republic
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
    Blue Advantage HMO
    Blue Choice
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Delta Health System
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Galaxy Health Network
  • Health Net
  • HealthPlus
  • HealthPlus Amerigroup
  • HealthSmart
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Preferred PPO
  • Husky Health
  • Independent Health
  • inHealth
  • INTotal Health
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medica
  • Medicaid
  • Midwest Health Plan
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Peach State Health Plan
  • PHCS
  • Planvista
  • Prime Health Services
  • Pyramid Life
    Today's Options
  • Scott & White Health Plan
  • Simply Healthcare Plans
  • Staywell (Wellcare)
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare
  • Universal American
  • Wellcare of Georgia

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Hospitals where Dr. Salinas has admitting privileges

Baylor Medical Center at Carrollton
4343 N Josey Ln
Carrollton, TX 75010
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Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Centennial
12505 Lebanon Rd
Frisco, TX 75035
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Medical City Denton
3535 South I35 East
Denton, TX 76210
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Medical City Lewisville
500 W Main St
Lewisville, TX 75057
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Medical City McKinney
4500 Medical Center Dr
McKinney, TX 75069
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Medical City Plano
3901 W 15th St
Plano, TX 75075
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