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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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
  • M D Anderson Cancer Ctr
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2005
  • 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
  • Univeristy Of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

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What People Say About Dr. Paul Salinas, MD
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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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