Dr. Rahul Nath, MD

Dr. Rahul Nath, MD

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Age 61
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Dr. Rahul Nath, MD is a plastic surgery specialist in Houston, TX and has been practicing for 26 years. He graduated from Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine in 1988 and specializes in plastic surgery and surgery.Read his story

6400 Fannin St Ste 2420

Houston, TX 77030

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  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • EmblemHealth
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This content was provided by Dr. Nath "Dr.Rahul K. Nath is a peripheral nerve surgeon and director of Texas Nerve and Paralysis Institute. He treats the largest number of patients with traumatic and obstetric injuries involving nerve damage surgery and plastic surgery. http://www.drnathbrachialplexus.com/surgeon/index.php Brachial Plexus Injury The Texas Nerve and Paralysis Institute treats patients with brachial plexus injury.The brachial plexus is comprised of five spinal nerves that exit the spinal cord through the neck. The nerves split into the final nerve branches that supply the muscles and skin of the shoulder, arm, elbow and hand. Injury to the upper spinal nerves (the most common injury) is known as Erb's palsy.Our total experience with primary surgery (surgery of the injured nerves) is over thousands of patients. Generally, if there is continued significant shoulder, elbow or hand weakness at 4 to 6 months after injury, we believe that Erbs Palsy surgical exploration is indicated. Foot Drop Surgery "Foot drop" describes the loss of the ability to raise your foot at the ankle, which contributes to difficulties with walking. There are many casues for this condition and the appearance of a "floppy" foot, but an injured peroneal nerve is a common cause. (The peroneal nerve feeds the tibialis anterior muscle, which is responsible for lifting the foot.)A complete injury to the peroneal nerve high up in the thigh or spine area is usually permanent and surgery at the level of the injury does not help. However, a new treatment using nerve transfers from the adjacent tibial nerve has the potential to correct the problem.Dr. Nath has pioneered the use of this surgical procedure for foot drop caused by hip replacement surgery and other injuries. The nerve transfer must be done within one year of the onset of the foot drop for best results. Nerve Tumor Surgery Neurofibromatosis is a genetic disorder in which many soft, fleshy growths of nerve tissue (neurofibromas) grow under the skin and in other parts of the body. Neurofibromas are growths of Schwann cells (which form a wrapping around peripheral nerve fibers) and other cells that support peripheral nerves.Schwannomatosis is a rare form of NF that has only recently been recognized. People with schwannomatosis develop multiple schwannomas on cranial, spinal and peripheral nerves--but they do not develop vestibular tumors and do not go deaf.Affected individuals usually have much greater problems with pain than with neurological disability, although as with all forms of NF, a schwannoma tumor may vary greatly between patients. Winging Scapula Injury The Texas Nerve and Paralysis Institute specializes in winging scapula injury due to long thoracic nerve palsy.Winging scapula occurs when the nerve that holds the shoulder blade down becomes damaged, leaving that area to hang free like a wing.Risk factors for winging scapula injury include a history of vigorous athletic maneuvers with the affected extremity, lifting of heavy weights and direct external pressure on the area, such as that which occurs during deep massage. http://www.TexasNerveInstitute.com/ http://www.DrNathMedical.com/ http://www.DrNathBrachialPlexus.com/ http://www.DrNathFootDrop.com/ http://www.DrNathWingingScapula.com/ http://www.DrNathClinics.com/ http://www.DrNathNerveTumor.com/"
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2  Specialties

  • Plastic Surgery
  • Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Plastic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Plastic Surgery*

6  Conditions Treated

  • Brachial Plexus Injuries
  • Dropfoot
  • Erb's Palsy
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Tumor

5  Procedures

  • Foot Surgery
  • Nerve Reconstruction
  • Nerve Surgery
  • Peripheral Nerve and Brachial Plexus Reconstruction
  • Tumor Surgery

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.

Education

  • Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1988
  • Northwestern University Feinberg School Of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Northwestern University Feinberg School Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1991
  • Washington University In St Louis School Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1994
  • Washington University In St Louis School Of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1992
  • University Of Saskatchewan, Department Of Surgery
    Other Education | Completed 1995
  • Washington University In St. Louis
    Other Education | Completed 1996

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Nath has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Spanish

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Dr. Nath's Reviews

4.3
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11 total reviews (3 have comments)

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Dr. Nath's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

Knowledgeable, compassionate and a truely talented surgeon. Dr. Nath has a great bedside manner with children & parents. We have chosen to treat with him for the past 10 years. Dr. Nath profoundly changed the course of our daughters life for the better. His staff is nothing short of great. High...more
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Dr. Nath helped our daughter and our family. He is the best!!!!! Thank You.
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He took his time with me and made sure I understood the procedure and answered all of my questions.
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