Dr. Rajesh Arakal, MD

Dr. Rajesh Arakal, MD

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Dr. Rajesh Arakal, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Plano, TX and has been practicing for 14 years. He graduated from University Of Medicine and Denistry-New Jersey in 1999 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, orthopedic spine surgery, and more.Read his story

6020 W Parker Rd Ste 200

Plano, TX 75093

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
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No malpractice claims found for Texas
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Dr. Arakal's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Spondylolisthesis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Arakal treats Spondylolisthesis more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Arakal treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Cervical Spondylolisthesis
  • Degenerative Spondylolisthesis
Spinal Stenosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Arakal treats Spinal Stenosis more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Arakal treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
Spine Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Arakal treats Spine Disorders more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Arakal treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Degenerative Spine Diseases
  • Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Spine
  • Pediatric Spinal Tumor
  • Progressive Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • Progressive Spinobulbar Muscular Atrophy
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Dysostosis, Anhalt Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Ryukyuan Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Scapuloperoneal
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type I
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type II
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type III
  • Spinal Tuberculosis

Dr. Arakal's conditions and procedures:

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Disorders
  • Back Impairment
  • Back Injuries
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Disc Degeneration
  • Cervical Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Injection
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cervical Spine Reconstruction
  • Cervical Spondylitis
  • Cervical Spondylolisthesis
  • Cervical Sprain
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Disc surgery
  • Degenerative Disorders
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Disc Replacement
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture Care
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lumbar Sprain
  • Lupus
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Percutaneous Vertebroplasty
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Compression Fracture
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Dysostosis, Anhalt Type
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Infections
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Rigidity
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Dislocation
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Torticollis

About Me

I dedicate my practice exclusively to the thorough evaluation and treatment of cervical, thoracic and lumbar pathology. When required, surgical treatments are tailored to meet patients needs.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedics

Board Certifications

Education

2005
Baylor Affiliated Hospitals Texas Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
2005
University of Medicine And Dentistry of New Jersey
Residency Hospital
2000
University of Medicine And Dentistry of New Jersey
Internship Hospital
1999
University Of Medicine and Denistry-New Jersey
Medical School
1995
College of New Jersey
Undergraduate School
2005
2005
2000
1999
1995

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • D Magazine Best Doctors, 2010, 2011
  • Voted One of America's Most Compassionate Doctor, 2011
  • Outstanding Resident Role Model and Teaching Excellence Award, 2000

Dr. Arakal's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Arakal

4.3

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5 Stars
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1 Star
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Dr Arakal repaired a collapsed lower spine with a ALIF / PLIF 10 hour procedure that allowed me to walk again. He is a great listener, patient and a good communicator. I would strongly recommend him to anyone.
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Putting off what I knew would lead to surgery just made everything worse. After much prayer I decided to go ahead and get something done. I do not like driving in heavy traffic, so when I heard a great Dr comes to a city I am well acquainted with I made the call. I had so many people telling me who to go to i just shut them out and chose Dr Arakal. I really think God had something to do with my choice as I have not felt this good in over 20 yrs. Thank you Dr Arakal for helping me and my husband.
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Extreme lower back pain for a year & a half, it caused severe pain in my leg & back spasms that knocked me to the ground frequently. Dr. Arakal was very patient, & was willing to go forward with all conservative treatment to find me relief. Unfortunately, my back didn't respond to them. He went forward with a 360 spinal fusion in Oct 2018. I cannot describe the feeling when I finally woke up with no pain after so long. His team has been so kind & if I ever need anything I know I can call.
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Called today to try to make an appointment for my 13 year old daughter, but was treated poorly by the receptionist on the phone, she couldn't have tried to get off the phone any faster once she told me Dr. Arakal see's patients starting at 14 years of age. Would have been nice to get a recommendation for another doctor in their group.
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Dr. Arakal is the best of the best. leading up to my 360 fusion, he offered every alternative to me to avoid surgery. My back was so far gone, I didn't have a choice if I wanted a better way of life. Not one time did Dr. Arakal make me feel rushed or stupid for asking questions. He assured me and calmed me before the surgery. One week ago today I had it and called with concerns and he fit me in his schedule on his request to make sure I was ok,and I am. He is a wonderful doctor!
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After an injury that caused severe low back pain and visits to other doctors, Dr. Arakal discovered I had multiple areas of severe cord compression in my thoracic spine. Dr. Arakal recommended and performed a multi-level facetectomy and fusion. I am now three weeks post-op and my low back pain is completely gone. While I am still recovering from post operative pain and recovering, I would recommend Dr. Arakal. He is compassionate and highly skilled with a great support team.
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Doctor Arakal did my back surgery and I feel like he's a miracle worker!! I was to the point of couldn't walk sit stand or really function at all. Though I'm young he recommended the survey and with it came great success. I'm fully functional again and very thankful for the services I received from Dr. Arakal and his office.
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Dr. Arakal was truly a God send after having two previous surgeries by another Surgeon. I ended up with Osteomyelitis, in tremendous amount of pain almost two years. After searching for a Surgeon who would operate on my Thorasic, I found Dr. Arakal, there are not enough words in the dictionary to express my gratitude to him for reparing my back and making me whole again. Dr. Arakal also has the best bedside manner of any docotor I hae ever gone to. Thank you! Sonja Vestal
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