Dr. Rajesh Arakal, MD

Dr. Rajesh Arakal, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
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Age 44
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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
  • Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine

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

4.2

Based on 32 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
18.75%
(6)

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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...Read More
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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...Read More
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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...Read More
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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...Read More
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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...Read More
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Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Choice
CHAMPVA
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
CoreSource
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Golden Rule
HealthSmart
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare
Worker's Compensation
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