Dr. Rajesh Arakal, MD

Dr. Rajesh Arakal, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 43
Dr. Rajesh Arakal, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Plano, TX and has been practicing for 13 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

Contact Information

(972) 608-5000

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
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more than 99% of peers
Back Pain
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more than 98% of peers
Spinal Stenosis
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more than 98% of peers

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Dr. Arakal's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Arakal "Dr. Arakal is an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in cervical, thoracic and lumbar pathology. He is fellowship trained in spinal surgery from the Baylor College of Medicine and the Texas Medical Center in Houston, under Michael Heggeness, M.D., Ph.D. Dr. Arakal graduated from a highly competitive accelerated 7- year combined program from The New Jersey Medical School and continued for orthopaedic surgical training at the Level I Trauma Center at the University Hospitals of New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Arakal is significantly involved in the development of the spine trauma protocols, spine service line, and for the direct surgical care of acute spinal cord, spinal injuries, and scoliosis at the Regional Trauma Center at Medical Center of Plano where he continues to serve as the Director of Orthopaedic Spine. He also serves as the Spine Consultant for the Michael Johnson Athletic Performance Center for the treatment of college and professional athletes. Dr. Arakal is also a partner and associate of the Texas Back Institute since 2007."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Arakal "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."

5  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Spinal Cord Injury Medicine

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

79  Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Disorders
  • Back Impairment
  • Back Injuries
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Disc Degeneration
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • 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 Disorders
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • 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 Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Compression Fracture
  • Spinal Cord Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Dysostosis, Anhalt Type
  • Spinal Infections
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Rigidity
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Dislocation
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
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24  Procedures

  • Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Injection
  • Cervical Spine Reconstruction
  • Degenerative Disc surgery
  • Disc Replacement
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Fracture Care
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Neuroplasty
  • Percutaneous Vertebroplasty
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Steroid Injection

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.


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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • 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
Media & Publications

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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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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