Dr. Steven Zielinski, MD

Neurological Spine SurgeryMaleAge 51

Neurological Spine Surgery

Dr. Steven Zielinski, MD is a Neurological Spine Surgery Specialist in Hallettsville, TX. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Adventhealth Central Texas and Baylor Scott and White Medical Center Hillcrest. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. Steven Zielinski, MD

Texas Spine & Neurosurgery

1400 N Texana St Hallettsville, TX 77964
Accepting new patients

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(254) 732-3987

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No malpractice claims found for Texas
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Zielinski's conditions and procedures:

  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Back Disorders
  • Back Injuries
  • Back Pain
  • Back Strain
  • Bone Spur
  • Broken Neck
  • Cervical Disc Degeneration
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cervical Spondylitis
  • Cervical Spondylolisthesis
  • Chronic Back Pain
  • Congenital Spine Disorders
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lower Back Muscle Strain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neurostimulation
  • Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Spine
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pinched Nerve in Back
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Instrumentation Procedures
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine and Back Procedures
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Torticollis
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

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(254) 732-3987

Dr. Zielinski accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Choice
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

Dr. Zielinski's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Zielinski

4.4

Based on 205 ratings

5 Stars
83.90243902439025%
(172)
4 Stars
1.951219512195122%
(4)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
0.975609756097561%
(2)
1 Star
13.170731707317072%
(27)
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Not successful!! I went in for my visit, he didn’t let me talk and he did just what few others did, put me in back brace that was 1500.00 that I didn’t get bring home , they said I would have to check my insurance. My mri that the nurse never ordered, I call 3 weeks later not hearing one word from them and I call them and she lied and said we are waiting on approval from your insurance! I said hmmmm so I called my insurance and they never submitted a order for mri and I am crying with pain, I called her back Ashlyn, she said well I might submit approval for your mri friday or Monday ! Oh really I thought don’t bother! I don’t know what they thought I was there for! They never scheduled my physical therapy or nothing and anything! I don’t like to be lied to and if they lie about important things like that than that just shows they don’t care! I won’t go back there and having to give a credit card in case you cancel appointment tgey don’t want miss out on any money. I was there 3 hrs!
What went well
  • Office environment
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
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Not happy – Mar 30, 2022
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Attempted to set up interview, and it failed.
This is the only doctor's practice that required a credit card number just to get an appointment even though I have insurance. I have no intentions of giving someone a credit card number to charge something when ever they want to. They also have a 72 hour period of notice cancelation, and if something happens after 72 hours and you can't make it they charge you $75.00. Guess it's all about the money and not helping anyone. They also state they are expanding and service my town, but I was told I would have to drive to them 97 miles away, and it would be two months before they would be in that location. I didn't get an appointment because I refused to give out a credit card number. I have a primary care doctor, a urologist, pain management doctor, and have had two prior back surgeries and not a single medical professional has ever asked me for a credit card number before. Tells me all they are interested in is money.
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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tommy leek – Mar 15, 2022
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Staff were nice and helped me with my questions.
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Mar 01, 2022
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Always clean, prompt, and in-and-out visits with no waiting.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Lorie – Oct 05, 2021
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Staff was useless on helping us figure out what the issue was in why we couldn't get a call back from his nurse to ever get an appointment
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Del Burnham – Sep 30, 2021
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I can appreciate the fact that, unlike other doctors I have visited, Dr. Z acted quickly in ordering testing/imaging to find out quickly where my pain was coming from. Dr. Z listened to my complaints and proceeded to find answers for me which was helpful. Dr. Z took my symptoms seriously and then Dr. Z recommended an appropriate treatment plan to get me back to feeling normal.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Office environment
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Jul 08, 2021
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Outstanding Spine specialist. I highly recommend Dr. Z to anyone in need. He and his staff are extremely knowledgeable, professional and very compassionate!
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Darla DiCorte – Dec 16, 2020
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Excellent Care, Very happy with treatment!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Nov 24, 2020
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The most crude, rude unprofessional Dr I have visited . Small cramped low budget office .
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Nov 19, 2020
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Dr Zielinski was very professional as was the staff. Took time to explain the procedures.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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L Lee – Aug 07, 2020
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Dr. Z is amazing and he is using some really new stuff for back surgery. I was really amazed.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Joe – Jul 29, 2020
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It was a great experience at a time when everything is crazy. He really cares and takes the time to answer your questions. The staff does everything they can to make your life easy. I would highly recommend!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Dar – Jul 12, 2020
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I went to him for a second opinion. Boy I am glad I did. I didn't even need surgery!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Jason – Jun 23, 2020
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Dr. Z is really good at explaining everything. He took his time with me and he is very nice. He told me I did not need a surgery.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Sandra – Jun 22, 2020
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Dr. Zielinski and his staff are awesome,he helped me with my back pain and always listened to my concerns and he responded all my questions. I still recuperation from my surgery but I will be able to be back to work soon.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Jun 19, 2020
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Dr. Z treated me very kindly and helped me get out of my pain. He is a really good doctor.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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Feb 19, 2020
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Dr. Z is a good individual and I like the way he does things.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Feb 07, 2020
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Dr. Z is great! He really helped me with my back pain and let me make my on choices. I didn't feel pushed to do surgery and was able to get back to work.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Feb 07, 2020
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Dr. Z and his staff are the absolute best. They always listen and are quick to respond to any questions. Since Dr. Z travels to different areas it is generally very easy to get in to see him when necessary. Only giving them a 5 star because they will not allow me to give a 50!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Vickie Burr – Jan 10, 2020
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Dr. Zielinski and staff were great in the procedures and steps. Staff kept on top of things. The main goal was to heal and relieve the pain. Thank you for getting me well.
What went well
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Scott Stites – Jan 08, 2020
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Texas Spine and Neurosurgery is a neurosurgical practice which specializes in the coordination of both surgical and conservative treatment options. ...Read more

Biography

Dr. Z is a Stanford trained neurosurgeon who specializes in the coordination of both surgical and conservative treatment options for disorders of the spine...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

2002
Stanford University
Fellowship Hospital
2001
McGill University Faculty Med Hospital Montreal, Quebec Canada
Residency Hospital

Languages

  • English
  • French

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Pratt & Whitney Schalarship, GPA of 3.5+, 1990-1994
  • Dean's List, McGill University, 1990-1995
  • Money Magazine; Ranked First in Back & Neck Surgery on West Coast of the U.S.A., 2003
  • J.W. McConnell Award Top 5% of Medical Class, 1993

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What are Dr. Steven Zielinski, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Zielinski frequently treats Spinal Stenosis, Herniated Disc, and Low Back Pain. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Zielinski treats.

Where is Dr. Steven Zielinski, MD's office located?

Dr. Zielinski's office is located at 1400 N Texana St, Hallettsville, TX 77964. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Zielinski speaks French and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Texas Spine & Neurosurgery

Hallettsville1400 N Texana St Hallettsville, TX 77964
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Harker Heights813 S Amy Ln Ste 101 Harker Heights, TX 76548
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Texas Spine & Neurosurgery

Fairfield764 W Commerce St Fairfield, TX 75840
3
Groesbeck625 Mcclintic Dr Groesbeck, TX 76642
4
Nacogdoches1018 N Mound St Ste 203 Nacogdoches, TX 75961
5
Temple3411 Market Loop Ste 110 Temple, TX 76502
6
Hillsboro1323 E Franklin St Ste 102 Hillsboro, TX 76645
7
Stephenville150 River North Blvd Stephenville, TX 76401
8
Victoria4405 Lilac Ln Victoria, TX 77901
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Texas Spine & Neurosurgery4515 LAKE SHORE DR Waco, TX 76710
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Texas Spine & Neurosurgery

Yoakum1200 Carl Ramert Dr Yoakum, TX 77995
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Zielinski is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Adventhealth Central Texas

Killeen, TX

69% Patients that would definitely recommend, 1% lower than the national average

Baylor Scott and White Medical Center Hillcrest

Waco, TX

76% Patients that would definitely recommend, 6% higher than the national average

1 Award Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020)

Coryell Memorial Hospital

Gatesville, TX

79% Patients that would definitely recommend, 9% higher than the national average

Cuero Regional Hospital

Cuero, TX

67% Patients that would definitely recommend, 3% lower than the national average

Ennis Regional Medical Center

Ennis, TX

66% Patients that would definitely recommend, 4% lower than the national average

Limestone Medical Center

Groesbeck, TX

Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital

Nacogdoches, TX

64% Patients that would definitely recommend, 6% lower than the national average

1 Award Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)

Navarro Regional Hospital

Corsicana, TX

56% Patients that would definitely recommend, 14% lower than the national average

Palestine Regional Medical Center

Palestine, TX

52% Patients that would definitely recommend, 18% lower than the national average

2 Awards Received

Palo Pinto General Hospital

Mineral Wells, TX

57% Patients that would definitely recommend, 13% lower than the national average

Parkview Regional Hospital

Mexia, TX

77% Patients that would definitely recommend, 7% higher than the national average

Seton Medical Center Harker Heights

Harker Heights, TX

73% Patients that would definitely recommend, 3% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)

Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Cleburne

Cleburne, TX

64% Patients that would definitely recommend, 6% lower than the national average

The Hospital At Westlake Medical Center

West Lake Hills, TX

74% Patients that would definitely recommend, 4% higher than the national average

Yoakum Community Hospital

Yoakum, TX

68% Patients that would definitely recommend, 2% lower than the national average