Dr. Steven Zielinski, MD

Dr. Steven Zielinski, MD

Neurological Spine Surgery  ·  
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Age 46
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Dr. Steven Zielinski, MD is a neurological spine surgery specialist in Waco, TX and has been practicing for 16 years. He graduated from McGill University Faculty of Medicine in 1995 and specializes in neurological spine surgery, neurosurgery, and more.

1000 W State Highway 6 Ste 430

Waco, TX 76712

Contact Information

(254) 732-3987

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • MultiPlan
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Zielinski performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
high
more than 87% of peers
Low Back Pain
high
more than 85% of peers
Herniated Disc
normal
more than 76% of peers

Dr. Zielinski's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Zielinski "Texas Spine and Neurosurgery is a neurosurgical practice which specializes in the coordination of both surgical and conservative treatment options.  We treat herniated discs, spinal stenosis, radiculopathy, spondylolisthesis, spondylosis, pars defects, spinal fractures, back pain, neck pain, carpal tunnel, and many other disorders of the spine and nerves. We are skilled in the use of both microsurgical and minimally invasive procedures on the neck and back, as well as more complicated procedures. At Texas Spine and Neurosurgery we can also do lumbar, thoracic, and cervical discectomies, laminectomies, and fusions. In order to ensure quality, all our partners which  provide operative locations must meet our strict standards for excellence. Whenever possible, conservative treatment options are always considered before surgery. Above all, our philosophy allows and encourages patients  to  try  the least invasive treatment before progressing to more invasive therapies."

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3  Specialties

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

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

47  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Back Disorders
  • Back Injuries
  • Back Pain
  • Back Strain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Broken Neck
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • 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
  • Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pinched Nerve in Back
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Vascular Disease

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16  Procedures

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

  • McGill University Faculty of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1995
  • Stanford University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2002

Awards & Recognition

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

Dr. Zielinski has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Zielinski's Reviews

4.3
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Zielinski to family and friends
128 total reviews (38 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (128)

  • 5
    (101)
  • 4
    (4)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (2)
  • 1
    (21)

Dr. Zielinski'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 (38)

I would recommend Dr. Zelinski without reservation. I had a fusion of L4/L5 8 weeks ago. I was up walking the afternoon of the surgery. I am essentially without pain today. I have a future I could not see before the surgery.
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I was impressed by the doctor and his office staff. He tells you everything you need to know and answers all your questions.
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Thank you Dr. Zielinski and your staff for all your hard work to make your patients comfortable and that they are listened to. My neck surgery was a process but you and your staff saw me through it every step of the way. I would definitely recommend Dr. Zielinski...
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From beginning to the end I have felt that the office staff and Dr. Z were very professional and kind and caring people. I would not hesitate to send family or friends to Dr. Z for help with any injuries or health issues they have. I feel amazing and on the road to recovery since my surgery.
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Excellent doctor. Explains everything so that you can fully understand what is going on. He repaired my neck and back and I am very pleased with the results! The staff in his clinic are also very helpful.
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