Dr. Vivek Kushwaha, MD

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Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery | Male

Dr. Vivek Kushwaha, MD
Vivek P. Kushwaha attended the University of Texas at Austin where he earned his B.A. from the College of Natural Sciences. He then earned his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Kushwaha completed his general surgery internship and orthopedic surgery residency with the University of California at Los Angeles Medical Center. He was also awarded a fellowship to study spine surgery at the Rancho Los Amigos Medical Center in Downey, California. Dr. Kushwaha is certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and is licensed to practice in California and Texas.

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Dr. Kushwaha's Care Philosophy

Dr. Kushwaha has been honored with the Memorial Hermann Hospital Award for "Most Efficient Surgeon" and was commended as one of "America's Top Physicians" by The Consumer Research Council of America. He has extensive experience in complicated spine surgery, including revision surgery and the latest techniques in kyphoplasty, disk replacement, and microdiskectomy as well as minimally invasive spinal instrumentation and fusion. Dr. Kushwaha was the first surgeon in Houston to perform the kyphoplasty procedure, as well as the first surgeon to perform the lumbar artificial disk replacement. As a result of his pioneering work and clinical expertise, Dr. Kushwaha is sought after by the medical industry for his knowledge as a consultant. Dr. Kushwaha acts as a consultant for various companies including Medtronics, Synthes Spine, SeaSpine, and Spine Frontier.

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    Orthopaedics Associates5420 West Loop S Ste 2300
    Bellaire, TX 77401
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    Dr. Kushwaha's Reviews

    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kushwaha to family and friends
    4.0
    based on 39 total reviews (6 with comments)
    Dr. Kushwaha Says:

    I appreciate your feedback. If there is anything we can do to improve our service, please contact the office on 713-650-6900. 

    Dr. Kushwaha's Performance
    • Trustworthiness
      VERY GOOD
    • Explains condition(s) well
      VERY GOOD
    • Answers Questions
      VERY GOOD
    • Time well spent
      VERY GOOD
    Office & Staff Performance
    • Scheduling
      EXCELLENT
    • Office environment
      EXCELLENT
    • Staff friendliness
      VERY GOOD
    • Average wait time
      16 to 30 minutes
    Patient Comments (6)
    in Houston |
    Went to this dr. For severe pain in back of head and top of shoulder. He requested another mri. MRI was not thourougly reviewed. Told me there was nothing there and recommended 1400.00 worth of physical therapy. Took my MRI to neurosurgeon who said I had blocked nerve roots at my foramen due to a facet joint that had grown over the goraminal opening. Stated the PT not an option. Dr. Kushwaha did not even address this and all they stated on MRI report was no disc compression. Not a good report.
    Cypress, TX |
    Dr. Kushwaha is very knowledgeable; however, his attitude is atrocious. He is not a friendly or personable person. If you want expertise, see him. If you want someone with expertise and a caring attitude, go see someone else. He has a very arrogant and condescending attitude.
    in Houston, TX |
    Amazing surgeon. I had l4,l5,s1 microdiscectomy and woke up with none of the radiating nerve pain that had plagued me for 25 years. I am in week 6 of recovery and still going strong. I went to the Superbowl in Houston. No way I could have done that 6 weeks ago.
    in Houston, TX |
    The only dr to take a chance to fix what was wrong with my lower back. He is very thorough before he considers surgery and I deeply respect that since with spine surgery it's generally a 50/50 chance of fixing your ailment. I was lucky to be apart of the 50% with success. His business secretary is not the nicest person but literally everyone else in his staff is really great.
    in Houston, TX |
    He is very intelligent and does not seem to obfuscate or meander what the problem might be. That is the way most professional act. I have never had to wait time to see him.As lon as I can get away with surgery, I will follow his directions. I will gladly suggest his name Thanks a million! You are the best.
    in Texas |
    Dr. Kushwaha is a great surgeon! I would definitely recommend him to others.
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    Vivek P. Kushwaha attended the University of Texas at Austin where he earned his B.A. from the College of Natural Sciences. He then earned his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Kushwaha completed his general surgery internship and orthopedic surgery residency with the University of California at Los Angeles Medical Center. He was also awarded a fellowship to study spine surgery at the Rancho Los Amigos Medical Center in Downey, California. Dr. Kushwaha is certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and is licensed to practice in California and Texas.

    Dr. Kushwaha's Care Philosophy

    Dr. Kushwaha has been honored with the Memorial Hermann Hospital Award for "Most Efficient Surgeon" and was commended as one of "America's Top Physicians" by The Consumer Research Council of America. He has extensive experience in complicated spine surgery, including revision surgery and the latest techniques in kyphoplasty, disk replacement, and microdiskectomy as well as minimally invasive spinal instrumentation and fusion. Dr. Kushwaha was the first surgeon in Houston to perform the kyphoplasty procedure, as well as the first surgeon to perform the lumbar artificial disk replacement. As a result of his pioneering work and clinical expertise, Dr. Kushwaha is sought after by the medical industry for his knowledge as a consultant. Dr. Kushwaha acts as a consultant for various companies including Medtronics, Synthes Spine, SeaSpine, and Spine Frontier.

    Dr. Kushwaha says...

    Dr. Kushwaha is well known for successfully treating a variety of conditions including spinal stenosis, scoliosis, arthritis and many others.

    Dr. Kushwaha says...

    Dr. Kushwaha is well known for a variety of procedures. The procedures include Anterior Cervical Discectomy, Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion, and many more.

    Dr. Kushwaha says...

    I appreciate your feedback. If there is anything we can do to improve our service, please contact the office on 713-650-6900. 

    Dr. Kushwaha's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

    •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
    •  Specializes in Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery
    •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
    •  No malpractice claims found
    •  No sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

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    • Orthopedic Surgery

    Conditions Treated

    • Ataxia
    • Autoimmune Diseases
    • Back Pain
    • Baker’s Cyst
    • Bone Disorders
    • Broken Neck
    • Cancer
    • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
    • Chronic Neck Pain
    • Chronic Pelvic Pain
    • Coccygeal Pain
    • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Difficulty With Walking
    • Foot Conditions
    • Fracture
    • Hand Conditions
    • Herniated Disc
    • Intervertebral Disc Disease
    • Joint Pain
    • Knee Disorders
    • Limb Pain
    • Low Back Pain
    • Lumbar Spine Fracture
    • Myelopathy
    • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
    • Osteoarthritis of Spine
    • Osteopenia
    • Pathological Spine Fracture
    • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
    • Pseudoarthrosis
    • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Sacrum Disorders
    • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Scoliosis
    • Sjögren's Syndrome
    • Spina Bifida
    • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Spine Deformities
    • Spine Disorders
    • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
    • Spondylitis
    • Spondylolisthesis
    • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
    • Sternum Fracture
    • Thoracic Spine Fracture

    Education

    • Medical School
      University of Texas Medical School At San Antonio

      Graduated in 1991

    • Residency Hospital
      University Of California At Los Angeles Medical Center
      Vet Affairs Med Center W La
    • Fellowship Hospital
      Rancho Los Amigos Medical Center University
    • Undergraduate School
      University of Texas / Austin Campus

    Languages Spoken

    • English
    • Spanish

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    Specialties

    • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery
    • Minimally Invasive Neurological Spine Surgery
    • Neurological Spine Reconstructive Surgery
    • Neurological Spine Surgery
    • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
    • Orthopedic Surgery

    Procedures Performed

    • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
    • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
    • Herniated Disc Surgery
    • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
    • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
    • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
    • Spinal Cord Stimulation
    • Spinal Fusion
    • Spinal Nerve Block
    • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
    • Steroid Injection
    • Synovial Biopsy