Dr. Vivek Kushwaha, MD

Dr. Vivek Kushwaha, MD

Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 51
(40)
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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.

5420 West Loop S Ste 2300

Bellaire, TX 77401

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HAP Insurance
  • 12 More

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Scoliosis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Spinal Stenosis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Spine Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Kushwaha "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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Specialties

  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Reconstructive Surgery
  • Neurology
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Confusion
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dystonia
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Epilepsy
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Hand Conditions
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • 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
  • Tension Headache
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tremor
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo

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Procedures

  • Brain Surgery
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Fracture Care
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy

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

  • University Of Texas / Austin Campus
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • University Of Texas Medical School At San Antonio
    Medical School | Graduated 1991
  • University Of California At Los Angeles Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Vet Affairs Med Center W La
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Rancho Los Amigos Medical Center University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kushwaha has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kushwaha's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kushwaha to family and friends
4.0
based on 40 total reviews (7 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
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (7)
in Missouri City, TX |
He fix my back. After injections did not help. I was referred to him. Had a consultation, scheduled the procedure and I have been pain free. A little stiffness due to the metal, but traded stiffness for no pain. He is a wonderful doctor. Thank you Dr. K.
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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Dr. Kushwaha accepts 21 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
    Blue Advantage HMO
    Blue Choice
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    LocalPlus
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • HAP Insurance
    Health Alliance
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Preferred PPO
  • Humana Health Plan of Texas
    Houston Area HMO-Standard
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • MHealth Insured
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Planned Administration Inc
  • Principal Life
  • Providence Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare
  • Universal American
  • Universal Health Network
    Univera Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Kushwaha has admitting privileges

Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital
17500 W Grand Pkwy S
Sugar Land, TX 77479
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Memorial Hermann Orthopedic & Spine Hospital
5410 West Loop S
Bellaire, TX 77401
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