Dr. Vivek Kushwaha, MD

Dr. Vivek Kushwaha, MD

Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 52
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Dr. Vivek Kushwaha, MD is a minimally invasive orthopedic spine surgery specialist in Bellaire, TX and has been practicing for 28 years. He graduated from University Of Texas Medical School At San Antonio in 1991 and specializes in minimally invasive orthopedic spine surgery, orthopedic surgery, and more.Read his story

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
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Background Check

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. Kushwaha's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kushwaha treats Cervical Spine Myelopathy more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Kushwaha treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Spinal Stenosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kushwaha treats Spinal Stenosis more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Kushwaha treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
Spine Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kushwaha treats Spine Disorders more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Kushwaha treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Degenerative Spine Diseases
  • Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Spine
  • Pediatric Spinal Tumor
  • Progressive Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • Progressive Spinobulbar Muscular Atrophy
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Dysostosis, Anhalt Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Ryukyuan Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Scapuloperoneal
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type I
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type II
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type III
  • Spinal Tuberculosis

Dr. Kushwaha's conditions and procedures:

All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
Alzheimer's Disease
Aneurysm
Ankle Fracture
Ankylosing Spondylitis
Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
Arthritis of the Elbow
Ataxia
Autoimmune Diseases
Back Pain
Baker’s Cyst
Bone Disorders
Brain Aneurysm
Brain Disorders
Brain Surgery
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
Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
Degenerative Disc Disease
Dementia
Diabetic Polyneuropathy
Difficulty With Walking
Disc Replacement
Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
Dystonia
Elbow Injuries
Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
Epilepsy
Foot Conditions
Fracture
Fracture Care
Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
Hand Conditions
Hand Fracture
Headache
Herniated Disc
Herniated Disc Surgery
Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
Insomnia
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Joint Pain
Knee Disorders
Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
Limb Pain
Low Back Pain
Lumbar Spine Fracture
Migraine
Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Myasthenia Gravis
Myelopathy
Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
Neck Muscle Strain
Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
Neuroplasty
Neurostimulation
Osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
Osteoarthritis of Hip
Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
Osteopenia
Parkinson's Disease
Pathological Spine Fracture
Polyneuropathy
Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
Pseudoarthrosis
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
Restless Leg Syndrome
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Sacrum Disorders
Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Scoliosis
Secondary Malignancies
Seizure Disorders
Shoulder Disorders
Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
Sjögren's Syndrome
Sleep Apnea
Sleep Disorders
Spina Bifida
Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
Spinal Cord Stimulation
Spinal Fusion
Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
Spinal Nerve Block
Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
Spinal Stenosis
Spine Deformities
Spine Disorders
Spine Fracture Treatment
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
Spondylitis
Spondylolisthesis
Spondylosis
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
Sternum Fracture
Steroid Injection
Synovial Biopsy
Systemic Sclerosis
Tension Headache
Thoracic Spine Fracture
Tremor
Trigger Point Injection
Vascular Disease
Vertigo

About Me

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 s...

Specialties

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

Board Certifications

Education

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

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Kushwaha's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kushwaha

4.0

Based on 40 reviews

5 Stars
70%
(28)
4 Stars
5%
(2)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
2.5%
(1)
1 Star
22.5%
(9)

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Very upset with this doctor! I had cervical surgery for no reason. Took out a perfectly good disc for no reason. It wasn’t my cervical spine causing the problem, it was my rib (Costochondritis/Tietze syndrome). But because this doctor never examined me, never touched me until the day of the...Read More
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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.
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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...Read More
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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.
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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...Read More
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Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
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Blue Advantage HMO
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Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
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Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
HAP Insurance
Health Alliance
HealthSmart
Humana
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