Methodist Sugar Land Hospital
Medical Office, Building 3
16605 Southwest Freeway, Suite 285
Sugar Land, Texas 77479
Do you suffer from chronic back or neck pain or a herniated disk? Do you need treatment for a brain, spine or pituitary gland tumor? At Texas Spine and Neurosurgery Center in Sugar Land, you can rest assured you will be in good hands. Rajesh Bindal, M.D., John Park, M.D., and Vincent Wang, M.D., are leaders in minimally invasive spine surgery in Texas. They offer their patients innovative treatment options and procedures close to home.
Back pain is the second most common reason people visit a physician in the United States and 70 to 85 percent of people have significant back pain at some point in their lives. Acute back pain is sharp, severe, and sudden, but will often improve over time and with conservative treatment. If your pain lasts more than 12 weeks, however, it would be considered chronic, and it may be a sign that a disk, ligament or joint is not working correctly. If further tests reveal there is a problem, patients are encouraged to schedule a consultation at Texas Spine and Neurosurgery Center.
“Texas Spine and Neurosurgery Center is the only neurosurgery group in Fort Bend County,” said Dr. Bindal. “We embrace any new technology if we feel it will be of benefit to our patients. Our physicians have been the first ones in the area to perform several minimally invasive procedures.”
Dr. Bindal, in addition to being one of the most experienced surgeons in Texas for minimally invasive spine surgery, also performed the first brain surgery in Fort Bend County. He is further a local pioneer in artificial disk replacement, including artificial cervical disk replacement.
Dr. Park is one of the few neurosurgeons in the area with special training in gamma knife radiosurgery for the treatment of skull-base pathology, such as tumors. He performed the first awake craniotomy in the county. Awake craniotomy is brain surgery performed while the patient is awake to remove a tumor in a critical location of the brain.
Dr. Wang has performed many spinal reconstruction surgeries on patients with spinal cord and nerve compression due to tumors. He is interested in the development of minimally invasive surgical techniques for complex spinal surgery.
Minimally invasive spine surgery effectively treats many spinal conditions, such as herniated disks, spinal stenosis, spinal instability, or spinal fractures from osteoporosis, tumors or trauma. Unlike in standard surgery, where muscles are stripped off the spine in order to expose the problem area, minimally invasive spine surgery instead uses a tubular retractor to split the muscles. This reduces both muscle injury and post-surgical pain. Minimally invasive surgery involves smaller incisions than open surgery, is more precise, and allows for shorter hospital stays and quicker recovery times.
Patients undergoing surgery for a herniated disk, for example, are often able to go home the same day as the procedure and return to work within two weeks. If you have a minimally invasive laminectomy for lumbar stenosis, you may require only an overnight stay in the hospital, even if you are elderly. Your life may not need to be put on hold for an extended period of time.
At your first appointment at Texas Spine and Neurosurgery Center, your neurosurgeon will evaluate your history and look over any MRIs or X-rays you have already had done to determine what would be the best treatment plan for you. “Our treatment philosophy is a conservative one,” said Dr. Bindal. “We always try nonsurgical options first. Surgery is considered a last resort.”
Not all patients or conditions can be treated with minimally invasive surgery. Your surgeon will discuss your condition with you at your consultation and inform you of all your treatment options.
Spine & Neurosurgery Diagnosis and Treatment Services Anterior cervical spine surgery
- Back pain
- Brain metastasis/tumors
- Cavernous malformation
- Cervical disk herniation
- Cervical laminopasty
- Chiari malformation
- Chronic back or neck pain
- Herniated disk
- Lumbar stenosis
- Microlumbar discectomy
- Pituitary adenoma
- Spinal fracture/instability/stenosis/tumors
- Subdural hematoma
- Trigeminal neuralgia
- Ulnar neuropathy
- Vascular malformations
- Vertebral compression fractures
Meet the Physicians
Dr. Bindal received both his undergraduate and medical degrees from Northwestern University in Chicago, where he was elected into the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. After spending six years in residency training, he returned to his Houston roots to practice medicine. Dr. Bindal is certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgeons and is Director of the Methodist Sugar Land Neuroscience and Spine Center, and Past President of the Fort Bend Medical Society.
Dr. Park received his undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and his medical degree from the UCLA School of Medicine. He completed his residency training in neurological surgery at the prestigious Cleveland Clinic. He further did advanced fellowship training in complex spine surgery at both the Cleveland Clinic and the New England Baptist Hospital in Boston and in cerebrovascular and skull base surgery at the Swedish Neuroscience Institute in Seattle. Dr. Park has also completed fellowship training at the Brain Tumor Institute at the Cleveland Clinic.
Dr. Wang received his undergraduate degree from the University of Houston and his medical and Ph.D. degrees from Baylor College of Medicine. At Baylor he received the National Research Service Award, Honors in Basic Science, the McNair Scholar and BRASS Scholar. He was also elected into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. He did his residency training at the University of California – San Francisco, where he remained on staff as an Assistant Clinical Professor after his training until joining Texas Spine and Neurosurgery Center in 2013.
Don’t just live with your pain. Take the first step on the road to recovery and schedule your appointment with a physician at Texas Spine and Neurosurgery Center today.