If back or neck pain has affected your mobility and quality of life, you’ll want to see a spine specialist to determine your options for treatment. How do you choose the best spine doctor? Find someone who listens to your concerns, understands your goals for recovery, and actively involves you in the decisions for your care. Look for a specialist who is experienced in spine care, has completed a fellowship in spine surgery, has current board certification, and is considered an expert in the field—at home and outside their treatment area.
Also, pay attention to leadership positions held at area hospitals, clinical experience at esteemed medical schools and hospitals, and speaking engagements directed to his peers. Stellar reviews from patients should be weighed as well. Sounds like an exhausting process? Not really. Dr. Shah Siddiqi fits all the above requirements and more.
For nearly 15 years, people in our area have trusted this kind, eloquent, caring physician committed to helping his patients recover from painful spine conditions such as spondylolisthesis, degenerative disc disease, disc herniation/disc protrusion, sciatic nerve pain, scoliosis, spine injuries, and more. As a leading spine surgeon and an Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurosurgery in the Department of Neurosurgery at Houston Methodist Hospital, Dr. Siddiqi is not only an experienced spine specialist, but stays abreast of the latest developments and techniques in the field of surgical and nonsurgical spine care.
“We see a lot of patients who come to us for second opinions or who have had procedures by other surgeons and continue to be symptomatic,” said Dr. Siddiqi. “I am happy to discuss options for their spine condition while considering the most conservative option for care first.” As a former college and professional cricket player, Dr. Siddiqi is especially attuned to the mindset of athletes who are eager to return to their sport of choice. “I enjoy working with athletes; they show a determination to improve that we can all learn from.”
Even though he holds the distinction of being a leading spine surgeon with Houston Methodist and other area hospitals, Dr. Siddiqi considers nonsurgical options such as pain management and physical therapy first. If a patient remains symptomatic, only then is surgery considered. When surgery is indicated, Dr. Siddiqi employs minimally invasive procedures to help patients experience less pain, scarring, blood loss, and risk of infection. “Recovery is quicker, too, and we’ve received from Houston Methodist Hospital awards for spine surgery excellence and superior outcomes that are well above the national averages,” said Dr. Siddiqi.
If you have disc disease, a spinal injury, or experience pain anywhere along your spine—from neck to lower back—contact Texas Spine Center today. Dr. Siddiqi enjoys talking to patients in their native language, and speaks English, Indian, French, and German and has Spanish-speaking staff. The office accepts most insurances and strives to offer reasonably priced care for those without insurance. Call today to schedule your consultation.
Dr. Shah Siddiqi is a board-certified neurosurgeon with accolades that include:
- Living Magazine’s Readers’ Choice for Best Spine Surgeon in CyFair, Champions/Spring, The Woodlands, Fort Bend, and Tomball
- Becker’s Spine Review Spine Surgeon Leader to Know
- HealthGrades.com Patient Safety Excellence Award 2015
- Fellow (FAANS), American Association of Neurological Surgeons
- Fellow (FACS), American College of Surgeons
- Fellow, Royal College of Surgeons, Canada
- Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurosurgery
Shah Siddiqi, MD, FRCS(C), FACS
13323 Dotson Road, Suite 1000
Houston, Texas 77070
Also with offices in, Southwest Houston/Sugar Land, The Woodlands, and Central/Memorial
Text: Pamela Hammonds
Photo: Stephanie Quates Photography