TEXAS SPINE CENTER article published in Houston area.

The article in Living Magazine orginally appeared in the November 2012 edition.

State-of–the-Art Spine Surgery: A Minimally-invasive Approach Shah N. Siddiqi, M.D., F.R.C.S.(C), F.A.C.S.

When your healthcare demands the skill of a spinal surgeon, nothing is more essential to the ultimate success of your treatment than the education, experience and expertise of your doctor. Choosing the right physician can make a world of difference in your recovery and ultimate return to the active and full life you enjoy. With a focus on using the very latest diagnostic and treatment techniques available, Dr. Shah Siddiqi provides state-of-the-art care for his patients suffering from neck and back pain. Board-certified in neurological surgery and one of the few fellowship-trained spinal surgeons in the Houston area, Dr. Siddiqi has more than 26 years of experience and is a nationally-recognized leader in minimally-invasive and complex spinal surgery.

Dr. Siddiqi’s patient-centered practice is on the cutting edge of an area of medical specialization that is rapidly advancing thanks to new and innovative treatment technologies. Minimally-invasive surgical techniques using endoscopes, microscopes and lasers allow for smaller incisions, less discomfort and faster recovery, helping you get back to the things you enjoy and living your life to its fullest. Some of the minimally-invasive techniques that may be recommended by Dr. Siddiqi include microscopic or endo- scopic discectomy; disc replacement surgery; image-guided and robotic surgery; and percutaneous spinal fusion, to name just a few.

With his extensive knowledge of minimally invasive techniques, as well as nonsurgical care, Dr. Siddiqi creates a customized plan of care for his patients and works closely with their primary care physicians, physical therapists and pain management physicians.

Dr. Siddiqi has authored several publications on spine and neurological surgery in textbooks and peer-reviewed journals, and has presented extensively at national and international meetings. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of several prestigious medical societies. He has privileges at several Houston hospitals,including Methodist at Willowbrook and Memorial Hermann at Memorial City, and sees patients at several Texas Spine Center locations. Visit to learn more about Dr. Shah Siddiqi and the sophisticated treatment offered at the Texas Spine Center.

By Lisa Pedersen Photography by Bobbi BeaL

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To schedule an appointment with Dr. Siddiqi, contact his office at (281) 469-0339.