Neil Badlani, M.D.

Neil Badlani, M.D., is a Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon Specializing in Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery. He brings to Houston cutting-edge techniques in treating spine, back and neck pain, as well as complicated spinal disorders such as scoliosis in patients of all ages. He emphasizes a conservative and comprehensive philosophy in treating the spine, always focusing first on non-operative treatments. His surgical emphasis is on minimally invasive and motion-sparing techniques including disc replacement. By using muscle sparing approaches and smaller incisions patients benefit with decreased pain and faster return to activity. He has also designed an in-house “back school”, a program to treat back pain through core strengthening, improved posture, flexibility and overall fitness.

Specialty Spine Surgery
Medical Education Undergraduate: The George Washington University, Summa Cum Laude Medical Education: The University of Pittsburgh
Residency Orthopedic Surgery Residency: University of California Spine Surgery Fellowship: Rush University Medical Center
Certifications Coming Soon.
Honors & Rewards

First Place Case Presentation- 2012 Spine Interactive Educational Program Awards

  • Badlani N, An H. Extreme Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament and Cervical Myelopathy

Western Orthopaedic Association- 2008 Vernon Thompson Resident Award

  • Badlani N, Inoue A, Healey R, Coutts R, Amiel D. The Protective Effect of OP-1 on Articular Cartilage in the Development of Osteoarthritis

California Orthopedic Association- 2008 J. Harold LaBriola, M.D. Resident Award.

  • Badlani N, Inoue A, Healey R, Coutts R, Amiel D. The Protective Effect of OP-1 on Articular Cartilage in the Development of Osteoarthritis

2001 Combined meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Societies of the U.S., Canada, Japan and Europe New Investigator Recognition Award.

  • Sato K, Fukushima K, Adachi N, Riano F, Foster W, Badlani N, Li Y, Usas A, Saito A, Matsuraki H, Ryu J, Fu FH and Huard J.
  • Biological Approaches Based on the Enhancement of Muscle Regeneration and Prevention.

American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine 2000 Cabaud Memorial Award.

  • Fukushima K, Badlani N, Usas A, Riano F, Fu FH, Huard J. The use of anti-fibrosis agent to achieve a complete muscle recovery following sports related muscle injuries.
Languages English
Insurance Accepted   Coming soon.
Phone 713-464-0077
Fax n/a
Address 950 Campbell Rd Houston, TX 77024

Additional Info


Badlani N, Yu E, Kreitz T, Khan S, Kurd MF. Minimally Invasive Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF). Clin Spine Surg. 2019 Oct 15. doi: 10.1097/ PubMed PMID: 31625956.

Badlani N. *Ambulatory Surgery Center Ownership Models. Journal of Spine Surgery 2019 Sep;5(Suppl 2):S195-S203. doi: 10.21037/jss.2019.04.20. Review.

Badlani N ,Yu E, Ahn J, Kurd MF, Khan SN. Minimally Invasive/Less Invasive Microdiscectomy. Clinical Spine Surgery. 2016 Apr;29(3):108-10.

Badlani N, Phillips F, Foran J, Pelton M, Singh K, Garfin S, Allen TA. Patient Perceptions of Physician Reimbursement for Spine Surgery. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2013 Jul 1;38(15):1288-93.

Badlani N, Korenblit A, Hammerberg K. Subclavian Vein Thrombosis After Application of Body Cast. Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics. 2013 Jan;33(1):e1-3.

Badlani N, An H. Congenital Lumbar Stenosis: Diagnostic Challenges and Treatment Options. Contemporary Spine Surgery Journal. 2012 June. Vol 13. Number 6.

Badlani N, Boden S, Phillips F. Orthopaedic Specialty Hospitals: Centers of Excellence or Greed Machines? Orthopedics. 2012 Mar 7;35(3):e420-5.

Oshima Y, Coutts R, Badlani N, Healey R, Kubo T, Amiel D. Effect of Light-Emitting Diode (LED) Therapy on the Development of Osteoarthritis (OA) in a Rabbit Model. Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy. 2011 Jun;65(3):224-9. Epub 2011 May 20.

Badlani N, Oshima Y, Healey R, Coutts R, Amiel D. Use of Bone Morphogenetic Protein-7 as a Treatment for Osteoarthritis. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. 2009 Dec; 467(12):3221-9. 2008 Oct 22. Epub

Lofin I, Levine B, Badlani N, Klein GR, Jaffe WL. Psoriatic arthritis and arthroplasty: a review of the literature. Bull NYU Hosp Jt Dis. 2008;66(1):41-8.

Badlani N, Inoue A, Healey R, Coutts R, Amiel D. The Protective Effect of OP-1 on Articular Cartilage in the Development of Osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage. 2008 May;16(5):600-6. Epub 2007 Oct 31.

Williams S, Amiel D, Ball S, Allen RT, Tontz Jr. W, Emmerson B, Badlani N, Emery S, Haghighi P, Bugbee W. Analysis of Chondrocyte Viability on a Cellular Level in Fresh Osteochondral Allograft Retrievals. American Journal of Sports Medicine. 2007 Dec; 35(12):2022-32. Epub 2007 Aug 27.

Sato K, Li Y, Fukushima K, Foster W, Badlani N, Adachi N, Usas A, Fu FH, Huard J. Improvement of muscle healing through enhancement of muscle regeneration and prevention of fibrosis. Muscle & Nerve
2003 Sep; 28(3):365-72.

Fukushima K, Badlani N, Usas A, Riano F, Lee CW, Li Y, Foster WH, Fu FH, and Huard J. The use of an anti-fibrosis agent to improve muscle recovery after laceration. American Journal of Sports Medicine
Jul-Aug; 29: 394-402, 2001