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Spine Team Texas Welcomes Orthopedic Spine Surgeon and Anesthesiologist to Medical Staff

Oct 18, 2016 03:27PM ● By Dia

Spine TeamTexas, a comprehensive spine center specializing in the treatment of back and neck pain, is proud to welcome Dr. Neil Patel, an orthopedic surgeon, and Dr. Harish Badhey, a spine pain anesthesiologist, to its medical staff. Dr. Patel, who specializes in minimally invasive spine surgery techniques, will be based out of the Southlake and Fort Worth – Alliance clinics. Dr. Badhey will be serving as one of the full time physicians in the Fort Worth - Alliance facility.

 “We remain committed to seeking out the highest qualified medical professionals to deliver the best in spine care,” says Mark Hood, CEO of Spine Team Texas. “We’re thrilled to welcome Dr. Patel and Dr. Badhey to our comprehensive team of physicians and support staff.” 

 Meet Dr. Neil Patel, Orthopedic Spine Surgeon, specializing in minimally invasive spine surgery techniques    

Prior to joining Spine Team Texas, Dr. Patel, a graduate of the University of Illinois-College of Medicine, conducted his residency training at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, where he served as Chief Resident for the university’s Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program and as Resident Surgeon in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery. Dr. Patel later completed a fellowship in spine surgery at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, training with premier orthopedic spine surgeons and neurosurgeons to gain a comprehensive understanding of operative and non-operative management techniques. He also served as a clinical instructor for USC’s Department of Orthopedic Surgery.

Dr. Patel stays at the forefront of his field and informed of the latest medical and procedural advances through active involvement in organizations like the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, American Orthopedic Association, American Medical Association, North American Spine Society, and AO Spine International. In addition, he has shared his surgical expertise via local, regional, national and international presentations at annual meetings of the Global Spine Congress, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, the North American Spine Society, the Michigan Orthopedic Society and the Detroit Academy of Surgeons. Dr. Patel also serves as a reviewer for The Global Spine Journal and has contributed to articles in leading publications such as Neurosurgery Focus, Journal of Arthoplasty and The Spine Journal.

Meet Dr. Harish Badhey, Board-certified Spine Pain Anesthesiologist 

Dr. Badhey, a board-certified anesthesiologist, brings experience in the latest techniques in Interventional Management of neck and back pain.  Prior to joining the team, Dr. Badhey completed his residency in Anesthesiology at the Rush University Medical Center and his fellowship in Interventional Pain Medicine at Wake Forest School of Medicine- Carolinas Pain Institute in Winston Salem, North Carolina. 

Dr. Badhey stays informed of the latest medical and procedural advances through active involvement in organizations including the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, American Society of Anesthesiologists, American Medical Association, and the North American Neuromodulation Society. In addition, Dr. Badhey has contributed to numerous important studies and has shared his expertise via presentations at annual meetings of the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and the Midwest Anesthesia Resident Conference.


About Spine Team Texas 

Spine Team Texas specializes in the treatment of back and neck problems ranging from simple back or neck strains to the most complex spine surgeries. Through its in-depth knowledge and true team approach, Spine Team Texas is dedicated to treating patients conservatively through education, physical therapy, non-surgical treatments, and minimally invasive spine surgery when necessary.  The philosophy of Spine Team Texas is to treat with an emphasis on non-surgical treatment whenever possible and consider surgical intervention only as a last resort when non-surgical measures have failed to provide long-term relief.  This philosophy is supported in the fact that only 8-10% of Spine Team Texas new patients result in surgical intervention; that means that approximately 90% of our patients are treated successfully through non-surgical treatment options.  The team consists of physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians, specializing in non-surgical spine care; spine surgeons trained in the latest minimally invasive spine surgery techniques; spine pain anesthesiologists focused on chronic spine pain; spine-focused physical therapists and on-site registered nurses.

Established in December 2004, Spine Team Texas is headquartered in Southlake, Texas, and opened a full-spectrum sister facility in Rockwall, Texas, in March 2009. Other locations include Bedford, Fort Worth-Alliance, North Dallas-Richardson, and Allen.  With approximately 175 employees, Spine Team Texas has received numerous awards such as ‘Best Places to Work’ & “Healthcare Heroes-Physician Award by Dallas Business Journal, “Top Docs” in Fort Worth, Texas magazine, U.S. News & World Report “Top Docs” in neurosurgery, “Top Docs” in neurosurgery & physical medicine and rehabilitation by Castle-Connelly, D Magazine “Best Docs” in orthopedic surgery and physical medicine and rehabilitation, Becker’s Spine Review “Top 105 Spine Surgery Practices to Know” & “Spine Leadership Award” in 2013 and 2015.   For more information about Spine Team Texas, visit  Connect with them on Twitter, YouTube and on Facebook at: