Dr. Shah Siddiqi, MD, Houston, TX, 77070

Dr. Siddiqi is a leading Spinal Neurosurgeon in Houston. His patients may present with low back pain, neck pain, numbness, weakness, arm pain or leg pain. After a comprehensive diagnostic evaluation and a specific diagnosis is made, Dr. Siddiqi emphasizes a non-surgical approach, since many patients can benefit from non-surgical treatments such as physical therapy, epidural steroid injections and analgesics. If a patient remains symptomatic and may benefit from surgery, Dr. Siddiqi will discuss minimally-invasive spinal surgery options, such as percutaneous, microscopic and endoscopic discectomy, which help the patient recover quickly. Dr. Siddiqi performs both minimally-invasive and complex spine surgery. Please visit our website for further information about Dr. Siddiqi's practice.

Doctor Quote

Many of my patients have spinal problems that get better with conservative, non-surgical approaches. For the few that need surgery, I emphasise minimally invasive surgical options that can allow an early recovery. Most of all, I like my patients to be actively involved in their decision making and I try to make sure they fully understand their condition and goals of treatment.

Type of Spine Professional

  • Neurosurgeon

Areas of Expertise


  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spinal Conditions
  • Herniated Disc / Bulging Disc
  • Lumbar Spine Disorders
  • Muscle Pain / Muscle Strain
  • Myelopathy
  • Neuropathic Pain
  • Sciatica / Radiculopathy
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Thoracic spine disorders
  • Trauma
  • Tumors
  • Whiplash


  • Discectomy
  • Epidural Steroid Injections - Lumbar
  • Exercise
  • Injections
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Lower Back Surgery
  • Microdiscectomy / Microdecompression
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Neck Surgery
  • Physical Therapy
  • Rehabilitation
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Upper Back Surgery
  • Vertebroplasty


Languages Spoken: English, Spanish


  • American Board of Neurological Surgeons, November 2001

Professional Distinctions

  • Fellowship trained in spine surgery with special interest in minimally-invasive and complex spinal surgery, University of Toronto, 1998
  • Horsey Award for Neurosurgery, University of Toronto
  • K. G. McKenzie Award for Basic Neuroscience, Canadian Neurological Society

Professional Affiliations

  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • Fellow - American College of Surgeons
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  • Fellow - Royal College of Surgeons, Canada
  • North American Spine Society
  • Texas Medical Association