Dr. Rajesh G. Arakal, MD

Dr. Rajesh G. Arakal, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon at Texas Back Institute

Meet Dr. Rajesh G. Arakal, MD

Rajesh G. Arakal, MD joined the Texas Back Institute as a Spine Surgeon. Dr. Arakal is fellowship trained in Spinal Surgery from Baylor College of Medicine and the Texas Medical Center in Houston, specializing in cervical, thoracic and lumbar pathology. Dr. Arakal graduated from a highly competitive accelerated 7- year combined program in the state of New Jersey with Bachelor in Science from the College of New Jersey and Doctorate in Medicine from The New Jersey Medical School with a state and college scholarship.

Dr. Arakal completed an internship in General Surgery and a residency in Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He was awarded the Gold Foundation Award from Columbia University for Humanism in Medicine and Excellence in Residency Teaching. Dr. Arakal was the recipient of many awards but most recently, Dr. Arakal has been nominated as a Fellow in the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Dr. Arakal currently serves as the Spine Consultant for the Michael Johnson Athletic Performance Center at Craig Ranch, Lead surgeon at the Scoliosis Center at Medical Center of Plano, a sub-investigator for the Advent Cervical Disc arthroplasty study and the co-investigator for the Intradiscal regeneration study with Johnson & Johnson.

Dr. Rajesh G. Arakal is an Orthopedic Surgeon with Texas Back Institute.

Doctor Quote

I dedicate my practice exclusively to the thorough evaluation and treatment of cervical, thoracic, and lumbar pathology. When required, surgical treatments are tailored to patient needs.

Directions to our primary location in

Plano, TX

How Dr. Rajesh G. Arakal, MD Can Help You


  • Orthopedic Surgeon

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish


  • Arm Pain
  • Back Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coccydynia
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
  • Foot Drop
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc / Bulging Disc
  • Hip Pain
  • Kyphosis
  • Leg Pain
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Disorders
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Pain / Neuralgia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Piriformis Syndrome
  • Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
  • Sciatica / Radiculopathy
  • Scoliosis and Deformity
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Tumors
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Whiplash


  • ALIF (anterior lumbar interbody fusion)
  • Annulus Repair
  • Anterior / Posterior Lumbar Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Corpectomy
  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy / Decompression
  • Anterior Cervical Fusion
  • Back Surgery
  • Bone Graft Substitutes
  • Dynamic lumbar stabilization
  • Endoscopic Microdiscectomy
  • Interspinous process spacers
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Laminectomy / Decompression Surgery
  • Laminoplasty
  • Lumbar Corpectomy
  • Lumbar Spine Fusion Instrumentation
  • Medications for Pain and Related Health Issues
  • Microdiscectomy / Microdecompression
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Neck Surgery
  • PLIF (posterior lumbar interbody fusion)
  • Posterior Cervical Decompression
  • Posterior Cervical Discectomy
  • Posterior Cervical Foraminotomy
  • Posterolateral Lumbar Fusion
  • Radiofrequency procedures
  • Reconstructive / Revision Spine Surgery
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Scoliosis Treatment - Non-Surgical
  • Sports Medicine
  • TLIF (transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion)
  • Upper Back Surgery
  • Vertebroplasty

Accolades for Dr. Rajesh G. Arakal, MD

Professional Distinctions

  • Fellowship, Spine surgery
  • 2000 - Gold Foundation, Resident Role Model and Teaching Excellence, UMDNJ
  • 1998 - Design Art Piece on permanent display at NJMS Lecture Hall
  • 1997 - NJMS/UMDNJ Alumni Scholar
  • 1996 - NJMS/UMDNJ Research Fellowship

Professional Affiliations

  • North American Spine Society
  • American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Thurston County Medical Association

Board Certifications

  • Diplomate, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons (Spine)
  • Board Certified, American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Office Information for Dr. Rajesh G. Arakal, MD

6020 W. Parker Road
Suite 200
Plano, TX 75093
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Primary Location:

6020 W. Parker Road
Suite 200
Plano, TX 75093


Monday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm

Texas Back Institute

Additional Locations

6045 Alma Road
Suite 360
McKinney, TX 75070
Driving directions
501 Midwestern Parkway East
Wichita Falls, TX 76302
Driving directions

Profile last updated: September 1, 2016. This information was supplied by or on behalf of the provider.