Dr. Rajesh G. Arakal, MD

Dr. Rajesh G. Arakal, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon at Texas Back Institute

Meet Dr. Rajesh G. Arakal, MD

Dr. Arakal is a board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon with Texas Back Institute.

He offers expert evaluation and treatment of spine conditions and provides highly advanced, minimally invasive spine surgery.

Dr. Arakal at a Glance

  • Dr. Arakal serves as a spine consultant for the Michael Johnson Athletic Performance Center, lead surgeon at the Scoliosis Center at Medical Center of Plano, a sub-investigator for the Advent Cervical Disc arthroplasty study, and a co-investigator for the Intradiscal regeneration study with Johnson & Johnson.
  • He has been recognized as a top doctor by D Magazine and Texas Super Doctors.

Discuss your back or neck pain with Dr. Arakal.

Dr. Arakal is a member of 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


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


  • ALIF: Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion
  • Annulus Repair
  • Anterior / Posterior Lumbar Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Corpectomy
  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy / Decompression
  • 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 Pain
  • 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: April 26, 2018. This information was supplied by or on behalf of the provider.