Dr. Rajesh G. Arakal, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon at Texas Back Institute - Plano Office

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


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


  • Dynamic Lumbar Stabilization
  • Sports Medicine
  • Microdiscectomy/Microdecompression
  • Kyphoplasty/Vertebroplasty
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Neck/Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Upper Back/Thoracic Spine Surgery
  • Radiofrequency Procedures
  • Reconstructive/Revision Spine Surgery
  • Laminectomy
  • Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF)
  • Anterior Cervical Corpectomy
  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion (ACDF)
  • Anterior/Posterior Lumbar Fusion
  • Bone Graft Substitutes
  • Laminoplasty
  • Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (PLIF)
  • Posterolateral Lumbar Fusion
  • Posterior Cervical Discectomy
  • Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF)
  • Pain Medications
  • Bracing
  • Annulus Repair
  • Spine Surgery
  • Endoscopic Microdiscectomy
  • Interspinous Process Spacers
  • Lumbar Corpectomy
  • Posterior Cervical Foraminotomy
  • Lumbar Spine Fusion

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 Driving Directions

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

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