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Dr. Nilesh Kotecha is a neurosurgeon in Houston. He provides surgical treatments for a range of conditions affecting the nervous system, such as epilepsy and Parkinson's disease.

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Dr. Nilesh Kotecha is a fellowship-trained neurological spine surgeon offering minimally-invasive surgical care to the communities of South Houston, Memorial City, Spring and Sugar Land. Dr. Kotecha has a true passion for improving the quality of life in patients suffering pain spine conditions.

Dr. Kotecha is one of only a handful of spine surgeons with advanced fellowship training in Endoscopic Laser Spine Surgery. This minimally invasive spine procedure allows the surgeon to view the affected area using an endoscope, or camera, while performing surgery using a laser. With only a tiny incision required, Endoscopic Laser Spine Surgery minimizes discomfort after surgery and allows for a faster recovery time after surgery.

Additionally, Dr. Kotecha has the training and experience required to perform...

  • Endoscopic Laser Spine Surgery: Dr. Kotecha has specialized training in this minimally-invasive alternative to fusion. If you're dealing with degenerative, herniated, extruded or protruded discs, call the office to see if you quality for minimally-invasive Selective Endoscopic​ Discectomy™ (SED™).

    Dr. Kotecha is the only spine surgeon in the Houston & San Antonio areas trained to provide this state-of-the-art, minimally-invasive endoscopic laser spine treatment!
     
  • Minimally Invasive Lumbar Discectomy: A minimally-invasive spine surgery that alleviates pressure on the spinal nerves of the lower back (or "lumbar spine") by removing damaged or diseased discs.
  • Lumbar Laminectomy: A spine surgery intended to treat radiating leg pain or back pain by removing bone to alleviate pressure on spinal nerves of the lower back.
  • Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF): An open or minimally-invasive spine surgery where the surgeon accesses the spine through the abdomen to remove bone or disc material in between vertebrae.
  • Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (PLIF): Opposite of the ALIF procedure, this minimally-invasive procedure allows the surgeon to approach the spine from an incision in the patient's back to place bone graft between vertebrae.
  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy with Fusion: A spine surgery performed to alleviate pressure on the spinal cord or nerve roots caused by bone spurs or a herniated disc (also known as nerve root compression).
  • Kyphoplasty: A spine procedure performed to stabilize fractures, and / or strengthen areas of the spine weakened by osteoporosis.
  • ​Minimally Invasive Fusion: A less invasive form of spinal fusion surgery, this procedure is performed to treat spinal stenosis, spondylolisthesis​, degenerative disc disease, ​, and other spine conditions.
  • ...and other procedures -- call Dr. Kotecha today to discuss your specific situation and needs. 

Dr. Kotecha specializes in treating a wide range of spine problems and conditions, including...

  • Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD): A natural part of the aging process that causes intervertebral discs to lose elasticity, flexibility, and ability to absorb shock.
  • Herniated Discs: Also known as a "bulging," "slipped," or "ruptured" disc, this condition occurs when the inner core of the intervertebral disc protrudes out through the outer layer of ligaments surrounding the disc.
  • Osteoporosis: A bone condition that causes decreased bone mass and deterioration of the bone tissue.
  • Adult Scoliosis: Although called "adult" in its name, this condition may actually be caused by a progression of adolescent scoliosis from childhood that progressively gets worse as we age.
  • Spondylolisthesis: A condition whose most common symptom is low back pain.
  • Spinal Stenosis: A spine condition characterized by a narrowing of the spinal canal.
  • Vertebral Compression Fractures: Also known as "spinal fractures," this condition occurs when the vertebral body is compressed vertically.

If you're suffering from a spine condition and can't seem to find relief no matter what you try, call Dr. Kotecha to set up a consultation and discuss a treatment plan tailored to your specific goals and needs!

Education & Training  

Medical School

Residencies

  • The University of Texas Health Science Center
    Residency, General Surgery • 1993 - 1995

  • University of Massachusetts
    Residency, Neurosurgery • 1995 - 1997

  • Brown University / Rhode Island Hospital
    Residency, Neurosurgery • 1997 - 2000

Fellowship

  • University of South Florida, Tampa General Hospital under David Cahill, MD
    Fellowship, Complex & Reconstructive Neurological Surgery of the Spine • 2000 - 2001

Special Interests  

  • Adult Scoliosis, Osteoporosis, Spinal Stenosis & Spondylolisthesis
  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy with Fusion & Minimally Invasive Spinal Fusion
  • Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD), Herniated Discs & Vertebral Compression Fractures
  • Endoscopic Laser Spine Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty for Osteoporosis, Trauma or Tumor
  • Lumbar Laminectomy, Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF), Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (PLIF)
  • Minimally Invasive Lumbar Discectomy

Languages Spoken  

  • English
  • Gujarati (India)
  • Hindi
  • Swahili

Offices See Insurances

Nilesh N. Kotecha, MD, PLLC (Spring)  

Fax

(888) 678-5001


Address

1140A Cypress Station Drive, Houston, Texas 77090

Office Details

Doctor Specialties Neurosurgery & Pain Management
Practice SpecialtyOrthopedic Spine Surgery
Group PracticeNilesh N. Kotecha, MD, PLLC
Languages Spoken English, Gujarati

Nilesh N. Kotecha, MD, PLLC (Kirby)  

Fax

(888) 678-5001


Address

2616 South Loop West, Suite 170, Houston, Texas 77054

Office Details

Doctor Specialties Neurosurgery & Pain Management
Practice SpecialtyOrthopedic Spine Surgery
Group PracticeNilesh N. Kotecha, MD, PLLC
Languages Spoken English, Gujarati

Nilesh N. Kotecha, MD, PLLC (San Antonio)  

Fax

(888) 678-5001


Address

1650 Lockhill Selma Road, San Antonio, Texas 78213

Office Details

Doctor Specialties Neurosurgery & Pain Management
Practice SpecialtyOrthopedic Spine Surgery
Group PracticeNilesh N. Kotecha, MD, PLLC
Languages Spoken English, Gujarati

Nilesh N. Kotecha, MD, PLLC (Southeast Houston)  

Fax

(888) 678-5001


Address

12811 Beamer Road, Houston, Texas 77089

Office Details

Doctor Specialties Neurosurgery & Pain Management
Practice SpecialtyOrthopedic Spine Surgery
Group PracticeNilesh N. Kotecha, MD, PLLC
Languages Spoken English, Gujarati

Insurances Accepted  

  • Aetna
  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Health Alliance
  • Priority Health

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