Shaad Bashir Bidiwala, M.D.
Dr. Shaad Bidiwala is a Dallas Neurosurgeon who joined Texas Neurosurgery in 2004. A Kentucky native, he graduated summa cum laude with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering and then went on to finish medical school, all at the University of Louisville. He completed his residency training in neurological surgery at the University of Kentucky and is board-certified in neurosurgery by the American Board of Neurological Surgeons. Dr. Bidiwala serves as Chief of Staff at Methodist Hospital for Surgery from October 2012 to October 2014, and has been on the Medical Executive Committee there since 2009. He also has an appointment as Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Texas A & M, Health Science Center, and College of Medicine.
Dr. Bidiwala specializes in the surgical treatment of herniated discs in the lumbar, thoracic and cervical spine, as well as tumors of the brain and spine. His engineering background fuels his keen interest in using the latest neurosurgical innovations such as minimally invasive spine surgery, artificial disc replacement, computer image-guided brain surgery, and deep brain stimulation for Parkinson’s disease. He also uses radiosurgical devices such as the Gamma Knife to treat brain tumors, cerebrovascular lesions and trigeminal neuralgia without a scalpel.
Dr. Bidiwala is a also member of several professional groups, including the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. While at the University of Kentucky, he was intimately involved in clinical trials investigating innovative new treatments of brain and spinal tumors. He has published research in several journals such as Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, The British Journal of Plastic Surgery and Pediatric Neurosurgery.
Named to D Magazine’s “Best Doctors in Dallas” list from 2008-2013, D Magazine’s Top Doctor Edition from 2008-2013, Castle Connolly’s Top Doctor 2013 and 2014, Top 10 Doctor at Vitals.com for 2014, Patients’ Choice Award for 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014, and Most Compassionate Doctor in 2012 and 2013.
Dr. Bidiwala loves running and playing tennis in the Dallas area, and is an avid automobile enthusiast. He speaks English, Spanish and Hindi. He lives in Dallas with his wife and two children.
Dr. Bidiwala's Testimonials
Yes, I would see Dr. Bidiwala again. I appreciated his ability to perform the exact surgery option for my condition, a lumbar spinal fusion.
01/2015, Online 1 level Far lateral, Diskectomy and TLIF
He performed a brain tumor surgery on my brother last week, and he is probably one of the top tumor surgeons in the U.S. He is number 1 in my book, thank you Dr. Bidiwala for being there for my family.
09/2014, Online Craniotomy for brain tumor
Dr. Bidiwala is incredible! The best doctor I have seen. He is extremely knowledgeable and personable, and I count myself blessed to have been referred to him. I had a C5-C6 and C6-C7 disc replacement due to spinal cord impingement causing serve numbness in my right hand and arm. As an artist, I had reached the point of despair because I could not work on a painting for more than 30 minutes at a time. Four months post-surgery, I just spent two 10-hour days painting with no problem. I highly recommend Dr. Bidiwala.
05/2013, Online 2 level ACDF