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
Dr. Bidiwala knew I needed surgery, but there were several areas of concern. It took a while, but he narrowed it down to one area. I did have surgery and am doing well. Thank you Dr. Bidiwala and your staff for giving me a quality of life beyond my expectation."
01/2014, online, ALIF/PLIF for lumbar spondylolisthesis
Had 3 ruptured disk surgeries. Bidiwala did two of them. Best Doc, Best Team, Best Hospital - Baylor. You found Gold here. He is a 5 Star."
06/2013, online, Lumbar Microdiskectomy for herniated disc
Dr. Bidiwala gave me my life back, he was very prompt and to the point. He got me into surgery and back to walking in less than a week, granted I had my MRIs, myelogram and CT scans from other doctors. He and his staff never once overlooked my condition and took me seriously when other neurosurgeons did. Dr. Bidiwala is an exceptional surgeon and I am forever grateful! Thank you!"
I couldn't be more pleased with my experiences with Dr. Bidiwala. Everything from my surgery to my office visits has been pleasant and informative. He and his staff are kind, caring and always patient with you and your loved ones. No question goes unanswered and I feel quite safe in their hands."
Before the fusion surgery I had pain in my legs and back. I thought I would have to stop working but now I’m back at work and pain is gone. Thank you Dr. Bidiwala."
09/2011, online, MIS-TLIF for lumbar disc disease
Dr. Bidiwala is a very caring doctor. I recommend him to everyone I know. I can walk now because he and his chosen team did a great job."
09/2011, online, ALIF for lumbar disc disease
I am so appreciative that you decided to drop your engineering career in favor of specializing in brain surgery! Many others and I will never know how fortunate we are for that decision!"
07/2011, Patient letter, Craniotomy for brain tumor
I was extremely pleased with both Dr. Bidiwala and his staff. He performed surgery on me and explained all the steps to me in terms I could understand. I was scared about the surgery and his manner was so gentle and very calming when I needed it so badly. I highly recommend him to anyone having thoughts of disc replacement surgery."
04/2011, online, ACDF for cervical disc herniation
I wanted to thank you for restoring my quality of life. More than that, you have brought back my dignity. I remember the morning of surgery when I was wheeled all over the hospital; you said that from that point on you would take care of me. You did exactly that, and for that I just wanted to thank you."
01/2010, Patient letter, Deep Brain Stimulation for essential tremor