Dr. Shaad Bidiwala joined Texas Neurosurgery in 2004. A Kentucky native, he graduated Summa Cum Laude with bachelors 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 is an attending neurosurgeon at Baylor University Medical Center’s Level One Trauma Center and a Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at the Texas A&M Health Sciences Center’s College of Medicine. He is a former Chief of Staff at the Methodist Hospital for Surgery and currently serves on the Credentialing and Quality Committees. Dr. Bidiwala has admitting and operating privileges at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Baylor Uptown.
Dr. Bidiwala specializes in the minimally invasive 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 in spine and brain surgery, including minimal access technology for the spine, computer image-guided brain surgery, and the implantation of brain-machine interfaces for Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor, and epilepsy. He also uses Novalis radiosurgery for the minimally invasive treatment of brain tumors and trigeminal neuralgia.
A notable advocate for his patients, Dr. Bidiwala has earned accolades from patients and physicians alike, through websites such as RateMDs and Vitals, to print sources such as D Magazine. For 2018, he was recognized by mPerica Analytics as one of only two DFW area spine surgeons with “excellent” (the highest given) outcomes for both cervical and non-cervical fusion surgery. He sees patients at his offices at Baylor Dallas.
Learn more about Dr. Bidiwala specializing in the most advanced, minimally invasive techniques to improve your quality of life at www.txminimallyinvasivespine.com
- Congress Neurological Surgeons
- American Association of Neurological Surgeons
- Texas Medical Association
- The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Recognitions / Awards
- D Magazine’s “Best Doctors in Dallas” 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, & 2021
- D Magazine’s “Top Doctor” Edition 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, & 2021
- Patients’ Choice Award 2011-2021
- Most Compassionate Doctor 2011-2021
- Castle Connolly’s Top Doctor 2013 & 2014
- Top 10 Doctor at Vitals.com 2014
In his spare time…
Dr. Bidiwala lives in Dallas with his wife and their two children. He is an avid automobile enthusiast and enjoys running, biking, working out, and all kinds of cooking. He speaks English, Spanish, and Hindi.
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."
"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."
"I have never had a doctor be as nice to me as Dr. Bidiwala was. He did back surgery on me. I’m 79 years of age. Although the surgery was more serious than I thought Dr. Bidiwala and his staff got me thru it. I would recommend him and his staff to anyone having surgery."
"There was another Dr. wanting to do injections, but Dr. Bidiwala took more tests to be sure of my surgery. The injections would not have worked, so I give him a 100 on his service. 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."
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