Houston Neurosurgeon Dr. Rajesh Bindal

Houston Neurosurgeon | Dr. Rajesh BindalDr. Rajesh Bindal is a Houston neurosurgeon certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgeons. He is Director of the Methodist Sugar Land Spine Center, President of the Fort Bend Medical Society, and Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Bindal received his undergraduate and medical degrees from Northwestern University in Chicago, attending the Honors Program in Medical Education. He was elected to the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society in medical school. After spending 6 years in residency training in Neurological Surgery, he returned to the Houston area, where he grew up, to practice medicine.

Dr. Bindal has a special interest in advanced neurosurgical techniques. He has pioneered development of new surgical techniques such as minimally invasive spine surgery. He is one of the most experienced surgeons in minimally invasive spine surgery in Texas. He is also a local pioneer in artificial disc replacement, including artificial cervical disc replacement. He also performed the first brain surgery in Fort Bend County. is Director of the Methodist Sugar Land Spine Center, Past President of the Fort Bend Medical Society, and Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Bindal received his undergraduate and medical degrees from Northwestern University in Chicago, attending the Honors Program in Medical Education. He was elected to the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society in medical school. After training in Neurological Surgery, he returned to the Houston area, where he grew up, to practice medicine.

 
 

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Major Positions:

Methodist Sugar Land Hospital Director, Methodist Sugar Land Spine Center  

 
Fort Bend Medical Society President 2010  
  Vice President 2009  

 
St. Luke’s Sugar Land Hospital Board of Directors 2006 – 2008  
  Chief of Surgery 2008 – 2010  

Academic Appointments:

Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery
Baylor College of Medicine
2/06 – Present

Major Awards:

Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society     
Methodist Sugar Land Hospital  Physician of the Quarter  
Methodist Sugar Land Hospital

Leading Physician Most
Technologically Innovative

 
 

Publications

Original Journal Articles

  1. Bindal RK, Sawaya R, Leavens ME, Lee JJ:  Surgical treatment of multiple brain metastasesJournal of Neurosurgery 79:210-216, 1993.Read or Download in PDF format
  2. Bindal RK, Sawaya R, Leavens ME, Taylor SH, Guinee VF: Brain metastases from sarcoma: Results of surgical treatmentNeurosurgery 35:185-191, 1994.Read or Download in PDF format
  3. Bindal AK, Bindal RK, Van Loveren H, Sawaya R: Management of intracranial plasmacytomaJournal of Neurosurgery 83:218-221, 1995.Read or Download in PDF format
  4. Bindal RK, Sawaya R, Leavens ME, Hess KR, Taylor SH: Reoperation for recurrent metastatic brain tumorsJournal of Neurosurgery 83:600-604, 1995.Read or Download in PDF format
  5. Bindal AK, Bindal RK, Hess KR, Hassenbusch SJ, Shi WM, Sawaya R:  Surgery vs. radiosurgery in the treatment of brain metastasis.  Journal of Neurosurgery 84:748 754, 1996.Read or Download in PDF format
  6. Shapiro S, Bindal RK:  Femoral ring allograft for anterior cervical interbody fusion: Technical noteNeurosurgery 47:1457-1459, 2000.Read or Download in PDF format
  7. Bindal RK, Goodman JM, Kawasaki A, Purvin V, Kuzma B:  The natural history of untreated skull base meningiomas.  Surgical Neurology 59:87-92, 2003.
  8. Bindal RK, Ghosh S: Intraoperative electromyography monitoring in minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion.  Journal of Neurosurgery Spine 6:126-132, 2007.Read or Download in PDF format
  9. Bindal RK, Ghash S, Foldi B: Resorbable anterior cervical plates for degenerative disc disease.  Operative Neurosurgery 61:305-311, 2007.Read or Download in PDF format
  10. Bindal RK, Glaze S, Ognoskie M, Tunner V, Malone R, Ghosh S: Radiation exposure to the patient and surgeon in minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusionRead or Download in PDF formatJournal of Neurosurgery Spine9:570-573, 2008.

Letters to the Editor

  1. Bindal RK, Bindal AK, Hess KR:  Survival after radiosurgery for brain metastasis.  International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics 36:523, 1996

Book Chapters

  1. Sawaya R, Bindal RK:  Metastatic brain tumors.  In Kaye AH and Laws ER (eds): Brain Tumors, an Encyclopedic Approach. New York: Churchill Livingstone, pp. 923-946, 1995.
  2. Bindal RK, Sawaya R: Surgery vs. radiosurgery for brain metastasis. In  Al-Mefty O (ed):  Controversies in Neurosurgery.  New York: Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc., 1996.
  3. Sawaya R, Ligon BL, Bindal RK: Clinical features and therapeutic decision making in metastatic brain tumors.  In Tindall GT, Cooper PR, and Barrow DL (eds):  The Practice of Neurosurgery.  Baltimore: Williams and Wilkins, pp 715-724, 1996.
  4. Sawaya R, Ligon BL, Bindal RK: Management of metastatic brain tumors.  In Tindall GT, Cooper PR, and Barrow DL (eds):  The Practice of Neurosurgery.  Baltimore: Williams and Wilkins, pp 725-732, 1996.
  5. Bindal RK, Bindal AK, Sawaya R: Outcome of surgical therapy for metastatic cancer to the brain.  In Cameron JL (ed):  Advances in Surgery. Chicago: Mosby, Vol 31, pp351-373, 1997.
  6. Bindal RK, Nelson PB: Neurologic complications of spinal manipulation.  In Biller J (ed):  Iatrogenic Neurology.  Boston: Butterworth-Heinemann, pp 175-182, 1998.
  7. Bindal RK, Bindal AK, Sawaya R: Treatment of brain metastasis. In Bland KI, Daly JM, CP Karkouris (eds):Surgical Oncology: Contemporary Principles and Practice. McGraw-Hill, pp1113-1124, 2001.

Journal Review Articles

  1. Sawaya R, Ligon BL, Bindal RK: Management of metastatic brain tumors. Annals of Surgical Oncology2:169-178, 1994.
  2. Sawaya R, Ligon BL, Flowers A, Bindal RK: Management of metastatic brain tumors: A review.Neurosurgery Quarterly, 4 , 1994.
  3. Sawaya R, Ligon BL, Bindal RK, Bindal AK, Hess KR: Surgical treatment of metastatic brain tumors.Journal of Neurooncology, 27:269-277 , 1996.

Oral Presentations of Research:

  1. Sawaya R, Bindal RK, Leavens ME: Surgical treatment of multiple brain metastases. Presented to theSociety of Surgical Oncology, Neurosurgery Session, March 20, 1993, Los Angeles, CA.
  2. Sawaya R, Bindal RK, Leavens ME: Surgical treatment of multiple brain metastases. Presented to theAmerican Association of Neurological Surgeons, Scientific Session I, April 26, 1993, Boston MA.
  3. Bindal RK: Brain metastasis: New developments in surgical treatment.  Presented at Neurosurgical Grand Rounds, The Christ Hospital, University of Cincinnati, August 12, 1994.
  4. Bindal RK, Sawaya R, Leavens ME, Hess KR, Taylor SH:  Survival after reoperation for brain metastasis. Presented to the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Plenary Session II, April 25, 1995, Orlando, FL.
  5. Bindal AK, Bindal RK, Hess KR, Hassenbusch SJ, Shi WM, Sawaya R:  Surgery vs. radiosurgery for brain metastasis. Presented to the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Scientific Session V, April 24, 1995, Orlando, FL.
  6. Bindal RK, Bindal AK, Hess KR, Sawaya R:  Surgery vs. radiosurgery for brain metastasis. Presented to the American College of Surgeons, May 4, 1996, Nashville, TN.
  7. Bindal RK, Goodman J, Kuzma B, Kawasaki A:  Long-term natural history of skull base meningiomas. Presented to the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Oct 7, 1998, Seattle, WA.Read or Download in PDF format
  8. Bindal RK, Goodman J, Kawasaki A, Kuzma B:  Neuro-opthalmologic aspects of the  natural history of skull base meningiomas. Presented to the North American Neuro-Ophthalmologic Society, March 2000, Montreal, Quebec.
  9. Shapiro S, Tekula F, Donaldson J, Bindal RK, Abel T:  Cadaveric fibula and locking cervical plate in 361 cases. Presented to the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Sept 26, 2000, San Antonio, TX.Read or Download in PDF format
  10. Shapiro S, Bindal RK, Abel T, Donaldson J, Tekula F:  Cadaveriv tibia and anterior Z-plate fixation following thoracic / lumbar corpectomy as compared to posterior thoracic / lumbar vertebral body resection and posterior instrumentation. Presented to the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Sept 27, 2000, San Antonio, TX.
  11. Bindal RK, Boaz J, West K, Nelson PB:  Ventriculo-gallbladder shunt: Long-term results  in 47 patients.  Presented to the Neurosurgery Society of America, June 8, 2001, Amelia Island, FL.
  12. Connolly PJ, Leipzig TJ, Redelman K, Bindal RK, Horner TG:  Recurrent hemorrhage of unsecured aneurysms during hyperdynamic therapy.  Presented to the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, October, 2001, Boston, MA.Read or Download in PDF format
  13. Bindal RK, Ghosh S:  Intraoperative EMG in minimally invasive transforaminal interbody fusion.  Presented to Department of Neurosurgery, Baylor College of Medicine, January, 2007, Houston, TX.
  14. Bindal RK, Ghosh S, Foldi B:  Resorbable anterior cervical plates for degenerative disc disease.  Presented to the North American Spine Society, October 2007, Austin, TX.
  15. Bindal RK, Ghosh S, Foldi B:  Use of resorbable implants in spine surgery.  Presented to Department of Neurosurgery, Baylor College of Medicine, November, 2007, Houston, TX.

Poster Presentations of Research:

  1. Bindal RK, Sawaya R, Leavens ME, Taylor SH: Brain metastases from sarcoma: Results of surgical treatment.  Presented to the Society of Surgical Oncology, March 17-20, 1994, Houston, TX.
  2. Sawaya R, Bindal RK, Leavens ME: Recurrent brain metastases: Their nature and results of treatment by reoperation.  Presented to the Society of Surgical Oncology, March 17-20, 1994, Houston, TX.
  3. Bindal RK, Sawaya R, Leavens ME, Taylor SH: Surgical treatment of sarcoma metastatic to the brain.  Presented to the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, April 9-14, 1994, San Diego, CA.
  4. Sawaya R, Bindal RK, Leavens ME: Recurrent brain metastases: Presentation and results of treatment by reoperation.  Presented to the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, April 9-14, 1994, San Diego, CA.
  5. Sawaya R, Bindal RK, Leavens ME: Surgical treatment of multiple brain metastases.  Presented to theAmerican Radium Society, April 22-26, 1994.
  6. Bindal AK, Bindal RK, Hess KR, Hassenbusch SJ, Shi W, Sawaya R: Radiosurgery for brain metastasis. Presented to the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, April 22-27, 1995, Orlando, FL.
  7. Bindal RK, Bindal AK, Hess KR, Sawaya R: Recurrence after surgery for brain metastasis.  Presented to the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, April, 1997, Denver, CO.
  8. Bindal RK, Shah MV, Kay SK: Prognostic significance of calcification in surgery for unruptured aneurysms.  Presented to the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, April, 1997, Denver, CO.
  9. Bindal RK, Ghosh S: Early results with use of resorbable anterior cervical plates in single-level degenerative disc disease.  Presented to the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, October, 2006, Chicago, IL.
  10. Bindal RK, Ghosh: Learning curve of minimally invasive lumbar discectomy in a commuity neurosurgical practice.  Presented to the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, October, 2006, Chicago, IL.