Team of Physicians
IRFAN LALANI, M.D.
"I have an in-depth understanding of the structure and function of the nervous system. I work with my patients to evaluate and formulate comprehensive diagnostic and treatment plans. My goal is to improve the quality of life for my patients." - Irfan Lalani, M.D.
Clinical Interests: Alzheimer's, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), cancer pain, complex regional pain syndrome, headaches, neck/low back pain, neuropathy, Parkinson's disease
RONY NINAN, M.D.
"My goal is to provide exceptional service and personalized care to my patients. I believe in involving the patient and their family in every step of the decision-making process in order to develop a comprehensive plan that suits their lifestyle and neurological needs." - Rony Ninan, M.D.
Clinical Interests: cognitive disorders, headaches & migraines, intraoperative monitoring (IOM), neck/low back pain, seizures, stroke,
CHARLES POPENEY, M.D.
"My goal is to provide individualized and compassionate care for patients with neurological conditions. I believe in partnering with my patients to develop the most appropriate treatment plans while utilizing the latest technology available." - Charles Popeney, M.D.
Clinical Interests: Alzheimer’s, epilepsy, headaches, migraines, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, peripheral neuropathy, pudendal nerve entrapments, spinal muscular atrophy, tremors
Jinal Shah, M.D.
"My mission is to provide compassionate and quality care to my patients using evidence-based medicine. I involve my patients and their family members in developing an individualized treatment plan that improves their quality of life." - Jinal Shah, M.D.
Clinical Interests: botulinum toxin injections for migraines and spasticity, EMG and nerve conduction studies, headaches, migraines, multiple sclerosis, neuropathy and peripheral nerve disorders, seizures, stroke
LARRY TRAN, M.D. - Medical Director of the Houston Methodist Neuroscience & Spine Center at Sugar Land
"My mission is the service of my patients through the complexity that is the field of neurology while delivering quality care in a patient-oriented environment. I strive to achieve open communication with my patients in an effort to work as a team to develop treatment plans, all the while keeping them updated on the latest advances in treatment and care." - Larry Tran, M.D.
Clinical Interests: cognitive disorders, demyelinating disorders, EMG, neck/low back pain, nerve disorders
TOBY YALTHO, M.D.
"My goal is to provide high quality and compassionate care using both the newest advances and time-tested strategies in neurology. I strive to establish trust and maintain open communication with my patients and tailor treatment to their individual lifestyles and particular concerns." - Toby Yaltho, M.D.
Clinical Interests: botulinum toxin injections, DBS, movement disorders, Parkinson’s, sleep medicine, tremors
DANI BIDROS, M.D.
"I am dedicated to providing my patients with individualized attention and care guided by experience and compassion. I utilize the latest minimally invasive techniques which aid in recovery and to maximize your return to normal activity." - Dani Bidros, M.D.
Clinical Interests: artificial disc replacement, brain tumor microsurgery, complex spine reconstruction, herniated disc management, minimally invasive brain and spine surgery, surgical pain management, traumatic brain and spine injury
RAJESH K. BINDAL, M.D.
"I have a conservative treatment philosophy and try to avoid surgery whenever possible. When surgery is required, I provide my patients with the latest and most effective treatments available anywhere." - Rajesh K. Bindal, M.D.
Clinical Interests: artificial disc replacement, cervical and lumbar disc disease, minimally invasive spine surgery
PATRICK SHIH, M.D.
"I strive to help patients improve on their quality of life. Oftentimes, surgery is not required and conservative management is the preferred approach. When surgery becomes a realistic option, my philosophy is to provide the patients with an individualized approach for their condition." - Patrick Shih, M.D.
Clinical Interests: aneurysms, brain tumors, cervical disc disease, neurovascular surgery, spinal cord tumor, spine fixation, spine fusion, spine surgery
KARL VEGA-LELKES, M.D.
"I strive to provide my patients with the best advice possible about their spine concerns. I evaluate each patient and their situation carefully, and make treatment recommendations based on their goals, preferences and what is medically in their best interest. I intend to form a strong bond of trust with my patients and help them get back to living." - Karl Vega-Lelkes, M.D.
Clinical Interests: cervical/lumbar spine surgery, disc herniation/degeneration, neck/low back pain, scoliosis
JEFFREY B. WOOD, M.D.
"I strive to provide caring, quality, and compassionate medical care of the spine. I explore all treatment options with my patients, including conservative and surgical options." - Jeffrey B. Wood, M.D.
Clinical Interests: cervical/lumbar spine surgery, disc herniation/degeneration, neck/low back pain, scoliosis, tumor surgery
BENOY BENNY, M.D.
"My goal is to find the source of your symptoms and to treat them in the least invasive way." - Benoy Benny, M.D.
Clinical Interests: neck/low back pain, regenerative medicine, spinal injections
MARK BROWN, M.D.
"Pain is subjective and affects people differently. My goal for each patient is to find the source of their pain and develop a treatment plan that improves their functionality." - Mark Brown, M.D.
Clinical Interests: complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), neck/low back pain, neuropathy, spinal injections
MARVIN CHANG, M.D.
"I rely on a wide variety of techniques to provide symptom management in all chronic pain states including physical therapy and rehabilitation modalities as well as medication management." - Marvin Chang, M.D.
Clinical Interests: acute and chronic cervical/thoracic/lumbar pain, DRG for CRPS, headaches, intrathecal therapy, neuroablation, spinal cord stimulation, therapeutic and diagnostic spinal blocks
Nader Ayub, D.O.
"My goal is to elucidate the root cause of the patient’s complaints, and ensure they achieve the appropriate care in the most efficient way possible." - Nader Ayub, D.O.
Clinical Interests: low back pain
Nish Shah, M.D.
"My goal is to provide high quality care to my patients in acutely addressing their neck or back pain. Additionally, I strive to coordinate care with our esteemed colleagues and facilitate appropriate management options when further intervention is required." - Nish Shah, M.D.
Clinical Interests: low back pain