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Meng Huang, MD

Neurosurgery, Spine Surgery

Houston Methodist Department of Neurosurgery

Accepting New Patients

Houston Methodist Department of Neurosurgery

About Me

Dr. Huang was raised in Shreveport, Louisiana and obtained his undergraduate degree from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. He received his Doctor of Medicine (MD) from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, where he studied on academic scholarship and graduated with Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society junior-inductee distinction. He completed neurosurgery residency at Houston Methodist Hospital. During residency, he had the opportunity to serve as a specialist registrar in the Department of Neurosurgery at St. George’s Hospital in London, UK. As Chief Resident, he achieved the American Association of Neurological Surgeons National Resident Top Gun Competition First Place Award for the Spinal Surgery Skills station.

Professionally, he became keenly interested in the challenging subfield of spine surgery, and specifically, endoscopic and minimally invasive spine surgery. He was selected to complete advanced post-residency fellowship training at the renowned University of Miami Neurosurgery Spine Fellowship under the directorship of internationally recognized surgeon Dr. Michael Wang. There, he was trained in endoscopic spine surgery techniques including awake (without general anesthesia) endoscopic lumbar spinal fusion.

Dr. Huang believes that elective spine surgery should only be offered when all conservative measures have been exhausted and there remains a clear clinical and anatomical indication for surgery. He is a proponent of designing minimally invasive surgical treatment plans based on the patient’s primary symptoms rather than the radiological imaging, which often shows a multitude of abnormalities, many of which may be unrelated to the patient’s symptoms. Dr. Huang takes pride in ensuring his patients’ thorough understanding of their condition and engaging them in shared decision-making regarding the goals of surgery. He considers it a great honor and privilege to have the opportunity to share his expertise and serve his Houston community.

Clinical Interests

Endoscopic spine surgery
Awake spine surgery
Robotic spine surgery
Disc replacement
Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS)
Adult scoliosis surgery
Image guided spine surgery
Spinal decompression
Spinal fusion
Spine deformity surgery
Spine degenerative surgery
Spine tumor surgery
Spine infection surgery
Spine trauma surgery

Accepted Insurance Plans

AARP Medicare Complete
Aetna Affordable Health Choices
Aetna Choice POS / Open Choice
Aetna EPO
Aetna HMO
Aetna Health Network
Aetna International
Aetna Managed Choice / Elect Choice
Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO
Aetna Medicare Advantage PPO
Aetna Meritain Health
Aetna Open Access
Aetna POS
Aetna PPO
Aetna QPOS
Aetna Select
Aetna Signature Administrators
Aetna Signature Administrators Allied Benefits
Aetna Signature Administrators CoreSource
Aetna Student Health
Aetna TRS Active Care (excluding Whole Health)
Aetna Workers' Comp
All Saver/United Healthcare
Beech Street PPO
Best Doctors International
Blue Choice POS
Blue Choice PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield FEP Federal Employee Plan
Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Advantage HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Advantage PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Edge
Blue Essentials
Blue Essentials Access
Care Improvement Plus Medicare Advantage
Cigna APWU
Cigna Allegiance
Cigna Allegiance Houston Methodist Employee Medical Plan
Cigna Choice Fund
Cigna EPO
Cigna Global Health Benefits (International)
Cigna Great West
Cigna HMO
Cigna Indemnity
Cigna LocalPlus
Cigna LocalPlus / Vantage
Cigna NALC
Cigna Network
Cigna Network Open Access
Cigna Open Access
Cigna Open Access Plus (OAP)
Cigna POS
Cigna PPO
Cigna Qualcare
Cigna Shared Administration OAP
Cigna Shared Administration PPO
Cigna SureFit
Community Health Choice Marketplace
Coventry PPO
Crown International
DEVOTED HEALTH GREATER HOUSTON HMO
DEVOTED HEALTH GREATER HOUSTON PRIME HMO
Erickson Advantage
Evolutions HealthCare PPO
First Health PPO
Galaxy Health Network PPO
GeoBlue
HAA Preferred Partners (International)
HMO Blue
HealthSmart Accel PPO
HealthSmart PPO
HealthSmart Payors Organization
Humana HMO / EPO
Humana Medicare Advantage Choice PPO
Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Plus/Choice
Humana Medicare Advantage HMO
Humana Medicare Advantage PPO
Humana Medicare Advantage Private Fee For Service
Humana Military TRICARE-East Region
Humana National POS Open Access (Affordable Care Act/MarketPlace plan)
Humana Natl POS Open Access
Humana POS & Preferred POS
Humana PPO & Preferred PPO
Humana TRS-Care Medicare Advantage PPO Plan
Humana/ChoiceCare Network PPO
Humana/ChoiceCare+ Network PPO
HumanaNatl POS Open Access
INTERPLAN
Imagine Health ABC Home
Imagine Health CVS Health
Imagine Health DCP Midstream
Imagine Health Leonard Holding Company
Imagine Health Walker Engineering
Independent Medical Systems PPO (IMS)
Interplan Health Group
Kelsey Seybold Affiliate Network
MEDCORP
MEDICARE ADVANTAGE: OSCAR
Medicare Railroad
MultiPlan PPO
National Preferred Provider Network PPO (NPPN)
Olympus Managed Care (International)
PHCS Healthy Directions
PHCS PPO
PPO NEXT
Provider Select PPO
SmartCare PNM Resources
TexanPlus/Wellcare Medicare Advantage
Three Rivers Provider Network
UHC Medicare Chronic Complete
UHC Medicare Complete
UHC Medicare Solutions
UMR
US Family Health Plan
USA Managed Care PPO
United Health Integrated Services
United Healthcare Dual Complete
United Healthcare Medicare Advantage
United Healthcare Nexus ACO
United Healthcare Plan of the River Valley
UnitedHealthOne
UnitedHealthcare Choice
UnitedHealthcare ChoicePlus
UnitedHealthcare Core
UnitedHealthcare Core Plus
UnitedHealthcare EPO
UnitedHealthcare Golden Rule
UnitedHealthcare HMO
UnitedHealthcare Navigate
UnitedHealthcare Navigate Plus
UnitedHealthcare Options PPO
UnitedHealthcare Oxford
UnitedHealthcare POS
UnitedHealthcare PPO
UnitedHealthcare Select / ERS
UnitedHealthcare Student Resources
UnitedHealthcare West

Insurance plans may change. Please verify your plan is accepted when scheduling an appointment.

Credentials

BOARD ELIGIBILITY
American Board of Neurological Surgery
FELLOWSHIP
Complex and Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery | University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, Florida
SPECIALIST REGISTRAR
Spine and General Neurosurgery | St. George’s Hospital, London, England, United Kingdom
RESIDENCY
Neurological Surgery | Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas
DOCTOR OF MEDICINE
University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas
BACHELOR OF ARTS
Biology | Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri
AFFILIATED HOSPITALS
  • Houston Methodist Hospital
CENTER MEMBERSHIP
  • Houston Methodist Neurological Institute

Languages

  • English
  • Chinese - Mandarin
Languages listed are spoken by doctor and/or office staff.