Dr. Rimlawi prides himself on a personal approach to patient care. In recognition of his devotion to patients, Dr. Rimlawi has been honored with numerous awards and accolades including the Patient’s Choice Award for three consecutive years! Last year, America Top 10 also deemed him one of the “Top Orthopedic Surgeons” in Dallas.
Key to this is deciding which patients would benefit most from surgery, when other conservative therapies have failed. Dr. Michael Rimlawi utilizes state-of-the-art diagnostic procedures to determine the precise location of pain, facilitating the least invasive surgery possible and minimizing postoperative pain and recovery time. Last year, his commitment to patient care won him the prestigious Health Heroes Award.
In addition to caring for patients, Dr. Rimlawi is involved in ongoing research that aims to improve minimally invasive surgical techniques and devices. He was the first surgeon in America to perform the Globus Minimally Invasive XLIF procedure and the first in the country to perform a Minimally Invasive Lumbar fusion using STORKS endoscopic camera system. Dr. Rimlawi was also the first surgeon in Texas to perform the newest micro-endoscopic spine surgery. This new technique involves an incision less than a quarter of the size of even standard minimally invasive spine surgeries. No general anesthetic or stitches are needed. Patients go home one hour after the procedure with a simple Band-Aid®. He regularly performs minimally invasive fusion procedures and even treats complex scoliosis surgeries with minimally invasive techniques.
As an active member of the Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgeons, Dr. Rimlawi regularly trains other spine surgeons around the world on the newest minimally invasive techniques. He is also a member of The North American Spine Society and the International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery (ISASS).
Ultimately, Dr. Rimlawi’s practice is defined by experience, honesty and skill. As a result of his prestigious surgical training, his expertise with technological advances in minimally invasive spine surgery, and most importantly, his tireless commitment to patients and their families, Dr. Michael Rimlawi has become a leader in the field of minimally invasive spine surgery.