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My passion is providing exceptional medical care. I carefully listen to my patients to understand their symptoms, how their symptoms impact their lives, and what their treatment goals are. The majority of patients can be treated with conservative, nonsurgical methods. Surgery is always the last option; but when necessary, I utilize minimally invasive techniques so patients have a faster recovery with less post-operative pain.

Kaku B arkoh M.D.

Kaku Barkoh, M.D. Board Certified & Fellowship Trained Spine Surgeon

Dr. Kaku Barkoh is a board certified, fellowship trained spine surgeon specializing in minimally invasive and non-fusion surgical techniques. He is currently practicing in North Houston, Texas.

ABOS
  • Texas A&M University
  • The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
  • University of Southern California
Welcome
How can I help you?
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Learning about your symptoms

The interactive diagram below will help you map your pain areas to possible conditions

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  • Your initial visitHere’s what you can expect from your initial visit, such as what we will cover and some things you may want to do to prepare.Learn more →
  • Treatment optionsFor patients with spine or neck problems, I typically explore 5 common treatment paths, starting with the least invasive.Learn more →
  • Why minimally invasive?Medical literature has consistently shown that minimally invasive spine surgery results in less blood loss, shorter hospital stays, decreased post-operative pain, and decreased narcotic use.Learn more →

Here is some information you may find useful

Learning about your symptoms

The interactive diagram below will help you map your pain areas to possible conditions

View interactive diagram →
  • Your initial visitHere’s what you can expect from your initial visit, such as what we will cover and some things you may want to do to prepare.Learn more →
  • Treatment optionsFor patients with spine or neck problems, I typically explore 5 common treatment paths, starting with the least invasive.Learn more →
  • Why minimally invasive?Medical literature has consistently shown that minimally invasive spine surgery results in less blood loss, shorter hospital stays, decreased post-operative pain, and decreased narcotic use.Learn more →

Here is some information you may find useful

Learning more about me

To learn more about my background, I encourage you to take a look at my bio.

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It is very important to me that I consistently provide exceptional patient care. So, I created a system for objectively gathering patient feedback.

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  • Your initial visitHere’s what you can expect from your initial visit, such as what we will cover and some things you may want to do to prepare.Learn more →
  • Treatment optionsFor patients with spine or neck problems, I typically explore 5 common treatment paths, starting with the least invasive.Learn more →
  • Why minimally invasive?Medical literature has consistently shown that minimally invasive spine surgery results in less blood loss, shorter hospital stays, decreased post-operative pain, and decreased narcotic use.Learn more →
Achieving your spine or neck treatment goal with the least collateral damage

Minimally invasive surgery describes more than just surgical techniques, it is my treatment philosophy: achieve the treatment goal with the least collateral damage.

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (MISS), does not involve a long incision. This typically results in avoiding significant damage to the muscles surrounding the neck or spine, less pain after surgery, and a faster recovery.

advantages of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery include
  • Smaller Incisions
  • Decreased Post-operative Pain
  • Less Blood Loss
  • Decreased Narcotic Use
  • Shorter Hospital Stays
Nov2017
Research, Publications & Presentations
Space Available for Cord, Motion, and disc degeneration at the adjacent segments level of degenerative cervical spondylolisthesis using kinematic MRI

The objective was to evaluate motion, disc degeneration and Space Available for Cord (SAC) at the adjacent segments of degenerative cervical spondylolisthesis (DCS) using kinematic Magnetic Resonance Imaging (kMRI). The cervical spine kMRI of sixty-one DCS spinal levels (38 anterolisthesis and 23 retrolisthesis) were analyzed at the listhesis level and its adjacent segments in three position using kMRI.

Ratings
  • Max E

    Truly outstanding. I have another area of spinal stenosis and he wiil do it when I need it.

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    William (Bill) A

    Dr. Barkoh was recommended by my primary physician and I feel very fortunate to have been in Dr. Barkoh’s care. My minimally invasive spine surgery on 2/12/18 was as close to a miracle as I have experienced in 71 years! In the recovery room as my anesthesia began to wear off, I realized the pain, ...

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    Andrew M

    I want to thank Doctor Barkoh for the excellent job he did on my neck fusion. I was looking at a bleak future for myself. At my age with more than half my life behind me, I realized that with all this pain that my dreams were passing me by, and there was no chance of catching up. After going through...

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    Charles H

    Dr. Barkoh treated me for spinal decompression. I am 88 years old and of course I have a lot of trepidation concerning surgery. On my initial visit he discussed the methods available to treat my problem. He and his staff kept me informed about the procedure and its timing. All aspects of the problem...

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    Self Verified Patient

    Loved that surgery wasn’t the first and only option!

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