Dr. Ripul R. Panchal, DO, FACOS, FACS

Frisco Spine Surgeon
Dr. Panchal is a board certified, fellowship-trained neurosurgeon with expertise in management of spinal disorders. He served as Director of the Spine Fellowship Program and as Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurological Surgery at University of California, Davis School of Medicine for five years prior to moving to Texas to focus on his family life.

He has trained a number of post-graduate neurosurgeons and international spine fellows from China, India and Korea. His clinical experience at a Level 1 Trauma and academic institution has endowed him with extensive expertise in various spinal pathologies. His surgical specialties include minimally invasive, motion preservation and computer-assisted surgeries.

Dr. Panchal’s major research focus is spinal biomechanics, robotic spinal surgery, trauma and clinical outcomes. He has conducted and participated in a number of national and international clinical trials and research projects including spinal cord injury, Minimally Invasive surgery (MIS) techniques, innovative interbody spacers and corpectomy cages, image guidance and robotic surgery. He has been invited to present his work and lecture nationally and internationally on cutting-edge techniques.

He is actively involved in organizations such as the AO Spine, North American Spine Society, Congress of Neurological Surgeons and Scoliosis Research Society. He served as the Treasurer for the California Associations of Neurological Surgeons prior to moving to Texas. In his spare time, he has served as a volunteer neurosurgeon at UC Davis Aggies home games and staff physician at the 2012 U.S. Grand Prix MotoGP world championship motorcycle race. He also volunteered for a mission trip with Operation Straight Spine to Kolkata, India, a Scoliosis Research Society endorsed program.

He believes there is always more that can be done to help his patients. In addition to his extensive experience and training, Dr. Panchal serves his patients with dedication and an individualized approach as though they are his own family members.

Dr. Panchal enjoys traveling, spending time with family and friends, and enjoying his new baby daughter.

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Shannon G. Amrhein, PA-C

Shannon Amrhein earned a Bachelor of Science degree with a focus in biology and liberal arts from the physician assistant program at Gannon University in Erie, Pennsylvania. After graduating cum laude, she went on to receive her Occupational and Environmental Medicine program certificate from Duke University School of Medicine in Durham, North Carolina.

With more than 20 years of experience in neurosurgery, spinal surgery, and orthopedics, Shannon evaluates, diagnoses, and manages treatment for a wide range of conditions. Her expertise includes evaluation of neurosurgery and spinal disorder patients, developing management plans, performing procedures such as bone marrow aspirations and joint injections, and assisting in surgeries.

Shannon is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants with Special Recognition in Primary Care and the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners. She belongs to several professional organizations, including the American Association of Physician Associates, the National Association for Surgery of the Spine, and the National Society of Leadership and Success.

Shannon grew up in Pennsylvania where she met her husband of over 25 years. They share a love of hiking and the outdoors and are passionate about their volunteer work with the rescue organization from which they adopted their three beloved huskies.

For more information about Shannon G. Amrhein training and academic achievements view her Bio