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Bonaventure Ngu, MD is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon who's passionate about alleviating your back and neck pain, restoring your mobility, and educating you on how best to preserve and optimize your spinal health. At Premier Spine Institute in The Woodlands and Humble, Texas, Dr. Ngu specializes in treating neck and back pain caused by degenerative conditions, deformity, and trauma.

Born in Cameroon, West Africa, Dr. Ngu obtained his doctor of medicine from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore. He completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center’s Shock Trauma Center.

At the Shock Trauma Center, Dr. Ngu developed an appreciation for the delicate and complex composition of the spine as well as a passion for helping patients with spinal injuries and disorders. He went on to complete a spine surgery fellowship at the Leatherman Spine Institute in Louisville, Kentucky.

Although he is an expert orthopaedic spine surgeon, Dr. Ngu always chooses the least invasive therapies possible to give you the best outcome and to minimize trauma to healthy tissues. He is a member of the LESSociety, which promotes less exposure surgery. LES®️ techniques reduce blood loss, radiation exposure, and surgical time.

When he’s not performing spinal surgery, Dr. Ngu enjoys helping his patients with supportive therapies, including teaching them how to move and perform tasks in a spine-healthy manner. Because he believes each patient is unique and requires an individualized approach, he considers medicine as much an art as a science.

Dr. Ngu is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the North American Spine Society, and the Texas Orthopaedic Association. He was named one of America’s top orthopedists by Consumers’ Research Council of America in 2012 and one of Houston’s Top Doctors by H Texas Magazine in 2014. He is a proud father of four beautiful daughters.


Premier Spine Institute | Dr. Bonaventure Ngu

Premier Spine Institute | Dr. Bonaventure Ngu

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Why Choose Dr. Ngu


  • Board Certified Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon
  • Over 18 Years of Experience
  • Top Spine Facilities
  • AAAHC Accreditation
  • Ranked among America's Top Surgeons 2014


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    "Amazing and always smiling staff with very short wait time. Dr. Ngu is a very knowledgeable down-to-earth surgeon who will work with you and for you."

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    "Dr. Ngu is a professional. All of his staff was attentive and knowledgeable. They are good about giving you a prompt diagnosis and treatment options."

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    "Dr. Ngu relieved me of excruciating pain. I am able to sit without a pillow for the first time in years. I'd recommend him to anyone with spinal issues."

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    "I have been a patient of Dr. Ngu's for six years and I couldn't be more pleased with the treatment my husband and I have received from him and his wonderful staff."

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    "Dr. Ngu and his staff are beyond awesome. Dr. Ngu himself called us everyday after the visit until we informed him that the pain was completely gone."

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    "There is no question about Dr. Ngu - he is the best. Dr. Ngu is very compassionate and caring to all his patients."

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    "Dr. Ngu and his staff are awesome! They treat their patients like gold. I highly recommend them."

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    "Dr. Ngu is exceptional in every thing he does. Caring and dedicated. Dr. Ngu is awesome."

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    "Dr. Ngu was great and so was his staff. Diagnosis was 100% accurate before we had test results. I would highly recommend him to anyone."

    Mary W.
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    "Dr. Ngu did my low back surgery several years ago after a bad surgery. He is an excellent doctor with a great bedside manner."

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