Texas Back Institute uses its experience, talent, state-of-the-art equipment, and technology to provide superior and innovative care for patients who suffer from back and neck pain.
At Texas Back Institute in Dallas, Texas, we don’t simply use minimally invasive spine surgery as a marketing tool – instead, our surgeons’ approach to minimally invasive surgery truly makes a difference in our patients’ lives. Since our founding in 1977, we’ve focused intently on developing surgical techniques that produce the best possible outcomes for our patients. We’ve published and presented more studies about evidence-based spine treatments than virtually any other spine center in the country. Our world-renowned surgeons in the Dallas, TX, area have practiced minimally invasive cervical and lumbar spine surgery since the 1990s, so we have an unparalleled ability to evaluate surgical techniques and determine what works.
Throughout its history, the goal to perform as a center of excellence integrating the best of science and education with the best business practices has served Texas Back Institute well.
We have performed more than 3000 artificial disc replacement procedures with 14 different types of spine arthroplasty devices. At our Center for Disc Replacement, we perform this life changing-procedure on hundreds of patients each year. Several medical milestones in disc replacement have occurred at Texas Back Institute, including the first Charité and ProDisc implants in the United States. We remain dedicated to helping patients get back to life.
As a structure that affects and is affected by every move you make, the spine plays an integral role in your health and quality of life. When your spine is compromised, whether by deformity, degeneration or a spinal tumor, the pain, the deformity and other debilitating effects can be devastating.
That’s why Texas Back Institute and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano collaborated to establish an advanced Scoliosis & Spine Tumor Center focused on providing the most appropriate and least invasive treatment, support and coping strategies for adolescents and adults suffering from spinal deformities and tumors.
Led by internationally-known spine surgeons, the center combines innovative minimally invasive technologies and the wide range of resources available at Texas Back Institute and Texas Health Plano to develop a comprehensive plan tailored to your individual needs.
The goal at the center is to provide the most appropriate and least invasive care to improve the patient’s condition and quality of life. It is a goal that requires specialized expertise and a full range of support services.
Minimally invasive spinal surgery does not apply to any one particular type of surgery. The goal of this type of spinal surgery is to achieve the same effect as with traditional surgery, but to do so through small incisions.
This also involves less trauma to muscles. Surgery is sometimes done through small tubes. There are minimally invasive techniques for several spinal surgeries, including discectomy and fusion. However, this method cannot be applied to all patients. Often, a minimally invasive method of placing pedicle screws and rods is combined with a traditional fusion.
Minimally invasive surgery techniques include a variety of different surgery types and are sometimes used in conjunction with other spinal surgery procedures to treat spondylolisthesis,herniated disc, degenerated disc and possibly other conditions.
At Texas Back Institute in DFW, we don’t simply use minimally invasive surgery as a marketing tool – instead, our surgeons’ approach to minimally invasive surgery truly makes a difference in our patients’ lives. Since our founding in 1977, we’ve focused intently on developing surgical techniques that produce the best possible outcomes for our patients.
Our surgeons often use robotics, intraoperative CT imaging systems, and computer-assisted navigation that help us specifically address the source of a patient’s neck or back pain without affecting healthy tissue or unrelated parts of the spine. As a result, our patients experience:
Contributing factors to pain that returns following spine surgery include, but are not limited to, recurrent disc herniation, further degeneration causing pressure on a spinal nerve, altered joint mobility, scar tissue around or within the nerves, muscle de-conditioning, facet joint degeneration, or sacroiliac joint degeneration. Common symptoms associated with Failed Back Surgery Syndrome include diffused, dull and aching pain involving the back and/or legs. Patients may also complain of sharp, pricking, burning or stabbing pain in the extremities.
Treatment for failed back surgery syndrome may include physical therapy, nerve blocks, medications, injections or a chronic pain management program. If the pain is possibly coming from the facet or sacroiliac joints, chiropractic care may be recommended. Correctable structural problems are sought and, if identified, additional surgery may be recommended to address these issues with Failed Back Syndrome.
The Texas Back Institute Research Foundation (TBIRF) was founded in 1985 to fulfill the mission of improving care for patients with back pain through research and education. With the collaborative efforts of multiple spine centers nationally and internationally, TBIRF has performed research focused primarily on diagnostic evaluations and treatment outcomes.
Utilizing the latest technological advancements and medical breakthroughs, leading and participating in numerous FDA trials, developing surgeons through its fellowship program and employing an expert medical team and compassionate support staff, Texas Back Institute remains dedicated to helping patients get back to life. TBI has trained over 120 spine surgeons now practicing all over the world. Our former Fellows now treat thousands of patients every year, and contribute to education and research. The Spine Fellowship at TBI is one of very few spine Fellowships accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, and trains Orthopaedic and Neurologocal Surgeons from all over the world.