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A Texas Back Institute Holiday Story: How to Save Your Back for the Holidays!

T’was a few days before Christmas and all through clinic, TBI’s waiting room was packed with lots of patients in it. It looked like bad weather would surely arrive. The weatherman said it might be difficult to drive.   Then all of a sudden, the office turned dark. The lights had stopped working, no electricity, […]

The Brain Trust at Texas Back Institute is Growing- Welcome Neurosurgeon Akwasi Boah

The newest member of the world class surgical team at Texas Back Institute is a native of Brooklyn, New York and is a first generation Ghanaian American. Dr. Akwasi Boah was introduced to the medical profession as a toddler. “My father was a pediatrician and my mother was a nurse when I was born,” he […]

Doctors Around the World

Last weekend many of our physicians participated in conferences and meetings around the world, teaching and speaking about advancements in spine surgery. Dr. Richard Guyer and Dr. Isador Lieberman, recently traveled to China for the Chinese Association of Orthopedic Surgeons (CAOS) meeting in Beijing. The CAOS serves over 100,000 orthopedic surgeons in China. Dr. Guyer […]

Even Kings Can Suffer From Scoliosis

In spite of the amazing advances in modern medicine, scientists have yet to determine the cause of scoliosis. This may surprise laymen because, according to the National Institute of Health, “scoliosis is estimated to affect 4.5% of the general population. In a nation of approximately 273 million people, this means that over 12 million cases […]

Day 6: Friday August 1, ‘Who turned the lights off?’

Prior to breakfast, while still at the hotel, Dr. Lieberman met with his patient from Ethiopia whom he had operated on at the Texas Plano Health hospital in February. While in Texas, he had undergone a multiple stage procedure to correct a deep infection and a pseudo-arthrosis (loose hardware, bone not healing). The patient reported […]

Day 5, Thursday July 31: ‘ Seasoned pros’

8 am start at the hospital for the team and they found patients already lined up outside the hospital, awaiting their consults for the day. They got to the OR theaters and the three teams separated, each beginning their prep routines… Once again the team ran into unanticipated setbacks throughout the day, but it’s day […]

Uganda Spine Surgery Mission Days 6 and 7

Day 6 We were now starting to fall into a routine. We arrived at the hospital at our “usual” time. Sherri and Rob immediately started setting up the operating room and hunting for yesterday’s tools that we had sent for sterilization.  Meanwhile, Izzy, Zvi, Dr. Deo and I rounded on the two surgical patients from […]

Good news for NASCAR fans and Denny Hamlin

With just one lap to go in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Auto Club 400, driver Denny Hamlin’s day, took a sudden and violent turn for the worst. As a result of a collision with another driver, Joey Logano, Hamlin’s back was broken and he will likely be sidelined for the next six weeks. Was this […]

Texas Back Institute Doctors voted as D Magazine Best Docs

Every year physicians from all over Dallas and Collin County vote on their peers to become D Magazine’s Best Docs. Texas Back Institute has a long running history of representing some of the Best Doctors in Dallas and Collin counties. D Magazine has just published the 2013 Collin County Best Doctors list. Congratulations to (photo […]

Minimizing the Risk of Failed Back Surgery Syndrome

Failed Back Surgery Syndrome The post below was featured on Spine-Health.com and was contributed by Dr. Stephen Hochschuler, co-founder and orthopedic spine surgeon at Texas Back Institute. Failed Back Surgery Syndrome (FBSS) refers to chronic back or neck pain, with or without extremity pain, which occurs if spine surgery does not achieve the desired result. Contributing […]

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