Revolutionizing Spine Care…Changing Lives

Dr. Belanger

February 22, 2023 | Art Young

For 12 Years, This Surgeon Has Changed the Lives Of Scoliosis Patients In Ethiopia

Dr. Ted Belanger of Texas Back Institute has been performing life-changing scoliosis surgery in Ethiopia since 2010. He brings state-of-the-art medical care and earned Medical Missions.Org Physician of the Year in 2018.

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February 5, 2020 | Texas Back Institute

Why This Texas Doctor Received “Physician of the Year” Honors for Life-Changing Work Halfway Around the World

A selfless spine specialist at the renowned Texas Back Institute travels halfway around the world every year with a team of dedicated volunteers to Ethiopia to perform some of the most complex spine surgeries in the most challenging of circumstances. For his relentless pursuit of life-changing surgery to patients who…

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September 13, 2019 | Texas Back Institute

It Takes a Village to Raise a Child

  The past two months have been the most humbling and exhilarating experiences of my life. As you may have seen in several media stories, hundreds of social media posts and two posts in this blog space, I was honored to be given the opportunity to perform spine surgery on…

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September 13, 2019 | Texas Back Institute

Fantasy Football and the Dream Team at Texas Back Institute

For anyone who is an avid sports fan, this is a great time of year. The baseball pennant races are full-bore, the college football season has kicked off and the 94th season of the National Football League (NFL) begins on Thursday night, September 5, 2013. Six months later, on February…

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September 13, 2019 | Texas Back Institute

Dr. Belanger Brings his Expertise in Spine Care to Ethiopia

Dr. Ted Belanger, one of Texas Back Institute’s orthopedic spine surgeons, is currently in Ethiopia where his is treating patients suffering from spinal conditions. Dr. Belanger will be sharing stories with us throughout his trip. Below is his first blog entry! Day 1: 3/18/2013 Arrived safe and sound this morning…

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June 11, 2019 | Texas Back Institute

5 Mistakes Men Make About Back Safety

Men taking charge is nothing new in most situations.  At work, at the gym, on the sports field or even when a little spider invades the kitchen.  When it comes to their back health and safety men can be known for being a little lackadaisical. Dr. Ted Belanger, an orthopedic…

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May 31, 2019 | Texas Back Institute

Failed Back Surgery Syndrome: Its Causes and Treatment

While the medical condition known as “failed back surgery syndrome” is a legitimate orthopedic diagnosis that results in chronic pain for the patient experiencing it, the condition is somewhat confusing. “Spine surgery is possibly the only field of medicine that has the dubious distinction of having a diagnosis called ‘failed…

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December 11, 2018 | Texas Back Institute

An Update on the Ethiopian Twins: Their Miraculous Medical Transformation Continues

The lives of two twin brothers from Ethiopia were changed forever in December 2016. Tamirat and Markos Bogale both suffered from a debilitating spine disease called scoliosis. With the help of many organizations in Africa and America, they were transported to Plano, Texas and put in the hands of Texas…

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July 24, 2018 | Phillip Slaughter

Ethiopia Spine Surgery Mission 2018 – Days 4-6

Ethiopia Spine Surgery Mission 2018 – Days 4-6 Saturday, May 19, 2018 Day 4 Sorry I haven’t been able to post this yet but the wi-fi has been down since we arrived.  I am just keeping a running blog of our daily events. Hopefully I will be able to send…

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July 19, 2018 | Phillip Slaughter

Ethiopia Spine Surgery Mission 2018 – Days 6-11

Ethiopia Spine Surgery Mission 2018 – Days 6-11   Monday, May 21, 2018 Day 6 Today is actually day 11 that we have been doing surgery, but I have been overwhelmed with all the surgeries we have been doing and trying to take care of everyone that I have not…

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