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Revolutionizing Spine Care…Changing Lives

Dr. Lieberman

May 31, 2019 | Texas Back Institute

Robotics Surgery for Spine Cancer Gives Adrianna Her Life Back

Adrianna Mogollon seemed like a happy and healthy young woman, with her entire life ahead of her. She had a loving family, a passion for snowboarding and a zest for life. Everything seemed great until it didn’t. After the sharp back pains became too much for her to endure, she…

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August 8, 2019 | Texas Back Institute

Dr. Isador Lieberman: A Pioneer of Robotic Surgery Looks to the Future

In a remarkable “sign of the times” for surgery, the Senhance robot recently became the first new robotic surgical system to receive FDA approval since 2000. According to an article in “Health Care Business,” during the procedure, “the surgeon sits in an ergonomically comfortable position and can see inside the patient’s…

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August 8, 2019 | Texas Back Institute

Are Stem Cells the “Holy Grail” for Relieving Back Pain? Texas Back Institute Doctors Lead a National Trial to Find Out.

A research team from Texas Back Institute will be working on a Federal Drug Administration (FDA) trial to investigate one of the most revolutionary medical treatments in history – the use of stem cells to rejuvenate spinal tissue. The clinic has been involved in numerous important trials including those for…

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May 28, 2019 | Texas Back Institute

Why Walking that Walk Can Make Your Back Ache

Every breath you take and every move you make Every bond you break, every step you take, I’ll be watching you. ~ Sting (album “Synchronicity”) In 1983, the musical group Policecemented these lyrics into popular culture. These lyrics should be the theme song for the newest addition to Texas Back…

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August 2, 2018 | Phillip Slaughter

Uganda Spine Surgery Mission 2018 – Day 4

Day 4: Murphy Strikes Breakfast was like the calm before the storm; no one truly knew what was going to happen, but we knew it would be a busy day. We had planned one instrumentation and fusion and one posterior lumbar instrumentation and fusion for the morning, and occiput (bone…

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July 27, 2018 | Phillip Slaughter

Uganda Spine Surgery Mission 2018 – Day 2

Day 2: Exactly how much did we pack? The morning was pretty typical to trips in the past; some got up early and worked out, some took care of emails and everything, and others slept in until the last possible minute before the standard team breakfast, where we’d discuss the…

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July 25, 2018 | Phillip Slaughter

Uganda Spine Surgery Mission 2018 – Day 1

Day 1: Oh, the places you’ll go After many hours of international air travel, landing us in Doha, Qatar for a night, a majority of team 1 was able to reunite. Attending team 1 was Dr. Isador Lieberman, Dr. Michael Hisey, Dr. Jaime Villerreal, spinal fellow, all from Texas Back…

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April 4, 2019 | Texas Back Institute

Can High-Impact Exercise and Weight Training Counteract the Effects of Osteoporosis?

In order to maintain bone density, post-menopausal women with the pre-osteoporosis condition known as osteopenia have a new challenge: making time for regularly scheduled, vigorous exercise. A new study recommends this group participate in high-impact exercises, including weight training, at least twice a week. The researchers who conducted the study found…

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December 28, 2017 | Texas Back Institute

Uganda Spine Surgery Mission 2017 – Day 1 and 1.5

Day 1 and 1/2: Arrival in Uganda Whenever you travel, there’s always the concern about baggage; Did it all make it on the right flight? Did it arrive? Was it searched? Can I retrieve it? It’s a little different on a mission trip such as this, in the sense that…

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December 28, 2017 | Texas Back Institute

Uganda Spine Surgery Mission 2017 – Day 3

Day 3: I’m Feeling the Pressure A typical morning; for some, a run. For others, more sleep. Close behind, group breakfast with warm food, and a fresh cup of coffee or tea. Shortly after, we jumped into the van with some bags and headed off. We arrived at the hospital,…

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