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Scott C. Kutz, M.D.

Neurosurgeon Texas Back InstituteNeurosurgery
6020 W. Parker Road Suite 200 Plano, TX 750935858 West Main Street Suite 120 Frisco, TX 75033 Phone: 972-608-5000


| Practicing Locations: Frisco| Plano

| Scott C. Kutz Quote:

“Medicine is a divine calling for me. From a very early age I felt compelled to help people. As a neurosurgeon, I strive to help my patients find relief from their pain, using the most minimally invasive surgical options available.”

| Specialty: Neurosurgeon

| Fellowship Training: Neurosurgery

| Certification: Certified – American Board of Neurosurgeon

| Scott C. Kutz, M.D.

Scott Kutz, M.D. is a board certified neurosurgeon specializing in the treatment of spinal conditions. Dr. Kutz came to the Texas Back Institute from Springfield, Missouri where he worked at the Mercy Clinic in the Department of Neurosurgery. He earned his Bachelor of Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and his medical degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He completed his surgical internship and neurosurgical residency at Louisiana State University in New Orleans, and a stereo-tactic and functional neurosurgery fellowship at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Kutz has been a Fellow of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons since 2011 and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons since 2010. He is a member of several associations including the American Society for Stereo-tactic and Functional Neurosurgery, the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the North American Spine Society, and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons.

Dr. Kutz focuses his practice on the diagnosis and treatment of spinal disorders. He specializes in treating patients with degenerative disc disease, herniated discs, spinal stenosis, spinal tumors, as well as other spinal disorders. Dr. Kutz has a special interest in minimally invasive surgical procedures, artificial disc replacement, and the treatment of thoracic disorders, spine tumors, complex revision, and sacroiliac joint disorders. Dr. Kutz uses the most innovative surgical approaches to help his patients get back to life.

| Education

  • 2004-2005 Sterotactic and Functional Neurosurgery Fellowship, Rush University Medical Center
  • 1999-2004 Neurosurgical Residency, Louisiana State University
  • 1998-1999 Surgical Internship, Louisiana State University
  • 1998 Doctor of Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • 1994 Bachelor of Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

| Awards/Recognition

  • 2003-2004 Resident of the year nominee, Medical Center of Louisiana-Charity Hospital
  • 1997 Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
  • 1995-1997 Medicine Scholarship
  • 1995, 1996 Bellamy Scholarship
  • 1995 C.M. Craig Scholarship for Research
  • 1994 Bronze Tablet University Honors

| Publications, Books & Presentations

Tender GC, Kutz S, Baratta R, Voorhies RM. Unilateral progressive Alterations in the lumbar spine: a biomechanical study. J Neurosurg Spine. 2005 Mar; 2(3):298-302.

Kutz SC, Bakay RAE. Deep Brain Stimulation in Patients with Non-Parkinson’s Movement Disorders. Contemporary Neurosurgery 2005 Feb 15; vol 27 (3).

Howington JU, Kutz SC, wilding GE, Awasthi D. Cocain use as a predictor of outcome in aneurismal subarachnoid hemorrhage. J Neurosurg 2003 Aug, 99(2): 271-5.

Awasthi D, Kutz SC, Beuerman R, Nguyen D, Carey ME, Zeiller S. Early gene expression in the rat cortex after experimental traumatic brain injury and hypotension. Neurosci Lett, 2003 Jul 10; 345(1): 23-32.

Tender GC, Kutz S, Awasthi D, Rigby P. Vascularized temporalis muscle flap for the treatment of otorrhea: technical note. J Neurosurg 2003 May; 98: 1123-32.

Kutz S, Voorhies R: Skull Tumors, in rengachary S, Maciunar R, Kilkins R (eds,): Neurosurgery, 3d ed. New York, McGraw-Hill, to be released.

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