Revolutionizing Spine Care…Changing Lives


3537 South Interstate 35 Suite 308 Denton, TX 76210 United States
Fax: 940-483-8933

Larger clinics at the TBI

The Denton office is one of the larger clinics at the Texas Back Institute and offers on-site physical therapy as a convenience to patients. Physicians and staff at the Denton office are great advocates of employee wellness and actively encourage employees to participate in making healthy decisions.

The Denton clinic is home to over 20 employees including 2 orthopedic spine surgeons, 1 neurosurgeon, 1 physiatrist, 1 PA. and 1 PMR.

Dr. Akwasi Boah

In September 2016, Dr. Akwasi Boah, a Neurosurgeon, joined the Denton location as the one of the newest additions to the Texas Back Institute surgical team.

“I dedicate my practice exclusively to the thorough evaluation and treatment of cervical, thoracic and lumbar pathology. When required, surgical treatments are tailored to meet patient’s needs.”

Dr. Boah is a Board-Eligible, Fellowship-Trained Neurosurgeon who completed his residency at the New York University School of Medicine, followed by a fellowship at the Johns Hopkins Department of Neurosurgery. He has authored and co-authored various papers and chapters in medical literature. He also is frequently called on to give oral presentations, including the prestigious NYU Department of Neurosurgery, and the annual NMA Section of Neurology and Neurosurgery Gathering in 2010.

Dr. Boah is proficient in English, Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese.

Dr. Michael S. Hisey

In 1999, Dr. Michael S. Hisey, is an Orthopedic Spine surgeon, joined the Texas Back Institute, was the president from 2015-2016, and can currently be seen in Denton and Flower Mound. Dr. Hisey always uses the most innovative and least invasive techniques to treat his patients.

“My goal is to return my patients to productive and pain-free activity using the most advanced minimally invasive and motion-preserving techniques, holding surgery as a last option.”

Dr. Hisey completed his medical degree from the University of California in San Diego. His residency and internship was completed at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Hisey received his fellowship from Texas Back Institute in Spine Surgery.

He is very highly regarded as he was President of Texas Back Institute from 2010-13 and has served in many committees and in many high positions at various North Texas hospitals. Dr. Hisey is frequently requested to present his papers on new research and techniques in orthopedics.

Dr. Stephen Tolhurst

Dr. Stephen Tolhurst, an Orthopedic Spine Surgeon, joined the Denton location in 2012 after he completed his fellowship in spine surgery.

“I treat every patient as though they were a member of my family. My goal is to return patients to the lifestyle they enjoyed before their pain began. I hold surgery as a last resort, and will do everything possible to achieve a great result for you.”

Dr. Tolhurst’s unique experience during his fellowship, which was a combination of neurosurgical and orthopedic surgery training, plus spinal trauma, makes him an ideal member of our team in Denton. He received his medical degree from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and completed his orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Michigan.

Although Dr. Tolhurst has a special interest in conditions of the cervical spine, he expertly treats all spinal disorders. He spends his free time dedicated to research and publishing peer-reviewed articles and chapters about the spine.

Dr. Thomas Kosztowski

Dr. Thomas Kosztowski joined Texas Back Institute in 2018. Thomas Kosztowski, M.D. is a Neurosurgeon at the Texas Back Institute Plano and Denton. He received his Medical Degree and did his Residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital. While at Johns Hopkins Hospital, he completed a Complex Spine Fellowship followed by a Post-Graduate Spine Fellowship at Brown University Rhode Island Hospital. Dr. Kosztowski has been working in the Spinal Outcomes and Biomechanics Laboratory at Johns Hopkins Hospital since 2013 and is a Clinical Consultant with the Food & Drug Administration.

Dr. Kosztowski is involved in research and has been published in many medical journal publications. He has written several book chapters on spine surgery techniques, spinal tumors and other topics within the realm of Neurosurgery.

Junyoung “Jon” Ahn

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgeon

Akwasi Boah

  • Neurosurgeon

Michael S. Hisey

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgeon

Thomas Kosztowski

  • Neurosurgeon

Chun Lin

  • Physiatrist – Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Stephen Tolhurst

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgeon

Augustina Albright, PA-C

  • Physician Assistant

Jeremiah Brack, PA-C

  • Physician Assistant

Please click the link to use our online scheduling platform or email your contact info (name, phone number, and email address) to info@texasback.com to be contacted by a member of our staff. If you would like to speak to a scheduler please give us a call at 972-608-5000. In most cases, we’ll be able to see you within two business days. Our team can help coordinate your visit with your local physician and provide any logistical support you may need.

We encourage patients to request an appointment online, please note this does not confirm the slot. Our office will reach out to confirm the requested slot within 1-2 business days.

Leaders in Advanced Spine Procedures

To find out whether you would benefit from artificial disc surgery, make an appointment to visit Texas Back Institute in the Dallas, TX, area for an evaluation. We always reserve surgery as a last resort, so we’ll seek to relieve pain first through conservative treatments such as physical therapy and pain management. If severe pain persists and it is determined that you would benefit from surgery, we can help you determine whether artificial disc replacement is right for you.

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