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What’s new in Plano

The Plano office serves as the main location at the Texas Back Institute and continues to grow in number of physicians, staff and patients. The office is currently home to 18 physicians who range in specialty from orthopedic spine surgery to physiatry, pain management, neurosurgery and psychology. Texas Back Institute also offers Physical Therapy for spine patients in Plano,  therapists and their assistants work closely with patients to tailor a program for their specific condition and needs.

The Plano office is also home to Texas Back Institute’s corporate office, clinical trials department, Spine Surgery Fellowship program, and Spine Biomechanics Lab. Texas Back Institute continues to grow as a leader in the spine care industry, working to help patients suffering from from spine and brain conditions.

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Texas Back Institute – Plano

Texas Back Institute has created and expanded the Scoliosis & Spine Tumor Center, further adding to Texas Back’s growing list of sub-specialties. Led by internationally recognized spine surgeon, Dr. Isador Lieberman, the center prides itself on offering patients with the highest quality care and the latest in technology, including the latest in global positioning robotic technology for spine surgery. Dr. Lieberman is one of few physicians in the United States to offer this new technology, further setting the Texas Back Institute apart from its competitors. The Scoliosis & Spine Tumor Center runs a monthly support group for its adolescent scoliosis patients and their families. The Center also offers complex revision surgery for patients who have had issues with a prior surgery, as well as a concierge program for its visitors from out of town.


Center for Disc Replacement

In January 2011, the Center for Disc Replacement opened at the Texas Back Institute – Plano to serve the increasing number of national and international patients requesting the latest in artificial disc replacement (ADR) surgeries. Co-directors of the Center are fellowship-trained, orthopedic spine surgeons Drs. Scott Blumenthal, Richard Guyer, Jack Zigler, and Jessica Shellock who have served as primary investigators in the latest FDA-approved clinical trials. Focused on the needs of the ADR patient, the Center includes concierge services to help coordinate treatment with the patient’s local physicians, assist with travel and transportation arrangements, and provide other assistance the patient may need.

Blake N. Staub M.D.

Neurosurgeon Texas Back InstituteNeurosurgery
6020 W. Parker Road Suite 200 Plano, TX 7509312222 N. Central Expressway Suite 310 Dallas, TX 75243 Phone: 972-608-5000


|Quote: “Every patient should demand and receive personalized medical care. I believe in utilizing every tool at my disposal to tailor a plan of care for each patient I treat. With the right preoperative plan, even the most complex spine pathology can be corrected safely and effectively. “

| Practicing Locations: Plano & Dallas

| Specialty: Neurosurgery

| Fellowship Training: Complex Spine and Scoliosis

| Certification: Certified – American Board of Neurological Surgery

| Bio: Blake N. Staub, M.D. is a neurosurgeon at Texas Back Institute. Dr. Staub specializes in spinal surgery and focuses on using the most advanced technology combined with the least invasive techniques available to treat his patients. Dr Staub, a Dallas native, attended Greenhill School in Dallas, earned his Bachelor of Science degree in biology from the Emory University and completed his medical degree at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas. He then completed a surgical internship and neurosurgical residency at Houston Methodist Hospital. Upon completion of his residency, Dr. Staub finished an Orthopedic Spine Surgery fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York focusing in complex spine and scoliosis surgery.

Dr. Staub is a member of numerous professional organizations including the Texas Association of Neurological Surgeons, North American Spine Society, American Association of Neurological Surgeons and Congress of Neurological Surgeons. Dr. Staub has authored numerous scientific articles, medical book chapters and has been called on to present his research at national medical society meetings and conferences.

Dr. Staub specializes in the treatment of spinal disorders and his clinical interests include adult scoliosis, deformity reconstruction, revision surgery, spinal tumors and minimally invasive spinal surgery. Dr. Staub also treats vertebral compression fractures, cervical and lumbar degenerative disorders and spine trauma.

| Education

Hospital for Special Surgery ~ New York, NY August 2016-July 2017 Complex spine and scoliosis fellow

Houston Methodist Hospital ~ Houston, Texas July 2009-June 2016 Internship and Residency ~ Neurological Surgery

University of Texas Southwestern Medical School ~ Dallas, Texas August 2005-June 2009 Doctor of Medicine

Emory University ~ Atlanta, GA August 2001-May 2005 Bachelor of Science, Biology

Graduated from Greenhill School in Dallas – May 2001


  • D Magazine Best Doctor – 2019, 2020
  • Texas Monthly Super Doctor – Rising Star: 2019, 2020

| Affiliations


Texas Association of Neurological Surgeons

American Association of Neurological Surgeons

Congress of Neurological Surgeons

North American Spine Society

| Publications, Books & Presentations


  • Staub BN, Livingston AD, Chevez-Barrios P, Baskin DS. Hemangioblastoma of the optic nerve producing bilateral optic tract edema in a patient with von hippel-lindau disease. Surg Neurol Int. 2014; 5:33-7806.128430.
  • Staub BN, Rangel-Castilla L, Olar A, Baskin DS. Olfactory colloid cyst: Case report and review of extraventricular colloid cyst literature. World Neurosurg. 2014;81(1):202.e19-202.e22.
  • Staub BN, Holman PJ. Case report: Lateral retroperitoneal transpsoas interbody fusion in an achondroplastic dwarf. Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine. 2014 Nov 21:1-4.
  • Staub BN, Holman PJ, Reitman CA, Hipp J. Sagittal Plane Lumbar Intervertebral Motion During Seated Flexion-Extension in 658 Asymptomatic, Non-Degenerated Levels. Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine. 2015 Dec 23: 731-738
  • Staub BN, Huang M, Holman PJ, Benzel EC. Chapter 12: Physical and Neurological Examination. In Benzel’s Spine Surgery: Techniques, Complication Avoidance, and Management, 4th Edition. Elsevier Publishing. Publication Pending
  • Book Chapter in: Comprehensive Guide for Patients and Families with Neurosurgical Conditions and Emergencies. Springer Publishing. In press.
  • Staub, Blake N, MD1 ; Lafage, Renaud, MS1 ; Kim, Han Jo, MD1 ; Shaffrey, Christopher, MD2 ; Mundis, Gregory, MD3 ; Hostin, Richard, MD4 ; Burton, Douglas, MD5 ; Lenke, Lawrence, MD6 ; Munish, Gupta, MD7; Ames, Christopher, MD8 ; Klineberg, Eric, MD9 ; Bess, Shay, MD10 ; Schwab, Frank, MD1 ; Lafage, Virginie, PhD1 ; ISSG; Cervical mismatch: the normative value of T1 slope minus cervical lordosis and its ability to predict ideal cervical lordosis. Submitted to Spine.
  • Staub, BN, Huang M, Holman, PJ, Reitman CA, Hipp J; Sagittal plane lumbar intervertebral motion during seated flexion-extension radiographs of 802 asymptomatic, degenerated and non-degenerated levels. Submitted to Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine
  • Blake N. Staub MD, Todd J. Albert MD. The Cost Effectiveness of Various Surgical Procedures in the Cervical Spine. To be published in: Degenerative Cervical Myelopathy and Radiculopathy: Treatment Approaches and Options
  • Blake N. Staub MD, Renaud Lafage MS, Frank Schwab MD. Flatback and Other Post-Operative Sagittal Malignment Syndromes. To be published in the Scoliosis Research Society E-Textbook


  • Staub BN. Spinopelvic Parameters and Deformity Correction. Oral Presentation Presented at: Houston Methodist Neurological Institute Department of Neurosurgery Grand Rounds Seminar Series; Houston, TX. November 2013
  • Staub BN, Holman PJ, Hipp J. Intervertebral Motion in the Lumbar Spine in 161 Asymptomatic Individuals: Defining a New Normal. Oral Presentation Presented at: Texas Association of Neurological Surgeons 2014 Annual Meeting; San Antonio, Texas
  • Staub BN, Holman PJ, Hu X, Lieberman IH. Sacro-pelvic Fixation Using the S2 Alar-Iliac (S2AI) Screws in Adult Deformity Patients: Experiences with Two Different Navigation Techniques. Oral Presentation Presented at: International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery ~2014 Meeting; Miami, Fl.
  • Staub BN, Desai V, Holman PJ. Minimally Invasive, Stereotactic, Wireless, Percutaneous Pedicle Screw Placement in the Lumbar Spine: Accuracy Rates with 204 Consecutive Screws. 2014 Society of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Global Forum; Miami, FL. Sep 2014
  • Staub BN, Huang M, Hanson D, Holman PJ. Sagittal Deformity Correction During The Minimally Invasive Lateral Transpsoas Approach With Hyperlordotic Interbody Grafting And Adjunctive ALL Release. 2014 Society of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Global Forum; Miami, FL. Sep 2014.
  • Staub BN, Desai V, Holman PJ. Minimally Invasive, Stereotactic, Wireless, Percutaneous Pedicle Screw Placement in the Lumbar Spine: Accuracy Rates with 224 Consecutive Screws. 2015 Lumbar Spine Research Society; Chicago, IL April 2014.
  • Staub BN, Huang M, Hanson D, Holman PJ. Sagittal Deformity Correction During the Lateral Transpsoas Approach with Hyperlordotic Interbody Grafting, Adjunctive ALL release, and Subsequent Smith-Peterson Osteotomy. 2015 Global Spine Congress; Buenos Aires, Argentina. May 2015.
  • Blake N. Staub MD, Cervical mismatch: the normative value of T1 slope minus cervical lordosis and its ability to predict ideal cervical lordosis. The 14th Annual Cabo Meeting:The State of Spine Surgery Think Tank; Cabo San Lucas, Mexico June 2017 POSTER PRESENTATIONS
  • Staub BN, Hipp J, Kim, DH. Comparison of the Detection of Spinous Process Fractures After Placement of an Interspinous Process Spacer using Computed Tomography Scans and Flexion/Extension Radiographs. Congress of Neurological Surgeons 2014 Annual Meeting; Boston, MA. Oct 2014
  • Staub BN, Hipp, J. The Most Recent Evidence for the Radiographic Diagnosis of Cervical Arthrodesis – When will the Food and Drug Administration Change the Spinal Investigational Device Exemptions Guidelines. Congress of Neurological Surgeons 2014 Annual Meeting; Boston, MA. Oct 2014
  • Staub BN, Parrish RG. The Comparative Efficacy of Extended-Release Liposomal Bupivacaine in Preventing Post-Surgical Pain After a One-Level Microdiscectomy Versus Plain Bupivacaine HCl. CNS/AANS Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves 2015 Annual Meeting; Phoenix, AZ. March 2015.
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6020 W. Parker Road Suite 200 Plano TX 75093

12222 N. Central Expressway Suite 310 Dallas TX 75243

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Texas Back Institute – Plano

6020 W. Parker Road
Suite 200 (2nd Floor)
Plano TX 75093
United States
Phone: 972-608-5000
Fax: 972-608-5068
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