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.
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.
Jessica Shellock M.D.Orthopedic Spine Surgeon Texas Back InstituteOrthopedic Spine Surgery
| Practicing Locations: Plano & McKinney
| Personal Quote:
“Over a decade into practice now, I’ve really seen the spectrum of how great an impact I can make in the life of a patient dealing with neck or back pain. I’ve gained a deeper appreciation of just how far-reaching the effects of painful spinal conditions can be in a patient’s life – affecting every aspect in a unique and personal way. To that end, I want my patients to know that I will make every effort to understand exactly how their neck or back pain affects them as an individual and will personalize their treatment plan accordingly. There are often many ways in which we can address a surgical problem and I don’t believe in a “one size fits all” model. I tell patients routinely that I will do the least invasive procedure to best address their condition and will pursue motion-preservation whenever possible over fusion.”
| Specialty: Spine Surgery
| Fellowship Training: Spinal Surgery
| Certification: Certified – American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
| Jessica Shellock, M.D.
Jessica Shellock, M.D., is a Board Certified Orthopedic Spine Surgeon at the Texas Back Institute. Dr. Shellock specializes in orthopedic surgery with a focus on all aspects of neck and back surgery, including minimally invasive techniques. Dr. Shellock received her medical degree from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. She completed her residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Florida and completed her fellowship in spine surgery at the Texas Back Institute.
2008-2009 Spine Surgery Fellowship, Texas Back Institute, Plano, TX
2004-2008 Orthopedic Surgery Residency, University of Florida, Gainsville, FL
2003-2004 General Surgery Internship, University of Florida, Gainsville, FL
2003 M.D., University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC
1998 B.S, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
- D Magazine Best Doctor – 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2020
- Texas Monthly Super Doctor – Rising Star: 2012, 2013, 2014
- Texas Monthly Super Doctor: 2017, 2018, 2019
- Sarah Graham Kenan Scholarship, University of North Carolina School of Medicine
- Student Stores medical Scholarship, University of North Carolina School of Medicine
| Publications, Books & Presentations
As world-renowned leaders in the field of neck and back care, Texas Back Institute doctors are continuously writing and presenting professional articles, publications and speaking engagements to national and international audiences.
1. Shellock J, Guyer RD: Total Disc Replacement at the Texas Back Institute: Our Journey Over the Past 18 Years. Coluna/Columna 7(4):390-396, 2008.
2. Shellock J, Guyer RD: Lumbar Disc Arthroplasty: Indications and Contraindications. In: Yue JJ, Guyer RD, Johnson JP, Khoo LT, Hochschuler SH (eds): The Comprehensive Treatment of the Aging Spine: Minimally Invasive and Advanced Techniques. Elsevier, in press.
CURRENTLY SUBMITTED FOR PUBLICATION
1. Guyer RD, Shellock J, MacLennan B, Hanscom D, Knight RQ, McCombe P, Jacobs JJ, Urban RM, Bradford D, Ohnmeiss DD: Early Failure of Metal-on-Metal Artificial Disc Prostheses Associated with Lymphocytic Reaction: Diagnosis and Treatment Experience in 4 Cases. Submitted to Spine.
1. Strickland J, MacMillan M, Conrad B: Mechanical Evaluation of a Compressed, Allograft, Intervertebral Implant with and without Flowable Ceramic Augmentation. Florida Orthopaedic Society Annual Meeting. May, 2008; St. Petersburg, Florida.
2. Shellock J: Spinal Cord Stimulation. Neuroscience Lecture Series. November, 2008; Plano, Texas.
3. Shellock J: Intra-operative Neuromonitoring. Neuroscience Lecture Series. April, 2009; Plano, Texas.
4. Guyer RD, Shellock J, MacLennan B, Hanscom D, Knight RQ, McComb P, Jacobs J, Bradford D: Early Failure of Metal-on-Metal Artificial Discs Due to Metal Hypersensitivity: The Diagnostic and Treatment Approach in 4 Collected Cases. Lumbar Spine Research Society. April, 2009; Chicago, Illinois.
5. Guyer RD, Shellock J, MacLennan B, Hanscom D, Knight RQ, McComb P, Jacobs J, Bradford D: Early Failure of Metal-on-Metal Artificial Discs Due to Metal Hypersensitivity: The Diagnostic and Treatment Approach in 4 Collected Cases. Spine Arthroplasty Society. April-May, 2009; London, England.
6. Guyer RD, Shellock J, MacLennan B, Hanscom D, Knight RQ, McComb P, Jacobs J, Urban R, Bradford D, Duffy M: Early Failure of Metal-on-Metal Artificial Discs Due to Metal Hypersensitivity: The Diagnostic and Treatment Approach in Four Collected Cases. Spine Across the Sea. July, 2009; Maui, Hawaii.
7. Guyer RD, Shellock J, MacLennan B, Hanscom D, Urban R, Knight RQ, McComb P, Jacobs J, Bradford D: Early Failure of Metal-on-Metal Artificial Discs Due to Metal Hypersensitivity: The Diagnostic and Treatment Approach in 4 Collected Cases. International Meeting on Advanced Spine Techniques (IMAST). July, 2009; Vienna, Austria.
1. Conrad B, MacMillan M, Strickland J: Mechanical Evaluation of a Compressed, Allograft, Intervertebral Implant with and without Flowable Ceramic Augmentation. Spine Arthroplasty Society. May, 2008; Miami, Florida.
2. Guyer RD, Shellock J, MacLennan B, Hanscom D, Knight RQ, McComb P, Jacobs J, Bradford D: Early Failure of Metal-on-Metal Artificial Discs Due to Metal Hypersensitivity: The Diagnostic and Treatment Approach in Four Collected Cases. International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine. May, 2009; Miami, Florida.
6020 W. Parker Road Suite 200 Plano TX 75093
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Texas Back Institute – Plano
Suite 200 (2nd Floor)
Plano TX 75093