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.
Sheena Bhuva M.D.Physiatrist – Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Texas Back InstitutePhysical Medicine and Rehabilitation
| Personal Quote: “As a physical medicine and rehabilitation physician, my greatest joy comes from providing patients with the knowledge about their diagnosis, so that together we can develop a treatment plan that improves their quality of life and function.”
| Specialty: Physiatrist – Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
| Fellowship Training: Interventional Spine and Musculoskeletal Medicine
| Certification: Board Certified – American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
| Sheena Bhuva, M.D.
Sheena Bhuva, M.D., A Plano, Texas native, has joined the Texas Back Institute as a Physiatrist. She completed her Interventional Spine and Musculoskeletal Medicine Fellowship at Desert Spine and Sports Physicians in Phoenix, Arizona. She earned her Doctorate of Medicine at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine, Bryan and Dallas, TX in 2013. She completed her Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency, where she was Chief Resident at Baylor University Medical Center, Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation, Dallas, TX.
Her recent Honors include the Arnold P. Gold Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award (1 of 3 PM&R residents who have won this award from 2004-2016), the American Academy of Neurology Medical Student Prize for Excellence in Neurology, and The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago Sarah Baskin Award for Excellence in Research.
She is a member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, the Spine Intervention Society, the North American Spine Society, and The Texas Medical Association.
Dr. Bhuva enjoys spending time with her family and friends playing board games and trying new restaurants. She also loves to travel and stay active by playing basketball and hiking. She has a second degree black belt in USA Martial Arts.
- Interventional Spine and Musculoskeletal Medicine Fellowship – Desert Spine and Sports Physicians in Phoenix AZ (2017-2018)
- Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency – Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas (2014-2017)
- Internal Medicine Internship Preliminary Year – Woodhull Medical Center/NYU Langone in Brooklyn, NY (2013-2014)
- Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) – Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine (2009-2013)
- Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Sociology and minor in Biology – Austin College in Sherman, TX (2004-2008)
- Dr. Bhuva’s Awards/Recognition:
- D Magazine Best Doctors – 2020
- July 2017 – Interventional Orthopedics Foundation (IOF) Scholarship for Regenerative Medicine Cadaver Course
- Feb 2017, 2018 – IOF Stipend Award for Regenerative Medicine Conference
- May 2016 – Arnold P. Gold Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award
- Feb 2016 – Baylor University Medical Center Discovery Foundation Research Grant
- May 2013 – American Academy of Neurology Medical Student Prize for Excellence in Neurology
- June 2011 – Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago Sarah Baskin Award for Excellence in Research
| Publications, Books & Presentations
Peer-reviewed journal publications:
Bhuva S, Mookerjee S J “Turf Wars: Natural Grass vs Synthetic Surfaces, Review and Comments on Dr. George Balazs’s Article: “Risk of anterior cruciate ligament injury in athletes on synthetic playing surfaces: a systematic review,”” Sports Review Journal, NFP, 1(6):16-17, June 2016.
Schnitzer TJ, Wysocki N, Barkema D, Griffith J, Bhuva S, Welbel R, et al. Calcaneal quantitative ultrasound compared with hip and femoral neck dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry in people with a spinal cord injury. PM&R,4(10):748-55, Oct 2012.
Bhuva S, Reynolds M, Saracino G, Asrani S, Driver S, et al. Impact of acute inpatient rehabilitation after liver transplantation in patients with a high Model for End Stage Liver Disease (MELD) scores. Association of Academic Physiatrists. Sacramento, CA. Feb 2016. Also presented at Baylor University Medical Center Scholarly Day. Dallas, TX. Mar 2016.
Schnitzer TJ, Bhuva S, Welbel R.Screening for Osteoporosis for Individuals with Spinal Cord Injuries: Comparing Quantitative Ultrasound with Dual-Energy X-ray Absorptiometry. Graduate Student Research Symposium. Bryan, TX. Sept 2010, Mar 2011.
Quality improvement projects:
Efficiency of rapid response and code blue management at Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation. Baylor University Medical Center. Dallas, TX. Aug 2014-June 2015.
Plan, Do, Study, Act (PDSA) project: Early Rehabilitation Intervention in the Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU) Setting for Patients with Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS). Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine/Baylor University Medical Center. Dallas, TX. Mar 2013.
What’s up with opioids? May 2018. https://desertspineandsports.com/whats-up-with-opioids/
The link between vascular disease and spine disease. Mar 2018. https://desertspineandsports.com/link-vascular-disease-lumbar-spine-disease/
Is R.I.C.E still the answer for musculoskeletal injuries? Jan 2018. https://desertspineandsports.com/r-c-e-still-answer-musculoskeletal-injuries/
Monthly spine/MSK lectures. Desert Spine and Sports Physicians. Phoenix, AZ. Aug 2017-July 2018.
Needlecraft techniques and simulation. Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation. Dallas, TX. June 2017.
Grand rounds: Acute inpatient rehabilitation outcomes after liver transplant. Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation. Dallas, TX. May 2017.
Case report: Hip pain in a quad amputee. Baylor University Medical Center. Dallas, TX. April 2017.
Pars interarticularis fractures and other stress injuries. Baylor University Medical Center. Dallas, TX. April 2017.
Spine anatomy and pathology. Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation. Dallas, TX. March 2017.
Established Musculoskeletal & Ultrasound didactic curriculum and lecture series. Peer ultrasound instructor. Baylor University Medical Center. Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation. Dallas, TX. March 2016 – June 2017.
Stress injuries and fractures. OSS Health. York, PA. July 2016.
FIM scores. Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation. Dallas, TX. July 2016.
Femoral neuropathy. Baylor University Medical Center. Dallas, TX. Sept 2015.
Gout and pseudogout. Baylor University Medical Center. Dallas, TX. Aug 2015.
Vertebrobasilar syndromes. Baylor University Medical Center. Dallas, TX. April 2015.
Neurogenic bladder and bowel – RN education. Our Children’s House. Dallas, TX. April 2015.
Ulnar neuropathy. Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation. Dallas, TX. Aug 2014.
Mechanism, Treatment and Rehabilitation of Osteoporosis in Spinal Cord Injury. Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine. Bryan, TX. Dec 2010.
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