"Refuse to fuse" is a motto Scott Blumenthal, MD, lives by.
Dr. Blumenthal, a spine surgeon at Plano-based Texas Back Institute, is the first and only surgeon in the U.S. to devote his practice to the research and application of artificial disc surgery.
"My goal as a spine surgeon is to get my patients back to life using the most advanced motion-preserving technologies," he said. "This includes lumbar and cervical artificial discs as well as posterior dynamic stabilization and interspinous process distraction."
He played a key role in bringing artificial disc replacements to the U.S. after its creation and use in Europe. He's also a leader in spinal arthroplasty. Since 2009, he's been consistently recognized by D Magazine.
Dr. Blumenthal received his medical degree from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, and he completed his residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Dallas.