Spine surgeon leader to know: Dr. Scott Blumenthal of the Texas Back Institute

Spine Leaders

"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.

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