At the Memorial Hermann Orthopedic & Spine Hospital Spine Program our goal is to provide you with quality and individualized back and neck pain treatment. The physicians affiliated with the Spine Program specialize in the non-surgical and surgical treatment of back and neck pain while offering the most progressive standard of care available.

The Memorial Hermann Orthopedic and Spine Hospital Spine Program gives patients who are having spine surgery the opportunity to share the experience in a group setting, from pre-operative education classes through post-operative rehabilitation.

Our facility has beautifully furnished patient rooms, which are private and luxurious with a group therapy gym located conveniently nearby. A well-appointed waiting area for friends and family is conveniently located on the first floor of the hospital. It is our philosophy that patients and families should participate in all areas of the patient’s health care.  We are committed to making this experience easy and comfortable for you and your family

Initial Certification for Spine Surgery

Memorial Hermann Orthopedic & Spine Hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Initial Certification for Spine Surgery. It is the first hospital in Houston to earn this initial certification, which is awarded to Joint Commission-accredited hospitals, critical access hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers seeking to elevate the quality, consistency and safety of their services, and patient care.

The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Initial Certification for Spine Surgery is awarded for a 2-year period. Earning this certification is a step forward in pursuing a Center of Excellence for our continuum of care, quality, safety and performance.

Blue Distinction Center+ for Spine Surgery

Blue Cross Blue Shield has designated Memorial Hermann Orthopedic & Spine Hospital as a Blue Distinction Center+ for Spine Surgery. “Blue Distinction Centers+ are recognized for their expertise and cost-efficiency in delivering specialty care. The goal of the program is to help consumers find both quality and value for their specialty care needs, while encouraging healthcare professionals to improve the overall quality and delivery of healthcare nationwide, and providing a credible foundation for local Blue Cross and/or Blue Shield Plans (Blue Plans) to design benefits tailored to meet employers’ quality and cost objectives.” – Blue Cross Blue Shield Association

Memorial Hermann Orthopedic and Spine Hospital Staff

The Memorial Hermann Orthopedic and Spine Hospital’s Spine Program uses a team approach to caring for you and your family. Physicians affiliated with the Spine Program include some of the most experienced and highly-trained orthopedic spine surgeons in the Houston area.

The nurses, therapists and support staff are trained to take care of patients suffering from back and neck pain. Even though they have cared for countless patients, the Spine Care team also understands that your needs are unique. From pre-surgical education to surgery, and from post-surgery rehabilitation to at home recovery, they are here for your individual needs.

Pain Management and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Specialists are physicians with specialized training who offer comprehensive services in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with joint pain, spine pain, and musculoskeletal/sports-related injuries. Physiatrists plan treatment based on a thorough evaluation of the patient’s medical history, a comprehensive physical exam, review of diagnostic testing (x-rays, CT scans, MRIs, laboratory testing and/or electro-diagnostic exams).

Physical Therapists are licensed professionals that provide physical therapy services.  Physical therapists perform and interpret tests and develop therapy programs focused on improving posture, movement, strength, endurance, cardiopul­monary function, coordination, joint mobility, flexibility, and functional abilities in daily living skills.

A Spine Surgeon is a board-certified physician with specialized training and is the hospital-affiliated physician that performs your spine surgery. He or she will oversee your care throughout your stay at the hospital and provide each patient with a personalized plan of care. 

Nurse Navigators are Registered Nurses with specific clinical knowledge, who offer individualized assistance to patients, families, and caregivers to help overcome healthcare system barriers. They are advocates for patients to ensure proper coordination of care. They communicate with patient, family, and multidisciplinary team while providing education and psychosocial/emotional support. 

Spine Continuum of Care 

The Memorial Hermann Orthopedic and Spine Hospital’s Spine Program uses a multidisciplinary teamwork approach that promotes a continuum of care environment that involves each member of our spine care team working together for the benefit of the patient. Our treatment begins with the most conservative approach and practices using evidence-based medicine to ensure positive outcomes to provide an exceptional patient experience.