The Texas Back Institute Difference


exas Back Institute is one of the largest freestanding multidisciplinary academic spine centers in the world. For more than 40 years, Texas Back Institute has fulfilled its goal as a center of excellence in spine care, blending premier science and education while offering our patients streamlined and efficient access to the best spine care available.

At our Center for Disc Replacement, led by the spine surgeons who are leaders in artificial disc replacement (ADR), we perform this life changing-procedure on hundreds of patients each year. Our world-class arthroplasty surgeons – led by Drs. Scott Blumenthal, Richard Guyer, Jack Zigler, and Jessica Shellock – have together performed more than 3,000 disc replacement procedures with 14 different types of devices at Texas Back Institute. Several medical milestones in disc replacement have occurred at Texas Back Institute, including the first Charité and ProDisc implants in the United States.

Texas Back Institute’s Center for Disc Replacement remains dedicated to helping patients get back to life, with internationally cost-competitive treatments that require very little post-procedure hospitalizations. Our commitment to clinical research allows early access to the latest arthroplasty technologies, and our leadership and pioneering attitude extends beyond the operating room: TBI is an international teaching center where surgeons come to learn and refine their arthroplasty techniques.