Spine Center

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Recognized by U.S. News & World Report

UT Southwestern Medical Center has earned High Performing recognition for back surgery (spinal fusion) from U.S. News & World Report, placing us among the country's leading hospitals for this procedure.

Comprehensive Care for Back, Neck, and Spine Pain

Spine problems affect every aspect of life. That’s why at the Spine Center at UT Southwestern Medical Center, we treat the whole patient – not just the spine.

We partner with our patients in their care to get them back to health as soon as possible and help them achieve their goal: relief from back, neck, and spine pain.

Our highly trained specialists create a customized plan based on each patient’s condition. Whenever possible, we treat neck, back, and spine conditions with nonsurgical therapies. We promote exercise, nutrition, and other preventive strategies to keep you healthy.

While Spine Center surgeons are some of the best in the world, we save surgery for a last resort, not a starting place.

Our approach is really to treat the whole patient and not just the spine. It involves a lot of different individuals and a lot of skill sets…folks that have trained all over the country at some of the best programs in the world. It’s that variety of thought that makes us unique.

Carlos Bagley, M.D.

Director of the Spine Center

The Right Care for the Best Result

The Spine Center team focuses on delivering the care that’s right for each patient and making each patient’s experience the best possible. Our treatment plans are rooted in the latest research and based on our years of expertise.

With one call, patients can connect with all the specialists they need for spine care, such as experts from neurosurgery, orthopaedic surgery, pain management, spine imaging, spine rehabilitation, and anesthesiology.

We offer care at locations in Dallas, Frisco, Irving, and Richardson/Plano to make it convenient for you.

Using both nonsurgical and surgical options, as well as pain management strategies and physical medicine and rehabilitation treatments, the Spine Center team offers comprehensive care for all types of back, neck, and spine conditions, including:

Advanced Diagnostic and Treatment Options

Spine Center patients have access to the latest and most effective treatments and technologies, including:

  • Nerve-conduction studies
  • Therapeutic injections
  • Specialized spine imaging
  • Minimally invasive spine surgery
  • CyberKnife radiosurgery
  • Complex reconstructive surgery
  • Endoscopic surgery
  • Comprehensive rehabilitation programs

With our focus on your whole health, we also encourage preventive care such as:

  • Exercise for back and spine health
  • Nutrition
  • Proper sleep habits
  • Practicing yoga, meditation, and Tai Chi

What to Expect at Your Visit

Find out how to make the most of your visit to the UT Southwestern Spine Center by watching our new patient video.

Enhanced Recovery from Surgery (ERAS)

The Spine Center ERAS program at UT Southwestern is an innovative approach to care, designed to optimize patients’ surgical experience.

Learn about ERAS.

Our Multidisciplinary Team

The doctors at our Spine Center work as a team with experts in nerve, muscle, and bone conditions, as well as nurses and physical therapists who work closely with patients to manage symptoms and reduce the risk of recurrence.

We use a multidisciplinary team based approach to develop the right individualized treatment plan for every patient. The spine team includes:

  • Physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists
  • Anesthesiology and pain management specialists
  • Neurosurgeons
  • Orthopedic spine surgeons

Our Doctors

Listen to what our doctors have to say about the Spine Center and the talented people they work with to bring you some of the best comprehensive spine care and health care available.

Are You a New Patient?

To make your experience smoother, download and complete our new patient questionnaire ahead of time and bring it to your first appointment. 

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Request a Second Opinion

If you have a diagnosis for a spine disorder and reside in Texas, you can request a second opinion from one of our physicians. 

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Research—Improving Outcomes

As an academic medical center, UT Southwestern offers clinical trials that give eligible patients access to the newest therapies for spine conditions. 

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Spine Center

at UT Southwestern Medical Center at Las Colinas West 6121 N. Highway 161, 3rd Floor, Suite 300
Irving, Texas 75038
214-645-2225 Directions

Spine Center

at UT Southwestern Medical Center at Richardson/Plano 3030 Waterview Parkway, 1st Floor
Richardson, Texas 75080
972-669-7101 Directions

Spine Center

at James W. Aston Ambulatory Care Center 5303 Harry Hines Blvd., 6th Floor
Dallas, Texas 75390
214-645-2225 Directions Parking Info

Spine Center

at UT Southwestern Frisco 12500 Dallas Parkway, 3rd Floor
Frisco, Texas 75033
469-604-9000 Directions Parking Info