Dr. Richard Guyer

Dr. Richard Guyer

Orthopedic Surgeon at Texas Back Institute

Meet Dr. Richard Guyer

Richard Guyer, M.D., is the Co-founder of the Texas Back Institute and Director of their Spine Fellowship Program. Dr. Guyer earned his Medical Degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He completed his internship at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, TX and continued with his residency program in Orthopedic Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Guyer then completed two spine fellowships in Ohio and California.

Dr. Guyer holds many honors including founder of the Texas Back Institute Research Foundation and Chairman of the Board for the program. Dr. Guyer received the Best Doctor Award from D Magazine, is president of the North American Spine Society and winner of the Volvo Award for Low Back Pain Research. As well as being on staff at Texas Back Institute, Dr. Guyer is currently an Associate Clinical Professor for the Department of Orthopedics at UT Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, TX and on the editorial board for numerous medical journals including, Spine, The Spine Journal, University of Pennsylvania Orthopedic Journal, and The Journal of American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery.

Dr. Richard Guyer is an Orthopedic Surgeon with Texas Back Institute.

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Doctor Quote

My treatment philosophy is to treat my patients the way I would want myself or my family members to be treated. I always utilize what I like to refer to as the 'family test' when advising treatment and surgical options for my patients.

Directions to our primary location in

Plano, TX

How Dr. Richard Guyer Can Help You


  • Orthopedic Surgeon

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish


  • Arm Pain
  • Back Pain
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spinal Conditions
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
  • Foot Drop
  • Herniated Disc / Bulging Disc
  • Hip Pain
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Neck Disorders
  • Neck Pain
  • Osteoporosis
  • Sciatica / Radiculopathy
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Whiplash


  • ALIF (anterior lumbar interbody fusion)
  • Annulus Repair
  • Anterior / Posterior Lumbar Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Corpectomy
  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy / Decompression
  • Anterior Cervical Fusion
  • Artificial Disc Replacement - Cervical
  • Artificial Disc Replacement - Lumbar
  • Back Surgery
  • Bone Graft Substitutes
  • Discectomy
  • Endoscopic Microdiscectomy
  • Interspinous process spacers
  • Laminectomy / Decompression Surgery
  • Laminoplasty
  • Lumbar Corpectomy
  • Lumbar Spine Fusion Instrumentation
  • Microdiscectomy / Microdecompression
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Neck Surgery
  • PLIF (posterior lumbar interbody fusion)
  • Pediatric Spine Treatments - Non-Surgical
  • Posterior Cervical Decompression
  • Posterior Cervical Discectomy
  • Posterior Cervical Foraminotomy
  • Posterolateral Lumbar Fusion
  • Radiofrequency procedures
  • Spinal Fusion

What Patients are Saying About Dr. Richard Guyer

  • Harrell recommends Dr. Guyer and Texas Back Institute because they consider the least invasive treatments first, and they listen, hear concerns and explain everything that goes on But more important, he says, They changed my life and our lives.
    — H. A. - Degenerative Disc Disease/Artifical Disc Replacement
  • She would recommend Texas Back Institute’s medical team and staff to all her friends and family. I’m a kid again, and I live my life to its fullest. she says. I’m living a pain-free, happy, energetic life.
    — D. L. - Degenerative Disc Disease/Charite Artificial Disc Procedure

Accolades for Dr. Richard Guyer

Professional Distinctions

  • Current president of Texas Back Institute
  • Fellowship, Spinal surgery, Leon Wiltse and Henry Bohlman at Case Western
  • Director of Texas Back Institute Fellowship
  • Associate Clinical Professor of Orthopedics at University of Texas Southwestern School of Medicine
  • Chairman of the Board, Texas Health Research Institute
  • Past President, North American Spine Society, 2007

Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • North American Spine Society
  • International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine
  • International Society of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology

Board Certifications

  • Board Certified, American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Spine-health Videos by Dr. Richard Guyer

Office Information for Dr. Richard Guyer

6020 W. Parker Road
Suite 200
Plano, TX 75093
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Primary Location:

6020 W. Parker Road
Suite 200
Plano, TX 75093


Monday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm

Texas Back Institute

Additional Locations

2800 West Hwy. 114
Suite 220
Trophy Club, TX 76262
Driving directions

Profile last updated: September 1, 2016. This information was supplied by or on behalf of the provider.