Dr. Stephen Hochschuler, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon, Plano, TX, 75093
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Dr. Stephen Hochschuler, MD, Plano, TX, 75093

Stephen H. Hochschuler, M.D. is a Co-founder of Texas Back Institute and also the founder of one of the first back schools in the United States. He possesses over 30 years of experience and specializes in lumbar spinal problems. Dr. Hochschuler earned his Medical Degree from Harvard Medical School where he also completed his internship and General Surgery residency. After joining the United States Air Force, Dr. Hochschuler attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, TX for his residency in Orthopedic Surgery.

Dr. Hochschuler holds many achievements in his medical career including, President and founding member of the Spine Arthroplasty Society, past Chairman and current Board of Director at SpineMark, founder of the Spine Division at the Veterans Administration, and is also a decorated United States Air Force Major.

Dr. Stephen Hochschuler is an Orthopedic Surgeon with Texas Back Institute.

Doctor Quote

I primarily deal with lumbar spinal problems. I often am referred complex or failed spinal procedures for evaluation and treatment.

Type of Spine Care Professional

  • Orthopedic Surgeon

Areas of Expertise

Conditions
  • Back Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
  • Foot Drop
  • Herniated Disc / Bulging Disc
  • Joint Pain
  • Kyphosis
  • Leg Pain
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Nerve Pain / Neuralgia
  • Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
  • Sciatica / Radiculopathy
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
Treatments
  • ALIF (anterior lumbar interbody fusion)
  • Anterior / Posterior Lumbar Fusion
  • Artificial Disc Replacement - Lumbar
  • Back Surgery
  • Dynamic lumbar stabilization
  • Epidural Steroid Injections - Cervical
  • Epidural Steroid Injections - Lumbar
  • Facet Joint Injections / Blocks
  • Facet Rhizotomy Injections
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Laminectomy / Decompression Surgery
  • Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion
  • Lumbar Spine Fusion Instrumentation
  • Medial Branch Nerve Blocks
  • Medications for Pain and Related Health Issues
  • Microdiscectomy / microdecompression
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • PLIF (posterior lumbar interbody fusion)
  • Posterolateral Lumbar Fusion
  • Revision Spine Surgery
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injections / Blocks
  • TLIF (transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion)

Languages

Languages Spoken: English, French

Certifications

  • Board Certified, American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Professional Distinctions

  • Clinical instructor, University of Texas Health Science Center
  • Author of numerous books and articles on treatment of back pain without surgery

Professional Affiliations

  • North American Spine Society
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • American Board of Spinal Surgery
  • International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine
  • International Intradiscal Therapy Society