Dr. Theodore A. Belanger, MD, Orthopedic Spine Surgeon, Rockwall, TX, 75032
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Dr. Theodore A. Belanger, MD, Rockwall, TX, 75032

Dr. Theodore Belanger is a full-time, board-certified orthopedic spine surgeon at the Texas Back Institute’s practice in Rockwall, Texas.

Dr. Belanger joined the Texas Back Institute after living in North Carolina where he was a partner physician at the OrthoCarolina Spine Center. In addition to caring for patients, Dr. Belanger has also trained spine surgery fellows and orthopedic residents and has covered spine trauma calls at a regional level-one trauma center. He specializes in the evaluation and treatment of neck and back disorders, including degenerative conditions, disc disorders, adult and pediatric spinal deformity, scoliosis and spine trauma.

Dr. Belanger earned a Bachelor of Science with Honors from the University of Wisconsin-Madison majoring in biochemistry. He received his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Wisconsin Medical School. He completed his residency training at Michigan State University/Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies in 2002, and a Spine Surgery and Spinal Cord Injury Fellowship at Case Western Reserve University in 2003 under the late Henry Bohlman, MD. Dr. Belanger is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and is a member of the Cervical Spine Research Society.

Dr. Belanger and his family are proud residents of Rockwall, Texas.

Type of Spine Care Professional

  • Orthopedic Surgeon

Areas of Expertise

Conditions
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Back Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coccydynia
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc / Bulging Disc
  • Kyphosis
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Muscle Pain / Muscle Strain
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Disorders
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Pain / Neuralgia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pediatric Spine Disorders
  • Piriformis Syndrome
  • Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
  • Sciatica / Radiculopathy
  • Scoliosis and Deformity
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Tumors
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Whiplash
Treatments
  • 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
  • Bracing
  • Caudal Injections
  • Cervical Spine Fusion Instrumentation
  • Dynamic lumbar stabilization
  • Electrotherapy, e.g. TENS
  • Endoscopic Microdiscectomy
  • Epidural Steroid Injections - Cervical
  • Epidural Steroid Injections - Lumbar
  • Facet Joint Injections / Blocks
  • Facet Rhizotomy Injections
  • Interspinous process spacers
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Laminectomy / Decompression Surgery
  • Laminoplasty
  • Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion
  • Lower Back Surgery
  • Lumbar Corpectomy
  • Lumbar Spine Fusion Instrumentation
  • Medial Branch Nerve Blocks
  • Microdiscectomy / Microdecompression
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Neck Surgery
  • Osteoporosis Testing / Treatments
  • PLIF (posterior lumbar interbody fusion)
  • Pain Management
  • Pain Pumps
  • Pediatric Spine Treatments - Non-Surgical
  • Pediatric Spine Treatments - Surgical
  • Post-Isometric Relaxation Stretching
  • Posterior Cervical Decompression
  • Posterior Cervical Discectomy
  • Posterior Cervical Foraminotomy
  • Posterolateral Lumbar Fusion
  • Reconstructive / Revision Spine Surgery
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injections / Blocks
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Scoliosis Treatment - Non-Surgical
  • Soft Tissue Injections
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Decompression
  • Spine Surgery
  • TLIF (transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion)
  • Transforaminal Injections
  • Trigger Point Injections
  • Upper Back Surgery
  • Vertebroplasty

Languages

Languages Spoken: English

Certifications

  • Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Professional Distinctions

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Senior Honors Thesis Research Award

Professional Affiliations

  • Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons