Dr. Richard Guyer, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon at Texas Back Institute

Meet Dr. Richard Guyer, MD

Dr. Guyer is a board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon with Texas Back Institute.

He offers outstanding surgical and non-surgical treatment for an array of spinal conditions, such as degenerative disc disease, herniated disc, hip pain, and sports injuries.

Dr. Guyer at a Glance

  • Dr. Guyer is an associate clinical professor at UT Southwestern Medical School and serves on on the editorial board for numerous medical journals.
  • He received the Best Doctor Award from D Magazine, has served as president of the North American Spine Society, and has won the Volvo Award for Low Back Pain Research.

Dr. Guyer is dedicated to improving your quality of life.

Dr. Guyer is a member of Texas Back Institute.

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, MD Can Help You


  • Orthopedic Surgeon

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish


  • Fellowship – Spine Surgery, Leon Wiltse, MD
  • Fellowship – Spine Surgery, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Oh
  • Residency, Orthopedic Surgery, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
  • Internship, Parkland Memorial Hospital, Southwestern School of Medicine, Dallas, TX
  • MD, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
  • BS, Ursinus College, Collegeville, PA


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


  • Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF)
  • Annulus Repair
  • Anterior/Posterior Lumbar Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Corpectomy
  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion (ACDF)
  • Bone Graft Substitutes
  • Disc Surgery/Replacement
  • Endoscopic Microdiscectomy
  • Interspinous Process Spacers
  • Laminectomy
  • Laminoplasty
  • Lumbar Corpectomy
  • Lumbar Spine Fusion
  • Microdiscectomy/Microdecompression
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Neck/Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Pediatric Care
  • Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (PLIF)
  • Posterior Cervical Discectomy
  • Posterior Cervical Foraminotomy
  • Posterolateral Lumbar Fusion
  • Radiofrequency Procedures
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spine Surgery

What Patients are Saying About Dr. Richard Guyer, MD

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

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Accolades for Dr. Richard Guyer, MD

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

Office Information for Dr. Richard Guyer, MD

6020 W. Parker Road Suite 200 Plano, TX 75093 Driving Directions

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

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