Dr. Stephen Hochschuler, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon at Texas Back Institute

Meet Dr. Stephen Hochschuler, MD

Dr. Hochschuler is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and co-founder of Texas Back Institute.

He possesses over 3 decades of experience and specializes in lumbar spine conditions.

Dr. Hochschuler at a Glance

  • Patients with complex spinal conditions and failed back surgeries are often referred to Dr. Hochschuler for evaluation and treatment.
  • He is a founding member of the Spine Arthroplasty Society and founder of the Spine Division at the Veterans Administration, in addition to being a decorated United States Air Force Major.

Discuss your options for care with Dr. Hochschuler.

Dr. Hochschuler is a member of 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.

Directions to our primary location in Plano, TX

How Dr. Stephen Hochschuler, MD Can Help You


  • Orthopedic Surgeon

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French


  • Residency, Orthopedic Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, TX
  • Residency,General Surgery, Harvard Surgical Service, Boston City Hospital, Boston, MA
  • Internship, Harvard Surgical Service, Boston City Hospital, Boston, MA
  • MD, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA


  • Degenerative Spinal Conditions
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
  • Foot Drop
  • Herniated Disc/Bulging Disc
  • Joint Pain
  • Kyphosis
  • Leg Pain
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Nerve Pain/Neuralgia
  • Sacroiliac (SI) Joint Dysfunction
  • Sciatica/Radiculopathy/Leg Pain
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Upper Back Pain


  • Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF)
  • Anterior/Posterior Lumbar Fusion
  • Disc Surgery/Replacement
  • Dynamic Lumbar Stabilization
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Kyphoplasty/Vertebroplasty
  • Laminectomy
  • Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion
  • Lumbar Spine Fusion
  • Microdiscectomy/Microdecompression
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Pain Medications
  • Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (PLIF)
  • Posterolateral Lumbar Fusion
  • Reconstructive/Revision Spine Surgery
  • Spine Surgery
  • Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF)

What Patients are Saying About Dr. Stephen Hochschuler, MD

I really didn’t have any fears. I had heard Dr. Hochschuler was the best, so I prayed about it and was at peace going in to the surgery. I am grateful Dr. Hochschuler took a special interest in my case since I was so high risk. No one in Mississippi would take the chance to fix my back, but thankfully Dr. Hochschuler did, and was successful. Cheryl recommends Texas Back Institute to anyone suffering from back problems, because life is too short not to get the most out of it.

— C. A. - Spinal Stenosis/Spinal Fusion

Accolades for Dr. Stephen Hochschuler, MD

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

Board Certifications

  • Board Certified, American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Office Information for Dr. Stephen Hochschuler, MD

6020 West Parker Road Suite 200 Plano, TX 75093 Driving Directions

Primary Location

6020 West 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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