Dr. Stephen Tolhurst, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon at Texas Back Institute

Meet Dr. Stephen Tolhurst, MD

Dr. Tolhurst is a board-eligible and fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon with Texas Back Institute.

He treats a full spectrum of cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine disorders, with a special interest in cervical conditions.

Dr. Tolhurst at a Glance

  • Dr. Tolhurst’s fellowship combined both orthopedic and neurosurgical spine surgery training, equipping him with a robust knowledge of advanced spine care.
  • He is actively involved in research, publishing multiple peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on an array of spine topics.

Dr. Tolhurst is determined to help you find relief from back and neck pain.

Dr. Tolhurst is a member of Texas Back Institute.

Doctor Quote

I treat every patient as thought they were a member of my family. My goal is to return patients to the lifestyle they enjoyed before their pain began. I hold surgery as a last resort, and will do everything possible to achieve a great result for you.

Directions to our primary location in Flower Mound, TX

How Dr. Stephen Tolhurst, MD Can Help You


  • Orthopedic Surgeon


  • Fellowship, Spine Surgery, Celeveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
  • Residency, Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
  • MD, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, IL


  • Acute Pain
  • Arm Pain
  • Arthritis
  • Brain Tumors
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coccydynia
  • Complex Spinal Disorders
  • Degenerative Spinal Conditions
  • Extremity Dysfunction/Pain
  • Facet Syndrome
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
  • Foot Drop
  • Foot Pain
  • Fractures
  • Gait Disorders
  • Herniated Disc/Bulging Disc
  • Hip Pain
  • Kyphosis
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Disorders
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Pain/Neuralgia
  • Neuropathic Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Spinal Fracture
  • Pediatric Spinal Disorders
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Poor Posture
  • Post-Surgical Pain
  • Postural Fatigue
  • Sacroiliac (SI) Joint Dysfunction
  • Sciatica/Radiculopathy/Leg Pain
  • Scoliosis and Deformity
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Spinal Infections
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Tumors
  • Upper Back Pain


  • Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF)
  • Anterior/Posterior Lumbar Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Corpectomy
  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion (ACDF)
  • Bone Morphogenetic Protein (BMP)
  • Bone Graft Substitutes
  • Bracing
  • Coccygectomy
  • CT Scan
  • Diagnostic Testing
  • Disc Surgery/Replacement
  • Discography
  • Electrotherapy
  • EMG/Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Endoscopic Microdiscectomy
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Heat/Ice Therapy
  • Injections/Blocks
  • Interspinous Process Spacers
  • Kyphoplasty/Vertebroplasty
  • Laminectomy
  • Laminoplasty
  • Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion
  • Lower Back/Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Lumbar Corpectomy
  • Lumbar Spine Fusion
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Microdiscectomy/Microdecompression
  • Minimally Invasive Procedures
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Neck/Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Testing
  • Pediatric Care
  • Percutaneous Procedures
  • Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (PLIF)
  • Posterior Cervical Discectomy
  • Posterior Cervical Foraminotomy
  • Posterolateral Lumbar Fusion
  • Reconstructive/Revision Spine Surgery
  • Sacroiliac (SI) Joint Fusion
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Decompression
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spine Surgery
  • Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF)
  • Upper Back/Thoracic Spine Surgery
  • Upper Cervical Specific Technique
  • X-STOP®

Accolades for Dr. Stephen Tolhurst, MD

Professional Distinctions

  • Fellowship, Spine Surgery - Cleveland Clinic, August 2011 - July 2012, Cleveland, OH

Board Certifications

  • Board Eligible, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Office Information for Dr. Stephen Tolhurst, MD

Texas Back Institute 4370 Medical Arts Dr. River Walk Building III, Ste. 230 Flower Mound, TX 75028 Driving Directions

Primary Location

Texas Back Institute
4370 Medical Arts Dr.
River Walk Building III, Ste. 230
Flower Mound, TX 75028


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 Website

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