Dr. Thomas Schuler, MD, FACS

Spine Surgeon at Virginia Spine Institute

Meet Dr. Thomas Schuler, MD, FACS

Dr. Schuler is a board-certified spine surgeon with Virginia Spine Institute.

He offers a wide range of treatments for painful back and neck conditions.

Dr. Schuler at a Glance

  • Dr. Schuler is the founder and CEO of Virginia Spine Institute. He expanded the practice to include regenerative therapy, stem cell therapy, robotic spine surgery, ultrasonic spine surgery, and enhanced motion-preserving surgical techniques.
  • He is named among the 100 Best Spine Surgeons and Specialists in America by Becker’s Spine, and U.S. News & World Report named him among the top 1% of physicians in his specialty nationwide.

Dr. Schuler can meet you with cutting-edge spine care.

Dr. Schuler is a member of Virginia Spine Institute

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How Dr. Thomas Schuler, MD, FACS Can Help You


  • Spine Surgeon


  • Fellowship - Kerlan - Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic, Los Angeles, California
  • Residency - William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Michigan
  • Medical School - Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana


  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Degenerative Spinal Conditions
  • Herniated Disc/Bulging Disc
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Disorders
  • Muscle Pain
  • Muscle Strain
  • Neck Pain
  • Sciatica/Radiculopathy/Leg Pain
  • Spine Conditions
  • Thoracic Spine Disorders
  • Upper Back Pain


  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion (ACDF)
  • Laminectomy
  • Lower Back/Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Lumbar Spine Fusion
  • Microdiscectomy/Microdecompression
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spine Surgery
  • Upper Back/Thoracic Spine Surgery
  • Upper Cervical Specific Technique

Accolades for Dr. Thomas Schuler, MD, FACS

Professional Distinctions

  • Founder, President, CEO - The Virginia Spine Institute
  • Spine Consultant to the Washington Redskins
  • Program Director of the Virginia Spine Institute Physician Assistant Fellowship Program

Professional Affiliations

  • Fellow, American College of Spine Surgery
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • North American Spine Society
  • Young Presidents Organization
  • Founding Member, Lumbar Spine Study Group

Board Certifications

  • Board Certified, American Board of Spine Surgery
  • Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Office Information for Dr. Thomas Schuler, MD, FACS

Virginia Spine Institute 11800 Sunrise Valley Drive Reston, VA 20191 Driving Directions

Primary Location

Virginia Spine Institute
11800 Sunrise Valley Drive
Reston, VA 20191


Monday: 8:00 - 5:00
Tuesday: 8:00 - 5:00
Wednesday: 8:00 - 5:00
Thursday: 8:00 - 5:00
Friday: 8:00 - 5:00

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Insurance Accepted

  • Most Insurances Accepted

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