Texas Back Institute Celebrates 35 Years of Medical Innovation, Surgical Fellowships and Patient Care

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Texas Back Institute is one of the largest freestanding multidisciplinary academic spine centers in the world. As a leader in technology, FDA trial research and surgical fellowships, Texas Back Institute remains dedicated to helping patients get back to life.

The next 35 years will be amazing. This industry continues to innovate and we at TBI will continue to be on the leading edge of spine care.

To celebrate three and a half decades of medical innovation and the progress of its founders and staff, Texas Back Institute hosted an anniversary reception on Wednesday, October 24, 2012, at the Dallas Museum of Art.

“When we saw our first patients in 1977, we couldn’t imagine the kind of progress and medical milestones we would reach,” said Stephen Hochschuler, M.D., a founding partner of TBI, “we’ve come a long, long way.”

Today, Texas Back Institute is one of the largest freestanding multidisciplinary academic spine centers in the world. As a leader in technology, FDA trial research and surgical fellowships, Texas Back Institute remains dedicated to helping patients get back to life.

“We believe it’s time to take a look at how far we’ve come and what our team has been able to accomplish,” said Dr. Richard Guyer, also a TBI founding partner. ”It’s remarkable.”

After 35 years, Texas Back Institute has grown to include 22 physicians who practice in 14 offices throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Its reputation for spine research and patient care has been enhanced by many one-of-a-kind achievements, including:

  •     TBI physicians were the first to perform lumbar total disc replacement in the U.S.
  •     TBI physicians were the first to perform two level total disc replacement in the U.S.
  •     TBI physicians have performed the most lumbar and cervical total disc replacements in the U.S.
  •     TBI physicians pioneered many minimally invasive spine surgery techniques in the U.S.
  •     TBI physicians are actively enrolling patients in FDA-regulated studies for surgeries or technologies that are currently only available outside the United States

Along the way, Texas Back Institute became the first institution in the United States to prescribe outpatient myelography, and led the first FDA study of the artificial disc. In 1985, the founders created the TBI Research Foundation to improve patient care through research and education. Today, TBI also trains orthopedic surgeons and neurosurgeons through an accredited Spine Surgery Fellowship Program.

These achievements, and many others, were celebrated by TBI during the 35th Anniversary reception in October at the DMA, located at 1717 North Harwood, in heart of the downtown Dallas art district.

“Even though we have made significant accomplishments, there is still more to come,” said Dr. Ralph Raushbaum, M.D. and founding partner of TBI. “The next 35 years will be amazing. This industry continues to innovate and we at TBI will continue to be on the leading edge of spine care.”

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