Treatments & Approach

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Approximately 90% of Spine Team Texas patients are treated non-surgically. However, when surgery is needed, you'll be glad to know our neurosurgeons are nationally recognized for their skills and expertise. Led by Dr. David Rothbart, a renowned neurosurgeon and advocate of minimally invasive surgical techniques, our spine-focused surgeons are highly trained and experienced in the latest surgical methods and technologies.

Our minimally invasive surgery techniques provide the opportunity to relieve your spine pain with little to no interruption to your day-to-day lifestyle. This treatment method involves making a small incision, as little as half an inch, and inserting specialized instruments or probes to access and repair the damaged area of the spine. This less aggressive approach actually lowers the risk of complications, as well as provides a shorter surgery duration, quicker recovery and less visible scarring. Best of all, minimally invasive surgery has proven to be as successful as conventional "open surgery" methods. So, relax, you're in good hands.


This minimally-invasive procedure repairs a vertebral compression fracture. It helps restore the spine's natural shape. Some patients experience rapid pain relief after the procedure.

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Lumbar Radiofrequency Neurotomy

During this minimally-invasive procedure, the physician uses heat from radio waves to treat painful facet joints in your lower back. It can treat pain that doesn't respond to medications or to physical therapy.

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Microendoscopic Discectomy

This minimally-invasive procedure is performed through a tubular device. It is designed to relieve pain caused by herniated discs pressing on nerve roots. This surgery is usually performed on an outpatient basis, which allows the patient to leave the hospital the same day.

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Microendoscopic Posterior Cervical Discectomy

This surgery removes bone and/or portions of a herniated or diseased disc to relieve neck and radiating arm pain caused by parts of the disc pressing on nerve roots.

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Spinal Cord Stimulator Implant

Spinal cord stimulation (also called SCS) uses electrical impulses to relieve chronic pain of the back, arms and legs. It is believed that electrical pulses prevent pain signals from being received by the brain. SCS candidates include people who suffer from neuropathic pain and for whom conservative treatments have failed.

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