Dr. Howard B. Cotler, MD

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Specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery • Male • Age 63

1200 Binz St Ste 970
Houston, TX 77004
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Memorial Hermann Orthopedic & Spine Hospital
5410 West Loop S
Bellaire, TX 77401

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Gulf Coast Spine Care Ltd
Plaza Medical Center
1200 Binz St Ste 970
Houston, TX 77004
Laser Health Spa LLC
1200 Binz St Ste 970
Houston, TX 77004
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    Dr. Cotler's Experience

    Dr. Cotler's Care Philosophy

    Specialties

    • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
    • Pain Medicine
    • Spinal Sensory Disorders
    • Orthopedic Surgery
    • Adult Orthopedic Surgery
    • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery

    Board Certifications

    • Emergency Medicine
    • Orthopedic Surgery
    • Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
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    • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
    • Herniated Disc Surgery
    • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
    • Spinal Fusion
    • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
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    Dr. Cotler says...

    • Autoimmune Diseases
    • Back Pain
    • Bone Disorders
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
    • Chronic Neck Pain
    • Coccygeal Pain
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Fibromyalgia
    • Gait Abnormality
    • Gout
    • Hand Conditions
    • Headache
    • Intervertebral Disc Disease
    • Intervertebral Disc Herniation
    • Low Back Pain
    • Lumbar Spine Fracture
    • Myelopathy
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteoarthritis of Spine
    • Pathological Spine Fracture
    • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
    • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Scoliosis
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Spine Deformities
    • Spine Disorders
    • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
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    • Spondylolisthesis
    • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
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    0 Malpractice Claims

    • No malpractice history found for Texas.

    0 Sanctions

    • No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    0 Board Actions

    • No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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    Awards & Recognitions

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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    Jefferson Medical College Of Thomas Jefferson University
    Graduated in 1979

    Internship Hospital

    Grady Memorial Hospital/Emory University
    Complete in 1980

    Residency Hospital

    Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
    Complete in 1984

    Fellowship Hospital

    Harborview Medical Center/University Of Washington
    Complete in 1985
    Northwestern Center Feinberg School Of Medicine
    Complete in 1984

    Undergraduate Schools

    George Washington University
    Graduated in 1975
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Cotler & Staff

    • English
    • Spanish
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    Dr. Cotler's Hospital Quality

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    • Memorial Hermann Orthopedic & Spine Hospital

    • Park Plaza Hospital

    • Victory Medical Center Houston

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    Patient Satisfaction

    Patients' feedback on their experience with Dr. Cotler

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    Our Clinic has successfully treated a range of back pain sufferers including:

    • Astronauts
    • Olympic athletes
    • Bull riders
    • State Troopers
    • Firefighters

    For over 20 years, Gulf Coast Spine Care has offered the full range of non-operative (conservative) and modern surgical management for most conditions of the adult spine

    Laser health spa is being introduced to the Houston medical community as a new technology that heals. Studied by NASA in 1998 to accelerate healing in space for astronauts with injuries. Used by professional and Olympic athletes worldwide. Now a company from England has developed an FDA approved laser with a four step approach to musculoskeletal and spinal pain. The laser has the ability through various devices and techniques to improve lymphatic and vascular circulation, directly treat injury sites, perform nerve blocks, and to eradicate muscular trigger points. All this can be performed without surgery, injections, addictive pain medications or stomach ulcers.

    Likelihood to Recommend

    5.0
    • 16 responses
    • 4 reviews

    5 out of 5

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    5 out of 5
    - in Houston, TX |

    In my search Dr. Cotler kept appearing & his staff is a great representation of him.Upon my visits he took time to explain my options. At 59, this was a surgery I had to put thought into. I'm thankful I chose Cotler, he's straight to the point, he explains what is needed for your recovery & expects you to follow his directions for your surgery to be a success, I find it to be 50/50 relationship, you must be devoted to your recovery I would strongly recommend Dr. Cotler. I would use him again

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    5 out of 5
    -Spring, TX |

    I would highly recommend Dr. Cotler. He never pressured me to have surgery, just told me my diagnosis and the decision was totally mine. I did have surgery and everything went smoothly. He explains everything to you, has time for your questions and makes you feel comfortable with your decision. Great office staff!

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    5 out of 5
    - in Baytown, TX |

    Dr Cotler Has operated on me twice and my son once and did a great job every time. We both walked away pain free and very satisfied with the job he did on us. Him and his staff are also very friendly.

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    5 out of 5
    - in Houston, TX |

    Dr. Cotler's application of laser technology has dramatically improved my knee rehab after knee replacement surgery. Nothing else was allowing rehab to progress satisfactorily, but application of the lasers by his staff has radically improved mobility and reduced swelling. Highly recommended!

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    Office Locations

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    Gulf Coast Spine Care Ltd
    Plaza Medical Center
    1200 Binz St Ste 970
    Houston, TX 77004
    (713) 523-8884 (Office)
    (713) 523-9075 (Fax)
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    Laser Health Spa LLC
    1200 Binz St Ste 970
    Houston, TX 77004
    (713) 523-8884 (Office)
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