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Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Surgery • Male • Age 62

1200 Binz St Ste 970
Houston, TX 77004
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Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center
6411 Fannin St
Houston, TX 77030
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1313 Hermann Dr
Houston, TX 77004

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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

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

    Board Certifications

    • Orthopedic Surgery
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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...

    • Back Pain
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
    • Chronic Neck Pain
    • Coccygeal Pain
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Fibromyalgia
    • Gait Abnormality
    • Gout
    • Headache
    • Intervertebral Disc Herniation
    • Low Back Pain
    • Myelopathy
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
    • Osteoarthritis of Knee
    • 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 Fractures, Traumatic
    • Spondylolisthesis
    • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
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    Background Check for Dr. Cotler

    0 Malpractice Claims

    • No malpractice history found for Texas.
    • 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 University
    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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    • Park Plaza Hospital

    • Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center

    • 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

    4.8
    • 23 responses
    1 5 23

    4.8 out of 5

    Dr. Cotler's Office & Staff

    Ease of scheduling urgent appointments

    4.8 out of 5

    21 responses

    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.

    4.8 out of 5

    23 responses

    Staff friendliness and courteousness

    4.8 out of 5

    23 responses

    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)

    10 – 15 minutes

    23 responses

    Experience with Dr. Cotler

    Level of trust in provider's decisions

    4.7 out of 5

    23 responses

    How well provider explains medical condition(s)

    4.7 out of 5

    23 responses

    How well provider listens and answers questions

    4.9 out of 5

    22 responses

    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients

    4.8 out of 5

    23 responses

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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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