Dr. Douglas S. Won, MD

Dr. Douglas S. Won, MD

Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery | Male | 45 years old

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Another difference between us and them is our innovative pain-mapping techniques. Designed to address your individual needs utilizing state-of-the-art tools, pain mapping is a groundbreaking process in which we can pinpoint and isolate the exact source and location of your pain, thus allowing us to treat only the specific area in the least invasive way possible. When a nerve becomes irritated or inflamed, it can cause severe pain in many areas of the body. Often MRIs or CT scans are not adequate enough to find the exact nerve pain source. But at MISI, we use real time X-ray injections filled with medication to find the specific nerve causing the pain, a procedure that is highly successful and rare to find among our peers, as it must be performed by a trained physician.Read more

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Dr. Douglas Won, director and founder of SpineCARE, is a fellowship-trained spine surgeon, board-certified by The American Board of Orthopaedic...Read more

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in Plano, TX |
I had a surgery with Dr. Won about a year ago. I was in severe pain, both back and arm pain. He performed a much less invasive surgery and I was released from the hospital on the same day. Star Medical Center, where I had my surgery had to be the best hospital experience I have ever had. Everyone was incredibly friendly and caring. I'm so thankful my uncle recommended Dr. Won. He also had an awesome experience with Dr. Won and his team.
in Haslet TX |
I was very scared to let anyone operate on my back but I was tired of the pain. After much research I chose Dr. Won. I believe that the use of stem cells help me to recover much faster. Looking back 3 years ago, past surgery, the recovery was much easier than I had expected. If I had to do it again, I would not hesitate for Dr. Won to preform the surgery.
in Corinth, TX |
Just had C5-C6-C7 Cervical Fusion, pinched nerves and degrading disc, one of the best decisions I have made for surgery with the input of Dr. Won. No more shoulder pain, elbow weakness or numbness in either arm. Very pleased with the results.
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Dr. Douglas Won, director and founder of SpineCARE, is a fellowship-trained spine surgeon, board-certified by The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Chosen as one of America's Top Orthopedist/Spine Surgeons by Research Consumers' Council of America, he provides the most comprehensive methods of minimally invasive and endoscopic (camera-assisted) laser spine surgeries available to treat cervical, thoracic and lumbar disorders. Dr. Won uses cuttingedge surgical techniques to avoid traditional, open back and neck fusion surgeries.

Dr. Won attended medical school at the University of Texas, Galveston, TX and completed his residency in orthopedics at Washington University in St. Louis, MO. He was fellowship-trained in orthopedicspine and neuro-spine at William Beaumont Spine Center, Royal Oak, MI, and in deformaties of the spine at Washington University, St. Louis. His dual-fellowship training is recognized as the highest level in spine surgery training.

Dr. Won was the first surgeon in Texas to perform Micro-Invasive endoscopic laser spine surgery with a 3mm incision. This procedure is performed without general anesthesia, and the patient is able to walk out of the surgery center within a few hours. The incision does not need any stitches and only requires a BAND-AID®. With minimal blood loss and fast recovery, the patient may return to work in just a few days. Dr. Won also recognizes that surgery is not always the best option and uses the latest nonsurgical methods to treat neck and back pain prior to exploring surgical options. In fact, 95 percent of his patients improve through nonsurgical treatment.

A member of the Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, North American Spine Society, and American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), Dr. Won is active in research and development of innovative spine care. He has been published in numerous scientific journals and textbooks, and has lectured internationally on all aspects of spinal disorders. He has also developed new minimally invasive spine surgery techniques, as well as state-of-the-art minimally invasive surgical devices, to treat spinal disorders. Dr. Won appeared regularly as a medical expert for ABC / WFAA-TV, CBS Radio, The Marty Griffin Show on 1080 KRLD, Sunday Morning Magazine with Mark Willis on FM. 103.7 KVIL and FM 106.7 KDL. Additionally, he is a clinical assistant professor at the UT Southwestern Medical School. He continues to lecture and train other spine surgeons around the world in the latest minimally invasive techniques.

Dr. Won's Care Philosophy

Another difference between us and them is our innovative pain-mapping techniques. Designed to address your individual needs utilizing state-of-the-art tools, pain mapping is a groundbreaking process in which we can pinpoint and isolate the exact source and location of your pain, thus allowing us to treat only the specific area in the least invasive way possible. When a nerve becomes irritated or inflamed, it can cause severe pain in many areas of the body. Often MRIs or CT scans are not adequate enough to find the exact nerve pain source. But at MISI, we use real time X-ray injections filled with medication to find the specific nerve causing the pain, a procedure that is highly successful and rare to find among our peers, as it must be performed by a trained physician.

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  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Arthropathy of Spinal Facet Joint
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Spine Disorders
  • Congenital Spine Disorders
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Diseases Affecting Musculoskeletal System
  • Degenerative Disorders
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Discitis
  • Discogenic Pain
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Facet Syndrome
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Kyphosis
  • Lordosis
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Lupus
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Pain
  • Neuritis
  • Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Spine
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Pinched Nerve in Back
  • Pinched Nerve in Neck
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculitis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sciatica as Seen in Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Scoliosis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Compression Fracture
  • Spinal Cord Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fracture              
  • Spinal Infections
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Rigidity
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Dislocation
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylarthritis
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Systemic Sclerosis

Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Texas Medical Branch At Galveston

    Graduated in 1998

  • Internship Hospital
    Washington University Sob/Barnes Jewish Hospital

    Completed in 1999

  • Residency Hospital
    Washington University Sob/Barnes Jewish Hospital

    Completed in 2003

  • Fellowship Hospital
    William Beaumont Hospital

    Completed in 2004

  • Undergraduate School
    Northwestern Center Feinberg School of Medicine

    Graduated in 1994

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Korean
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Adult Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Bone & Joint Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Neck Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Reconstructive Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Anterior Cervical Microdiscectomy With Fusion
  • Arthroscopic Microdiscectomy
  • Arthroscopic Spine Surgery
  • Cervical Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Injection
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Cervical Medial Branch Neurotomy
  • Cervical Microdiscectomy
  • Cervical Spine Reconstruction
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Complex Spinal Deformity Correction
  • Complex Spinal Instrumentation Procedure
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Endoscopic Spinal Surgery
  • Facet Block
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Image-Guided Spine Surgery
  • Kyphosis Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Laser Ablation
  • Laser Microsurgery
  • Laser Surgery
  • Low Back Procedure
  • Lower Spine Surgery
  • Lumbar Disc Replacement
  • Lumbar Discography
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Block
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Radiofrequency Neurotomy
  • Lumbar Microdiscectomy
  • Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
  • Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Microsurgical Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Neck Pain Procedure
  • Neck Surgery
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Percutaneous Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Discectomy
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Internal Fixation
  • Spinal Reconstruction
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy

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