Dr. Guy R. Fogel, MD

Dr. Guy R. Fogel, MD


Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery | Male | 65 years old

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Care Philosophy

I want you to be pain free related to your spinal disorder. I will work with you to achieve pain relief and return to your normal activities.Read more

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Dr. Guy Fogel, M.D., F.A.A.O.S., is a skilled, compassionate back and spine specialist and surgeon in San Antonio, TX, offering...Read more

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    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Reviews (7)
in San Antonio, TX |
Dr. Fogel, true professional. Although my case was a tough one, Dr Fogel did not give up and we are very thankful for that.
in San Antonio, TX |
Dr Fogel is a caring surgeon with tremendous talent. He took the time to explain the surgery, after the surgery he was there at least once sometimes several times a day to follow up on my comfort level. I am walking, sitting , and driving 3 weeks after surgery and improving everyday. I can give no greater endorsement than to say I am so grateful I found Dr Fogel .
in Zapata, TX |
Dr. Fogel is a amazing doctor and surgeon !! He did a 3 disk fusion of my lower lumbar as well as scoliosis correction. By the second day in hospital I was walking with out the use of a walker. Dr. Fogel has excellent bed side manners and really takes the time to explain your medical condition and answered all my concerns.
in Zapata, TX |
Dr.Fogel has been my doctor since 2014. I am a complex case I have MS . As usual my experience with Dr.Fogel has been great. He is a doctor who actually listens to what is going on with you. He has been a doctor I can trust. He also has a great staff Jennifer and James. I am very blessed to have them taking care of myself and my twin brother.
in Kerrville, TX |
Surgery went very well and recovery has been right on target. Dr. Fogel and his staff have been excellent. I have already recommended Dr. Fogel to several of my friends. I am very pleased with everything involved in my neck fusion surgery.
in canyon lake |
Dr. Guy Fogel has worked on my neck and spine a total of 4 times, every time with great results! Of these 4 surgeries, 2 of them were to fix (without hesitation) past surgeries from other surgeons. I trust his decisions as well as his expertise! The office staff, James and Jennifer are professional as well as super friendly! Getting an appointment has never been a problem either. Thank you Dr. Fogel for all that you've done for others and myself. I would highly recommend Dr. Guy Fogel!
in Canyon Lake, TX |
Dr. Fogel detected a serious issue that was not found by other physicians. He is very thorough in his examination. He even exchanged helpful information by email with me prior to my first visit.
Thank you very much for your kind comments. I hope you are better for working with me. Guy Fogel MD
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Dr. Fogel says...

Dr. Guy Fogel, M.D., F.A.A.O.S., is a skilled, compassionate back and spine specialist and surgeon in San Antonio, TX, offering state-of-the-art care for patients suffering from diseases and injuries involving the back and neck. At Spine Pain Be Gone, Dr. Fogel uses the most advanced technology and techniques, including minimally-invasive procedures, to diagnose and treat an array of issues, including back pain, neck pain, neuropathy, arthritis of the back and neck, herniated discs, radiculopathy, sciatica and pinched nerves.

Dr. Fogel earned his medical degree at University of New Mexico, completing his residency at Mayo Clinic and a spine fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine. He maintains active memberships in several medical societies, including the North American Spine Society, the Texas Spine Society, the Texas Orthopedic Association and the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. Dr. Fogel Dr. Fogel has extensive experience in minimally-invasive procedures and nonsurgical treatment of spine-related problems, providing custom care solutions aimed at helping patients return to their normal activities. Dr. Fogel welcomes the opportunity to care for new patients, and Spine Pain Be Gone accepts most major medical insurance plans.

Dr. Fogel's Care Philosophy

I want you to be pain free related to your spinal disorder. I will work with you to achieve pain relief and return to your normal activities.

Dr. Fogel says...

I treat neck and back problems including coccydynia, SI joint dysfunction. I use minimally invasive techniques to deliver excellent relief of pain and disability related to spinal problems. I use artificial disc replacement in the neck and I do XLIF lateral lumbar fusions. I actually use many minimally invasive techniques in treating the spine.

Dr. Fogel's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  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

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
    • Recertified in Orthopedic Surgery, 2011
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  • Media & Publications
    • Multiple publications. Please see website.

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Board Certifications

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Avulsion Fracture
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Fractures
  • Compression Fracture
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Herniated Disc
  • Insufficiency Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Myelopathy
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scoliosis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy


  • Medical School
    University of New Mexico School of Medicine

    Graduated in 1977

  • Internship Hospital
    Carraway Hospital

    Completed in 1979

  • Residency Hospital
    Mayo Clinic Rochester

    Completed in 1983

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Baylor Medical School

    Completed in 2001

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Disc Replacement
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Replacement
  • Joint Drainage
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Surgery
  • Steroid Injection