Dr. Guy Fogel, MD

Dr. Guy Fogel, MD

Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 67
Dr. Guy Fogel, MD is a minimally invasive orthopedic spine surgery specialist in San Antonio, TX and has been practicing for 35 years. He graduated from University of New Mexico School of Medicine in 1977 and specializes in minimally invasive orthopedic spine surgery and orthopedic surgery.Read his story

8042 Wurzbach Rd Ste 350

San Antonio, TX 78229

Contact Information

(210) 615-8600

Insurance Accepted

  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellCare

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Fogel performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
very high
more than 97% of peers
Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
very high
more than 97% of peers
Herniated Disc Surgery
very high
more than 96% of peers

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Dr. Fogel's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Fogel "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."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Fogel "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."

2  Specialties

  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

60  Conditions Treated

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Avulsion Fracture
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Fractures
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Compression Fracture
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Foot Conditions
  • 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 Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • 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
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
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22  Procedures

  • 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)
  • Neuroplasty
  • 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
  • Synovial Biopsy

Background Check

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.


  • University of New Mexico School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1977
  • Carraway Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1979
  • Mayo Clinic Rochester
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1983
  • Baylor Medical School
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2001

Awards & Recognition

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

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Fogel does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Fogel and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Dr. Fogel's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Fogel to family and friends
32 total reviews (8 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (32)

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  • 3
  • 2
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Dr. Fogel's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (8)

I had problems with my low back and went to him for help. He performed a surgery that did not help me and I still was willing to be patient and work with him. I requested a copy of my file for personal reasons and was dismayed to see a notation in there about me. "Be careful she bites" So I guess...more
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Dr. Fogel, true professional. Although my case was a tough one, Dr Fogel did not give up and we are very thankful for that.
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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...more
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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...more
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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...more
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