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Dr. Howard Cotler, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Houston, TX and has been practicing for 33 years. He graduated from Jefferson Medical College Of Thomas Jefferson University in 1979 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, orthopedic spine surgery, and more.Read his story
This content was provided by Dr. Cotler "Gulf Coast Spine Care is your spine specialist. Our team of experts is committed to the full spectrum of spine care. But more importantly our team is committed to YOU. We pride ourselves on our concierge service. We strive to maintain the high level of care and compassion that our patients have come to expect from us. With over 30 years of experience in Houston, our team of Spine Specialists is Board Certified and Fellowship trained in comprehensive spine care. We bring a knowledge and expertise which is unrivaled in the following areas: Spinal stenosis Pinched nerve Herniated disc Back and Spine surgery Sciatica Shoulder blade pain Neck pain Spondylolisthesis treatment Degenerative disc disease Our primary goal with each patient is to educate, inform and minimize pain. When one deals with an unknown condition and is faced with ambiguity to which, hope and endurance is often not a solution, Gulf Coast Spine Care wants to have our patients pause and take a deep breath, and become educated about their situation. We have found that education brings clarity to complex situations. Hopefully with understanding, one can make decisions which resolve the problem and result in a positive outcome. Unfortunately, prolonged pain can disable the spirit as well as the body, and Gulf Coast Spine Care Limited, PA, is dedicated to rehabilitating both. We combine the most advanced medical care available with a multidisciplinary approach that enables patients to tap into their own critical powers of healing."
This content was provided by Dr. Cotler "Our Patient Care Goals
Cases treated at Gulf Coast Spine Care range from simple back strain, to "failed back syndrome," in which serious problems persist in spite of surgery. Our primary goal is returning patients to their normal life and activities as soon as possible, Gulf Coast Spine Care offers the most advanced integrated spine care available for back and neck problems. A full time Physician Assistant facilitates prompt patient evaluations, enhance effective communication with both patients and referring physicians, and promote continuity of care from the initial evaluation to the completion of treatment. Our office staff is respectful, professional and knowledgeable. With an emphasis on personalized and "patient centered" care, whatever a patients problem may be; we pride ourselves in giving patients the time and attention they need to understand their condition and their treatment options. Our secondary goals are to::
Establish Realistic Expectations
Minimize the Use of Medications
Maximize Individual Productivity
Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Orthopedic Spine Surgery
3 Board Certifications
Accredited by: American Osteopathic Board of Emergency Medicine**
Accredited by: American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians**
Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*