Dr. Kevin Pauza, MD

Dr. Kevin Pauza, MD

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 53
Dr. Kevin Pauza, MD is a physical medicine & rehabilitation specialist in Tyler, TX and has been practicing for 28 years. He graduated from Pennsylvania State University / College of Medicine in 1990 and specializes in physical medicine & rehabilitation, orthopedic rehabilitation and pain management, and more.Read his story

1814 Roseland Blvd Ste 250

Tyler, TX 75701

Contact Information

(903) 593-2222

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Top Care Areas

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Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 97% of peers
very high
more than 96% of peers
Herniated Disc
more than 88% of peers

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Dr. Pauza's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Pauza "Kevin J. Pauza, M.D., a renowned Physician, educator, and medical innovator, was awarded Pennsylvania State University's most distinguished Alumni Award, the Alumni Fellow Award, Pennsylvania State President Graham Spanier announced. Pauza was chosen from a field of approximately half a million alumni. Dr. Pauza, an Interventional Spine Specialist, is co-founder and co-owner of the Texas Spine and Joint Hospital, a hospital ranked in the Nation's top 5% for Spine Surgery excellence, and which successfully performs more Interventional Spine procedures annually than any other hospital. Pauza also holds positions on the Advisory Boards of most major Spine Technology corporations. Dr. Pauza has written over 100 international lectures, scientific papers, and text book chapters. His research and patents cause his peers to place him in the forefront of treating severe spinal disorders. Recently, North American Spine Society bestowed its highest honor on him for his research. He is the first physician in the history of his specialty to pursue FDA approval for using biologics to treat the spine. Presently, and in the future, millions of patients will benefit from his development of minimally invasive treatments for degenerative disc disease and other more common and serious disorders of the spine. Because of his work, Dr. Pauza has appeared on CBS National News, CBS Sunday Morning, the Discovery Network Documentary, and other programs. Additionally he hasbeen featured in The New York Times, USAToday, and The Wall Street Journal. In addition to his research, business, philanthropic, and clinical endeavors, Dr. Pauza remains a talented educator. He developed a Spine Fellowship program and continues to train physicians from throughout the World. He heads several international committees responsible for establishing standards and educating surgical and non-surgical physicians. Prior to attending Penn State, Pauza earned his undergraduate degree from Lehigh University, and furthered his training with a Surgical and Medical Internship at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. His specialty training was at the University of Pennsylvania, followed by an Interventional Spine Fellowship."


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5  Specialties

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation and Pain Management
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Pain Medicine
  • Spine Physiatry

1  Board Certifications

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    Accredited by: American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation*

57  Conditions Treated

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Cancer
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Herniated Disc
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Back Pain
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Discogenic Pain
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Upper Back Pain


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13  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

1 Sanction
  • Disciplinary action in another state (8/25/2015)
    Action Taken: Consent Order
    Summary: Please reference the following Document
    Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    State: New York
2 Board Actions
  • Substandard Care (6/12/2015)
    Action Taken: Modification Order
    Summary: Please reference the following Document
    Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    State: Texas
  • Substandard Care (8/30/2013)
    Action Taken: Agreed Order with Terms and Conditions
    Summary: Please reference the following Document
    Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    State: Texas


  • Lehigh University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1986
  • Pennsylvania State University / College of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1990
  • Columbia University Overlook Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Perelman School of Medicine University of Pennsylvania
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Pauza has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Pauza has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Pauza's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Pauza to family and friends
45 total reviews (7 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (45)

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  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Pauza'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 (7)

In 2016 I was looking at a 3 to 4 level cervical fusion and possibly a 2 level fusion in my lumbar. Long Story short I found Dr. Pauza, sent him my MRI and 3 weeks later I flew down to undergo his Discseel procedure. 4 months after the procedure I am pain-free and back to a normal life. I can not...more
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My wife Cindy for 15 months has struggled with severe unrelenting right low back and leg pain unresponsive to conventional care. Her pain struck her after completing therapy for breast cancer. She was immunosuppressed, became sick and coughed so violently she ruptured her L5/S1 disc with associated...more
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I came to Dr. Pauza for relief after several back surgeries. He and his staff were confident their procedure was the right treatment to relieve my pain. They convinced me to pay $15 because it's not covered by by insurance. The actual cost is $25k so I was getting some grant money to assist. The...more
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Dr Pauza has treated me for many years. He has always spent time fully explaining any procedure or the the different options of treatment for me. He is a brilliant Doctor who truly cares for his patients. I would never trust any one else with my back treatment. His staff is also very kind...more
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Dr Pauza saved me from an unnecessary double fusion I was told I needed by a prominent surgeon in the same town. I thank God everyday that I got a second opinion from a conservative physician and did not follow through with having metal hardware put into my neck. I know many people who have had...more
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