Dr. Michael Russell II, MD

Dr. Michael Russell II, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 53
Dr. Michael Russell II, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery specialist in Tyler, TX and has been practicing for 27 years. He graduated from U Of Tx Southwestern Med Sch At Dallas in 1991 and specializes in orthopedic spine surgery, orthopedic surgery, and more.Read his story

3414 Golden Rd

Tyler, TX 75701

Contact Information

(903) 939-7500

Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • American Enterprise Group
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
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Top Care Areas

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Lumbar Spine Fracture
very high
more than 99% of peers
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
very high
more than 99% of peers
Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Russell II's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Russell II "Dr. Russell attended medical school and completed his orthopedic training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas. He completed a fellowship in spine surgery at the Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, N.C. He is a member of the National Association of Spine Surgeons, the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons the Texas Orthopedic Association and the Texas Medical Association."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Russell II "Azalea Orthopedics is committed to making a difference in the lives of our patients and community by providing high quality, efficient health care services with respect for individual needs.As a part of the Azalea Orthopedics Family, our promise is to provide outstanding customer service and patient care. This promise demonstrates our beliefs, attitude, and actions; that nothing is more important than serving our patients and one another."

4  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Neck Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Reconstructive Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

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

96  Conditions Treated

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Torticollis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
  • Wrist Fracture


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20  Procedures

  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Plating and Fusion
  • Arm Surgery
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Fracture Care
  • Joint Drainage
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression (MILD)
  • Posterior Lumbar Fusion With Robotic Assistance
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Steroid Injection

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.


  • U Of Tx Southwestern Med Sch At Dallas
    Medical School | Graduated 1991
  • Dallas Co Hp Parkland Mem
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Vet Admin Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Russell II's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Russell II to family and friends
20 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (20)

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Dr. Russell II's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

Dr Russell not only killed me during surgery, he almost operated in the wrong place on my spine. He never completed the surgery and my life has been a living hell for the past 2 years because of the damage to my spinal cord. After messing up on the table, he just gave up and refused to see me...more
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The conditions you are describing is concerning to me. I pride myself on providing each of my patients with extraordinary care and have certainly never "given up" on any of my patients. Please contact my office so we can resolve the issues you are experiencing.

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Dr. Russell & assistant surgeon, Forrest Persing, was my God send in 2013. A spur was removed from T1, disc C4-C5, C5-C6, C6-C7 was removed & replaced with cadaver bone. He is truly the Best Spine Specialist.
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