Dr. Stephen P. Courtney, MD

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Dr. Stephen P. Courtney, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery | Male

(972) 250-5700

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Dr. Stephen Courtney is a board-certified, fellowship trained orthopedic spine surgeon by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and the...   Read More

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      Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback about your experience and allowing me the opportunity to work with you.  I will use this information to continuoulsy improve the patient's overall experience in my practice. 

      Do not go see Dr. Courtney. He does not care. I presented with lumbar back pain, with a history of lumbar back pain. Dr. Courtney listened to my symptoms and did not lay a finger on me. No stretching, no palpitation of the lower spine, not even a visual of the lower spine. I believe Dr. Courtney is more interested in making money through his side business, which manufactures and sells durable medical equipment, which creates a conflict of interest for his patients.
      Frisco, TX |
      Excellent surgeon! I highly recommend him to anyone who wants to be pain free!
      Dallas, TX |
      Absolutely horrible. If you want something to get fixed, find another surgeon.
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      Specialties

      • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
      • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery
      • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Surgery
      • Orthopedic Neck Surgery
      • Orthopedic Spine Reconstructive Surgery
      • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
      • Orthopedic Surgery
      • Orthopedics

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      • Orthopedic Surgery

      Conditions Treated

      • Arthritis of the Spine
      • Back Pain
      • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
      • Chronic Neck Pain
      • Degenerative Disc Disease
      • Degenerative Spine Disorders
      • Difficulty With Walking
      • Herniated Disc
      • Intervertebral Disc Disease
      • Joint Pain
      • Kyphosis
      • Lordosis
      • Low Back Pain
      • Lumbar Spine Fracture
      • Myelopathy
      • Neck Pain
      • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
      • Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Spine
      • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
      • Osteoarthritis of Spine
      • Pathological Spine Fracture
      • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
      • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
      • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
      • Runner's Knee
      • Sacrum Disorders
      • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
      • Spinal Instability
      • Spinal Stenosis
      • Spine Deformities
      • Spine Disorders
      • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
      • Spondylitis
      • Spondylolisthesis
      • Thoracic Spine Fracture
      • Vertebral Column Tumors

      Procedures Performed

      • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
      • Herniated Disc Surgery
      • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
      • Nerve Block, Somatic
      • Peripheral Nerve Block
      • Spinal Fusion
      • Spinal Nerve Block
      • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
      • Steroid Injection

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      Education

      • Medical School
        Louisiana State Univ School Of Medicine In New Orleans
      • Residency Hospital
        Texas A&M Hsc/Scott & White Hosp
      • Fellowship Hospital
        Florida Spine Institute
      • Undergraduate School
        Northeast Louisiana University

      Awards & Recognition

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      Languages Spoken

      • English
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      Dr. Courtney's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

      • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
      • Specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
      • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
      • No malpractice claims found
      • No sanctions found
      • No board actions found
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      Dr. Courtney says...

      Dr. Stephen Courtney is a board-certified, fellowship trained orthopedic spine surgeon by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and the founder of the spine division at Plano Orthopedic Sports Medicine and Spine Center. He has been practicing medicine in Plano since 1995 and has developed his practice exclusively for neck and back disorders. Dr. Courtney is known for his straight-forward, honest approach and operates only if clearly indicated with proven techniques which has earned him an excellent reputation among his professional colleagues, medical peers and patients.Education & Background

      Dr. Courtney graduated high school as Salutatorian of his class, was selected for Louisiana Boys State and was a member of the Louisiana All-State basketball team. In college he graduated summa cum laude from Northeast Louisiana University and later received his medical degree from Louisana State University Medical School where he was awarded the Howmedica Biomechanic Award and the Louisiana Orthopedic Association Award. He also placed fourth in the World Congress for Student Research Competition. His residency was at Texas A&M University Medical Center and completed further specialty training through a fellowship at Florida Neck & Back Institute in Gainesville, FL.

      Dr. Courtney has been Chief of Orthopedic Surgery at the Medical Center of Plano and a member of the hospitals Executive and Operating Room Committees. Dr. Courtney has also founded a spine company known as Eminent Spine, which is a medical device company that manufactures spinal implants sold throughout the United States. He travels the country training other physicians on how to utilize these products. For more information please visit www.eminentspine.com.

      Dr. Courtney is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, North American Spine Society and the Texas Spine Society. He has five children and enjoys mountain bike racing and Louisiana style cooking.

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      Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback about your experience and allowing me the opportunity to work with you.  I will use this information to continuoulsy improve the patient's overall experience in my practice.