Dr. Stephen Courtney, MD

Dr. Stephen Courtney, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 54
Dr. Stephen Courtney, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery specialist in Plano, TX. He graduated from Louisiana State Univ School Of Medicine In New Orleans and specializes in orthopedic spine surgery, orthopedic surgery, and more.Read his story

1705 Ohio Dr

Plano, TX 75093

Contact Information

(972) 499-5457

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Principal Financial Group
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 98% of peers
Intervertebral Disc Disease
very high
more than 91% of peers
Spinal Stenosis
very high
more than 88% of peers

Dr. Courtney's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Courtney's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Courtney "Dr. Stephen Courtney is a board-certified, fellowship trained orthopedic spine surgeon by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery. 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. 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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7  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

1  Board Certifications

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

33  Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Back Pain
  • Broken Neck
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Kyphosis
  • Lordosis
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Pain
  • Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture


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10  Procedures

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.


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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Courtney has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Courtney's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Courtney to family and friends
47 total reviews (9 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (47)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Courtney'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
Dr. Courtney Says:

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. 


Patient Comments (9)

I highly recommend Dr. Courtney! He is an incredible surgeon, and has done wonders for my back and my life.
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I have recommended all of my friends to go and see Dr. Courtney after conservative therapies have failed. The only complaint is that they lived in pain for too long and did not go see him sooner. He is an amazing surgeon and I wouldn't allow anyone else to operate on my friends and family with it...more
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In my experience, any negative reviews could not be further from my experience with Dr. Courtney and his staff. I am two weeks post op for a severely herniated L4/5 microdiskectomy. I was in severe pain for months prior to the surgery and am a new person today. I received multiple calls at home...more
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Recommended anterior fusion of my lumbar. After three visits. Pain doctor recommended that I see a Neuro surgeon for my back. No surgery fixed with therapy and would never recommend him.
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Excellent Surgeon and I recommend him to anyone who wants to be pain free!
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