Dr. Stephen Hochschuler, MD

Dr. Stephen Hochschuler, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 75
(7)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Stephen Hochschuler, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery specialist in Plano, TX and has been practicing for 47 years. He graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1968 and specializes in orthopedic spine surgery and orthopedic surgery.

6020 W Parker Rd Ste 200

Plano, TX 75093

Contact Information

(972) 608-5000

Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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See how frequently Dr. Hochschuler performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 96% of peers
Back Pain
high
more than 88% of peers
Low Back Pain
high
more than 86% of peers

Dr. Hochschuler'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.

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Hochschuler "I primarily deal with lumbar spinal problems. I often am referred complex or failed spinal procedures for evaluation and treatment."
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
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Board Certifications

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

  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Disorders
  • Back Impairment
  • Back Injuries
  • Back Pain
  • Back Sprain
  • Back Tumor
  • Bone Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Sprain
  • Myelopathy
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spinal Compression Fracture
  • Spinal Cord Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Infections
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Rigidity
  • Spinal Shock
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Dislocation
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)

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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.

Education

  • Harvard Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1968
  • Boston City Hospital Harvard Surgery Svc
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1969
  • Boston City Hospital Harvard Surgery Svc
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1971
  • University Tex Sw Med School
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1976

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Co-founder, Texas Back Institute; concurrently founder of one of the first back schools in the United States, 1977
Media & Publications
  • Rohan MX Jr, Ohnmeiss DD, Guyer RD, Zigler JE, Blumenthal SL, Hochschuler SH, Sachs BL, Rashbaum RF: Relationship between the Length of Time Off Work Pre-operatively and Clinical Outcome at 24-month Follow-up in Patients Undergoing Total Disc Replacement or Fusion.,
  • Guyer RD, McAfee PC, Banco RJ, Bitan FD, Cappuccino A, Geisler FH, Hochschuler SH, Holt RT, Jenis Lg, Majd M, Regan JJ, Tromanhauser SG, Wong DC, Blumenthal SL: Prospective, Randomized, Multicenter Food and Drug Administration Investigational Device Exemption Study of Lumbar Total Disc Replacemen,
  • Dr. Stephen Hochschuler: 6 Points on Healthcare Spending for Spine and Orthopedics,

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Hochschuler's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Hochschuler to family and friends
3.1
based on 7 total reviews (1 with a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (7)

  • 5
    (3)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (3)

Dr. Hochschuler's Performance

Trustworthiness
VERY GOOD
Explains condition(s) well
VERY GOOD
Answers Questions
VERY GOOD
Time well spent
VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
GOOD
Office environment
VERY GOOD
Staff friendliness
VERY GOOD
Average wait time
16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

This doctor performed 3 discectomies on me before finally agreeing to fuse what should have been done the 2nd time. The fusion he did did not take because he did not use enough material, according to Chief Neurosurgeon at Hospital Univ of Pa. I was in pain for 10 years from what this man did to me....more
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