Dr. Thomas J. Cartwright, MD

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Dr. Thomas J. Cartwright, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery | Male

Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine 13333 Dotson Rd Ste 170, Houston, TX 77070 Get Directions
(832) 912-7804

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Dr. Cartwright specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery and practices in Houston, TX. He practices at 2 locations.

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Likelihood of recommending Dr. Cartwright to family and friends
3.7
based on 11 total surveys (2 with reviews)
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  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
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  • How well provider listens and answers questions
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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Cartwright's Office & Staff
  • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
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  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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  • Staff friendliness and courteousness
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  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    16 – 30 minutes (11)
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in Spring, TX |
Dr Cartwright performed 3 major back surgeries on me! He is an excellent docto . He listens - truly listens, takes time to explain test results, possible treatment plans and surgical possibilitie . He tells it like it is... He doesn't push for surgical intervention, but if that's what he feels is necessary - he will explain the pros and con's and the benefits vs potential adverse possibilities. He is very caring and compassionate. He did an excellent job with my very messed up back!
Houston, TX |
I have been a patient for over 10 years. Always extremely capable. Great discussion when you ask more questions. He definitely suggests pain medication/physical therapy/exercise before suggesting surgery.
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Fracture
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Myelopathy
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Torticollis

Procedures Performed

  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Fracture Care
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for Texas.

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  • 0
    Sanctions

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  • 0
    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston

    Graduated in 1990

Awards & Recognition

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Dr. Cartwright'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. Cartwright's Office & Staff

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Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
Staff friendliness and courteousness
Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
16 – 30 minutes

Experience with Dr. Cartwright

Level of trust in provider's decisions
How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients