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Stephen H. Hochschuler, MD
Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon - Chairman
Texas Back Institute
Plano, TX

About Stephen H. Hochschuler, MD

The co-founder and chairman of the board of the Texas Back Institute, Stephen Hochschuler, MD, is a board certified orthopedic surgeon with outstanding credentials and expertise in the treatment of the spine.

A graduate of Columbia College in New York, Dr. Hochschuler received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School. He completed an internship and surgery residency at Boston City Hospital and an orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas.

Dr. Hochschuler has been in private practice since 1977 and is licensed in seven states: Texas, Arizona, Colorado, California, Florida, Georgia and Massachusetts. He currently divides his time between TBI offices in Plano and Phoenix, and has staff privileges at several hosptials: Presbyterian Hospital of Plano; Frisco Medical Center; HCA Medical Center of Plano; and Arizona Surgical Hospital, John C. Lincoln North and John C. Lincoln Deer Valley, all in Phoenix. In addition, the doctor is a clinical instructor at the University of Texas Health and Science Center Southwestern Medical School.

Besides his active clinical practice, Dr. Hochschuler is chairman of the board of Innovative Spinal Technologies of Plano, and has founded several medical-related companies, including Back Systems, Inc., a risk management company in Dallas; and CompTain, Inc., a worker's compensation PPO. He also served on the advisory boards of CeDaR Surgical, Inc. and Advanced Medical Technologies, Inc., and as a trustee with Picower Institute for Medical Research.

Dr. Hochschuler is a member of numerous national and international professional organizations including the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons; the American Pain Society; North American Spine Society; and the Southwest Chapter of the Society of International Business Fellows. Internationally, he is a member of the International Intradiscal Therapy Society; the International Society for Minimal Intervention in Spinal Surgery; the International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine; and is a founding board member of the Spinal Arthroplasty Society. He has also been a founding board member of The American Board of Spine Surgery and The American College of Spine Surgery.

He is published in a wide range of professional journals, and has delivered numerous presentations worldwide. He has published two books for the lay public: "Back In Shape" and "Treat Your Back Without Surgery".

Publications

1. Hochschuler SH: Diagnostic Studies in Clinical Practice. Orthop Clin N Amer 14(3):517-526, 1983.

2. Sachs BL, Vanharanta H, Spivey MA, Guyer RD, Videman T, Rashbaum RF, Johnson RG, Hochschuler SH, Mooney V: Dallas Discogram Description: A New Classification of CT/Discography in Low-Back Disorders. Spine 12(3):287-294, 1987.

3. Vanharanta H, Sachs BL, Spivey MA, Guyer RD, Hochschuler SH, Rashbaum RF, Johnson RG, Ohnmeiss DD, Mooney V: The Relationship of Pain Provocation to Lumbar Disc Deterioration as Seen by CT/Discography. Spine 12(3):295-298, 1987.

4. Vanharanta H, Sachs BL, Spivey MA, Hochschuler SH, Guyer RD, Rashbaum RF, Ohnmeiss DD, Mooney V: A Comparison of CT/Discography, Pain Provocation and Radiographic Disc Height. Spine 13(3):321-324, 1988.

5. Loguidice VA, Guyer RD, Stith WJ, Ohnmeiss DD, Hochschuler SH, Rashbaum RF: Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion. Spine 13:366-369, 1988.

6. Hochschuler SH, Guyer RD, Stith WJ, Ohnmeiss DD, Rashbaum RF, Johnson RG: Proplast Reconstruction of Iliac Crest Defects. Spine 13:379-379, 1988.

7. Guyer RD, Collier RR, Ohnmeiss DD, Stith WJ, Hochschuler SH, Rashbaum RF, Vanharanta H, Loguidice VA: Extraosseous Spinal Lesions Mimicking Disc Disease. Spine 13:328-331; 1988.

8. Vanharanta H, Guyer RD, Ohnmeiss DD, Stith WJ, Sachs BL, Aprill C, Spivey M, Rashbaum RF, Hochschuler SH, Videman T, Selby DK, Terry A, Mooney V: Disc Deterioration in Low Back Syndromes: A Prospective, Multi-Center CT/Discography Study. Spine 13:1349-1351, 1988.

9. Guyer RD, Collier R, Stith WJ, Ohnmeiss DD, Hochschuler SH, Rashbaum RF, Regan JJ: Discitis After Discography. Spine 13:1352-1354, 1988.

10. Lonstein MB, Hochschuler SH: Differential Diagnosis of Lumbar Disc Disease. In Guyer RD (ed): SPINE: State of the Art Review - Lumbar Disc Disease, January 1989, pp 57-68.

11. Vanharanta H, Sachs BL, Ohnmeiss DD, Spivey M, Guyer RD, Rashbaum RF, Hochschuler SH, Stith WJ, Mooney V: Pain Provocation and Disc Deterioration by Age: A CT/Discography Study in Low Back Pain Population. Spine 14:420-423, 1989.

12. Sachs BL, Spivey MA, Vanharanta H, Guyer RD, Rashbaum RF, Hochschuler SH, Smith GV, Scala A: Techniques for Lumbar Discography and CT/Discography in Clinical Practice. Orthop Rev 19(9):775-778, 1990.

13. Hochschuler SH: The Patient of Low Back Pain. Hospital Medicine Nov:54-68, 1989.

14. Hochschuler SH: Percutaneous Discectomy. In Hochschuler SH (ed): SPINE: State of the Art Review: Spinal Injuries in Sports, Hanley & Belfus, Philadelphia, PA. May 1990, pp 467-474.

15. Sheets C, Hochschuler SH: Considerations in Cycling for Persons with Low Back Pain. In Hochschuler SH (ed): SPINE: State of the Art Review: Spinal Injuries in Sports, Hanley & Belfus, Philadelphia, PA. May 1990, pp 359-365.

16. Glisan B, Hochschuler SH: Fitness in the Treatment and Prevention of Athletic Low Back Injuries. In Hochschuler SH (ed): SPINE: State of the Art Review: Spinal Injuries in Sports, Hanley & Belfus, Philadelphia, PA. May 1990, pp 287-298.

17. Hochschuler SH (Editor): SPINE: State of the Art Review: Spinal Injuries in Sports, Hanley & Belfus, Philadelphia, PA. June 1990.

18. Hochschuler SH: Percutaneous Discectomy. In Hochschuler SH (ed): The Spine in Sports. Hanley & Belfus, Philadelphia, PA. August 1990, pp 267-274.

19. Sheets C, Hochschuler SH: Considerations in Cycling for Persons with Low Back Pain. In Hochschuler SH (ed): The Spine in Sports. Hanley & Belfus, Philadelphia, PA. August 1990, pp 125-131.

20. Glisan B, Hochschuler SH: Fitness in the Treatment and Prevention of Athletic Low Back Injuries. In Hochschuler SH (ed): The Spine in Sports. Hanley & Belfus, Philadelphia, PA. August 1990, pp 31-42.

21. Rodriguez J, Hochschuler SH: Case Report: 17 Year Old Gymnast. In Hochschuler SH (ed): The Spine in Sports. Hanley & Belfus, Philadelphia, PA. August 1990, pp 330-336.

22. Hochschuler SH (Editor): The Spine in Sports. Hanley & Belfus, Philadelphia, PA. August 1990.

23. Hochschuler SH: Back in Shape. Houghton-Mifflin. 1990.

24. Stith WJ, Judy MM, Hochschuler SH, Guyer RD: Choice of Lasers for Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery. Orthop Rev 20(2):137-142, 1991.

25. Shea DD, Ohnmeiss DD, Stith WJ, Guyer RD, Hochschuler SH, Rashbaum RF: The Effect of Sensory Deprivation on the Reduction of Pain in Chronic Low Back Patients. Spine 16(5):560-561, 1991.

26. Hochschuler SH: Posterior-Lateral Arthroscopic Microdiscectomy. Seminars in Orthopaedics 6(2): 1991.

27. Guyer RD, Hochschuler SH, Spivey MA, Ohnmeiss DD, Castleman C: Case Report: The Use of Dynamic MRI to Identify Cervical Spine Disc Herniation and Cord Compression. Spine 17(5):596-597, 1992.

28. Hochschuler SH, Cotler HB, Guyer RD (co-editors): Rehabilitation of the Spine: Science and Practice. Chicago; Mosby Year Book. 1993.

29. Hochschuler SH: General Considerations. In Rehabilitation of the Spine: Science and Practice. Chicago; Mosby Year Book, 1993.

30. Hochschuler SH, Guyer RD: Arthroscopic Microdiscectomy. In Rehabilitation of the Spine: Science and Practice. Chicago; Mosby Year Book. 1993.

31. Hochschuler SH: Development of a Spine Rehabilitation Institute. In Rehabilitation of the Spine: Science and Practice. Chicago; Mosby Year Book, 1993.

32. Beard VV, Hochschuler SH: Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Following Spinal Surgery. Semin Spinal Surg 5(2):153-156, 1993.

33. Vanharanta H, Floyd T, Ohnmeiss DD, Hochschuler SH, Guyer RD: The Relationship Between Facet Tropism and Degenerative Disc Disease. Spine 18(8):1000-1005, 1993

34. Kain C, Geisler B, Hochschuler SH: Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion: Approach, Complications, and Their Prevention. Operative Orthop 1993.

35. Moneta GB, Videman T, Kaivanto K, Aprill C, Spivey M, Vanharanta H, Sachs BL, Guyer RD, Hochschuler SH, Rashbaum RF, Mooney V: Reported Pain during Lumbar Discography as a Function of Anular Ruptures and Disc Degeneration. Spine 18(17):1968-1974, 1994.

36. Ohnmeiss DD, Guyer RD, Hochschuler SH: Laser Disc Decompression: The Importance of Proper Patient Selection. Spine 18(19):2054-2059, 1994.

37. Block AR, Ohnmeiss DD, Guyer RD, Rashbaum RF, Hochschuler SH: The Use of Presurgical Psychological Screening to Predict the Outcome of Spine Surgery. The Spine Journal 1(4):274-282, 2001.

38. Hochschuler SH, Ohnmeiss DD, Guyer RD, Blumenthal SL: Artificial Disc: Preliminary Results of a Prospective Study in the United States. European Spine J 11(Suppl 2):S106-110, 2002.

39. Blumenthal SL, Ohnmeiss DD, Guyer R, Hochschuler S, McAfee P, Garcia R, Salib R, Yuan H, Lee C, Bertagnoli R, Bryan V: Artificial Discs and Beyond: A North American Spine Society Annual Meeting Symposium. The Spine Journal 2(6):460-463, 2003.

40. Hochschuler SH, Ohnmeiss DD: Artificial Disc: Clinical Results of Motion Segment Replacement. In: Corbin TP, et al (eds): Advanced Spinal Surgical Technologies. Quality Medical Publishing, St. Louis, MO; To be published in 2003.

41. Büttner-Janz K, Hochschuler SH, Link HD: Future Innovations. In: Büttner-Janz K, Hochschuler SH, McAfee PC (eds): The Artificial Disc. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Germany, 2003, pp. 183-191.

42. Büttner-Janz K, Hochschuler SH, McAfee PC: (Editors) The Artificial Disc. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Germany, 2003.

43. Blumenthal SL, Ohnmeiss DD, Guyer RD, Hochschuler SH: Prospective Study Evaluating Total Disc Replacement: Preliminary Results. J Spinal Disord Tech 16(5):450-454, 2003.

44. Guyer RD, McAfee PC, Hochschuler SH, Blumenthal SL, Fedder IL, Ohnmeiss DD, Cunningham BW: Prospective Randomized Study of the Charité Artificial Disc - Data from Two Investigational Centers. Accepted for publication in The Spine J.

Articles Written by Stephen H. Hochschuler, MD

Artificial Disc Replacement: Randomized Clinical Trial Update

The potential benefits of artificial discs allows earlier participation in post-operative rehabilitation and activities and reduces stress to adjacent joints.

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