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Scott L. Blumenthal, MD
Orthopaedic Surgeon
Texas Back Institute
Plano, TX

About Scott L. Blumenthal, MD

Scott L. Blumenthal, MD is a spine surgeon with the Texas Back Institute and the first and only surgeon in the United States to devote his practice solely to the research and application of artificial disc replacement. Dr. Blumenthal is a leader in spinal arthroplasty working with a large number of discs currently on the market and in trials. He serves as a clinical assistant professor of orthopedic surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas and is an ongoing contributor to the first non-profit foundation created for arthroplasty patients. He also currently serves as a spine consultant for the Dallas Mavericks.

Dr. Blumenthal graduated from Northwestern Medical School in Chicago and completed his general surgery internship and orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Dallas, TX. His fellowships include work at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and at Midwest Regional Spinal Cord Injury Care System at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago for spinal trauma surgery.

Recent blog posts from Scott L. Blumenthal, MD

November 05, 2012

Choosing the Spine Surgeon Who Is Right for You

Dr. Blumenthal, a spine surgeon, blogs about how to choose the right spine surgeon. Full of useful tips to help you make the best decision for your spine health.

September 10, 2012

The History of Artificial Disc Replacement

The first spine surgeon to use artificial discs in the US writes about the history of this innovative spine surgery device.

More from Dr. Blumenthal's blog "All About Artificial Disc Replacement"

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DePuy Spine
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