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Stephen R. Tolhurst

Stephen Tolhurst

Texas Back Institute
4370 Medical Arts Drive, Suite 230
Flower Mound, TX 75028

Flower Mound

Texas (TX)

T: 972-956-8181
F: 972-956-8184

Orthopaedic Surgery

Orthopaedic Surgery


At Texas Back Institute, we are revolutionizing spine care and changing patients’ lives. This year Texas Back Institute quickly implemented safety protocols to protect our patients and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic. Texas Back Institute was prompt to offer telemedicine appointments for patients and produced one of the first academic articles on telemedicine visits for spine care. We are vigilant in our efforts to maintain a safe environment for our patients. We are committed to our patients’ care through technological innovation, groundbreaking research, and academic excellence in prevention and rehabilitation as well as surgical care. Today we are one of the largest multidisciplinary academic spine centers in the world, with clinic locations in Arlington, Dallas, Denton, Flower Mound, Frisco, Mansfield, McKinney, Plano, Rockwall, and Wichita Falls. Our team of physicians have skills and expertise spanning a wide range of specialties, from orthopedic spine surgery and neurosurgical services to scoliosis, spine tumors, and motion preservation of the spine. We are dedicated to delivering conservative, compassionate, team-based care to each individual based on their needs. After a careful evaluation of history and symptoms, we provide each patient with a specifically designed plan that incorporates the least invasive and most effective treatment available. We believe in personalized medicine for every patient. We rely on the latest technological advancements, often including robotics, intraoperative CT imaging systems, and computer-assisted navigation to address the source of neck or back pain without affecting surrounding muscles. In addition to staying up to date on procedures, our surgeons spearhead FDA clinical trials and train tomorrow’s surgeons through our fellowship program. Texas Back Institute is known for introducing new techniques from around the world to spine care in the United States, and our frequent Neuroscience Conferences feature international speakers twice a month. Above all, we strive to help patients return to work and play as quickly as possible. Whether they need minimally invasive surgery, complex revision spine surgery, advanced robotic surgery, or one of the many nonsurgical options available, they appreciate the high quality of care and skill that our surgeons and pain specialists deliver.

Published In:

Texas Super Doctors 2020
Texas Rising Stars 2019
Texas Rising Stars 2018
Texas Rising Stars 2017

About Stephen Tolhurst

Medical School: Pritzker School of Medicine, University of Chicago

Graduation Year: 2006

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Special Licenses/Certifications:

Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Educational Background:

Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Fellowship in Spine Surgery


University of Michigan

Resident, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery


University of Chicago

B.A. in Biology with a Concentration in Molecular and Cellular Biology

  • Honors in Biology and General Honors in the College


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Additional Locations

Texas Back Institute
3537 I-35 East
Suite 308
Denton, Te 76210

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