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East Texans who choose Trinity Mother Frances Neuroscience Institute for the diagnosis and treatment of spine disorders benefit from our integrated approach to disease management. Our medical team of neurologists, neurosurgeons, pain medicine specialists and physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists work closely together to provide care using a clinically integrated approach. Throughout diagnosis and treatment, we stay focused on our patients’ physical, emotional and spiritual needs.

Experience, dedication, teamwork and access to advanced technologies set us apart from other neuroscience providers in the region. Because we work together under one roof, we provide each patient with a personalized plan of care grounded in an interdisciplinary approach. We consider our patients and their families an integral part of the healthcare team.

The Neuroscience Institute’s Spine Surgery Program has held the Joint Commission’s Disease Specific Certification since 2010. This certification is a guarantee to our patients that they will receive a consistently high level of quality, based on effective data-driven performance improvement that reduces the risk of error and improves treatment outcomes. The Center is also designated as a “Blue Distinction Center for Spine Surgery” by Blue Cross and Blue Shield. Blue Distinction Centers for Spine Surgery have demonstrated a commitment to quality care and offer comprehensive inpatient spine surgery services.

In addition, the Center is designated as a UnitedHealth Premium Surgical Spine specialty center by United Healthcare. Our Spine Surgery Program achieved the highest quality assessment and cost efficiency scores. The UnitedHealth Premium specialty center program is designed to help consumers make more informed choices in selecting facilities designated for providing quality and cost-efficient care. Our designation in the program informs consumers that our facility meets or exceeds nationally recognized standards of care.

Treatment of new patients at the Neuroscience Institute always begins with the most conservative approach. Beginning with the initial visit, we stay focused on evidence-based medicine that guides us toward the best possible outcomes and improves the quality of life of our patients.

We treat conditions involving spinal instability, nerve compression, tumors, infections, congenital conditions and trauma, including:


Todd Patrick,

Medical Director, Spine Center


For more information, or to schedule an appointment with a Neuroscience Institute physician, please call
(903) 525-7995 or request an appointment.

Meet Our Leadership

Cathy Newman, RN, MSN
Spine Center Program Director
(903) 531-5725

Patient Resources

Spine Center Patient Guide
 Neurosurgery Patient Room Virtual Tour


Spine Center Education Video


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