Dr. Richard Guyer

Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Plano, TX
45 years experience male

Locations

Office

Plano, TX

Address

Texas Back Institute, 6020 W Parker Rd, #200, Plano, TX
Directions

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Insurances accepted

Aetna

Blue cross blue shield

Cigna

Medicaid

United healthcare

About

Bio

Dr. Guyer is certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and specializes in spinal surgery. He led Texas Back Institute's initiatives to research and understand the Charité technology used in Germany in the 1980s. He also played a key leadership role in the clinical trials of the Charité device in the United States in 2000. Dr. Guyer performed the third artificial disc replacement (Charité device) in the country early in 2000. Subsequently he led the TBI team in study of the Kineflex lumbar and cervical disc replacement study. He also participated in the Prodisc cervical TDR study along with the Activ Lumbar and Freedom Lumbar TDR studies as well participating in numerous other TDR trials. He has also published landmark work on the two- and five-year follow-ups of the Charite TDR and the Kineflex TDR. Dr Guyer continues to lecture extensively nationally and internationally, teaching surgical techniques and lecturing on the results of lumbar and cervical ADR. He had performed the first TDR in Chile and was the first US surgeon to perform TDR in Brazil. His extensive education and Spine Surgery fellowship training includes: a Spine Fellowship (1982) with Leon Wiltse, M.D. in Long Beach, CA; a Spine Fellowship (1981) at Case Western Reserve University with Henry Bohlman, M.D., Cleveland, OH; Orthopedic Surgery Residency (1976-1980), Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA; Internship (1975-1976), Parkland Memorial Hospital, Southwestern School of Medicine, Dallas, TX; M.D., and a B.S. degree with honors from Ursinus College, Collegeville, PA (1971-75). In addition to his current position as Director of the Texas Back Institute Spine Fellowship Program since its inception in 1987, he is also the Founder and Chairman of the Board, Texas Back Institute Research Foundation and is a co-Founder of the Texas Back Institute and its Past President. He currently holds an Associate Clinical Professorship at the Department of Orthopedics, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, TX.. Dr. Guyer serves as an Editorial Board Member for “Spine,” “The Spine Journal” and the “ISASS Journal” as well as an Editorial Reviewer for the “University of Pennsylvania Orthopedic Journal” and is Past President of the prestigious North American Spine Society. .His current awards include: "Best Doctor Award," D Magazine, Dallas, TX, “Best Doctors Award” in America, Most Compassionate Physicians in the US, People’s Choice Award, Strathmore’s Who’s Who Award, the David Selby Award from the North American Spine Society, Ursinus College Alumni Award, and the Volvo Award for Low Back Pain Research.

Specialties
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Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Licenses

United States: Texas

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

72 Answers
8 Agrees
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Guyer
45 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Many options: the first line of treatment is to go to a physical therapist to be taught core strengthening and theraputics exercises. Anti inflammatories such ibupr ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Guyer
45 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Lumbar strain: more than likely this is just a strain but since it is now the second time I would recommend you go to spine specialist to be evaluated
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Guyer
45 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Probably sprain: more than likely you just stretched muscles or ligaments. This is usually a self limited process and gets better relatively quickly provided you avoid ... Read More
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Feb 9, 2014
Dr. Guyer has been my back surgeon since the year 2000. He is extremely conservative, caring and has helped me get my life back on track with two successful fusions. A lumbar 360 and a cervical fusi...Read More
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May 1, 2012
Dr. Guyer is one of the most caring doctors. He seems to always treats his patients with the utmost respect.
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Guyer is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! The swelling and tenderness has not subsided yet but I will continue to watch it.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! thank you your the best i give you a 10000000 star rating
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Thanks for your quick reply! 4 in lumbo/sacral area so fusion isn't an option.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, PA
Graduated 1975MD

Affiliations

Baylor medical center at frisco
Medical center of plano
Texas health presbyterian hospital plano
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