You never know when you will encounter a life-changing experience. It happened in high school to Dr. Richard Burg—a board certified, fellowship-trained spine surgeon. After he broke his arm while playing hockey and was treated in the hospital, he knew he was destined to become a physician.
Following his calling, Dr. Burg earned a medical degree from the University of Minnesota Medical School and completed a surgical internship and orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Minnesota Department of Orthopedic Surgery. He went on to complete a fellowship with both an orthopedic and neurological focus at the Cleveland Spine Clinic. This dual focus provided a clearer understanding of how the two systems work in conjunction with each other, which helps Dr. Burg better diagnose any spinal problems.
Dr. Burg specializes in minimally invasive spine surgery, degenerative and deformity conditions of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine. He treats a wide range of spinal conditions, including spinal instability, deformities, pinched nerves, sciatica, radiculopathy, and degenerative and herniated discs, to name a few. With his patient-driven approach to spinal education and advocacy and more than 20 years of experience, Dr. Burg has proven to be one of the area’s most valuable, dependable, and highly regarded spine surgeons.
From a personal perspective, the most important aspect of spinal surgery for Dr. Burg is being a healthcare advocate for his patients. He ensures that his patients suffering from spinal pain are well-educated on their symptoms, what treatments may help remedy the issue, and whether surgery is deemed necessary or not. He finds that being honest and forthright about outcomes and health scenarios helps frame expectations for his patients to help determine the best action to take. His diligence in both diagnostics and the treatment process allows him to focus his attention on the patient instead of what’s observed on an X-ray image.
Ginny, a patient who underwent spinal fusion, is one of countless patients who praise Dr. Burg. She shares, “Dr. Burg was extremely considerate and helpful when discussing alternatives for my surgery. When we determined surgery was necessary, I was confident that the care he provided would be second-to-none. My recovery was seamless, and I can’t thank him enough for giving me my life back.”
Dr. Burg’s personal practice, OrthoTexas Orthopedics, Sports Medicine & Spine Care, also provides a positive patient experience, complete with physical therapy, physical medicine and rehabilitation, interventional pain management, and all aspects of spine care. While many patients won’t ultimately need surgical intervention, he treats every patient like a family member and works endlessly to ensure that each is healthy and on the road to recovery.
To learn more about Dr. Rick Burg or to book an appointment go to OrthoTexas.com/drburg.
If you suffer from neck or back pain, Dr. Burg’s extensive medical expertise and training will help you along the road to recovery. Call to schedule an appointment today.
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