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About Stephen P. Courtney, MD

About Advanced Spine Center

At Advanced Spine Center, Stephen Courtney, MD, provides the highest quality medical care you need along with the compassionate bedside manner you want when considering spinal fusion, cervical or lumbar injections, or revision surgery. Based in Plano, Texas, since 1995, Dr. Courtney has more than 20 years of experience as a board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopedic spine surgeon.

Dr. Courtney earned his Bachelor of Science at Northeast Louisiana University in Monroe, Louisiana, before attending Louisiana State University Medical School in Shreveport, Louisiana. He then completed his orthopedic residency at Texas A&M University Medical Center in Temple, Texas, and his spine fellowship at Florida Neck & Back Institute, PA, in Gainesville, Florida.

Dr. Courtney is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and is a member of the American Medical Association, the Collin/Fannin County Medical Society, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the North American Spine Society, and the American College of Spine Surgery. He attends several annual conferences and meetings to stay up-to-date with the latest advances in orthopedic surgery in order to better serve his patients.

Dr. Courtney is the owner of Eminent Medical Center in Richardson, Texas, where he performs both in- and outpatient procedures. Through his experience in hospital settings over the years, he has developed his own line of FDA-approved surgical tools, Eminent Spine®, to improve patient experience and surgical outcomes. Dr. Courtney is proud to hold 18 patents and 15 trademarks as well as to train orthopedic surgeons across the United States in the use of surgical tools.

When I’m not in the clinical setting, you can find me enjoying time with my wife and family, perfecting my Cajun cooking, hitting the trails on my mountain bike or competing in triathlons.  Throughout my career, I have remained laser-focused on providing world-class care and innovation to the patients I treat on a daily basis.  I look forward to knowing you!

Dr. Courtney is accepting new patients. To schedule a consultation, use the online booking tool or call Advanced Spine Care today.


Words from our patients

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    "He explains his procedures in detail so you fully understand what he will be doing, why he is doing it, and how it is done"

    Rannette W.
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    "Dr. Stephen Courtney no doubt is the best physician I have seen when it comes to patient care. He explains his diagnosis and plan of care thoroughly!"

  • Google

    "Dr. Courtney is an exceptional physician, very straight-forward, does not rush to surgery, rated the BEST SPINE SURGEON in 2019!"

  • Google

    "Dr. Courtney is very thorough, does not rush to operate and simplifies understanding the complexity of the spine."

    Lori M.
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    "He has spine models in each room so you can actually see and better understand what in your neck/back is causing your pain."



Advanced Spine Center
2004 Ventura Dr, Suite 200
Plano, TX 75093
Phone: 972-217-7343
Fax: 972-499-5342

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