About Stephen P. Courtney, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgeon


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Orthopedic Spine Surgeon in Plano, TX

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 28 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.

Dr. Stephen Courtney

"Incorporating both high tech and high touch, we get our valued patients back to their lives as quickly as possible so they can enjoy all the activities they love."

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Robert Alicea
Robert Alicea
The doctor and his staff were very welcoming and kind ..explained my issues in detail . Will highly recommend
German Cisneros
German Cisneros
Every visit to Dr. Courtney's office is educational and most beneficial. Dr. Courtney and ALL of his staff are the best!
Jamey Derryberry
Jamey Derryberry
My wife and I both go to Dr Courtney for back issues. Great care. Great staff. Great surgical facility and smooth process. LOVE THEM!!!
Mark Cotter
Mark Cotter
Dr Courtney and his staff truly care about my well being. They are the only ones I have found that have been able to help me with my workman's comp claim
Does your back hurt? Has your back been hurting, yet no other surgeon can or won't help you; or worse tells you nothing is wrong? You're in the wrong place! I had 4 back operations with no improvement. I had an additional 6 other consultations with "there's nothing wrong with you". The truth was I was probably 2-3 months away from permanent leg and lower back paralysis. He fixed me. I can stand, I can walk. I threw away my crutches of 13 years. If you need back correction - GO SEE THIS DOCTOR! He will fix you, and fix you correctly, if it is humanly possible. Enough said! Go see him. He tells the truth and tells it like it is. 🙂
Terri Stewman
Terri Stewman
Dr courtney and his staff are great! Dr courtney always takes his time with you and I feel he truly cares about his patients.
Ross Wigington
Ross Wigington
Great Dr and helped me multiple times over the years Would recommend to anyone that needs help
Bridgette e Mentesana
Bridgette e Mentesana
Dr. Courtney is knowledgeable and takes the time to really explain what’s going on and explain why you’re in pain and the several options to correct the issue. I never felt rushed and he was on time to our appointment which is such a rare thing. The rest of the office staff was absolutely top notch. They were really down to earth and so nice, you could tell they liked their jobs and were treated well. It was a very welcoming atmosphere. I felt very comfortable and I knew I was in capable hands just by the way he treated his staff and listened to his patients. Highly recommend.
Marie Benton
Marie Benton
Dr Courtney did my neck surgery and my 360 back surgery. I would not go to another surgeon, he cares about his patients and it shows! His staff is great as well! I trust his opinion and skills 100%