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Spine Center of Excellence

DHR Health Spine Center of Excellence provides comprehensive services, from initial screening and diagnosis to innovative non-surgical and surgical treatment plans to treat conditions of the spine. Our highly trained specialists work with a multidisciplinary team to diagnose and treat conditions of the back and neck with the latest, evidence-based effective medical and surgical treatments available - including medication, physical therapy, and interventional pain management. We understand that each person is unique, so our team approach ensures that you receive the care that is best for you. You can be certain you’re receiving the highest quality of care - we are the only center in the Rio Grande Valley that is designated by the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas as a Blue Distinction Center+ Spine program, a recognition for delivering cost effective quality care and better overall outcomes for spine surgery patients.

Degenerative Back and Neck Conditions

Degenerative changes in the spine are those that cause the loss of normal structure and/or function due to wear and tear. Repeated strains, sprains, and overuse of the back cause a gradual degeneration of the disks of the spine. At DHR Health Spine Center of Excellence, we provide you with the best options using either conservative management or minimally invasive approaches.

Interventional Spine Therapies

DHR Health offers interventional spine therapy for patients who have not responded to conservative measures (such as physical therapy, chiropractic treatment, massage, or medications) and are not yet candidates for conventional spine surgery. Interventional therapies include a wide range of treatments including Nerve Block Injections, Facet Joint Injections, and Sacroiliac Joint Injections.

Neurosurgical Navigation

Our neurosurgical navigation system allows your surgeon to visualize your anatomy in 3D, as well as to localize instruments relative to your anatomy throughout the procedure. Our surgeons will manage a combination of a computer and specialized software and instruments to see exactly where they are during surgery, allowing them to operate with the utmost accuracy while avoiding harm to any healthy areas.

Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy

Our rehabilitation services include an Aquatic Therapy Institute, Physical Therapy, and an Orthopedic & Sports Therapy Institute. Our goal is to help patients achieve as much function and independence as possible. Learn more.

Spinal Cord Stimulation

For patients experiencing chronic back pain, DHR Health Spine Center of Excellence offers Spinal Cord Stimulation. This involves placing electrodes along the spinal cord that will send low levels of current to help block pain signals in chronic back pain. The electrodes are connected to a pulse generator battery which is hidden below the skin.

Spine Surgery

If you have attempted several options with conservative treatment without relief, surgery may be the best option. Our DHR Health spine surgeons offer surgical techniques which may include open or minimally invasive spine surgery. Selecting minimally invasive spine surgery as opposed to open spine surgery can be faster, safer, and require less recovery time.

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Our Physicians

Jacinto I. Mañon, MD, FAAS

Neurosurgery & Complex Spine
Locations
1200 E. Savannah
Suite 3
McAllen, TX 78503

(956) 362-8500
(956) 362-8535
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Jaime Villarreal, MD

Orthopedic Spine
Locations
5540 Raphael Drive
Edinburg, TX 78539

(956) 362-6683
(956) 362-6818
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Saroja Viswamitra, MD

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
1200 E. Savannah Ave
Suite 10
McAllen, TX 78503

(956) 362-6680
(956) 362-6688
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5403 Doctors Drive
Edinburg, TX 78539

(956) 362-3550
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Achal P. Patel, MD

Neurosurgery & Complex Spine
Locations
2821 Michael Angelo Drive
Suite 306
Edinburg, TX 78539

(956) 362-8500
(956) 362-8505
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Our Locations

McAllen

DHR Health Neuroscience Institute Neurosurgery
1200 E. Savannah
Suite 3
McAllen, TX 78503
(956) 362-8500
(956) 362-8535
Hours:

Mon - Fri | 8am - 5pm

Edinburg

DHR Health Orthopedic Institute
5540 Raphael Drive
Edinburg, TX 78539
(956) 362-6683
(956) 362-6818
Hours:

Mon - Fri | 8 am - 5 pm

McAllen

DHR Health Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
1200 E. Savannah Ave
Suite 10
McAllen, TX 78503
(956) 362-6680
(956) 362-6688
Hours:

Mon - Fri | 8am - 5pm

Edinburg

DHR Health Neurology Institute
2821 Michael Angelo Drive
Suite 306
Edinburg, TX 78539
(956) 362-8500
(956) 362-2448
Hours:

Mon - Fri | 8am - 5pm

Patient-Centered Care

What our patients are saying

Absolutely amazing staff and very professional. Very impressive.
DHR Health Patient Sep 18, 2020
Dr. Villarreal was very attentive and the staff was professional.
DHR Health Patient Sep 18, 2020
I was pleased at getting an appointment so quickly and being treated so well by the whole staff.
DHR Health Patient Sep 18, 2020
Very well organized hospital. Will recommend all family and friends
DHR Health Patient Aug 24, 2020
Very friendly and efficient staff.
DHR Health Patient Aug 19, 2020

Videos

AskDHR • What Is Scoliosis and How Is It Treated?

What is scoliosis? Does it require surgery? Orthopedic Spine Surgeon, Dr. Jaime Villarreal, answers these questions and more in our latest AskDHR video.

AskDHR • How Do I Avoid Lower Back Injury at the Gym?

You may have good intentions with your gym workout, but certain exercises can seriously damage your lower back if you aren't careful with proper form. Tune into our latest AskDHR with Orthopedic Spine Surgeon Dr. Jaime Villarreal as we discuss avoiding injury at the gym.

AskDHR • What Is the Latest Technology in Spine Surgery?

The field of medicine is constantly innovating to make operations safer and improve outcomes. Neurosurgeon Dr. Achal Patel discusses the latest advancements in spine surgery in our newest AskDHR video.

Cervical Disk Replacement Patient Testimonial with Orthopedic Spine Surgeon Dr. Jaime Villarreal

DHR Health Spine Center of Excellence is dedicated to treating ailments of the spine with Board Certified surgeons.

DHR Health Neuroscience Institute • Step-Down Unit Grand Opening with Dr. Juan Padilla

We are proud to announce the unveiling of our brand new Neuroscience Step-Down Unit! This 12-bed expansion increases access to world-class neurologic expertise at DHR Health's dedicated Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit and provides our most critical patients with state-of-the-art EEG, cardiac and epilepsy monitoring.
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DHR Health is majority owned by the same doctors that treat patients every single day. Choose from our wide range of specialty clinic doctors, physician-partners, and hospital staff.

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