Texas Spine & Joint Hospital Physicians named Best Spine Surgeons in America

Tyler, TX (March 14, 2011)-Two doctors and co-founders of the Texas Spine & Joint Hospital were named to Beckers Orthopedic and Spine Review magazine list of America’s “100 of the Best Spine Surgeons and Specialists in America”. The magazine only includes physicians that have been selected based on surveys, research and nominations. All physicians who are placed on the list undergo a substantial review with other peers and through research.

The following Texas Spine & Joint Hospital-affiliated physicians appear on Beckers Orthopedic and Spine Review magazine list of America’s “100 of the Best Spine Surgeons and Specialists in America.” Editor’s note: Specialists are listed in alphabetical order by last name.

  • Charles R. Gordon, MD – Dr. Gordon is a neurosurgeon and co-founder of Texas Spine and Joint Hospital. He has a professional interest in the treatment of spine injury, deformity and degeneration. Dr. Gordon has received patents for more than four spinal devices and served as principal investigator for numerous research trials. In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Gordon founded the device company Flexuspine along with Gordon Spine Associates, based in Tyler, Texas. He is a member of the North American Spine Society and American Association of Neurological Surgeons, among other professional organizations. He received his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine and completed his residency and fellowship at The Medical College of Virginia.
  • Mike Russell II, MD – Dr. Russell is a spine surgeon at Azalea Orthopedics in Tyler, Texas, and is president-elect of Physician Hospitals of America, a national trade organization representing physician-owned hospitals. He holds hospital privileges at the Texas Spine and Joint Hospital, Trinity Mother Frances Hospital and the East Texas Medical Center, all located in Tyler. He is a member of the National Association of Spine Surgeons, the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons the Texas Orthopedic Association and the Texas Medical Association.Dr. Russell attended medical school and completed his orthopedic training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas. He completed a fellowship in spine surgery at the Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, N.C.

Texas Spine & Joint Hospital is a privately owned hospital specializing in orthopedic and spine surgery, procedures, and tests. TSJH includes a twenty bed, acute care hospital, an outpatient surgery center and ancillary imaging center. With a total medical staff of over 196, TSJH employs 220 full and part time employees and performed over 30,000 procedures and tests in 2008. With a focus on patient-centered care in a specialized environment, TSJH ranks in the 99th percentile nationally for patient satisfaction according to Press Ganey Associates survey data.

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