Dr. Stephen P. Courtney: Developing Superior Operative Techniques to Treat Neck and Back Disorders

Dr. Stephen P. Courtney

Developing Superior Operative Techniques to Treat Neck and Back Disorders

Stephen P. Courtney, M.D. is a board-certified, fellowship trained orthopedic spine surgeon by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and the founder of the Spine Division at Plano Orthopedic Sports Medicine and Spine Center (www.posmc.com). He has been practicing medicine and providing exceptional patient care in Plano since 1995 and has worked tirelessly to develop superior operative techniques to treat neck and back disorders. He has earned a distinguished reputation among his professional colleagues, medical peers and patients.

Dr. Courtney was born and raised in Louisiana learning early about some of the most rewarding things in life: basketball, Cajun cooking and most importantly, hard work. He graduated high school as Salutatorian of his class and was selected for Louisiana Boys State. He was also a member of the Louisiana All-State basketball team. In college, he graduated summa cum laude from Northeast Louisiana University and later received his medical degree from Louisiana State University Medical School where he was awarded the Howmedica Biomechanic Award and the Louisiana Orthopedic Association Award. He also placed fourth in the World Congress for Student Research Competition. His residency was at Texas A&M University Medical Center and completed further specialty training through a fellowship at Florida Neck & Back Institute in Gainesville, FL. He continues to attend many professional conferences to ensure he remains at the cutting edge of his field.

Dr. Courtney has been Chief of Orthopedic Surgery at the Medical Center of Plano and a member of the Hospital’s Executive and Operating Room Committees. Dr. Courtney shares, “Having practiced medicine for the better part of two decades, I’ve not only gained a unique insight into the strengths of useful tools available in the field, I’ve discovered opportunities for improvement.”

Dr. Courtney is at the forefront of cutting-edge medical technology, and travels the country training other physicians on how to utilize the products. In recent years, he has expanded his reach and has improved the quality of life for patients across the United States. Dr. Courtney has developed 9 product lines, and has obtained 9 patents and 14 trademarks on spine related products.

Dr. Courtney is dedicated to educating not just himself and his colleagues but his patients as well. Dr. Courtney is known for his straight-forward, honest approach which puts his patients at ease, trusting him to perform highly technical operations that will help them restore their quality of life. He knows the single most important person in the treatment process is the patient. Well-informed patients are more successful in following through on their rehabilitation and have better outcomes. Dr. Courtney believes the first step to a patient’s successful procedure is in them knowing what to expect.

Judy Jones, a lumbar fusion patient of Dr. Courtney shares, “You don’t want to trust [your back] to just somebody that has their name on a door. You have to go to people that you trust. I talked to people and everybody trusted Dr. Stephen Courtney and I do too and I’d highly recommend him.”

Dr. Courtney offers non-surgical treatments whenever applicable. After being a successful non-operative patient of Dr. Courtney, Steve Ewing has also taken his young daughter and elderly father to Dr. Courtney who he also successfully cared for without surgery. Steve had this to say about their experience, “I trust my entire family with Dr. Courtney. Every time I visited there with my daughter or my father the staff has been wonderful to deal with, very professional, and I highly recommend Dr. Courtney.” Dr. Courtney provides the highest quality medical care and the best possible individualized attention to patients of all ages.

Dr. Courtney says, “Above all, I believe in treating each and every patient I have with honesty, dignity, and respect. My patients come away from our shared interactions feeling confident, assured that they are truly in the best hands.”

When Dr. Courtney is not with his patients you can find him enjoying time with his wife and five children, hitting the trails on his mountain bike, or perfecting his Cajun cooking.

Dr. Courtney is proud to announce that Eminent Medical Center is now open! Eminent Medical Center is a premier hospital in the Dallas/Fort Worth area that provides 24/7 emergency care and specializes in pain management, sports medicine and orthopedic surgeries of the spine, total joint, foot & ankle.

This brand new, state-of-the-art facility provides more than a healthcare service—it provides an exceptionally elite healthcare experience.

In this day and age, you have many options for your healthcare. When you entrust your well-being to Dr. Courtney and the other specialists at Eminent Medical Center, you will receive the quality of care that you want and that you deserve.

Eminent Medical Center features three operating suites, along with a pharmacy, laboratory, emergency department, tranquil pre and post-operative areas, and five private relaxing patient rooms designed with your comfort in mind—right down to the 55” high-definition televisions placed in every room. Your family will also wait in comfort with our luxurious waiting areas, complete with complimentary beverages, free Wi-Fi, and 70” high-definition televisions. By housing each of these different resources on one hospital campus, we can expedite your treatment and ensure that you receive the prompt attention that you just don’t find at some of the larger hospitals in the region.


For appointment contact Advanced Spine Center at 972-499-5457


Stephen P. Courtney, M.D.


Area of Practice

  • Orthopedic Spinal Surgery


  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Spine pain
  • Disc Replacement
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Neck Surgery
  • Back Surgery
  • Spine Surgery
  • EMG
  • Steroid Injections
  • Physical Therapy

Certifications & Degrees

  • Board-Certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
  • Northeast Louisiana University
  • Louisiana State University Medical School
  • Residency at Texas A&M Medical Center
  • Fellowship at Florida Neck & Back Institute


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Richardson, TX 75080


Advanced Spine Center
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Plano, TX 75093