With a unique blend of medical expertise, innovation, and community involvement, North Texas Orthopaedic & Spine is redefining orthopedic healthcare and driving positive change in the community.
By Sondra Barr
Photography EM Corporate
In the vibrant landscape of North Texas, a group of exceptional medical professionals shape the region’s healthcare by reshaping lives through their focused dedication and unyielding commitment to comprehensive patient care.
North Texas Orthopaedic & Spine (NTOS), a pioneering medical practice rooted in the vision of its founder, Dr. Vudhi Slabisak, transcends the traditional boundaries of medical care. The practice thrives on a unique philosophy that centers on patient-first ethos, collective goals, and independence of its physicians. This vision is fueled by Dr. Slabisak, who values preserving the autonomy of surgeons and upholding the sanctity of independent practices.
The center has grown to accommodate 12 surgeons in just four years. While Dr. Slabisak’s commitment to a brighter, more patient-centric future for healthcare has been the driving force behind this growth, the team of talented doctors each bringing their unique skills and experiences to the practice, enhancing its reputation and reach. Their collective wisdom and medical prowess have rapidly transformed NTOS into an unmatched hub of orthopedic and spinal care.
Dr. James Stanley, a native Texan, who brings over 20 years of experience as a board-certified orthopedic and fellowship-trained spine surgeon. He specializes in the treatment of conditions and disorders of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine. “Here, the focus is not just on curing, but empowering patients by helping them understand their condition and making informed decisions,” Dr. Stanley remarks. His commitment to a multi-disciplinary, collaborative approach to spine care echoes the patient-centric ethos of NTOS.
Dr. Rahul Banerjee lends his expertise as a board-certified orthopedic surgeonin trauma, hip and knee replacement, limb lengthening, and management of other complex orthopedic problems. Dr. Banerjee embraces the practice’s emphasis on individual growth, collective success, and systemic change. He echoes the sentiments of Dr. Slabisak, saying, “Every patient deserves individualized, comprehensive care, which is the cornerstone of our practice.”
On the sports medicine front, board-certified orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Bruce Markman’s compassionate approach and adept skills in shoulder reconstruction, elbow, shoulder, hip, knee, and ankle surgery, bring a dynamic element to the clinic. Dr. Markman notes, “NTOS is driven by a philosophy of empathy. We treat each patient as if they were family.”
Dr. Steve Hong, an anesthesiologist and ACGME fellowship-trained interventional pain management physician, is able to focus and serve the unique needs of the individual to provide personalized pain management to every patient.
Dr. Amir Malik, a board-certified neurosurgeon, specializes in cranial, spinal, and peripheral neurology, bringing a rich background in research, lectures, and clinical work to the center.
Bringing the focus to hip and knee replacement and regenerative medicine is NTOS’s board-certified orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Khawaja Ikram. He firmly believes in educating patients about their conditions and treating them as family. Dr. Ikram adds, “The beauty of NTOS lies in its balance of professional excellence, personal empathy, and systemic change.”
Podiatrists, Dr. Charles Marder and Dr. Kellvan Cheng bring podiatric excellence to the practice, ensuring comprehensive care for the patients. Dr. Marder is board-certified in podiatric surgery with special interests in reconstructive foot and ankle surgery. Dr. Cheng is board-certified in podiatric surgery as well as reconstructive rearfoot and ankle surgery.
Dr. Rami Basatneh, another eminent podiatrist, received his Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine from Temple University’s School of Podiatric Medicine and contributes his expertise and leadership skills to the practice. He has extensive training in reconstructive rearfoot and ankle surgery and brings vibrant energy to the clinic’s environment.
Rounding off the team is Briana Hodgson, PA-C, a certified physician assistant with over 20 years of experience in orthopedic surgery. Hodgson works alongside Dr. Banerjee, focusing on treatment of fractures and injuries, total hip and knee arthroplasty, and management of complex orthopedic problems.
Joining the practice in the upcoming months will be Dr. Geoffrey Glidden, who is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon and sports medicine doctor with over 40 years of experience. Dr. Glidden specializes in the care of acute and chronic bone, joint, ligament, muscle, tendon and peripheral nerve disorders.
Along with Dr. Slabisak, each provider’s rich tapestry of skills, experiences, and commitments of the doctors at NTOS make it a beacon of orthopedic excellence.
Their relentless commitment to research and innovation has also put them at the forefront of medical advancements. With numerous breakthroughs, the team at NTOS remains dedicated to finding the most effective and least invasive treatments to benefit their patients.
Beyond the walls of the practice, NTOS is also committed to community service and philanthropy. The providers are regular contributors to local charities, participate in community health initiatives, and sponsor local sports teams, all of which embodies their belief that a healthy community is the cornerstone of individual well-being.
Dr. Slabisak, reflecting on the journey, says, “Our growth and success are a testament to our commitment to our patients. We believe in a patient-centric approach that values empathy, understanding, and quality care above all. We are proud of our achievements and remain dedicated to improving the lives of our patients and making a positive impact in our community.”
With its combination of medical expertise, patient-focused care, and community involvement, North Texas Orthopaedic & Spine is more than just a medical center. It is a place where patients are treated as individuals, where doctors work collaboratively to deliver the best possible care, and where the wellbeing of the community is as important as the wellbeing of the individual.
As they look to the future, NTOS is poised to continue its growth and influence, not only in the realm of orthopedics but in the broader healthcare sector. Driven by their motto, “Excellence in Motion,” they are committed to continuing to drive advancements in patient care and to ensure that their patients receive the most effective treatments possible. Their dedication to quality, innovation, and community sets them apart, making them a leading example of the possibilities of modern healthcare.