Stephen P. Courtney: Board-Certified, Fellowship-Trained Orthopedic Spine Surgeon

STEPHEN P. COURTNEY: Board-Certified, Fellowship-Trained Orthopedic Spine Surgeon 

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. 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 hitting the trails on his mountain bike or perfecting his Cajun cooking.

Dr. Courtney is proud to announce that he has opened his own spine center right here in Plano, TX. Conveniently located at 1705 Ohio Drive, Advanced Spine Center is dedicated to developing superior operative techniques to treat neck and back disorders.

About the Advanced Spine Center in Plano, TX
Led by Dr. Courtney, the skilled team at Advanced Spine Center cares for patients with neck and back pain using a wide array of the most state-of-the-art tools and techniques – from conservative physical therapy and injection therapy – to advanced pain management, as well as surgical intervention. We employ the latest in minimally-invasive spine surgeries, in addition to cutting-edge replacement technology. Incorporating both high tech and high touch, we get our valued patients back to their lives so they can enjoy all the activities they love!

If you’re looking for an experienced and empathetic orthopedic spine surgeon in Plano, TX or the surrounding areas, it’s time to schedule a consultation with Dr. Courtney at Advanced Spine Center today. When it comes to a spine surgeon, you want, need and deserve the best-of-the-best!



For appointment, contact clinic 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



1705 Ohio Drive, Suite 300

Plano, TX 75093