Maybe you hurt yourself tossing a football in the backyard or diving in a pool the wrong way, or maybe you’ve had chronic pain for as long as you can remember – either way, don’t let back pain ruin your summer. Peter Derman, M.D., and the other doctors at Texas Back Institute can help you heal, recover from back pain and get back to your summer fun!
“In spine surgery, less is generally more,” stated Dr. Derman. “I tailor my approach to each patient’s symptoms and goals, using the least invasive means to achieve the fastest and most reliable recovery possible.”
Dr. Derman graduated with honors from Stanford University after completing a Bachelor of Science in biological sciences. Later, he received a medical degree from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and obtained a Master of Business Administration from the Wharton School of Business. He completed his residency at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York and his Fellowship in Spine Surgery from Rush University Medical Center in Chicago.
During his career, Dr. Derman has won several awards, has researched and published several professional articles, publications and speaking engagements, and loves helping patients and exploring ways to better medicine for future generations. During his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and son, working out, sailing and brewing craft beer with his wife.
As an orthopedic spine surgeon at Texas Back Institute, Dr. Derman works every day to help patients with back pain. Texas Back Institute was founded in 1977 and is dedicated to providing superior and innovative care for patients who suffer from back and neck pain. It is one of the largest freestanding multidisciplinary academic spine centers in the world. Some of the treatments offered include lumbar and cervical disc replacements, robotic spinal surgery, discectomy, spinal deformity reconstruction, selective nerve root block and so much more.
The difference between Texas Back Institute is this: surgery is used as a last resort. After pain relief is sought through conservative treatments (physical therapy and pain management), minimally invasive spine surgery will be used – but only 12 percent of Texas Back patients ever actually have to undergo surgery! If surgery is required, surgeons use robotics, intraoperative CT imaging systems, computer-assisted navigation and other technology to help spine surgeons have the most enhanced precision possible.
When your back hurts, even the most basic tasks are more challenging. Dr. Derman and the other experts at Texas Back Institute can help you feel better, so you can get back to playing catch, swimming and enjoying all your favorite summertime activities!