Dr. Stephen Hochschuler, MD

Dr. Stephen Hochschuler, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon at Texas Back Institute

Meet Dr. Stephen Hochschuler, MD

Stephen H. Hochschuler, M.D. is a Co-founder of Texas Back Institute and also the founder of one of the first back schools in the United States. He possesses over 30 years of experience and specializes in lumbar spinal problems. Dr. Hochschuler earned his Medical Degree from Harvard Medical School where he also completed his internship and General Surgery residency. After joining the United States Air Force, Dr. Hochschuler attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, TX for his residency in Orthopedic Surgery.

Dr. Hochschuler holds many achievements in his medical career including, President and founding member of the Spine Arthroplasty Society, past Chairman and current Board of Director at SpineMark, founder of the Spine Division at the Veterans Administration, and is also a decorated United States Air Force Major.

Dr. Stephen Hochschuler is an Orthopedic Surgeon with Texas Back Institute.

Doctor Quote

I primarily deal with lumbar spinal problems. I often am referred complex or failed spinal procedures for evaluation and treatment.

Directions to our primary location in

Plano, TX

How Dr. Stephen Hochschuler, MD Can Help You


  • Orthopedic Surgeon

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French


  • Back Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
  • Foot Drop
  • Herniated Disc / Bulging Disc
  • Joint Pain
  • Kyphosis
  • Leg Pain
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Nerve Pain / Neuralgia
  • Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
  • Sciatica / Radiculopathy
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis


  • ALIF (anterior lumbar interbody fusion)
  • Anterior / Posterior Lumbar Fusion
  • Artificial Disc Replacement - Lumbar
  • Back Surgery
  • Dynamic lumbar stabilization
  • Epidural Steroid Injections - Cervical
  • Epidural Steroid Injections - Lumbar
  • Facet Joint Injections / Blocks
  • Facet Rhizotomy Injections
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Laminectomy / Decompression Surgery
  • Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion
  • Lumbar Spine Fusion Instrumentation
  • Medial Branch Nerve Blocks
  • Medications for Pain and Related Health Issues
  • Microdiscectomy / Microdecompression
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • PLIF (posterior lumbar interbody fusion)
  • Posterolateral Lumbar Fusion
  • Revision Spine Surgery
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injections / Blocks
  • TLIF (transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion)

What Patients are Saying About Dr. Stephen Hochschuler, MD

  • I really didn’t have any fears. I had heard Dr. Hochschuler was the best, so I prayed about it and was at peace going in to the surgery. I am grateful Dr. Hochschuler took a special interest in my case since I was so high risk. No one in Mississippi would take the chance to fix my back, but thankfully Dr. Hochschuler did, and was successful. Cheryl recommends Texas Back Institute to anyone suffering from back problems, because life is too short not to get the most out of it.
    — C. A. - Spinal Stenosis/Spinal Fusion

Accolades for Dr. Stephen Hochschuler, MD

Professional Distinctions

  • Clinical instructor, University of Texas Health Science Center
  • Author of numerous books and articles on treatment of back pain without surgery

Professional Affiliations

  • North American Spine Society
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • American Board of Spinal Surgery
  • International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine
  • International Intradiscal Therapy Society

Board Certifications

  • Board Certified, American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Office Information for Dr. Stephen Hochschuler, MD

6020 West Parker Road
Suite 200
Plano, TX 75093
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Primary Location:

6020 West Parker Road
Suite 200
Plano, TX 75093


Monday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm

Texas Back Institute

Profile last updated: September 1, 2016. This information was supplied by or on behalf of the provider.