Spine Surgery Fellowship

The spine surgery fellowship offers extensive training in the evaluation and treatment of diverse spinal disorders for both orthopedic surgeons and neurosurgeons. Specific rotations provide comprehensive assessment and treatment of degenerative disorders of the cervical and lumbar spine, adult and pediatric spinal deformities, tumors of the spinal cord and spinal column, pain management, and spinal column trauma. Fellows rotate to locations within the Houston area with pain management specialists, neurosurgeons and orthopedic spine surgeons.

According to Rex Marco, MD, vice chair of orthopedic surgery and chief of reconstructive spine surgery and musculoskeletal oncology at Houston Methodist, the purpose of this fellowship is ambitious and thorough—To provide fellows with maximum surgical and clinical experience from occiput to sacrum, with minimally and maximally invasive procedures in all aspects of the spine.

Highlights of the program include:
  • Specific rotations that emphasize cervical and lumbar degenerative disorders
  • Rotations in adult and pediatric deformity
  • Other rotations include spinal column trauma, spinal column and spinal cord tumors
  • Develop expertise in microscopic discectomy, ACDF, TLIF, transthoracic and retroperitoneal corpectomy reconstruction

Program Coordinator

Ellie Saenz
6445 Main St., Suite 2500
Houston, TX 77030
Tel. 713.441.3892
Fax 713.793.7107

Program Director

Rex Marco, MD
Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery