Kenneth Palmer, M.D., has joined Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine at Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital as a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who is fellowship trained in spinal surgery.

Dr. Palmer’s specialties include minimally-invasive treatment of adult spine conditions. These conditions include degenerative issues such as arthritis, disc degeneration, disc herniations, and spinal stenosis; minimally-invasive disc fusions; kyphoplasty; treatment of orthopedic trauma such as with auto accidents, trivial trauma involving fragility fractures in the elderly and osteoporosis; and pain management including spinal injections and epidural injections.

Dr. Palmer is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and a member of the North American Spine Society. He received his medical degree from Georgetown University School of medicine in Washington D.C., served his residency in orthopedic surgery at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital in New York and completed his fellowship in spinal surgery at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.

“Houston Methodist is committed to providing world-class care and I am proud to be a part of its orthopedics and sports medicine center in The Woodlands,” said Dr. Palmer. “Through utilization of the most advanced techniques in minimally invasive surgery of the spine, I provide the most appropriate yet most conservative treatment plan in addressing the conditions of my patients.”

Dr. Palmer currently offices in The Woodlands at 17198 St. Luke’s Way, Suite 600. To schedule an appointment, call 936.321.8000 or visit

Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine provides leading edge, personalized care from diagnosis through rehabilitation. U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks Houston Methodist as a top destination for orthopedic care. Along with serving hundreds of area high schools and youth teams, we are the official health care provider for the Houston Texans, Houston Astros, Houston Dynamo, Houston Dash, Rice University Athletics, RodeoHouston®, Houston Symphony, Houston Grand Opera and Houston Ballet.

About Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital

Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital is a not-for-profit, faith-based hospital, which is part of Houston Methodist. For the fourth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report recently named Houston Methodist Hospital the Best Hospital in Texas, with national rankings in 11 specialties. 

The Houston Methodist The Woodlands Medical Office building will open in early 2016, followed by the Hospital in July 2017.  

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