Kenneth D. Palmer, MD

Houston Methodist Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

Orthopedic Surgery Spine Surgery

Phone: 936.321.8000


Medical Office Building 1
17183 Interstate 45 South
Ste 210
The Woodlands, TX 77385

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'I treat conditions of the adult spine.  Through utilization of the most advanced techniques in minimally invasive surgery of the spine as well as spinal injections, I provide the most appropriate yet most conservative treatment plan in addressing the spinal conditions of my patients.'

Kenneth Palmer, MD, is a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon who specializes in spine conditions at Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital.

His 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 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.
Clinical Interests:
  • Neck Surgery
  • Spine Fixation
  • Spine Fusion
  • Spine Surgery
Education & Training

Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC - 1989
Internship: St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital, New York, New York - 1990
Residency: St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital, New York, New York - 1994
Fellowship: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas - 1995
Board Certification: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery - Orthopedic Surgery - 1998
Office Locations
Medical Office Building 1
17183 Interstate 45 South
Ste 210
The Woodlands, TX 77385
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Smith Tower
6550 Fannin St.
Ste 2600
Houston , TX 77030
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Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital
17201 Interstate 45 South
The Woodlands, TX 77385
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Houston Methodist Hospital
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX 77030
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