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ARE YOU TOO YOUNG FOR BOTOX?

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As we have all heard, Botox provides patients with instant, ageless beauty that turns back the clock on unwanted wrinkles and other signs of aging. One small injection into the muscles of facial expression can subtract ten years off someone’s age and build their confidence.

Is There Still A Botox Stigma?

Many people believe that the procedure is strictly for an older clientele or that the procedure can result in a botched situation. Contrary to this, younger patients are starting to use Botox in their 20s and 30s in order to prevent wrinkles and maintain younger skin. Doctors typically use less of the product for younger clients, but the effects last longer, meaning that the client will not have to use Botox as often as they age.

Other Benefits of Botox

Besides the anti-aging benefits, Botox can also be used to

So, why not try Botox? If you are seeking more information, schedule your consultation with Metroplex Dermatology today.

Dallas, Fort Worth, and Arlington Dermatologist Dr. David Hensley is Board Certified by the American Board of Dermatology. Dr. Hensley focus’s his practice on technologically advanced skin care treatments. Dr. Hensley is Medical Director of Metroplex Dermatology, a practice devoted to providing patients with the highest standard of skin care available. Dr. Hensley has been named two years in a row 2016 | 2017 Top10MD an honor– only 1-in-3 doctors succeed with this recognition in the United States. Contact Dr. Hensley today by or call (817)704-4777.


2017 HOT TREND | KYBELLA®

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Kybella is the newest non-surgical procedure that will remove your excess chin fat and have you back to work the next day.  This FDA approved new injectable treatment targets stubborn excess fat around the chin and has minimal down time. Sometimes, diet and exercise just isn’t enough.

Why is Kybella a Hot Trend?

  •       Non-invasive – that means no surgery!
  •       Quick, in-office treatment sessions
  •       Long-lasting results

How Kybella Works

Kybella breaks down excess fat cells over a period of time; an average patient requires two to four treatments to reach their cosmetic goals.  The treatment area is injected with a natural compound in the body called deoxycholic acid that breaks down the extra fat cells. When this process occurs, the body naturally removes the excess cells over a period of time, which results in a natural more defined chin. Remember, this treatment is for targeting fat tissue only – if you suffer from loose skin around the chin, Kybella may not be the best option for you.

Who Performs The Procedure?

It is best to find a board-certified plastic surgeon to perform the Kybella procedure. They should first draw a plan by mapping the fat tissue volume on the skin, guiding the injection pattern for the procedure. Then, a series of evenly spread injections are administered over a number of sessions determined by the surgeon.

What To Expect With Recovery

Swelling, bruising, and numbness is expected but is easily managed and gone within the first couple of days. The average patient typically requires three to four treatments to see visible results.

Dr. Denton Watumull is a Dallas Plastic Surgeon board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery with 9 years of residency and fellowship training at UT Southwestern Medical Center and over 25 years of practice experience. Your safety and an individualized approach is of primary importance to Dr. Watumull. For more information about breast surgery options or for more information about Dr. Watumull, please visit Create-Beauty.com. You can schedule a consultation with Dr. Watumull, by calling (972)470-5000.


LASERS AND SPORTS – HOW THERAPY CAN BRING THEM TOGETHER

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Each season brings a new sport and form of entertainment, with each adding to America’s favorite pastimes. Although they bring many forms of enjoyment, sports-related injuries are increasingly becoming prevalent. Whether it be through getting tennis elbow while playing tennis or sprained ankles in soccer, it is imperative that a new form of sports injury rehabilitation is found that helps athletes to get back in the game quickly with optimal health.

What Can Sports Medicine Help With?

Trauma from sports injuries damages cells which make up soft tissues. These damaged cells release chemicals that cause an inflammatory response in the body, resulting in redness, swelling, and pain in the injured area. Constant inflammation in the same affected area can result in arthritis and degenerative changes in the athlete’s joints. This condition can severely affect the most elite athlete to the one who’s sitting on the bench. Either way, it is an issue that needs to be resolved so more athletes can get back up on their feet.

How Laser Therapy Works

Laser therapy helps with short-term inflammation and lowers the risk of arthritis. Laser therapy is now increasingly being used by professional sports teams and labels such as the Nike Oregon Project since it treats inflammation provides deep-tissue therapy and provides pain relief to athletes.

The reason laser therapy is finding success and support is that it acts directly on the location where the cells have been damaged. Working as a form of an internal massage, it encourages microcirculation of red blood cells and the return of oxygen to the injured area. As laser therapy reduces inflammation and pain, it also enhances the body’s ability to heal itself because it stimulates an enzyme called cytochrome oxidase. This enzyme helps the healing and regeneration process of tissues.

Why Laser Therapy Is The Solution

Laser therapy is the perfect solution to healing sports injuries because it does not provoke serious side effects and provides no discomfort or harm. Additionally, it has been effective for numerous forms of injuries such as on sprains and strains in most areas of the body like the back or shoulder.

Do not let the fear of slipping and falling while playing sports prevent the rise of the next Olympic star. Although injuries are commonplace while playing sports, with laser therapy, it is assured that the healing process is not a difficult one to begin.

Dallas Sports Medicine Specialist Dr. Sherine Reno is a Board Certified American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Specialist focusing on performance sports medicine and injection procedures. Dr. Reno is Medical Director of Performance Sports Medicine, a clinic devoted to the treatment of pediatric to elite level athletes. Dr. Reno has been named 2015-2017 Top10MD an honor only 1-in-3 doctor’s in the United States succeed with this recognition. Contact Dr. Reno today on her profile or call 214.342.0400.


LIFTRON THERMATRIX | NEW SKIN REJUVENATION FOR ALL SKIN TYPES!

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Word on the street is if you have a party coming up its time for skin rejuvenation with the Liftron Thermatrix for all skin types! Looking for a quick, simple solution to easing those crows feet or contouring those upper arms? Or perhaps you’ve developed some discoloration on your skin or scarring that no at-home or over the counter remedy seems to lighten or heal? Or you’re a skin of color where lasers were forbidden. LIFTRON THERMATRIX is a new, safe solution to improving your skin’s overall look and feel.

Perfect for all skin types and particularly those with darker skin tones, this rejuvenating treatment is a safe and effective way to address issues ranging from sagging skin to balancing skin tone.

What Does LIFTRON Do for Skin Rejuvenation?

Fractional skin treatments are meant to improve the look and feel of skin with fewer side effects. Utilizing a non-invasive method, laser beams divide thousands of microscopic zones to target a fraction of the skin for repairing. The LIFTRON method, however, is considered a new category of fractional treatment. Instead of a laser’s burst of light energy to micro-injure a section of skin for repairing, using radiofrequency, energy derived from your own body’s impedance. Utilized for anything from skin tightening on the face, abdomen, thighs, and buttocks to scars and color irregularities on the eyelids, lips, arms, and hands. There are multiple benefits of this non-invasive treatment, including contouring, body shaping, and temporary improvement in the appearance of cellulite. Depending on what you’re addressing, LIFTRON offers an all-in-one system with a simple change of the tip of the instrument. The interchangeable heads target those problem areas with no pain or discomfort to the patient.

How Does LIFTRON Work for Skin Rejuvenation?

A safe, non-invasive, and fast treatment that gives immediate visible results. Using a dual heating system with both mono & bipolar radiofrequency energies, the LIFTRON system can target a warmer temperature while protecting the epidermis layer of the skin. Each treatment is tailored to your individual needs improving tone, laxity, and texture. While there is minimal discomfort, you will receive a topical anesthetic for the length of the treatment. After a single treatment, you have virtually no downtime and can go right back to your daily routine.

Treat yourself this holiday season with a quick and safe solution to scarring, discoloration, and wrinkles. Mention Top10MD for a 10% off coupon, so act now! Schedule your appointment today for a personalized plan targeting your problem areas and feel that confidence you’ve been missing!

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Dallas Functional Medicine Specialist and Rheumatologist Joseph Cleaver MD is dual boarded by the American Board of Anti-Aging, Functional & Regenerative Medicine and the American Board of Internal Medicine. He is also certified by the ABAARM in Advanced Metabolic Endocrinology. Dr. Cleaver is the co-founder of Paradigm Wellness Medical Group conveniently located in Dallas, TX, San Francisco, CA and Napa CA. For more information on nutritional health, bio-identical hormone replacement therapy, and longevity and preventative medicine, visit Dr. Cleaver’s website ParadigmWellnessMED  at or call today to schedule a consultation 888.244.6493 ext. 101.


OOPS! I POPPED IT AGAIN

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Nearly 17 million people in America have acne and suffer from acne scars. Acne is one of the most common skin conditions and it comes in all shapes and forms. Sometimes it can be incredibly difficult to manage. As soon as you get a breakout, it’s easy to pick and poke at it. You try different skincare regimens, home remedies like apple cider vinegar or tea tree oil, and nothing seems to work. Understanding how you get acne scars, as well as ways to remove them, can help you get back to having beautiful clear skin.

What is Acne?

Acne is simply the buildup of oil and dead skin cells in the hair follicles. When these things build up, your face breaks out in pimples. Here are the varying types:

  • Blackheads: Pimples on the surface that are black.
  • Whiteheads: Pimples under the skin.
  • Nodules: Large painful pimples found deep in the skin
  • Pustules: Pimples that are red at the base and have pus on the surface.
  • Papules: Small pink bumps
  • Cysts: Deep pus filled pimples

What Really Causes Acne Scars?

A buildup of oil and dead skin in the hair follicle leaves the pore to swell, causing the hair follicle to tear. The deeper the tear, the worse the scar. The skin repairs itself with new collagen fibers, but unfortunately, the scar remains.

Types of Acne Scars

  • Hypertrophic scar– Keloid type scarring that results in a raised mass on the skin surface
  • Atrophic scar – Depressed scars resulting from a loss of tissue

Blackheads and whiteheads are two types of pimples that do not; cysts, pustules, and papules will. What you may think is an acne scar may not be a scar at all. Sometimes you have what is known as PIH or post- inflammatory hyperpigmentation, a discoloration that will eventually go away.

Treatment Options

There is no one right way to treat your acne scars. Adjustments in your diet or skincare routine may help. In cases where you are suffering from atrophic or depressed scars, Bellafill may be the best treatment for you. Bellafill is a dermal filler that fills out the face and brings those depressed scars to surface level. Learn more about the benefits of Bellafill here. Scar butter or scar ointment may help with existing scars and get rid of the discoloration for less severe cases. It is good practice to exfoliate and clear your face of dead skin cells once or twice a week. Soon, you’ll be on your way to the healthy looking skin you deserve!

Dr. John Burns is a Dallas Plastic Surgeon and Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Burns is a member of the prestigious Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Burns, click on his profile or call his office at 214-515-0002.  Dr. John Burns has been named Top10MD for four years. Top10MD is an honor only 1-in-3 doctors succeeds with this recognition in the United States.


WHAT IS A LOW CARB DIET?

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Everybody is on a low-carb diet these days. What does that mean? Low-carb can be defined in different ways. The Obesity Medicine Association defines low-carb within the parameters of a restricted carb diet:

  • Low Glycemic Index diet – Glycemic Index (GI) is a relative ranking of carbs in foods according to how they affect blood glucose (sugar) levels. Carbs with a low GI value (55 or less) are more slowly digested, absorbed, and metabolized and cause a lower and slower rise in blood sugar, where carbs with a high GI value cause spikes in blood sugar and spikes in insulin levels.
  • Low-carbohydrate diet – 50-150 grams of carbs/day
  • Very low carbohydrate diet – < 50 grams of carbs/day

Casually, sometimes a person who says he or she is eating “low-carb” means reducing overall carbohydrate consumption but not necessarily following actual carbohydrate counts or numbers. This mainly focuses on reducing or eliminating added sugars or other refined sugars. This includes the “no white foods” approach of eliminating white rice, white potatoes, and white flour.

“Good” Carbs & “Bad” Carbs

Refined carbs are forms of sugars and starches that don’t exist in nature. Refined carbs are rapidly absorbed into the bloodstream, causing spikes in blood sugar and insulin levels. The more insulin we secrete, the more fat we store and the more fat is prevented from breaking down. A diet that lowers the amount of insulin secreted is beneficial for weight loss.

Foods on a low-carb diet include non-starchy vegetables, meats and/or eggs and other sources of protein, low-sugar fresh fruits such as berries, dairy foods such as cheese and yogurt, nuts and seeds, and foods with healthy fats such as avocado and olive oil. Low-carb tortillas, condiments, and even baked goods and desserts are available. Spaghetti squash is a healthy eater’s favorite. Kitchen goods such as the Spiralizer have made it handy to use vegetables (such as zucchini) as a pasta substitute. Cauliflower can be used in mashed potatoes, rice, pizza crust, and bread recipes. It is not about eliminating carbs completely; it is about reducing overall carbs and eating better carbs.

Lowering your carb intake will help facilitate weight loss, but remember that when you add in carbs, add them in slowly to allow your body to adjust to some initial water weight gain. Stick to low glycemic index carbs. Avoid carb binges. Keep an eye on calorie intake. The more conscious you are about carb intake, the better success you will have at losing and maintaining weight.

Dr. Theresa Garza is a Dallas Weight Loss Specialist who is Board-Certified by the American Board of Obesity Medicine and the American Board of Family Medicine. She has been in private practice for weight management for eight years. Dr. Garza specializes in non-surgical weight loss, weight management programs, and metabolism testing. Dr. Garza has been named Top10MD – an honor 1-in-3 doctors succeed with in the United States. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Garza, click on her profile or call her office at 972.303.8955.


TIME MAY NOT HEAL ALL WOUNDS…

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At Rabjohn Behavioral Institute, an advanced and unique psychotherapy called Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing, or simply EMDR, is helping people with PTSD, panic disorder, anxiety, low self-esteem, and other issues resulting from past trauma.

What is EMDR?

It has been known for awhile that early adverse life events may be the basis for a variety of negative and damaging psychological symptoms. EMDR is an empirically validated therapy that targets unprocessed memories connected to adverse experiences, like war, sexual abuse, and physical abuse.  While your body survives these events, your mind may not heal as you would like leaving you with nightmares, flashbacks, high anxiety, and a very negative self-outlook.  By processing these traumatic memories, there can be rapid symptom relief:  fewer flashbacks, fewer panic attacks, and less obsessive thoughts.
You have probably heard the phrase ‘time heals all wounds’.  Not necessarily true is it?  If you are suffering from past trauma, obsessive-compulsive disorder, phobias, depression, performance anxiety, medically unexplained physical symptoms, low self-esteem, or have a history of adverse life experiences, EMDR may be a very useful therapy for you.

How Does EMDR Work?

The brain is a very complex organ with a variety of roles to perform each day.  One of the brain’s primary functions is to process a wide degree of incoming information.  So basically, it is an information processing system.  Throughout the day, this information processing system will take in a variety of emotions and feelings via our day-to-day experiences.  We want the brain to be ‘adaptive’ in that the brain will take what is useful and disregard what isn’t.  We want these emotions and experiences to be resolved or ‘processed.’
For example, let’s say you have a very bad argument with a family member.  You are angry, upset, frustrated, and sad.  You are probably also upset and disappointed with yourself.  But you walk away, you go home and stew about it and play the conversation over and over in your head and then you eventually go to sleep.  The next morning you wake up and don’t feel so bad about what happened.  Maybe you have ‘adapted’ or reached a ‘resolution.’  This occurs because the brain’s ‘adaptive information processing system’ was activated.  We think this mainly occurs during REM sleep, a stage of sleep where scientists hypothesize that memories are processed and modified – or when the ‘adaptive resolution’ takes place.

EMDR Phases To Expect

EMDR therapy is an 8 phase treatment protocol that uses the Adaptive Information Processing Model, which states that “memory networks are the basis of pathology and health” and that the body is “naturally geared toward health.”  The goal of EMDR therapy is to create an adaptive resolution of a past trauma and to assist the client in responding to life’s current and future demands.  Before the actual reprocessing session, the EMDR therapist works to identify the memories needing adaptation and the related negative beliefs about the patient.  Throughout the course of treatment, you will also identify situations in the future that you anticipate having similar anxieties and develop an alternate pattern of response to those as well.

EMDR reprocessing typically involves a series of repetitive eye movements that is a simulation of the rapid eye movement that occurs during REM sleep.  This is NOT hypnosis because unlike hypnosis you are the one in control and it will be your brain doing the healing.  This happens through the eye movements, guided by the EMDR therapist.  The eye movements lead the mind to free associate to related memories, thus linking the past and present.  By using these eye movements, we think processing of past trauma is initiated by the idea of dual attention or focusing on the eye movements with an emphasis on the memory, or through encouraging the brain to access both the left and right hemisphere.  This causes the memory to be processed from a highly charged emotional memory to a more adaptive form.  However, the reality is we aren’t 100% sure why or how this therapy works, but with over 30 extensive clinical trials, we know it is very effective when performed by a trained and experienced therapist with a patient who desires to improve the quality of their life.

Dr. Patrick Rabjohn is a Dallas Fort Worth and Mansfield, Texas Psychiatrist. Dr. Rabjohn is Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology and Medical Director of Rabjohn Behavioral Institute treating psychiatric conditions including depression, anxiety disorders, adult ADD and more. Dr. Rabjohn has been named Top10MD for two years an honor only 1 in 3 Doctors in the United States succeed with this recognition in the United States. To schedule an appointment contact Dr. Rabjohn for medication management or Ms. Tiffany Mylett for EMDR at 817-539-2282.


BYE-BYE BACK PAIN! EPIDURAL STEROID INJECTIONS

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If you have suffered from leg or low back pain your doctor may have mentioned the possibility of an epidural steroid injection. Epidural steroid injections are a common treatment for low back and leg pain.

What Are ESI’s?

They have been used as a treatment for lower back problems since 1952 and are still an essential part of non-surgical management for those who have to endure the pain of sciatica or other forms of low back pain. An epidural steroid injection used in combination with a comprehensive rehabilitation program and other forms of conservative treatments can provide additional and longer lasting benefits although a single injection is enough to provide relief.

When Do I Need ESI’s?

Sufferers of low back pain and practitioners agree that providing relief during an acute episode of back or leg pain is beneficial, although temporary. It is the epidural steroid injection that provides enough pain relief to allow you to participate in a rehabilitative program including stretching and exercises.

Epidural steroid injections can be used for more areas than the lower back. They have been successful in easing pain in the neck and mid spine regions. Epidural steroid injections can provide pain relief for one week up to one year. If they are successful in providing relief you may have up to three injections throughout the year.

Since epidural steroid injections deliver medication directly to the source of pain they are commonly preferred over oral steroids or painkillers which do not have a direct impact on the pain. Plus, the possible side effects of an epidural steroid injection are much preferred for most over the side effects of pain pills.

Dallas Sports Medicine Specialist Dr. Sherine Reno is a Board Certified American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Specialist focusing on performance sports medicine and injection procedures. Dr. Reno is Medical Director of Performance Sports Medicine, a clinic devoted to the treatment of pediatric to elite level athletes. Dr. Reno has been named 2015-2016 Top10MD an honor only 1-in-3 doctor’s in the United States succeed with this recognition. Contact Dr. Reno today on her profile or call 214.342.0400.


LOOK & FEEL YOUR BEST! THE FALL BEAUTY EVENT IS HERE

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The holidays will be here before you know it. Perhaps you’ve been considering a bit of Botox Cosmetic to smooth those worry lines or a cosmetic procedure but feel you lack the information to make an informed decision. We’ve got the event just for you!

Dallas Plastic Surgeon Dr. Denton Watumull, Regional Plastic Surgery Center and the Regional Skin & Laser Center are hosting an event to commemorate their 25th Anniversary. Dr. Watumull invites you and your friends to a one-night-only event that will help arm you with the knowledge you need to take that next step!

The casual, up-close and personal event gives patients a better understanding of what is available and what to expect when it comes to cosmetic procedures by Board Certified Plastic Surgeons.

The Evening’s Itinerary Includes

  • Physician presentations featuring information on cosmetic procedures and more.
  • Botox Cosmetic will be administered by the doctors for the special price of $12 per unit.
  • Aesthetic Nurse Injector is presenting new information on PRP for stem cell face and eye rejuvenation and alopecia treatment.
  • Q&A with a Skincare Expert, including options on various laser treatments available.

All event attendees will be offered $1,000 off on a tummy tuck or $500 off another cosmetic procedure as well as receive discounts on skin care and laser treatment packages including professional grade skincare, laser hair removal, non-invasive fat reduction, skin tightening, SkinPen, and PRP/PRFM. Raffles on Botox, Juvederm, laser hair removal, skincare and laser treatments will be called out throughout the event.

Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to look and feel your best this holiday season!

To enter Regional Skin & Laser Center’s “Don’t Act Your Age Contest,” see details at FALLBEAUTYEVENT.COM. Entries will be accepted through Sunday, October 23. The winner will be announced at the Fall Beauty Event and receive three free treatments at Regional Skin & Laser Center.

ALL ATTENDEES MUST REGISTER

Event & Botox Registration FALLBEAUTYEVENT.COM. After registering, they will contact you to schedule an appointment with your chosen doctor to take advantage of the Botox Special!

Bring the holidays on!

WHAT:       Regional Plastic Surgery Center’s 25th Anniversary & Fall Beauty Event

WHEN:       Tuesday, October 25, 2016

TIME:          5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

WHERE:     Hyatt Regency North Dallas, 701 E. Campbell Rd., Richardson, TX 75081


WORKDAY UPPER BACK PAIN | DON’T SLOUCH!

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If you’re used to working at a desk all day, you are no stranger to upper back pain. Sometimes you may switch out chairs, even try medicine balls and various trendy seating that promotes a better posture. Even with countless options available to you, it can be tough to kick that burning and aching in your muscles. The two common sources of upper back pain are joint dysfunction or muscular irritation. Back pain causes a lot of discomforts, but don’t give up! There are simple things you can do to relieve the pain.

The back is a unique structure of the body. It consists of many vertebrae and muscles. Lower back pain typically occurs from injury, but upper back pain can happen from just sitting wrong during a long day at your desk. When your back pain is not treated right away, you are at risk of severe back trouble later in life.

Why Do I Have Upper Back Pain?

  • Bad Posture – Sitting hunched over a desk all day can cause major problems.
  • The Head – The way you hold your head can lead to pain. Having your head misaligned with your back may irritate the muscles in the upper back. Do you have the phone tucked between your ear and shoulder? This position alone requires the upper back muscles, and it may put the joints in an unnatural position. Not only will you have upper back pain, but your neck will not be too happy either.
  • Uncomfortable Chair – This is one of the leading causes of problems for those who have desk jobs. When your seat isn’t giving you great support, you put unnecessary tension on the upper back.
  • Emotional Well-Being – Are you tense or stressed at work? Take time at least once an hour to stand up and stretch. Relieve your muscles of any tension and relax!

How Can I Prevent Pain?

  • Back pain treatment can be very simple with some slight adjustments. Sitting up straight and not leaning forward during the workday can help relieve your symptoms very quickly.
  • Purchase a chair that supports both your upper and lower back.
  • Sometimes our back muscles are just weak. Various exercises to gain strength in the back will help keep those muscles tight and keep you sitting up properly.
  • Acupuncture or Massages can help provide temporary relief from pain.

Dallas Fort Worth Minimally Invasive Spine Surgeon Douglas Won, MD is Director and Founder of Lumin SpineCARE. Dr. Won is fellowship-trained spine surgeon and board-certified by The American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons. Chosen as one of America’s Top Orthopedist/Spine Surgeons, he provides the most comprehensive methods of minimally invasive and endoscopic (camera-assisted) laser spine surgeries available to treat cervical, thoracic and lumbar disorders. Dr. Won uses cutting-edge surgical techniques to avoid traditional, open back and neck fusion surgeries. Experiencing neck or back pain? Schedule your consultation today with Dr. Won and Lumin SpineCARE to begin your path to a pain-free life. Schedule an appointment or call 972-829-0505.


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