Minimally Invasive SpineCARE Founder and Director Dr. Douglas Won Honored by the International Association of Healthcare Professionals
The International Association of Healthcare Professionals (IAHCP) has selected Dr. Douglas Won, founder and director of Minimally Invasive SpineCARE® and Star Medical Center, for inclusion in the 2013 publication The Leading Physicians of the World. Dr. Won will represent the orthopedic category and the state of Texas in the publication.
"Dr. Won's recognition is a significant expression of his passion and dedication for the field of orthopedic surgery. The physicians selected for inclusion represent the highest quality of care, experience and forward-thinking," said Mykala Fanesi of the International Association of Healthcare Professionals.
The Leading Physicians of the World publication was founded on the idea that personal achievement is deserving of recognition and reward. It is a subsidiary of the International Association of Healthcare Professionals, which is made up of a select group of 18 medical professions worldwide.
Dr. Won has more than 15 years of experience in medicine and more than a decade specializing in helping people manage back pain. He was drawn to the field at an early age, after watching his father suffer through chronic back pain and multiple, ineffective surgeries.
"My father endured severe back pain and four surgeries, none of which were effective. I witnessed the sub-optimal care he was receiving when I was in middle school, and it sparked my interest to enter the field of health care as well as spine care," stated Dr. Won.
Approximately 95% of Dr. Won's patients are treated non-surgically, but when surgery is necessary, Dr. Won employs the most non-invasive methods possible. He helped develop endoscopic laser spine surgery and was the first surgeon in Texas to perform it with a 3mm incision - the size of a grain of rice. Such a small incision, performed with the right tools, generally results in less damage to the skin and muscles, less blood loss, less pain and a faster recovery time.
One of the most highly trained spine specialists world-wide, Dr. Won has completed fellowship training in spine surgery at William Beaumont Hospital's Spine Center, as well as fellowship training in cervical spine surgery, microscopic spine surgery and spinal deformity surgery at Washington University School of Medicine. He completed his internship and residency through Washington University SOM/Barnes-Jewish Hospital, received his Doctor of Medicine from The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas, and holds undergraduate degrees from Northwestern University and Harvard University.
Dr. Won is actively involved in the community. He serves as a mentor, performs charity work locally and abroad, sits on the board of Irving Schools Foundation, and is a clinical assistant professor at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He also holds leadership positions with a number of professional organizations, including a diplomat of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, distinguished fellow of the American College of Surgeons, board member of the American Board of Surgery and co-founder of the Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Treasury. Additional memberships include the North American Spine Society, Texas Medical Association, Texas Orthopaedic Association and the International Association of Orthopedic Surgeons.
A division of Lumin Health in Irving, Texas, Minimally Invasive SpineCARE® is a nationally acclaimed, comprehensive spine center dedicated to providing the most effective answers to back and neck problems. Minimally Invasive SpineCARE has 10 locations throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth area. The practice is affiliated with Star Medical Center, a new surgical hospital in Plano, Texas, and OrthoCARE, which focuses on orthopedics, foot and ankle care, and sports medicine. For more information, call 1-888-600-6474 or visit spinecaredfw.com, starmedcenter.com or orthocaredfw.com.
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5224 South State Highway 360, Ste. 230, Grand Prairie, TX 75052
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