Welcome to Dallas Minimally Invasive Spine - Brain & Spine Center of Texas


           We specialize in Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

                              . 3 mm  Incisions
                              . Minimally Invasive Spine Fusion

                              . Minimal Scarring  
                              . Less or No Pain
                              . No Hospital Stay
                              . Fast Recovery

Dallas Minimally Invasive Spine specializes in the comprehensive treatment of disorders and diseases of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine, including musculoskeletal problems, disc problems and degenerative conditions, spinal deformities, fractures and tumors. 

That means we offer complete management of spine conditions – from common low back pain and disc problems to spinal injuries and tumors – through treatments including minimally invasive surgery, spinal reconstruction and fusion procedures. We evaluate each patient carefully in order to determine what treatment or procedure will be the best for the patient. If surgery is required we can recommend traditional open spine surgery or minimally invasive spine surgery depending on the patient condition.

Traditional open spine surgery involves cutting and stripping the muscles from the spine. Minimally invasive spine surgery requires a small incision and muscle dilation, a surgical technique that allows the surgeon to separate the muscles surrounding the spine rather than cutting or stripping them. This procedure typically leaves a small scar or scars. Post-surgical discomfort may be relieved with medication, and some patients undergoing a minimally invasive lumbar fusion are able to go home the day after surgery.

The practice of Dallas Minimally Invasive Spine is here to provide you with the best in possible health care.  Our  physician  Walter X. Loyola, MD  is board certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery with a fellowship in spine surgery from the University of South Florida.

Dr. Loyola is a member of the Society For Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Featured Article on Dr. Loyola in Becker's Spine Review

38 Spine Surgeons who perform lateral access minimally invasive spine surgery Dr. Loyola is featured in Becker's Spine Review

Walter X. Loyola, MD (Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, Plano). Dr. Loyola is the vice-chair of the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano surgery department. He is a board-certified neurosurgeon who has an interest in performing minimally invasive spinal procedures. In addition to performing XLIF, Dr. Loyola performs transformational lumbar interbody fusions, anterior lumbar interbody fusions with instrumentation and the X-Stop procedure. He is a fellow of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and has been recognized by Newsweek as on of the best physicians in Texas. Dr. Loyola graduated from the University Central Del Caribe in Puerto Rico and completed his residency in neurosurgery at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine in San Juan. He also underwent training at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Medical School, The Institute of Neurology in London and Morristown Memorial Hospital in New Jersey. Click here to read the full article

Dear Dr. Loyola,

"Thank you very much for saving my son's life. You did an excellent job and the doctors at Cooks Children's Hospital told me that I owe you for saving him that night. A simple thank you seems inadequate but the life you saved that night is more precious to me than my own life. Thank you so much."
- Leah


Watch the eXtreme Lateral Interbody Fusion (XLIF) Video Animation

When performing XLIF  back surgery, your surgeon will approach your spine from the side of your body. You will be positioned on your side on the surgical table and two small incisions will be made. One of the incisions will be made on your side – this is the incision from which most of the surgery will be performed. Another incision will be made slightly behind the first, toward your back.  Watch short video here.

Intra-Operative "Real Time" Surgical Imaging

Dr. Loyola uses advanced intra-operative imaging technology to acquire real-time multi-dimensional images. During back surgery, the acquisition and use of real time imaging adds to the surgeons visual understanding and precision of navigation in the placement of spine instrumentation. Watch video and learn.

Intra Operative Surgical Planning and Instrumentation Tracking

After acquiring 'real time' intra-operative images, Dr. Loyola will synchronize the spinal images with the surgical instruments and spinal navigation. This allows for a multi-dimensional view of location and instrumentation placement. Watch the short video.