Welcome to Houston Advanced Spine

Providing Superior Orthopedic Spine Care for 23 Years

Since 1998, I’ve been delivering high-quality, personalized spinal care to North Houston residents.

The approach is thoughtful and scientific.  As a spine surgeon, I truly believe that the procedures I perform can improve peoples' lives.  However, it is also true that the vast majority of patients can get better without surgery.  What treatment I recommend depends on the condition being treated, the severity of the symptoms and whether neurological issues are involved, results of imaging studies and what treatments have already been attempted.  Some conservative options are physical therapy along with home exercises, medications and pain management referral for injections.

When these treatments fail, surgery may be an option for improving the pain. Some surgical options include laminectomy, microdiscectomy, fusion or artificial disc replacement.

My ultimate goal is to improve my patients' lives as much as possible, as conservatively as possible.

Meet Dr. Cartwright

  • Thomas J. Cartwright, MD

    Thomas J. Cartwright, MD

    Thomas J. Cartwright M.D. is a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in the evaluation and surgical treatment of all types of spinal disorders in adults. These include a variety of degenerative, inflammatory and traumatic spinal conditions resulting in neck and back pain. Conditions such as herniated discs, sciatica, spinal stenosis and degenerative disc disease are commonly treated. At Houston Advanced Spine in The Woodlands, Texas the emphasis is on compassionate care delivered in the least invasive manner possible.

    Dr. Cartwright is a member of several professional organizations including:

    • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
    • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
    • American Board of Spinal Surgery
    • Texas Medical Association
    • Texas Orthopaedic Society
    • Harris County Medical Society
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What Our Clients Say About Us

  • "Dr. Cartwright did my disc replacement surgery and he was amazing from start to finish. He answered my many questions, kept my husband involved on surgery day and we were very pleased with everything all around. He does surgery at TOPS Surgical hospital and our experience was amazing there. Highly recommend him and his staff."
    Stacy A.
  • "I had major back surgery 3 years ago by Dr. Cartwright and I was amazed at the outcome. I had surgery at 9 am and was home in my own bed by 2 pm that afternoon. Outstanding surgeon. I could not be more pleased. Great nursing staff as well. The surgical facility is terrific."
    Larry E.
  • "Dr Cartwright and his staff are wonderful and they are using some new administrative tools in their new practice that simplify check-in procedures. My back operation 6 months ago has been a complete success and I am thrilled that I have my life back pain-free."
    David S.
  • "Dr. Cartwright is a very good and patient, he takes his time to listen all your questions and concerns. He also performed a surgery on my neck and explained to my husband and I all the process of my surgery and we were so happy and blessed to have a Dr like him."
    Claudia M.

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