Spine Surgeon Dr. Valente Celebrates 10 Years November 29th, 2020 Back Doctor scott Please join the DISC Spine Institute in wishing our Founder and Medical Director, Dr. Mark C. Valente, a Happy Anniversary! Dr. Valente, an industry-leading, board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopedic spine surgeon and expert in minimally invasive procedures, is celebrating his 10th year in private practice. Since embarking on his career in private practice, Dr. Valente launched the DISC Spine Institute, with locations in Plano, Dallas, North Ft. Worth, Arlington, Southlake, and Decatur and continued to grow his legacy as one of the most trusted spine doctors in the nation. He has extensive training in complex surgical procedures and specialized training in minimally invasive surgery that only a small percentage of spinal surgeons possess. Despite his advanced skills, he takes a conservative stance with patients, preferring a non-surgical approach wherever possible. Nationwide, Dr. Valente scored No. 3 among all orthopedic surgeons sitting for the oral the board examination (AOBOS). He has lectured and published extensively, participated in numerous research protocols, and has been appointed to Clinical Instructor positions at both Michigan State University and the University of California. A family man and avid traveler, Dr. Valente is dedicated to his patients and to helping them achieve a pain-free life. Outside of medicine, Dr. Valente’s passion is for his growing family and world travel.