DISC Spine Institute & DISC Clinic, PLLC have 6 Locations in the DFW area - Plano, Dallas, North Ft. Worth, Arlington, Decatur and Southlake.

A specialist in minimally invasive procedures, Dr. Valente is an expert in solving back issues and quickly returning patients to active, pain-free lives.


Dr. Valente Fast Facts

  • Nationwide, ranked Number 3 among all orthopedic surgeons sitting for oral board examination
  • Board Certified Orthopedic Spine Surgeon
  • Has lectured and published extensively
  • Participated in numerous research protocols
  • Has been appointed to Clinical Instructor positions at both Michigan State University and the University of California
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Dr. Valente is often recognized by patients, colleagues and peers for outstanding communication skills. He attributes his “bedside manner” to the belief that all patients deserve the utmost attention and respect.


To become expert in the most advanced techniques and procedures in the field, he trained extensively at leading edge institutions throughout the country:

  • University of California, San Diego
  • Cedars Sinai Hospital, Los Angeles
  • Hospital for Special Surgery, New York
  • Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia
  • William Beaumont Hospital, Michigan
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Dr. Valente believes in the body’s ability to heal. Every attempt is made to cure a patient’s back pain without surgery. Non-surgical treatments can include:

  • Anti-inflammatory medications
  • Physical Therapy
  • Aquatic Therapy
  • Massage
  • Injection Therapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Chiropractic Care
  • Ultrasound

But if symptoms continue after non-surgical treatments, Dr. Valente is a premiere spine surgeon who has helped countless patients achieve a healthy, happy, pain-free life.


Dr. Valente routinely performs all aspects of spinal surgery – cervical, thoracic and lumbar, including minimally invasive procedures for:

  • Herniated Discs
  • Stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Trauma
  • Compression Fractures
  • Degenerative Disc Disease

He also performs complex spinal reconstruction and deformity surgeries, including scoliosis and revision surgery for patients who have undergone previous spinal surgery without success.

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Dr. Rudy Enriquez - Surgical First Assistant

Rudy Enriquez, Jr. – OPA-C

Rudy joined the Disc Spine Institute in 2014. As a valued member of our medical team, Rudy assists Dr. Valente with seeing patients in clinic and in formulating diagnoses and treatment plans. He also provides surgical assistance and provides patients with preoperative and postoperative education.

In addition to being a certified Orthopedic Physician Assistant, Rudy is certified as a Surgical First Assistant, an Orthopedic Technologist and an Emergency Medical Technologist (EMT). He was a Hospital Corpsman in the United States Navy and a Desert Storm Veteran. Rudy is also fluent in Spanish. His training and 29 years of experience allow him to assist in returning patients back to an active and pain-free lifestyle.


Award-winning, State-of-the-art Facilities

Your procedure will be performed in one of the most advanced and comfortable medical facilities in North Texas.

Methodist Hospital For Surgery
17101 Dallas Parkway
Addison, TX 75001
Methodist Hospital For Surgery
Parkway Surgical & Cardiovascular Hospital
3200 N Tarrant Parkway
Fort Worth, Texas 76177
Parkway Surgical & Cardiovascular Hospital - Fort Worth
Preston Surgery Center
7589 Preston Road,Suite 100
Frisco, TX 75034
Preston Surgery Center
Pine Creek Medial Center – Dallas
9032 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, TX 75235
Pine Creek Medial Center
Elite Orthopedic and Spine Surgery Center – Bedford
1605 Airport Freeway, Suite 100
Bedford, Texas 76021
Elite Orthopedic and Spine Surgery Center
The Dallas Metro Surgery Center – Dallas
5920 Forest Park, Suite 700
Dallas, Texas 75235
Plano Surgical Hospital – Plano
2301 Marsh Lane
Plano, TX 75093
Plano Surgical Hospital

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