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 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:
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:
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:
He also performs complex spinal reconstruction and deformity surgeries, including scoliosis and revision surgery for patients who have undergone previous spinal surgery without success.
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.
Your procedure will be performed in one of the most advanced and comfortable medical facilities in North Texas.