Mike Leahy, M.D.

Dr. Leahy believes in taking a conservative approach to treating the spine. "In my practice, surgical treatment of spinal disorders is always a last resort. It is only after exhaustive conservative efforts have been made that surgery is appropriate. I feel that this is the safest approach to treating the spine and allows for the best surgical outcomes."

Dr. Leahy is a strong proponent of minimally invasive surgical techniques, including nonfusion procedures such as artificial disc replacement and adult stem cell therapy. He is proficient in all of the most current surgical techniques in the treatment of spinal disorders. He incorporates these treatment alternatives into his practice whenever possible.

"Every patient is different and will require an individualized treatment plan," Dr. Leahy says. "I want my patients to know that I will take a very thorough approach to treating their spinal issues."

Treatment Focus

  • Surgical and nonsurgical treatment of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine

Educational Honors & Recognition

  • Highest Honors Graduate – University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
  • Medical School Class Rank: 3 in class of 220
  • 99th percentile – American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Written Exam
  • Edward Randall Award – Academic Excellence - UTMB
  • Herman A. Barnett Award – Academic Excellence - UTMB
  • AOA Medical Honor Society – 1997-1999
  • Member of Phi Beta Kappa – inducted 1995
  • Southern Methodist University Dean's List – '95, '94, '93, '92, '91
  • Golden Key National Honor Society, 1993-1994
  • President – Phi Delta Theta Fraternity, Southern Methodist University, 1994-1995


Has participated on Physician Panel on Great Day Houston with Deborah Duncan.

The Woodlands Villager- http://www.yourhoustonnews.com/woodlands/

My Fox Houston- http://www.myfoxhouston.com/clip/11758644/captain-courageous-gets-his-own-day

Doctor in the Community

Dr. Leahy is the orthopaedic spine surgeon for multiple high school athletic programs in the community. He grew up in the Houston area and is a graduate of Memorial High School. He and his wife, Jay, have two children, Andrew and Marlow Grace.

In his spare time he enjoys being with his family as much as possible. He is the coach of all of his son's sports teams. He also enjoys many outdoor activities, such as skiing, hunting and hiking.

Special Procedure Techniques

  • Cervical and lumbar artificial disc replacement
  • Lumbar microdiscectomy
  • Extreme lateral interbody fusion (XLIF)
  • Adult stem cell therapy
  • Stem Cell FAQS can be found here
  • Minimally invasive fusion procedures

Years of Practice

2005- Present

Years Studied in Specialty

6 years


  • Undergraduate: Southern Methodist University, 1991-1995
  • Fellowships: Texas Back Institute, 2004-2005
  • Residencies: Scott & White Hospital, Texas A&M Health Sciences Center Orthopaedic Surgery


13603 Michel Road

Tomball, TX 77375

The Woodlands

9319 Pinecroft Dr.

Suite 200

The Woodlands, TX 77380

p: 281-351-7261

p: 281-351-7261