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 treat their spinal issues.”

Treatment Focus

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

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