Richard Rhim, M.D.
|Location||1851 Medical Center Drive, Decatur | Located in the North Texas Spine & Sport Building|
Dr. Rhim specializes in spinal reconstructive surgery utilizing the latest minimally invasive and microsurgical techniques as well as traditional open surgery, where appropriate. He treats all conditions of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine including herniated discs, spinal stenosis, spondylolisthesis, scoliosis, spinal fractures and failed prior back surgery.
Dr. Rhim’s treatment philosophy centers on compassionate, conservative, evidence-based care. Where possible, he pursues non-operative treatment first, reserving surgical care only for those who do not experience adequate pain relief. He is trained in all aspects of modern, minimally invasive techniques including tube access, lateral interbody instrumentation/fusion, kyphoplasty, X-stop™ and micro-endoscopic spine surgery. In addition, he is trained in the use of the Aesculap BoneScalpel™ an ultrasonic bone scalpel that allows for safer, more precise bony work while making injury to nerves, dura and soft tissues less likely.
Dr. Rhim is a member of the North American Spine Society, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and Texas Medical Association.