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Dr. Merrick is a Board Certified orthopaedic surgeon with fellowship training in adult and pediatric spine surgery. He finished a one-year fellowship in spine surgery at the world-renowned Norton Leatherman Spine Center in Louisville, Kentucky. His interests include minimally invasive surgery, degenerative conditions in the neck and back, and deformity surgery.
Dr. Merrick grew up in The Woodlands, Texas. He earned a scholarship to play football at Rice University. After four years at Rice, he attended medical school at The University of Texas in Houston. He then completed his five-year orthopaedic surgery residency in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
“My hope is to help patients with disabling back and neck problems get back to living life on their own terms,” Merrick said.
“I believe that surgery should always be the last resort when it comes to treating spinal conditions in the neck and back,” Merrick explains. “However, if various non-operative treatments have been attempted without improvement, spine surgery may be the right answer. Our field has made tremendous advances in recent years. We have minimally invasive and motion-preserving technology that helps patients return to normal function more quickly.”
In 2019, 2020 and 2021, Dr. Merrick was recognized in Texas Rising Stars.
Texas Rising Stars 2022
Texas Rising Stars 2021
Texas Rising Stars 2020
Texas Rising Stars 2019
Medical School: Texas Health Science Center at Houston, University of
Graduation Year: 2009
Professional Webpage: azaleaortho.com/staff-member/michael-t-merrick-m-d/#14456381...
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