For Dr. Rick Burg, treating patients as he would his own family and friends is like second nature.
“It’s simply the way I practice medicine,” he says. “I personally see every patient and educate them
about their condition and all of their options. I prefer starting with the most conservative options so we can keep them out of the operating room if possible.”

Dr. Burg, board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and fellowship trained in spine surgery, has expertise in both orthopedic and neurosurgical approaches to spine surgery. He specializes in minimally invasive spine surgery, cervical and lumbar total disc replacement surgery, and degenerative and deformity conditions of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine. He currently serves on the executive board of OrthoTexas. Dr. Burg is among 28 physicians and surgeons who make up OrthoTexas, offering a comprehensive spine program for neck and back pain, pinched nerves, herniated discs, scoliosis, spinal instability and other related services to patients at nine convenient locations.

Dr. Burg received his B.S. at Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota and his M.D. at the University of Minnesota Medical School. He completed his internship and residency at the University of Minnesota department of orthopedic surgery and his fellowship at Cleveland Clinic. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, North American Spine Society, and the Texas Orthopedic Association. He enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf, and creating, performing, and recording music.



Minimally Invasive Decompression Spine Surgery, major spine surgery, degenerative and deformity condition of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine...

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Fellowship  Orthopaedic & Neurological Spine Surgery Fellowship  Aug 2007 – Jul 2008 The Cleveland Clinic Spine Institute
Residency   Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Jun 2003 – Jun 2007 University of Minnesota Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

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Living Magazine Readers Choice Winner 2013
Best of D Magazine - Spinal Surgery 2013
Alpha Omega Alpha 2001
Academic Honor, University of Minnesota Medical School 1999, 2000

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