Approximately 90% of Spine Team Texas patients are treated non-surgically. However, when surgery is needed, you'll be glad to know our neurosurgeons are nationally recognized for their skills and expertise. Led by Dr. David Rothbart, a renowned neurosurgeon and advocate of minimally invasive surgical techniques, our spine-focused surgeons are highly trained and experienced in the latest surgical methods and technologies. Minimally invasive surgery provides the opportunity to relieve pain. This treatment method involves making a small incision, as little as half an inch, and inserting specialized instruments or probes to access and repair the damaged area of the spine. This less aggressive approach is typically completed on an outpatient basis has proven to be as successful as conventional, or "open surgery", methods.