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    HOSH has Name Change but Spine Surgeon Dr. Richard Francis Still Present

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    In a recent move to increase greater access to high quality comprehensive orthopedic and spine care, Memorial Hermann has acquired the local Bellaire area hospital most frequently referred to as HOSH, Houston Orthopedic and Spine Hospital. One of the most highly regarded and respected HOSH Surgeons, Dr. Richard Francis, will continue to provide care for his patients at this newly renamed institution.

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    Memorial Hermann recently acquired HOSH, (Houston Orthopedic and Spine Hospital), one of the widely recognized orthopedic and spine hospitals in the Bellaire and Galleria area of Houston.

    HOSH has been a well established hospital of choice for their reputation of excellence in orthopedics, joint and spinal care for many years. As with any hospital or medical institution, their reputation is acquired over time based mostly on the quality of care provided by their doctors.

    One of the primary doctors providing the utmost in high quality care for his patients at HOSH since they opened in 2005, has been Richard R.M. Francis, M.D., MBA, FRCS Ed., FRCS Ed. (Tr & Orth). Dr. Francis has been in practice for over 27 years and has been recognized repeatedly in the news for his passion and caring nature, taking all the time needed to address his patients concerns, explain their options and answer all their questions. Dr. Francis has been recognized in numerous media sources for his innovative approach to health care including Becker Spine Review for implementing a Patient to Patient Ambassador Program to make the entire process for new patients and their families more comfortable and less concerning.

    Dr. Richard Francis specializes in the treatment of spine deformities such as scoliosis and kyphosis, as well as degenerative conditions, tumors, sciatica and metabolic diseases and performs revision and reconstructive as well as general surgeries.  He is one of the few back and spine specialists that treat children and adults and attracts both local and international patients with even the most challenging conditions.  Dr. Francis is also widely known for his success at treating patients who have had previously unsuccessful surgeries. With offices in Houston and Beaumont, Texas and new offices soon to be open in southwest Houston, Dr. Francis will continue to see patients at the newly named Memorial Hermann Orthopedic and Spine Hospital as he has for so many years before.

    Dr. Francis prides himself as one of the first surgeons in the nation asked to perform the artificial disc replacement and to use robotic assistance in spine surgery. He not only performs robotic assisted spine surgery, he also trains fellow surgeons on the use of robotic assisted spine surgery for their patients. There are hundreds of testimonials to Dr. Francis from people all over the world who have been helped by his professional care and experience. Rest assured, he will continue to be available to new patients throughout the Houston area and well beyond.

    For more information or to contact the offices of Dr. Richard Francis call the office at 713-383-7100 or visit the website at http://www.myspineassociates.com/contact-us/ .


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    “I knew what I wanted to do from my first exposure to spine surgery in medical school. What grabbed me was that you could take a child with a severe deformity and—within just a few hours—correct it to the point where it was almost normal.”
    - Richard R.M. Francis, M.D. MBA, FRCS Ed., FRCS Ed. (Tr & Orth)
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