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Consumer Reports: Best Hospitals for Surgery

Many hospitals gather information on how patients fare after surgery, but that information is not usually available to the public. So it is hard to compare hospitals when you’re scheduling surgery. Consumer Reports just rated almost 2,500 hospitals for common surgical procedures, using a source of information that is available -- hospital billing data.

Team Surgeon Named Recipient Of Jerry “Hawk” Rhea Award

IRVING, Texas – The Cowboys medical staff continues to get recognized, as team orthopedic surgeon Dr. Dan Cooper was named the 2013 recipient of the Jerry “Hawk” Rhea Award, presented annually to the most outstanding NFL team physician. The announcement comes just days after Cowboys associate athletic trainer Britt Brown was named the winner of the NFC’s assistant trainer of the year award.

The 10 cleanest Dallas area hospitals

Maintaining clean environments in hospitals is critical for ensuring patient satisfaction and quality of care. According to recent Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey data published by CMS, the following 10 out of 39 Dallas area hospitals have the cleanest rooms and bathrooms.

Highland Park Doctor Named NFL’s Top Team Physician

Dan Cooper’s career has seen its share of trophies, including three Vince Lombardis and Lord Stanley’s Cup. And as gratifying as those NFL and NHL championships with the Cowboys and Stars were for the 1977 Highland Park graduate, he’d likely put the Jerry “Hawk” Rhea Award he recently won right alongside them.

Cowboys' team physician honored

IRVING, Texas – The Cowboys medical staff received another honor when the team’s orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Dan Cooper, was named the winner of the Jerry “Hawk” Rhea Award, which is given to the outstanding NFL team physician. Associate athletic trainer Britt Brown was named the NFC’s assistant trainer of the year.

119 Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Team Physicians for Professional Football

Here are 119 orthopedic and sports medicine physicians who serve as team physicians for National Football League teams in the 2011-2012 season. Information was not available for all team physicians.

Team Surgeon Named Recipient Of Jerry “Hawk” Rhea Award

IRVING, Texas – The Cowboys medical staff continues to get recognized, as team orthopedic surgeon Dr. Dan Cooper was named the 2013 recipient of the Jerry “Hawk” Rhea Award, presented annually to the most outstanding NFL team physician. The announcement comes just days after Cowboys associate athletic trainer Britt Brown was named the winner of the NFC’s assistant trainer of the year award.

Andrew Dossett, MD - spine surgeons to know | 2014

Andrew Dossett, MD (The Carrell Clinic, Dallas). Dr. Dossett is a board-certified orthopedic spine surgeon who has a special interest in treating sports injuries. He is a member of the National Football League Team Physicians and Major League Baseball Team Physicians Organizations. He also serves as a spine consultant for the Dallas Cowboys, Texas Rangers and Dallas Stars. Dr. Dossett also consults with several Division 1 athletic programs for athletes with spinal disorders. His research focuses on neck injuries in athletes and spinal infusions. He is a member of the North American Spine Society and American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery; he's a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

An Ironman vet carries on — carefully with rods in his spine

When veteran triathlete Todd Codish hurt his back while doing his second career Ironman in 1997, it was no small matter. “It was a complete ache of my pants,” says Codish, 52. “My back hurt left to right, hip bone to hip bone, up and down both sides, back to belly. I would hurt for hours.”

What We Know About Tony Romo's Back Surgery

The Dallas Cowboys announced that Tony Romo had back surgery on Friday morning. He was placed on injured reserve and is done for the season, including the playoffs. The Romo story has been one of the more confusing ones over the course of the last week, so let's take a look at the major questions surrounding Romo's injury, surgery and impending rehab. Romo had a herniated disc repaired surgically. The herniated disc was, according to multiple sources and reports, in the low back, though the level of the repair was not noted. Given the reports of motor nerve issues and hip pain, it is likely that the L4/5 disc was the problem. (Certain nerves come out between certain vertebrae, which makes this kind of deduction possible.)