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Dr. Valente is a board-certified, fellowship-trained spine surgeon. He is a specialist in minimally invasive procedures and is the Founder and Medical Director of the DISC Spine Institute, with locations in Plano, Dallas, North Ft. Worth, Southlake, Arlington, and Decatur. Dr. Valente is an expert in solving back issues and quickly returning patients to active, pain-free lives.Dr. Valente is providing his patients with unparalleled care and treatment for all spinal conditions from back and neck pain to complex reconstructive spinal procedures. Dr. Valente has extensive specialized training in minimally invasive surgery of the spine.Well liked by his colleagues, peers and patients, Dr. Valente is often recognized for his ability to communicate with his patients and for his bedside manner. He believes in treating his patients with the attention and respect that every person deserves. Outside of medicine, Dr. Valente’s passion is for his family and world travel. He has journeyed to over 50 countries – including Guatemala, where he participated in a medical mission.
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Dr. Valente's Rating
Patient Perspective
3.5 Explains conditions and treatments
4.0 Takes time to answer my questions
4.0 Provides follow-up as needed
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3160 N Tarrant Pkwy Ste 404, Fort Worth, TX, 76177
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2.0 Scheduling flexibility
DISC Spine Institute
3160 N Tarrant Pkwy Ste 404
Fort Worth, TX, 76177
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"Horrible surgeon One surgery thought was non invasive had horrible reaction. He did invasive and later discovered based my symptoms , should not have had any surgery Next spine had numbness in right leg I asked if he did the surgery if it would go away. Absolutely! Following surgery - now numbness in both legs. Additionally, wish he would have spoke to side affects. Ended up back in hospital with bowel blockage. While there two Drs walk in said the called Valente and his response “not my problem” They couldn’t even believe his response. Went to another spine Dr. Guess what? He said Valente has quite a reputation for that and he had heard of similar issues about him. Then he stated that Valente gets paid some pretty high bucks by the companies providing the items he place in your body. Your choice where you go but I wouldn’t recommend. "
  • May 3, 2024
"Cut the nerve during surgery. Surgery lasted well over 5 -6 hours past what I was told. Therapy was still a year later. Hospital stay was a week. I had to teach myself to walk again with a walker. Cut the nerve in my leg and now 8 years after surgery, still have back pain! Plus surgery caused the lower(below fusions) to collapse. I Highly suggest going to the Carroll Clinic in Dallas. Dr Dossett there will lead you to truth and rather you really would be a candidate for surgery or not. He actually told me not to have any and or would have problems if I did. Dr Valenti said it would not be a problem. Well it’s caused huge problems for me and I can hardly walk now 8 years later because of severe pain. Do your homework with Dr Dossett!! Because He will guide you to what you should and should Not do!!!"
  • April 19, 2023
"VERY disappointed in this practice. The Frisco office is extremely poorly run and operated. After 15 yrs of working in healthcare and being a patient of other Spine doctors, I have never experienced a fraction of the inconsistency and disregard this office has. I almost didn't stay for my first appt, but was in so much pain and needed to get imaging results, so I did. Although I found Dr. Valente to be attentive and thought he had a decent action plan for getting me feeling better (this is the only reason I didn't leave 1 star), I did share my experience and told him I would never let him do a procedure or surgery on me, regardless of his credentials or favorable reviews, based alone on the operations of the staff. He seemed concerned and apologetic, but it seems nothing has changed for the better over the past 6 weeks. Now, my followup appt has been cancelled without any communication from the staff. I was told he moved offices and days of service, again. Reminds me a little of the podcast ...
Dr. Death. I hope others have not had the experience I have, but I doubt it. "
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  • April 6, 2023
"Fuck this hack I can’t even sleep anymore and they don’t care "
  • February 6, 2023
"An outstanding and gifted surgeon that is also professional, kind, considerate and listens to what you are going through - not just looking at the medical reports, that is Dr. Valente. He and his staff are wonderful. I highly recommend this office above all others. I have had to have two spinal fusions (neck) for two different reasons. Each time this man saved me so much pain and suffering it's almost easy to forget what a wreck I was before I found him, because "after" surgery I am whole again. If you're looking for a skilled surgeon with a great team behind him then look no further. "
  • January 26, 2023


3160 N Tarrant Pkwy Ste 404
Fort Worth, TX, 76177
  • Accepting New Patients
Mon8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Accepting New Patients
7589 Preston Rd Ste 100
Frisco, TX, 75034
Mon7:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tue7:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wed7:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thu7:00 am - 4:30 pm
Fri7:00 am - 4:30 pm
1000 Medical Center Dr
Decatur, TX, 76234
  • Accepting New Patients
  • Accepting New Patients
109 River Oaks Dr Ste 150
Southlake, TX, 76092
  • Accepting New Patients
  • Accepting New Patients


University of California at San Diego
Graduated 2010
Medical School
Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Graduated 2004


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