With a highly trained staff and advanced technology and equipment, doctors and healthcare practitioners are able to make each patient the top priority of every day. With one of the area’s lowest patient to nurse ratios, acute care experienced nurses assure patients receive personalized quality care, the hospital’s mission and goal.
Dr. Durani is the Dallasite. He was born and raised in the Greater Dallas area, attending school in Carrollton. He earned his Bachelors work at Southern Methodist University, and earned his MD from Saint George’s University School of Medicine. Following his medical school work, he returned to Dallas – doing his residency at the University of Texas at Southwestern. During his time at UT-Southwestern, he earned the prestigious role of Chief Resident in the Family Medicine Residency program.
Dr. Durani is a board certified family-medicine physician and a Diplomate of the American Board of Family Medicine. He has been working as a hospitalist and primary care physician for local regional medical centers and is now excited about providing primary care services to his patients.
He strives for medical, mental and spiritual well-being for all his patients through long-term relationships and personalized care.
Omar and his wife have a beautiful young daughter, and currently live in Frisco. He is a die-hard Cowboys fan, as well as a loyal fan to all DFW sporting teams. He enjoys sports, astronomy and spending time with his growing family.
Dr. Henderson has 20 years of experience in dealing with chronic back pain patients. Since 1987, his practice has been devoted to the proper diagnosis and treatment. Dr. Henderson has a patient-centered ideology and remains involved with studies overseen by the FDA relating to the expansion and improvement of patient outcomes with acute and chronic back and leg pain. Dr. Henderson is the current Vice President of the American College of Spine Surgery. He has spoken nationally and internationally and has demonstrated surgical techniques worldwide. He has also published chapters on surgical techniques in several orthopedic and neurosurgical textbooks. Dr. Henderson completed Spine Fellowship training nationally and internationally.
“I am a spine surgeon who specializes in helping patients with histories of failed or ineffective surgeries on their backs. I’ve done this for more than twenty years … It is the reason I specialized in spine surgery. I have become convinced over the years that almost all failed back surgery is correctable. I follow my patients for a minimum of three years after any significant surgery. Most common reason for chronic leg pain is inadequate decompressions. Most common reason for unresolved back pain is lack of identification of the appropriate pain generator (all of them) and/or the wrong surgical procedure to correct them. Retained symptomatic posterior fixation is another easily identified and correctable condition. Chronic use of narcotics is rarely indicated or appropriate. Other remedies to attenuate symptoms are considered in situations that prove to be truly intractable. Most patients are told they are in a non-salvageable situation due to the “inadequacies” of their surgeons/physicians. I’ve seen it thousands of times. There are physicians/surgeons with “special skills” it’s just difficult to find them.”
He’s board certified, specializing in Surgery. He has 20 years experience. He has won a number of awards, including Patients’ Choice Award 2008 and Compassionate Doctor Recognition 2010. Is affiliated with these top rated hospitals. Graduated from top rated Baylor College of Medicine. He completed his fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine in 1996.
Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors (2012)
Patients’ Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2012)
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2010, 2012)
Patients’ Choice Award (2008 – 2012)
Castle Connolly Top Doctors: Texas (2009)
Medical Education Baylor College of Medicine
Internship Baylor College of Medicine, Dept. of Internal Medicine
Residency Baylor College of Medicine-Department of Surgery
Fellowship Baylor College of Medicinie-Vascular Surgery Fellowship
Dr. Kwan grew up in rural north Texas. His father was the sole pediatrician in town and that is where he gained insight to his passion for primary care. After graduating with honors from his high school Texas Academy of Mathematics & Science (TAMS), he completed his biochemistry degree at Austin College. Dr. Kwan then took an opportunity of a lifetime to study medicine at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. He started his Orthopedic Surgery training in Dublin. However, he decided to return home and pursue his calling as a family physician. He completed his family medicine residency at UT Southwestern and was selected to be Chief Resident of his class.
Dr. Kwan enjoys a plethora of hobbies in his free time. He is a classical pianist, avid tennis player, and foodie. When there is time, you can find him globe trotting to all corners of the world in search of the next adventure. Dr. Kwan is happily married to his wife Jessica. They also have a new baby Amelia!
Dr. McCarty began performing bariatric surgery in 1998 after completing 8 years of surgical training. This experience and training helped Dr. McCarty advance numerous bariatric surgical innovations, including natural orifice surgery and more complex revision surgery.
Dr. McCarty was one of the first surgeons in the nation to integrate laparoscopy into bariatric surgery introducing laparoscopic gastric bypass and later laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy. He is dedicated to improvements in patient care, has authored more than 50 scholarly articles, 9 book chapters and has been invited as an expert speaker and/or author on many occasions. Overall, he individually trained hundreds of surgeons spanning more than 20 states including many bariatric surgeons in the Dallas area. Please refer to DR. McCarty’s CV for more extensive information.
He also helped numerous hospitals in Texas develop bariatric surgery programs and served as Medical Director of several Bariatric Centers of Excellence in North Texas. He watched as the evolution of bariatric surgery over the ensuing decade and became disheartened as financial profit became the guiding force over patient care. With this in mind, he established Lakewood Weight Loss and Wellness in 2010 with a more balanced treatment philosophy. Namely, that it would combine the best of clinical care with a deeper understanding of the psychological and emotional hurdles to better health and longevity. As such, he sought to staff the clinic with only those individuals who hold a sincere empathy for patients struggling with weight issues, have a passion for excellence, a commitment to innovation and are strong patient advocates. With growth beyond the Dallas area, the name was changed to McCarty Weight Loss Center in 2015. This Center strives to provide a diverse spectrum of treatments options tailored for the individual patient in an environment of knowledgeable and caring staff. Believing that medicine or surgery is simply a piece of a larger puzzle he strives to help each patient understand the components necessary in their lives to achieve long term success.
Medical School: State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
Residency: General Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX
Board-certified by American Board of Surgery
American Medical Association
American College of Surgeons
Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)
Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons (SLS)
Da Vinci Robotic Console Surgeon (Intuitive Surgical)
Advanced Trauma Life Support Instructor (ATLS)
Emergency Medical Technician, Basic (Commonwealth of Massachusetts)
Philosophy of Care:
“I’ve always wanted to heal people, to help them move beyond the obstacles that keep them from living their best lives. I became a surgeon so I could do this not only with medicine, but also with my hands. There is no greater honor or happiness than when a terribly ill patient gets up to hold a loved one’s hand and is then able to walk out of the hospital because of what you did.”
Dr. Aimee L. Schimizzi is a board certified, fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in surgery of the hand, wrist, elbow and upper extremity.
Dr. Schimizzi joined the Dallas Hand Center in October 2016. She has previously practiced in Corpus Christi, TX, Berkeley, CA, Phoenix, AZ, and Raleigh, NC. After training in Dallas in 2008, she always aspired to move back to DFW, and in 2016, that aspiration became a reality. Dr. Schimizzi is the newest addition to DHC.
Dr. Schimizzi grew up in Wilmington, North Carolina, and she attended The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for her undergraduate education as well as her medical school education. After completing her orthopedic surgery residency at the University of California, San Diego, she pursued an additional year of training in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery in New York City, completing her fellowship at the St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital C.V. Starr Hand Surgery Center (now known as the Roosevelt Hand to Shoulder Surgery Center). She also received additional training in pediatric and congenital hand conditions at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital here in Dallas.
Dr. Schimizzi has published scientific articles and book chapters in numerous, peer-reviewed orthopedic publications and texts. She is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Society for Surgery of the Hand.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, BS Biology
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Medical School, MD
University of California, San Diego, Orthopaedic Surgery Residency
Board-Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon
Subspecialty Certificate in Surgery of the Hand by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Dallas County Medical Society
Texas Medical Association
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Society for Surgery of the Hand
St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital C.V. Starr Hand Surgery Center, New York, Hand and Microvascular Surgery Fellowship
Texas Scottish Rite Hospital, Pediatric Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship
A Dallas native, Dr. Stuart attended Mesquite High School where he played football for the Skeeters and graduated as Salutatorian. He then attended Austin College in Sherman, Texas, where he graduated summa cum laude with a BA in Spanish. Returning to Dallas, he completed medical school at UT Southwestern before heading south for residency in orthopedic surgery at UT Medical Branch in Galveston. After residency, Dr. Stuart completed a one-year fellowship in sports medicine and arthroscopy at the renowned Southern California Orthopedic Institute (SCOI) in Van Nuys, California.
Specializing in arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder, hip, knee, and ankle, Dr. Stuart also performs joint replacement, ligament reconstruction, cartilage restoration, and general orthopedics. While at SCOI he was trained in advanced surgical procedures such as arthroscopic allograft rotator cuff reconstruction for massive rotator cuff tears and Latarjet reconstruction for shoulder instability.
Dr. Stuart has a special interest in medical missions and has treated patients in the Yucatan and Juarez, Mexico, as well as Machala, Ecuador. He also served as an emergency responder when Hurricane Ike ravaged Galveston Island in 2009.
Dr. Kelly Will is a Pain Medicine and Management Physician in Dallas, TX who treats patients with chronic back pain, neck pain and spine-related conditions. Dr. Will received his B.A. in Biology from Austin College in 1980. From there, Dr. Will went on to earn a Doctor of Medicine degree from University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston in 1984. He performed a General Surgery Internship at University of Nevada—Las Vegas and his Anesthesia and Pain Management Residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center—Kansas City, where he was chief resident for 2 years. Upon graduating from residency in 1989, Dr. Will was presented with the Outstanding Graduating Resident Award. Dr. Will employs an innovative combination of injection therapies such as epidural steroid injections or selective root blocks as well as implantable spinal cord stimulation techniques.
The back pain doctors at North American Spine take a holistic and conservative approach to chronic back pain. They are able to offer exciting, innovative and highly successful non-operative and operative treatment options such as minimally invasive laser spine surgery for patients suffering from degenerative spine conditions, herniated discs, spinal stenosis, and other back and neck conditions.
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