Rory Mayer, M.D.
Dr. Rory Mayer is a dual fellowship-trained spine surgeon with Texas Neurosurgery LLP in Dallas, Texas and is affiliated with Baylor Scott and White Health – Baylor University Medical Center, Baylor Scott and White Medical Center – Uptown, and the Methodist Hospital for Surgery. He also serves as a Neurotrauma consultant for the National Football League in Dallas. He specializes in the treatment of complex and difficult spinal disorders including adolescent and adult scoliosis, flat back syndrome, kyphosis, kyphoscoliosis, primary bony tumors of the spinal column, and metastatic disease to the spine. He is an expert in minimally invasive applications to such complex spinal disorders and he has training experience in both image-guided and robotic spine surgery.
Education and Background
A native Texan, Dr. Mayer graduated with honors from the University of Texas at Austin. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and graduated receiving the Kinjiro Iwata, M.D. Award for Excellence in Neurosurgery. He completed his residency in neurological surgery at Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. He received extensive sub-specialty training in neurosurgical oncology and spine tumor surgery at MD Anderson Cancer Center and in pediatric and adolescent spinal deformity at Texas Children’s Hospital.
Dr. Mayer also completed a CAST-certified enfolded fellowship in neurocritical care and spine trauma while at Baylor College of Medicine. He then went on to complete a fellowship in complex and minimally invasive spine surgery at the University of California in San Francisco.
Dr. Mayer’s has significant clinical research interests and activities with over 100 abstracts, peer-reviewed publications, book chapters, and presentations at the national and international level. He is an active member of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, American Association of Neurological Surgeons, AO Spine North America, Lumbar Spine Research Society, and the North American Spine Society.
Dr. Mayer understands the significant concerns patients and their families have when dealing with spinal disorders and the impact they have on their well-being. Dr. Mayer is proud to work closely with his neurosurgical colleagues and the excellent staff at Texas Neurosurgery. He believes that the team approach, partnering with our patients and their families, is the key to successfully managing and treating complex spinal disorders.
His goal is to provide patients with a straightforward understanding on their condition and develop a treatment plan together that emphasizes non-surgical options before proceeding with any surgery. Due to Dr. Mayer’s training, when it comes to surgery, his goal is to offer the most minimally invasive options available to his patients. He has advanced training in spinal image-guided surgery and robotic surgery and aims to have a frank discussion with each patient and their family regarding the relative benefits of minimally invasive approaches for their spinal condition.
Learn more about Dr. Mayer specializing in the most advanced, minimally invasive techniques to improve your quality of life at www.rorymayermd.com
- Dallas County Medical Society
- Texas Medical Association
- North American Spine Society
- Texas Association of Neurological Surgeons
- American Association of Neurological Surgeons
- Congress of Neurological Surgeons
- Lumbar Spine Research Society
- AO Spine North America
Recognitions / Awards
- Charlie Kuntz Scholar Award, AANS/CNS Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves
- Kinjiro Iwata, M.D. Award for Excellence in Neurosurgery, Department of Neurosurgery, Baylor College of Medicine
- Neurosurgery Research and Education Foundation (NREF) Clinical Fellowship Grant, Spine Surgery
- Arnold P. Gold Foundation, Gold Humanism Honor Society, Baylor College of Medicine
In His Spare Time…
Outside of the clinic and hospital, he enjoys spending time with his wife and family, and is always looking for an opportunity to take their dogs on a long walk.
Dr. Mayer’s Testimonials
What a blessing! Definitely better than a five-star. I have suffered from chronic neck pain for some time now. Made appointment with Dr Mayer we talked and he listened. He said with confidence I think I can help you. So for the first time in a long time I felt hopeful. I had surgery on June 16th of 2021. I feel like a new woman. I have very little pain . Dr. Mayer is a great surgeon . He is kind and compassionate and confident doctor. He has a great bedside manner he really cares. I would recommend him highly. I feel very blessed to have found him.
Highly skilled neurosurgeon! I was referred to Dr. Mayer for a second opinion for a laminectomy and removal of a T4-T5 spinal tumor that was severely compressing against and adhering to my spinal cord. Based on his care, concern, excellent credentials, thorough explanation of my condition as a medical emergency and need for immediate surgery during the initial consult, Dr. Mayer instantly earned my trust and respect, and I felt confident in switching my care to him. He carefully listened to my concerns, thoroughly explained my MRI results, including the risks/benefits of surgery, and clearly answered all of my questions. Knowing that he trained at MD Anderson and alongside the top neurosurgeons in the US at UCSF was very reassuring. He is in practice with other excellent, very highly respected, experienced, highly rated neurosurgeons, which also speaks volumes. My surgical outcome and recovery so far have been nothing short of a miracle! His staff is polite, timely, very professional, and friendly. My entire family and I are so incredibly grateful to Dr. Mayer for my better-than-expected results and recovery! I highly recommend him without reservation to anyone who needs neurosurgery.
We came to Dr. Mayer for a second opinion for my scoliosis, and decided to go with him for surgery. His down to earth manner makes him stand out from other surgeons. His care for me after the surgery was what was remarkable. He never treats you like “just a patient”. So happy I went with him!
Dr. Mayer is a wizard. I suffered from chin to chest syndrome for years. I spoke to many doctors, including UT SW Spine Center, who said there was nothing they could do. Dr. Mayer said he could fix my neck and back, but he didn’t sugar-coat anything. I knew what to expect right from the beginning. It’s been difficult,but 2 months in, my neck supports my head, I am walking and even driving. I know I have months of physical therapy ahead, but I am ecstatic. I can’t praise Dr. Mayer enough
Dr. Mayer is a caring, talented doctor that operated on my back. Before surgery he explained everything thoroughly and took his time answering my questions. After surgery he followed up multiple times which I think is very important! Great surgeon with great bedside manners! – healthgrades.com
Dr. Mayer’s personality is what set him apart from all the other spine surgeons I got opinions from. He is genuine, caring, and made sure surgery I understood that surgery would only be recommended as a last resort. – healthgrades.com
I was able to see Dr. Mayer very quickly. He is very kind and responsive. He explained options, had great bedside manner and was able to do surgery quickly. The surgery went very well and I was able to have pain relief almost immediately. I’d highly recommend Dr. Mayer to anyone searching for a spine surgeon.
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