Charles A. Hogan, MD - Spine Surgeon

Charles A. Hogan, MDSpine Surgeon

Dr. Hogan is a fellowship trained spinal reconstructive surgeon with a particular interest in aging and degenerative spinal conditions and spinal deformity. Trained in the latest minimal access and motion preservation techniques at multiple institutions in the largest medical center in the world, Dr. Hogan's goal is to provide comprehensive, compassionate spinal care in a personalized and patient centered setting.

We aim to be thoughtful and focused in our approach, correlating a patient’s history, exam, imaging, and other diagnostic studies, then employing a multidisciplinary team to give the best chance at relief of neck and arm, back and leg pain. The majority of patients experiencing neck/arm or back/leg pain will improve with the appropriate nonsurgical measures, but for those whose pain persists and is debilitating after exhausting the nonsurgical options, we tailor the surgery to the patient based on the problem at hand.

Your care

Core Practice Values

  • Kindness
  • Compassion
  • Excellence
  • Patient-Centered-Approach

Sometimes surgery, even with the risks, is the kind and compassionate answer. Many times, surgery is the furthest from what a patient truly needs. We pride ourselves on helping patients work through this process so that you can make the very best decision when answering this question.

What we Treat

Comprehensive Neck and Back Care

We believe strongly in the sub-specialist model of care for complex problems. Fellowship training is a way for a surgeon to further refine understanding in a complex area. Fellowship training means that a surgeon chose to spend extra time after the residency training, gaining more specialty specific knowledge. This can be thought of as polishing school for honing skills, refining understanding, and gaining exposure to cutting edge techniques under direction of leaders in the field.

We have largely limited our practice to non-surgical and surgical management of neck and back problems. Much of the neck and arm pain that I see in the clinic overlaps with orthopaedic problems of the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand. Much of the back and leg pain that I see in the clinic overlaps with orthopaedic problems of the SI joints, Hip, Knee, Ankle and Foot. As an orthopaedic surgeon I am well versed in diagnosing and operating on those conditions, but I enjoy specializing in and focusing on neck and back issues.

Practice Philosophy

A Bias for Conservative Management

Luckily, most patients I see in the clinic are not indicated for surgery and my experience has been consistent with the quoted literature, in that many patients with neck pain radiating down their arm, or back pain radiating down their leg will improve once we sit down and 1. Make the right diagnosis and then 2. Set in motion the right non-surgical treatment. We pride ourselves on educating our patients, engaging our patients in the decision-making process, and then answering questions so that you may better understand this unnerving/debilitating process that is causing your pain. 

We have found that many patients who ultimately make it in to see us have an element of this negative feedback loop: pain leading to fear leading to anxiety leading to depression that then worsens their pain. Chronic pain can lead to altered sleep as well as putting stress on your daily interaction with friends, family, coworkers, and neighbors. The disability of this process affects patients lives in various ways. We acknowledge this and help facilitate the appropriate care for this as well.

In my opinion (based on the experience of those who trained me, my understanding of the published spine literature, and my own personal experience) there are actually only a handful of scenarios where spine surgery is the appropriate treatment. One such scenario would be tumors or infections or fractures/dislocations that truly cause excess spinal motion at the spinal joints and discs (instability) or pressure on the spinal cord or nerves (stenosis) which then causes neurologic dysfunction or disabling pain. Another more common reason why a patient in my practice may ultimately decide to have surgery is spinal narrowing from arthritis/disc problems/bone spurs/slipped vertebrae that cause pressure (stenosis) on the spinal cord or spinal nerves which then causes neurologic dysfunction or disabling pain. Spinal deformity including scoliosis (curved back), kyphosis (hunched back), fixed sagittal imbalance (flat back) can also be disabling and if so may benefit from surgery.

Disclaimer: Everything provided here is for educational purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for medical treatment by a healthcare professional. We provide this mainly for prospective patients to see if our practice philosophy and goals align with a given patients' desires and expectations before scheduling a consultation.

Qualifications

Medical School
  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine
  • Dean's Ambassadors - Vice President
  • Orthopaedic Surgery Interest Group - President 
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society Inductee as a Junior Medical Student (honor reserved for top 7% of class)
  • Gold Humanism Honor Society Inductee as a Junior Medical Student 
  • J Rush Pierce MD Medical Student Leadership Award
Internship and Residency
Fellowship
  • Spinal Surgery - The Houston Methodist Hospital The highest nationally ranked hospital in Texas and the Gulf Coast for Orthopaedics by US News and World Report.
  • MD Anderson Cancer Center Consistently ranked as the #1 hospital in the country by US News and World Report for Cancer Care.
  • The Houston Methodist Hospital This Hospital was the #19 hospital in the country according to US News and World Report during my training and has consistently been rated the #1 hospital in Texas.
  • Texas Childrens Hospital The largest children's hospital in north america and was the #3 pediatric hospital in the country according to US News and World Report during my training.
  • Texas Orthopaedic Hospital Orthopaedic Specialty Hospital that is consistently top 5% in the nation as measured by HCAHPS. CMS 5 star rating. Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Distinction Center. Healthgrades top 100 Hospitals Nationally for Orthopaedic Surgery.
  • Shriners Hospital for Children The Shriners hospitals are committed to providing high quality care for children with complex problems regardless of a family's ability to pay.

Membership

Awards & Accolades

Charles A. Hogan, MD. Spine Surgeon Oklahoma
  • OSSO Spine Center (North)

    1616 S Kelly Ave
    Edmond, OK 73013

  • OSSO Spine Center (South)

    3115 SW 89th St
    Oklahoma City, OK 73159