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DR ANDREW HOU

Interventional Spine

Dr Andrew Hou

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  • Dublin

  • Oakland

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“I use the latest minimally invasive techniques to return patients to an active lifestyle.”

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About Dr Hou

Dr. Hou is a fellowship-trained, board-certified interventional spine physician who specializes in the nonsurgical treatment of neck and back disorders. He utilizes percutaneous, x-ray guided procedures to evaluate and treat painful spinal disorders.

Prior to joining Golden State Orthopedics & Spine, Dr. Hou founded and developed multiple Interventional Spine Care Centers in Virginia and had the honor of receiving the “Best Bedside Manner” award, voted on by patients.

Dr. Hou grew up in the Bay Area. He enjoys an active lifestyle including Goruck and Tough Mudder obstacle endurance events, training in martial arts, playing paintball with his children, and running Disney races with his wife.

Pain Medicine Fellowship
Medical College of Virginia Department of PM&R July 2006 – June 2007
Richmond, VA

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency
Medical College of Virginia at Virginia Commonwealth University July 2003 – June 2006
Richmond, VA

Internal Medicine Internship
Medical College of Virginia at Virginia Commonwealth University July 2002 – June 2003
Richmond, VA

Doctor of Medicine
Medical College of Virginia August 1998 – May 2002
Richmond, VA

Bachelor of Arts in Molecular and Cell Biology
University of California at Berkeley August 1991 – December 1995
Berkeley, CA

“Top 5 Causes of Low Back Pain” Orthopedics 101 Symposium, LifestylesRx. September 25, 2014.

“Interventional Spine Procedures” Physical Therapy Staff Education Series, Advanced Orthopaedics Hand and Physical Therapy Center. April 30, 2013.

“Avoiding Complications from Interventional Spine Techniques and Patient Safety” Nursing Staff Education Series, Advanced Orthopaedics Surgical Suite. April 2, 2013.

“Spine Anatomy and Injection Procedures” Nursing Staff Education Series, Advanced Orthopaedics Surgical Suite. March 8, 2011.

“The Myth of Radiocontrast, Iodine and Shellfish Allergies” In-Service, Advanced Orthopaedics Surgical Suite. November 14, 2008.

“Electrodiagnostic Evaluation of Radiculopathy” Medical College of Virginia Department of PM&R Resident Didactic Series. May 11, 2007

“Neurostimulation System Implantation Technique” Pain Management Grand Rounds, Hunter Holmes McGuire Veterans Affairs Medical Center. October 26, 2006

“Local Anesthetics and Regional Anesthesia” Medical College of Virginia Department of PM&R Resident Didactic Series. October 6, 2006.

“Fundamentals of Spinal Cord Stimulation” Medical College of Virginia Department of PM&R Grand Rounds. September 29, 2006.

“Spine Provocative Testing and Relevance” Introduction to PM&R Lecture Series, Medical College of Virginia Department of School of Medicine. February 7, 2006.

“Sports Chronobiology: Sleep and Peak Performance” Medical College of Virginia Department of Department of PM&R Grand Rounds. January 20, 2006.

“Medical Complications in Inpatient Rehabilitation” In-Service, Polytrauma Rehabilitation Center, Hunter Holmes McGuire Veterans Affairs Medical Center. November 17, 2005.

“Botulinum Toxin Type A for Non-surgical Lateral Release in Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome: A Case Study.” AAPM&R Annual Assembly Poster Presentation. October 28, 2005.

Hou A, Drake DF, Pidcoe P, Ericksen J. “Botulinum Toxin Type A for Non-surgical Lateral Release in Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome: A Case Study.” Archives of PM&R 2005;86(9):e26.

“Medical Complications After Traumatic Brain Injury” Medical College of Virginia Department of PM&R Resident Didactic Series. October 24, 2005, 2005.

“Spine Anatomy and Functional Examination” Medical College of Virginia Department of PM&R Anatomy Review Series. August 5, 2005.

“Rehabilitation of Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis” In-Service, HCR-Manor Care Health Services. June 16, 2005.

“Diving Medicine” Medical College of Virginia Department of PM&R Grand Rounds. May 20, 2005.

“When the Hurting Foot Drops; Rheumatoid Vasculitis” Medical College of Virginia Department of PM&R Resident Didactic Series. February 21, 2005.

“Rehabilitation of Open Versus Closed Head Injury” Medical College of Virginia Hospital Rehabilitation and Research Center. September 9, 2004.

“Lumbosacral Plexus and Lower Limb Innervation” PM&R Anatomy Review Series. June 9, 2004.

“Strategies for Rehabilitation After Internal Versus External Hemipelvectomy” Medical College of Virginia Hospital Rehabilitation and Research Center. March 31, 2004.

“Upper Limb Musculoskeletal Pain Syndromes” Medical College of Virginia Department of PM&R Resident Didactic Series. February 2, 2004.

“Spinal Cord Injury Medicine” Medical College of Virginia Department of PM&R Resident Didactic Series. September 22, 2003.

“Rehabilitation Management and Treatment of Conversion Disorder” Medical College of Virginia Hospital Rehabilitation and Research Center. August 21, 2003.

Kulikauskas R., Hou A., Muschietti J., McCormick S. “Comparison of Diverse Plant Species Reveal That Only Grasses Show Drastically Reduced Levels of Ubiquitin Monomer in Mature Pollen.” Sex Plant Reproduction, 1995;8:326-332.

2005-2006 MCV Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinical Excellence Awards

2002 MCV Department of Internal Medicine Outstanding Intern Award

1998 Bayer Quality Excellence Award

Assisting the Doctor:

Golden State Ortho Doctor showing caring hands

Golden State Ortho Doctors are assisted by our clinical support teams which include Medical Assistants, X-Ray Technicians and more.

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I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Hou.  Now, just 3 months after my procedure, I am completely pain free!! My pain is GONE. Dr. Hou and his staff are efficient and nice. I highly recommend Dr. Hou!
- Mara M

I have been a patient of Dr. Hou’s for three years. He’s one of the most kind and caring doctors I’ve ever met. His assistant was also very kind and helpful.
- David W

I have been with Dr. Hou for 2 years.  I can’t be more happy and thankful. Sent him 2 referrals of friends with same situation and he helped them in the same manner and they are both feeling great. Thanks Dr. Hou!
- Keith V