Still a star, not on the field but in his own field
April 22, 1995: Texas Rangers outfielder Juan Gonzalez, who will miss up to three weeks because of a herniated disc in his lower back, was re-examined by the team's spine consultant in Dallas. Dr. Drew Dossett reported that Gonzalez made improvement but still has soreness.
Another preseason spinal injury — Drs. Dan Cooper, Andrew Dossett to Cowboys’ DeVonte Holloman: Retire
Cowboys team physicians Dan Cooper, MD, and Andrew Dossett, MD, both looked at Mr. Holloman's MRI after he sustained a neck injury during a preseason game. Both recommended he retire from the National Football League to prevent further damage that could lead to paralysis.
Dr. Dossett is a board-certified orthopedic spine surgeon who has a special interest in treating sports injuries. He is a member of the National Football League Team Physicians and Major League Baseball Team Physicians Organizations. He also serves as a spine consultant for the Dallas Cowboys, Texas Rangers and Dallas Stars.
Dr. Dossett is familiar with treating high-level athletes; he a spine consultant for the Dallas Cowboys, Texas Rangers and Dallas Stars hockey team. He is also a member of the National Football League Team Physicians and Major League Baseball Team Physicians Organizations. During his training, Dr. Dossett underwent a one-year fellowship in spine surgery under Robert Watkins, MD, at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles.
In one sense, Romo's recovery began the instant his surgeon—Dr. Andrew Dossett—cut out the offending portion of the troublesome disc and allowed the nerve to start recovering. It's also possible Dr. Dossett removed the entire disc altogether, but as always, precise medical details are not publicly available.
Mr. Romo suffered a disc herniation and underwent spine surgery. Dr. Dossett is a spinal consultant for the Cowboys and previously removed a cyst from Mr. Romo earlier this year. Mr. Romo is expected to spend several weeks recovering from the surgery, according to the report.
Codish, just shy of 50 at the time, settled on orthopedic spinal surgeon Dr. Drew Dossett of the Carrell Clinic. Dossett did several evaluations to determine exactly what was wrong.
"Once that one is fused, then it's game over," said Andrew Dossett, a spine consultant for the Dallas Cowboys and a former football player at the University of Southern California. "It's behind a block of bone. Nothing is going to happen to it."
Dr. Dossett is a spine consultant to the Dallas Cowboys, Texas Rangers and Dallas Stars professional hockey team. He also serves as a consultant to several Division I athletic programs. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and a member of the North American Spine Society as well as the National Football League and Major League Baseball Team Physicians Societies. Throughout his career, Dr. Dossett has authored several articles on spinal fusions and neck injuries in athletes. Dr. Dossett earned his medical degree at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, where he also completed his residency in orthopedic surgery. His additional training includes a fellowship in spine surgery at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles.
The first vertebrae in his cervical was broken in three places. This time Dr. Andrew Dossett, an orthopedic surgeon from Dallas, took care of him, and there was no surgery. Dossett was also the physician for former Dallas Cowboys fullback Darryl Johnston, who suffered a neck injury.