Meet Dr. Jason Williams
Dr. Jason Williams was originally interested in becoming a Physical Therapist. After working as a physical therapy technician during college for a short period, he realized he could do more to help people. From that point on, he decided to further his education and earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Houston in December of 1998. He was accepted to medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Upon completing medical school, he stayed at Texas Tech University HSC to complete his Anesthesiology residency and a Pain Management fellowship.
After completion of his Pain Management Fellowship, he worked as an anesthesiologist while building on his opportunities to practice interventional pain management. He is not the typical Pain Management physician who only prescribes narcotics to patients. Dr. Williams prefers to use techniques such as injections, procedures, and surgeries versus medication management.In 2012, Dr. Williams was taught how to perform a minimally invasive laser spine surgery. It is a modified pain management procedure, so he was very familiar with the technique. At first, he approached the procedure with skepticism, yet he was intrigued at the same time because it was “experimental.” Given the truly minimally invasive nature of the surgery, Dr. Williams wondered if it could be beneficial to reduce patients’ pain.
The surgery is done through a 1-2 mm incision, sometimes less than that, and uses laser energy to reduce herniated and bulging discs anywhere in the spine. After performing hundreds of successful procedures, Dr. Williams believes that minimally invasive laser spine surgery is the best option for many patients with spine pain. It is an outpatient procedure, and most patients return to work within a few days.
In his free time, Dr. Williams enjoys brewing beer and has done so for the past 15+ years. He gained his Brewmaster Certificate in May of 2016.