We found 5 neurosurgeons who accept Beech Street PPO near Kansas City, MO.

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Dr. Cheerag Dipakkumar Upadhyaya, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
4320 Wornall Road; Suite 710
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Cheerag Upadhyaya's area of specialization is neurosurgery. He is especially interested in spinal trauma, spine tumor, and minimally invasive spine surgery. Dr. Upadhyaya is affiliated with Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. He is in-network for Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Florida College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan.

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Clinical interests: Spinal Trauma, Spine Tumor, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Complex Spine Surgery, Peripheral ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephen Emery Griffith, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
4320 Wornall Road; Suite 710
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Stephen Griffith is a specialist in neurosurgery. He works in Kansas City, MO. Patients rated Dr. Griffith highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise consist of trigeminal neuralgia and epilepsy surgery. He is affiliated with Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. He studied medicine at St. Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. Griffith's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

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Clinical interests: Epilepsy Surgery, Dystonia, Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Trigeminal Neuralgia, Deep Brain ... (Read more)

Dr. Brian David Milligan, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
4320 Wornall Road; Suite 710
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Brian Milligan specializes in neurosurgery. Dr. Milligan's clinical interests encompass spine surgery procedures and pituitary tumor surgery. He is affiliated with Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. Dr. Milligan attended Stanford University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Mayo Clinic.

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Clinical interests: Pituitary Tumor Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Spine Surgery Procedures, Brain Tumor, Brain ... (Read more)

Dr. Bradley Allen Hiser, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
4320 Wornall Road; Suite 710
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Bradley Hiser's medical specialty is neurosurgery. Before completing his residency at the University of Missouri Health System, Dr. Hiser attended medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hiser takes Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. He is affiliated with Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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Clinical interests: Meningioma, Complex Spine Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Arteriovenous Fistula, Arteriovenous ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Seung Rhee, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
4320 Wornall Road; Suite 710
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Mike Rhee is a medical specialist in neurosurgery. In Dr. Rhee's practice, he is particularly interested in minimally invasive spine surgery, peripheral nerve surgery, and complex spine surgery. He honors Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. Dr. Rhee is affiliated with Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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Clinical interests: Complex Spine Surgery, Spine Tumor, Peripheral Nerve Surgery, Cancer, Minimally Invasive Spine ... (Read more)

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What is Neurosurgery?

Neurosurgery is the highly skilled specialty devoted to the surgical treatment of issues affecting the brain, spinal cord, and nerves. It is similar to the specialty of neurology, which also treats disorders of the nervous system. Even though there is some overlap, neurosurgery focuses on the surgical treatment of nervous system disorders. However, not every neurosurgery job means surgery -- neurosurgeons may also provide a diagnosis, interpret imaging and test results, or provide non-surgical treatment, depending on the nature of the illness.

Neurosurgeons treat nervous system disorders such as:
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Brain or spine tumors
  • Blood clots in the brain
  • Hydroencephalitis
  • Aneurysms or stroke
  • Seizures
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Carpal or cubital tunnel syndromes
  • Repair of severed nerves
  • Infections of the brain or spinal fluid

Because the nervous system is both so delicate and so complex, neurosurgery has one of the most rigorous and competitive medical education programs. After college and medical school, it is common for a neurosurgeon to require 7-10 additional years of intense training.

New discoveries in this field allow neurosurgeons to heal and accomplish more than ever before, and they are now able to treat many injuries and illnesses that were once fatal.
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