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We found 5 neurosurgeons who accept Mail Handlers Benefit Plan 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 specializes in neurosurgery. After attending the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Upadhyaya completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. His areas of expertise consist of spine tumor, minimally invasive spine surgery, and peripheral nerve surgery. Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Upadhyaya accepts. He is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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Clinical interests: Spine Tumor, Spine Problems, 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 practices neurosurgery in Kansas City, MO. He is a graduate of St. Louis University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Griffith completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. His areas of clinical interest consist of trigeminal neuralgia and epilepsy surgery. Dr. Griffith's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. He is affiliated with Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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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, who practices in Kansas City, MO, is a medical specialist in neurosurgery. He has a special interest in spine surgery procedures and pituitary tumor surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. Dr. Milligan accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. Dr. Milligan's education and training includes medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine and residency at Mayo Clinic.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Spine Surgery Procedures, Brain Tumor, Brain Aneurysm, Acoustic Neuroma

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

Dr. Bradley Hiser is a neurosurgeon. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. After attending the University of Nebraska College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Hiser completed his residency training at the University of Missouri Health System. He is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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

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

Dr. Mike Rhee is a neurosurgery specialist. He attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Rhee's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. His clinical interests encompass minimally invasive spine surgery, peripheral nerve surgery, and complex spine surgery. He takes Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. Dr. Rhee is professionally 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.