Spine Surgery

Neurology & SpineSpine, neck or back pain is very common.  Still, this type of pain can be overwhelming and seriously impair your everyday quality of life. Fortunately, there are a number of clinical interventions that have proven to be effective at reducing, or even eliminating this pain.

Back and neck pain can be acute or sudden, or it can be chronic.  If your pain comes on suddenly, maybe as the result of an accident, it can sometimes be critical to seek treatment right away to avoid more serious medical problems.  A number of spine disorders can also develop gradually, as we age.  Both chronic and acute pain is treatable in most patients. 

Regardless of the cause or type of back or neck pain, Manhattan Surgical Hospital strives to provide state-of-the-art surgical care to each and every patient treated.  There are a number of minimally invasive treatments that can help reduce a patient's pain level, or even end back pain for good.

Our surgeons are highly trained and experienced in completing neck, back and spine procedures.  Our staff and surgeons will follow up with you after the surgery and keep your primary care provider (PCP) in the loop about your condition and treatments.

Symptoms of a Spine or Nervous System Disorder

The symptoms of spine or nervous system disorders vary, depending on the location and severity of the disorder.  Some of the most common symptoms include:

  • Back or neck pain
  • Muscle weakness
  • Numbness or an inability to feel sensations like a light touch, pain, temperature, etc.
  • Sensitivity to touch
  • Altered reflexes
  • Paralysis
  • A loss of bowel or bladder control
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • A reduction in sweating
  • A tingling or burning sensation

If you are experiencing one or more of these symptoms, please seek the care of our physicians soon. Our physician's level of expertise will ensure you are quickly on the road to recovery with surgical treatment options that are minimally-invasive and performed in a state-of-the-art facility. Our physicians operate at Manhattan Surgical Hospital (MSH) and Stormont Vail Hospital in Topeka.

The following surgeries can be specifically performed at MSH:

  • Posterior Cervical
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Laminectomy
  • Laminectomy metrx
  • Laminectomy with Fusion
  • Lateral Fusion

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Matthew J Wills, MD

Matthew J Wills, MD
Manhattan Office Hours at:
Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Center

1600 Charles Place
Manhattan, KS 66502
785-354-9591

Michael L Smith, MD

Michael L. Smith, MD
Manhattan Office Hours at:
Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Center

1600 Charles Place
Manhattan, KS 66502
785-354-9591

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