Spine center in Kansas City, Missouri

The spine is the structural support system for your entire body. As a critical part of your health and wellbeing, your spine deserves expert care. If you are experiencing back or neck pain, you can trust the orthopedists and spine specialists at Research Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri.

For more information about our spine care services, call (816) 276-6405.


Healthgrades recognized Research Medical Center with the 2020 Patient Safety Excellence Award for superior performance in preventing the occurrence of serious, potentially avoidable complications for patients during hospital stays.

Comprehensive spine care

As part of HCA Midwest Health's network, we use the latest advancements in diagnosis and treatment to relieve pain and restore quality of life. Our hospital's complex spine program offers comprehensive care and a team-oriented approach for a wide range of spinal issues.

Our multidisciplinary spine team includes specialists in neurological care and orthopedic care. We work together to give our patients the best possible outcomes.

Spine conditions we treat

When it comes to treating complicated spine issues, the spine specialists at Research Medical Center offer innovative, life-changing solutions. Some of the spine conditions we treat include:

  • Chronic spine-related pain
  • Degenerative spine disease
  • Disc herniation
  • Spinal deformity and scoliosis
  • Spinal fracture
  • Spinal infection
  • Spinal instability
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spinal tumor
  • Spinal vascular disease
  • Spondylolisthesis

Spine surgery

Some spine conditions can be treated with physical therapy and rehabilitation and pain management. More serious spinal disorders and injuries may require surgery. If surgery is recommended, we offer minimally invasive options whenever possible. Our advanced spinal procedures include:

  • Artificial disc surgery, including motion-preserving arthroplasty
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Percutaneous cordotomy
  • Spinal cord and spinal nerve surgery
  • Spinal decompression
  • Spinal fusion
  • Spinal reconstruction
  • Spinal tumor and vascular abnormality removal

Benefits of minimally invasive procedures

Our spine surgeons strive to treat patients with the smallest access incision possible. Our minimally invasive techniques can offer patients benefits compared to traditional surgical methods, including:

  • Less back pain
  • Less blood loss
  • Less scarring
  • Shorter length of hospital stays
  • Shorter recovery times, which can mean walking sooner

Spine care at HCA Midwest Health

Spine specialists, who can be orthopedists or neurosurgeons, diagnose and treat injuries, trauma and diseases related to the spine. Spine care doctors also offer care for herniated disk, nerve damage, sciatica, neck pain or chronic back pain.

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