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Dr. Brett Weinzapfel, MD

Orthopedic Surgery ·  Male · Age 49

Dr. Weinzapfel

Tri-State Orthopaedics

225 Crosslake Dr Evansville, IN 47715

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Dr. Brett Weinzapfel, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Evansville, IN and has been practicing for 12 years. He graduated from Indiana University School Of Medicine in 2001 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.


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4.7

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My opinion, he is a skilled and compassionate surgeon. His staff members are very cordial .
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Thanks to Dr. Weinzapfel and his staff for making my decision to go through my procedure with confidence knowing I had such a wonderful team looking out for my well being and confidence that I would be pain free once again.
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Excellent Doctor
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My left leg and lower back was in terrible pain. I couldn't sit my left side hurt so bad. I had to lie on my right side most of the time. I was in so much pain I couldn't do any of the normal things that i used to do. Immediately after surgery I was pain free. It was wonderful! Dr. Weinzapfel was explained the surgery that he would perform in layman's terms to my husband and I. I was so thankful that the surgery went well.
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Love Dr.Weinzapfel , I wouldnt trust my back to any other surgeon but him. To all that took such good care of me with all my surgery including nurses & tech " thank you" I would highly recommend Dr.Weinzapfel to every one I no who has problems with their back. Thank you Elizabeth Murray
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I will absolutely recommend Dr. Brett to anyone. I had seen 2 other surgeons and was not comfortable with their recommendations. Dr. Brett showed me the MRI and pointed out where nerves were being pinched in 2 different places in my spine. He then described what he could do to relieve my pain. He did surgery August 24 and since August 25 I have been pain free and no pain meds needed. I’m a new person. Thanks Dr. Brett
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Just relocating here from Nashville I needed a new doctor for on going back pain following a surgery. Dr Weinzapfel was recommend to me by a friend. I found him to be one of the most caring back doctors I have ever been to!!!! He was conservative, waiting for all the test results are in. He had excellent communication skills , an advise. He took his time with you, not hurried threw. I was highly pleased an grateful to find a new Dr. I highly recommend Dr Weinzapfel
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Dr Weinzapfel performed my L-4-L-5 fusion and total hip replacement. I now have no sciatica and no hip pain. I trusted him to make the best decision for my surgery each time and would again in the future. He answers your questions and explains what he will do in surgery. He is a superstar surgeon!
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I had a c5/c6 c6/c7 disk replacement due to herniated disks caused by a softball accident. I chose this option, rather than a fusion, so I could have less recovery time and more mobility after recovery. Dr Weinzapel is very knowledgeable and offers great communication with his patients.
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I woke up last Dec. with awful sciatica. My doc told me I wasn't a candidate for surgery & gave me pain meds. Then he sent me to PT but still insisted stress was causing my pain. Then I got a referral to Tri State. MRI showed a herniated disc at L4L5. I was a candidate for surgery. We tried injections 1st. The 1st one was ok but the 2nd had no impact. Then I requested Dr. Weinzapfel. Within a couple of weeks I had the micro surgery and felt immediate relief when I woke up. Today I am pain free!
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Excellent doctor and surgeon. Never rushed and always listens and is extremely knowledgeable and personable. In my opinion there is no one better
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Very likely, I have already
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Very nice and caring. Concerned if your in pain. Tells you what’s going on and what I need. Office staff and nurse extremely helpful
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Dr. Weinzapfel has been a prayer answered. He performed fusion surgery on my lower back and I’m now able to get my life back together because of his outstanding surgery and after care. I’d recommend him highly for anyone needing back surgery. He is top notch in his field.
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Awesome doctor!!! I have had 2 back surgery's with Dr. Weinzapfel and both of them went great I felt better right after surgery. He explained everything that he was going to do at surgery.
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I have had two other cervical fusions. He evaluated me well and gave me options. Definitely the nuerologist to see in town
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If I could give this Doctor 10 stars I would. I trust this man with my life. He does EXCELLENT WORK and he CARES ABOUT HIS PATIENTS. I cannot express my gratitude for what he has done for me. Thank you is just not enough. He listens to you completely and explains everything to you. . The trust I have in this man, well I don’t know who else other than my husband I have that much trust in. If anyone I mean anyone needs back surgery, call this man. He’s well worth it and he thinks you are too.
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Excellent doctor! He actually listens to your complaints and you don’t feel rushed. I can’t say enough good things about Dr. Weinzapfel!
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I waited just under 3 hrs after I got signed in at ortho urgent care to see dr weinzapfel and once he finally got to my room he was there maybe 3 min and I was on my way. He seemed rushed and I felt that I was just pushed through as fast as possible so he could get on to the next patient!
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Dr did my back surgery and it has been wonderful! He is nice and caring. I'd recommend him to anyone I know who would need such surgery.
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About Me

Care Philosophy

"As an orthopaedic surgeon, I take pride in providing my patients with the most advanced and least invasive treatment options, such as minimally invasive techniques that cause less tissue trauma. While surgery is sometimes necessary, please know that I will always consider nonsurgical treatment options first."

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2007
University Hospitals Case Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
2006
University Hospitals Case Medical Center
Residency Hospital
2002
University Hospitals Case Medical Center
Internship Hospital
2001
Indiana University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1991
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Undergraduate School
2007
2006
2002
2001
1991

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(812) 477-1558

Dr. Weinzapfel accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
HAP Insurance
Health Alliance PPO
HealthLink
HealthLink PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Sagamore Health Network
Sagamore Plus

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Dr. Weinzapfel's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Weinzapfel treats Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Weinzapfel treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Sciatica as Seen in Rheumatoid Arthritis
Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Weinzapfel treats Back Pain more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Weinzapfel treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Spine Disorders
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Weinzapfel treats Spine Disorders more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Weinzapfel treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Degenerative Spine Diseases
  • Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Spine
  • Pediatric Spinal Tumor
  • Progressive Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • Progressive Spinobulbar Muscular Atrophy
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Dysostosis, Anhalt Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Ryukyuan Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Scapuloperoneal
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type I
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type II
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type III
  • Spinal Tuberculosis

Dr. Weinzapfel's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Myelopathy
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Point Injection

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Tri-State Orthopaedics

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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: 9:00am - 12:00pm
    • Sun: closed
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    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: 9:00am - 12:00pm
    • Sun: closed
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Deaconess Hospital

Evansville, IN