Dr. Glenn Amundson, MD

Dr. Glenn Amundson, MD

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64 y/o
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Dr. Glenn Amundson, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Overland Park, KS. He specializes in orthopedic surgery and orthopedic spine surgery.Read his story

Kansas City Spine and Sports Medicine Center

5701 W 119th St Ste 308

Overland Park, KS 66209
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City
  • Cenpatico Behavioral Health
  • Cigna
  • CorVel
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Family Health Partners
  • Federal Employee Program (FEP)
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HCA Midwest Comp Care
  • Healthcare USA

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Amundson performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Chronic Neck Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Limb Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Low Back Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Amundson's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Amundson "Dr. Glenn Amundson, MD, a graduate of the US Naval Academy and a retired captain of the Medical Corps in the United States Navy Reserves, has devoted his medical career to advancing care and surgery of the spine. A board-certified orthopedic surgeon, he specializes in advanced procedures in adult surgery of the spine. Dr. Amundson earned his medical degree from the University of Iowa Medical College, and went on to complete his orthopedic surgery residency at the Naval Hospital in San Diego, CA He continued his medical training with a spine fellowship at the University of California in San Diego, and afterwards, served as Director of Spine Surgery Services and Assistant Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedics at the Naval Hospital in Portsmouth, VA Dr. Amundson has been actively involved in researching advanced spinal surgery procedures and instrumentation throughout his orthopedic career, including FDA studies on open and laparoscopic lumbar spinal fusion. He has published dozens of journal articles, abstracts, and textbook chapters, and has held academic appointments as Assistant Professor at the University of Kansas Medical Center, the Veterans Administration Hospital in Kansas City, MO, and at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD. Dr. Amundson also belongs to several professional societies including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Amundson "The Kansas City Spine and Sports Medicine Center has one mission delivering an exceptional level of total orthopaedic care. Our board-certified, fellowship trained physicians offer expertise in the very latest advances of orthopaedic medicine an expertise complemented by the highest level of personal service, respect and caring for each patient. We specialize in treating and curing back problems, including complex spine issues, arthroscopic surgery, diagnosing and treating orthopaedic problems of the upper and lower extremities, and sports medicine."

2  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

74  Conditions Treated

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Disc Degeneration
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • 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
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
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23  Procedures

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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Education

  • US Naval Academy
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • University Of Iowa Medical College
    Medical School | Graduated
  • Naval Hospital San Diego
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Naval Hospital (San Diego) Program
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University Of California, San Diego School Of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Amundson has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Amundson's Reviews

4.4
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Amundson to family and friends
51 total reviews (22 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (51)

  • 5
    (43)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (7)

Dr. Amundson's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (22)

Dr. Amundson has performed 3 surgeries on my back in both cervical and lumbar region. His staff is fantastic, I always felt completely informed, I trust him totally and I won't let anyone but him work on me ever again. Thank you Dr. Amundson for helping me.
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Dr. Amundson performed two different surgeries on me back in 2008. He did a 4 cervical fusion on my neck and 6 months later he reconstructed a past surgery from another doctor on my 4th and 5th lumbar with a cage. I was totally pain free and was treated with great personal attention. I have sent...more
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I have been a patient of Dr. Amundson for well over 10 years and have had nothing but positive experiences with each procedure we've been through together. He and his staff LISTEN to me and treat me with the utmost respect. I highly recommend his services!
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Thank you for your review, Terri! We value our outstanding team members at Kansas City Spine and Sports Medicine Center and will pass along the compliment!

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He listens. He explains. His staff are excellent. Always feel comfortable and like I am getting the best care possible.
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I was very satisfied with Dr Amundson. Both he and his assistant were very knowledgeable and answered all my questions. His office was easy to find and I did not have to wait very long to see him.
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