Dr. Michael Winkelpleck, DO


Orthopedic Spine Surgery | Male

Dr. Michael Winkelpleck, DO
Dr. Michael Winkelpleck, DO is an orthopedic spine surgery doctor who practices in East Lansing, MI. He is 55 years old and has been practicing for 20 years. Dr. Winkelpleck is affiliated with Sparrow Hospital and McLaren - Greater Lansing.

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Patient Comments (5)
in Okemos mi |
Had a c5-c6 fusion done through the front of my neck after 2 years of dealing with a severe herniation. After waking in the hospital, I felt, as I can hardly describe now, the most amazing relief. Pain was at a minimum and recovery time was short (physical therapy and strictly following the doctors recommendations). It's been 4 years and I'm stronger than ever! Highly recommend him, great bedside manner and care.
in Lansing, MI |
Dr. Winkelpleck operated on my when I was 15 years old and I didn't have any problems until I developed arthritis in my lower back. I was fortunate that he was still practicing in my area. However, MSU is awful. My doctor's offices had so many issues getting a hold of them, and then so did my physical therapy team. The wait time is the worst... BUT Dr. Winkelpleck is worth the wait. He's really good and he cares.
in Holt, MI |
Did spinal fusion many years ago. There were complications due to no dr fault. He did everything he could for me and was very patient. All nurses had great respect for him.
in E Lansing mi |
Would never go to this office for additional procedures asst very rude and unhelpful Pre surgical appts never scheduled and calls not returned no followup re pain control post surgery doctor on vacation 1 week after surgery and unable to reach and asst rude as well as misinformation given no concern re patient comfort level while healing and dealing with painful post surgical difficulty Surgery itself went well but painful weeks following with insufficient meds was unacceptable
in Lansing, MI |
Very happy with the whole experience! Was extremely thorough and made sure the he knew exactly what the issues were and the safest way to deal with them. I always knew the what where and why, and I appreciated that. Wouldn't hesitate to have him take care of any other issues that may come up later on, for me or my family.
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Dr. Winkelpleck's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Malpractice claims in Michigan not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Vertebral Column Tumors


  • Medical School
    Western Univ Of Health Sciences/College Of Osteopathic Medicine Of The Pacific, Western University Of Health Sciences

    Graduated in 1997

  • Internship Hospital
    Ingham Regional Medical Center

    Completed in 1998

  • Residency Hospital
    Michigan State University / College of Osteopathic Medicine

    Completed in 2002

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Southern Ill U Sch Med

    Completed in 2003

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Adult Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Percutaneous Vertebroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Steroid Injection