Dr. Michael Rhee, MD

Dr. Michael Rhee, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 46
Dr. Michael Rhee, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Liberty, MO. He graduated from University Of Southern Califorina-Keck School Of Medicine, Los Angeles, Ca and specializes in neurosurgery.

2521 Glenn Hendren Dr Ste 310

Liberty, MO 64068

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Top Care Areas

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more than 85% of peers
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
more than 85% of peers
Spine Disorders
more than 78% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Rhee "Dr. Rhee is one of an elite group of physicians that utilizes the Oblique Lumbar Interbody Fusion (OLIF) approach to spine surgery. This technique benefits the patient due to:

  • Smaller incisions result in less blood loss and a shorter recovery time;
  • The muscle is spread instead of retracted, resulting in less discomfort; and,
  • In most cases, the hospital stay can be reduced by half.

1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Rhee does not have any board certifications listed.

48  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Central Nervous System Tumors
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cervical Spondylolisthesis
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Scoliosis
  • Degenerative Spondylolisthesis
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intracranial Tumor
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
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34  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion Surgery (ALIF)
  • Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Brain Biopsy
  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Craniectomy
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniotomy
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Image-Guided Spine Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Lumbar Disc Replacement
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Microsurgical Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Surgery
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Surgery
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Stereotactic Neurosurgery
  • Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF) Surgery
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Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • University Of Southern Califorina-Keck School Of Medicine, Los Angeles, Ca
    Medical School | Graduated
  • SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, Ny
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Louisville, Louisville, Ky
    Residency Hospital | Completed

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Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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What People Say About Dr. Michael Rhee, MD
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Had minimally invasive back surgery outpatient on my feet walking the next day pain free incredible anyone suffering from back pain definitely would refer doctor rhee To do surgery. Had surgery 8 years ago a different doctor spent three days in hospital and was in pain for a month after surgery...Read More
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This is the best surgeon I've ever had. The 1st time I had back surgery was 7 years ago in Phoenix AZ and the recovery and pain right afterwards was excruciating. I mentioned that fact to Dr Rhee and his Nurse Practitioner Tracy Wheeler who personally assured me it won't happen this time. They...Read More
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Iwas in so much pain , after operation I could move my right leg. Know instead bending to my left side I walk straight up without pain and my Smile is back.He explained everything before,I was confident in him.
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Pam, we are so glad that your smile is back and...Read More
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Dr. Rhee did an outstanding job on my lower lumbar fusion. The chronic pain is gone. He also has excellent communication skills and relays effectively what will happen in the surgical process. Great work.
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Very determined to resolve all spine issues and takes time to carefully explain everything, before procedure, after the procedure and also with the follow-up visits. Dr. Rhee is very approachable and pleasant.
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