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Dr. Paul Arnold, MD

Neurosurgery ·  Male · Age 61

Dr. Arnold
4000 Cambridge St Kansas City, KS 66160

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Dr. Paul Arnold, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Kansas City, KS and has been practicing for 35 years. He graduated from Univ Of Il Coll Of Med in 1984 and specializes in neurosurgery, trauma surgery, and more.

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Doctor Arnold is a skilled neurosurgeon, the only one in the area that would take on my surgery. I had a large, benign tumor attached to the spinal cord cover in the C2-C1 area of my spine - a very dangerous place. He advised us he probably could not remove all of it but he did! I see people complain about his lack of conversation. He is direct and not chatty but if you have questions he will answer them. If I wanted conversation I would have gone to a bar. I needed my life saved.
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Dr Arnold is very skilled. He is direct and to the point. Very pleased with my outcome
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I did not know Dr Arnold prior to seeking an emergent consult on a serious lumbar herniated disc/stenosis problem that I was experiencing. BOTTOM LINE: I found Dr Arnold to be direct and to the point and very knowledgeable. If you are prepared to ask him questions about your condition he will directly answer them. I felt very comfortable that his diagnosis and treatment plan was best. My discectomy and laminectomy went well and I'm back to work two weeks post surgery. I recommend Dr Arnold.
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Agreed, Dr. Arnold is an introvert and his bedside manner isn't the best, but he is a brillent surgeon. I was medically retired after 22 years active Army. Soon after I was out Dr. Arnold did a cervical fusion in 2014 and a discotomy (Mar2016). Even though things were going so well, I herniated the same disk (L5/S1) and need more help (maybe a lumbar fusion) and I won't pick any other Dr. I will take skill and brains over manners any day. He took me quickly when I was in unbearable pain.
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Dr.Arnold did spinal fusion on me from C5-C7 I think he is a good doctor he just doesn't talk much you wait for a long time to see him but he is a busy man.
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Dr. Arnold is committed to providing optimal care of patients with complex spine disease such as degenerative disc disease, spine tumors, spine fractures and cervical myelopathy. Dr Arnold is actively involved in clinical and basic research for a bro...


  • Neurosurgery
  • Minimally Invasive Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Reconstructive Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery

Board Certifications


Medical College Of Wisconsin
Fellowship Hospital
University Of Illinois
Residency Hospital
U Ill Hosp
Internship Hospital
Univ Of Il Coll Of Med
Medical School
University Of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign
Undergraduate School


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Dr. Arnold's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Spine Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Arnold treats Spine Disorders more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Arnold treats this condition more than 99% 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
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
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Dr. Arnold treats Cervical Spine Myelopathy more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Arnold treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Spinal Stenosis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Arnold treats Spinal Stenosis more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Arnold treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

Dr. Arnold's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Back Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Injury
  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fracture
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Ileus
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lower Back Injuries
  • Lung Cancer
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Pain
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Oral and-or Facial Athletic Injury
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Nerve Surgery
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rib Fracture
  • Sciatica
  • Skin Grafts
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Disorders
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spine Surgery
  • Spondylarthropathy
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stereotaxis
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Torticollis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Tumor
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Wound Repair