Dr. Paul M. Arnold, MD

Dr. Paul M. Arnold, MD

Neurosurgery | Male | 58 years old

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 broad range of spine related health concerns. He currently is seeing patients in the Spine Center affording patients the opportunity for 360 degree spine-related resources. As well as an active clinical and research oriented practice, Dr Arnold is the Director of the Spinal Cord Injury Center. Read more

Kansas University Neurological Surgery
2790 Clay Edwards Dr Ste 405
North Kansas City, MO 64116 Get Directions
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in Lansing, KS |
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.
in Kansas City, MO |
Dr Arnold is the worse Doctor I have ever seen! He screwed up my back so badly with a surgery that I ended up in the worse pain ever and unable to live my life with any sense of quality. Stay away from Dr Paul Arnold!
in Kansas City, KS |
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.
in Topeka, KS |
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 broad range of spine related health concerns. He currently is seeing patients in the Spine Center affording patients the opportunity for 360 degree spine-related resources. As well as an active clinical and research oriented practice, Dr Arnold is the Director of the Spinal Cord Injury Center. 

Dr. Arnold's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Neurosurgery
  •  Board certified in Neurosurgery
  •  Malpractice claims in Missouri not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Neurosurgery

Conditions Treated

  • Back Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Injury
  • Brain Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lower Back Injuries
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Pain
  • Oral and-or Facial Athletic Injury
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sciatica
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylarthropathy
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tumor

Education

  • Medical School
    UNIV OF IL COLL OF MED

    Graduated in 1984

  • Internship Hospital
    U Ill Hosp
  • Residency Hospital
    University of Illinois
  • Fellowship Hospital
    Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Undergraduate School
    University of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Minimally Invasive Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Reconstructive Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Peripheral Nerve Surgery
  • Trauma Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Brain Surgery
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities