Dr. Paul Arnold, MD

Neurosurgery •  Male • Age 62
Dr. Arnold
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The University of Kansas Hospital

4000 Cambridge St Kansas City, KS 66160

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Dr. Paul Arnold, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Kansas City, KS. Dr. Arnold has more experience with Spine than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities North Kansas City Hospital and University Of Kansas Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Arnold to book an appointment.

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Konrad E Gunderson – Nov 27, 2020
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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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Rosie in Saint Paul, KS – Aug 31, 2018
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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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Kansas City, KS – Apr 05, 2017
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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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George Holland in Lansing, KS – Nov 16, 2016
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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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MP trooper in Kansas City, KS – May 13, 2016
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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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Sam in Topeka, KS – Feb 12, 2016
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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...Read more


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


Medical College of Wisconsin
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University of Illinois
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University Of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign
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Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Arnold treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Arnold treats other conditions, please contact the office at (913) 588-9900.


Spine specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the bones of the spine, including degenerative spine disease, herniated discs, stenosis, and fractured vertebrae, with treatments including medication, physical therapy, and surgery.Compare with other Spine specialists.

Dr. Arnold typically treats 69% more often than similar doctors

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Spine Disorders
Spinal Stenosis
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
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  • 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
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Pain
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Oral and-or Facial Athletic Injury
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • 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
  • Spondylarthropathy
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stereotaxis
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Torticollis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Tumor
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Wound Repair



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