Dr. William Reed Jr, MD

Dr. William Reed Jr, MD


Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery | Male | 67 years old

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Dr. Reed trained at the prestigious Duke University Medical Center, wishing to bring to his patients the most effective and advanced spine and upper extremity care. He has traveled extensively teaching endoscopic techniques throughout the US and abroad. Returning to solo practice, he finds he can devote more attention and time to each patient in a controlled environment surrounded by helpful and caring staff. He continues to manifest his dedication to more options, more experience and more care.Read more

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Dr. Reed, a Midwest native, graduated from the University of Rochester in New York with degrees in both Chemistry and...Read more

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Patient Reviews (6)
in Overland Park, KS |
Dr. Reed has been a picture of professionalism and he is very easy to understand. His concern for his patients is over the top. I come from a family of medical professionals and the doctors and nurses and assistants are all courteous and helpful.Chris Rose is the best office manager I have ever Known. ( we need to clone him) The only complaint I have is with scheduling. We have had some issues with scheduling. They need to be more considerate of the patients they are seeing.Nancy is very happy.
Hamel, IL |
I had been suffering with mild sciatica for over six months. The past week, I wasn't able to sit up or walk. I had seen two chiropractors with no improvement. He advocated for me with my insurance company to expedite pre-certification to get the procedure done right away. He had me feeling better and able to walk the next day with minimally invasive surgery.
in Kansas City, MO |
I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Reed. He operated on my husband's lower back and cured him of nearly two decades of pain. My husband's pain was so severe that at 43 years old he was using a walker, he could barely get up and down out of bed or a chair, and could not pick up our young children. We saw Dr. Reed, had some testing done, and his surgery was scheduled shortly after Dr. Reed received all of the results. Within 3-4 weeks of his surgery, my husband's pain was gone.
in Overland Park, KS |
Dr. Reed is the man and a Genius. Truly John Kilgore
in Manhattan, KS |
Simply put, Dr. Reed gave me the ability to live my life again. At 23, I had 4 herniated lumbar discs with the worst being L4-5. The MRI showed a 7x13mm herniation which was impinging my spinal cord and causing excruciating nerve pain in my right hip/thigh. Words cannot truly express how painful it was. At 23, I was walking with a cane and unable to provide for my newly wedded wife. I was in Hell. The pain was constant and sleep was a rarity. 3 years post-op; no cane and no pills, only a future.
in Saint Joseph, MO |
Had microdiskectomy L5-S1. Was not successful. Surgery was begun before being sufficiently sedated. Discharge prescriptions were provided 28th the wrong patient name. On call physician did not respond to repeated calls to get corrected prescriptions. Took hours sitting in his office waiting room to get him to correct issue. Had to live with the pain and nausea all night and half the next day. It was a total nightmare to ensure. Have never provided another physician 28th a negative rating but ...
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Dr. Reed, a Midwest native, graduated from the University of Rochester in New York with degrees in both Chemistry and Biology.  He joined the graduate program in Anatomy at Washington University Medical School where he taught medical students while pursuing advanced studies.  He was accepted into medical school with advanced standing, graduating in 1977 from the University of Missouri School of Medicine-Columbia where he remained for two years of General Surgery Residency.  Invited to join the Orthopaedic Surgery Department of prestigious Duke University, he completed his Chief Residency in 1983. Ever since he has practiced in the Kansas City Metro focusing upon spine and upper extremity care. A champion and teacher of surgical and facility innovations to better patient care, he has built hospitals, spine surgery programs and completed an MBA from the Olin School of Business of Washington University. A national leader in minimally invasive techniques and spine arthroplasty (artificial disc replacements), he continues to instruct and research in the realm of advancing care for disabling spinal conditions.

Dr. Reed Jr's Care Philosophy

Dr. Reed trained at the prestigious Duke University Medical Center, wishing to bring to his patients the most effective and advanced spine and upper extremity care. He has traveled extensively teaching endoscopic techniques throughout the US and abroad. Returning to solo practice, he finds he can devote more attention and time to each patient in a controlled environment surrounded by helpful and caring staff.  He continues to manifest his dedication to more options, more experience and more care.

Dr. Reed Jr says...

Cervical and Lumbar Total Disc Replacements, Revision Spine Surgery, Second Opinions, Injured Workers, Stenosis of Spinal Canal, Herniated Nucleus Pulposa (Herniated Disc Surgery), Scoliosis, Spondylolisthesis,

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

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  •  Board certified in Hand Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  Sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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    Dr. Reed Jr has received 1 sanction

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    • Disciplinary action in another state (1/28/2016)
    • Action Taken: Reprimand
    • Summary: Reed Jr, William Oliver MD: License # 036139751: NATURE OF COMPLANIT: The physician has disciplinary action in the State of Kansas. ACTION TAKEN: The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation issued the physician's license with REPRIMAND and required to complete and pass all the EBAS exam.
    • State: Illinois
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  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Fractures
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Joint Disease in the Shoulder
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dislocated Joint
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Occupational Injuries
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Nerve Injuries
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
  • Work-Related Injuries
  • Wrist Disorders


  • Medical School
    University Of Missouri-Columbia Medical School

    Graduated in 1977

  • Internship Hospital
    University Mo Columbia Med Center

    Completed in 1979

  • Residency Hospital
    Duke University Residency In Orthopaedic, Spine and Upper Extremity Surgery

    Completed in 1983

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Duke University Hospital
  • Undergraduate School
    University of Rochester

    Graduated in 1973

  • Other Education
    Graduate Study, Department Of Anatomy, Washington University

    Completed in 1973

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Neck Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Reconstructive Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Advanced Tendon Reconstruction
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Labrum Repair
  • Arthroscopic Microdiscectomy
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Endoscopic
  • Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Spine Reconstruction
  • Decompression
  • Degenerative Disc surgery
  • Disc Arthroplasty
  • Disc Replacement
  • Disc Surgery
  • Discography
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Endoscopic Hand Surgery
  • Endoscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Hand Reconstruction
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Hand and Elbow Microvascular Surgery
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hand, Elbow, and Shoulder Microvascular Surgery
  • Hardware Removal
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Reconstruction Surgery
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Kyphosis Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Laparoscopic Spine Surgery
  • Limb Salvage Surgery
  • Low Back Procedure
  • Lumbar Disc Replacement
  • Lumbar Discography
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Microsurgical Spine Surgery
  • Microvascular Surgery
  • Minimal Access Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Neck Pain Procedure
  • Neck Surgery
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Reconstruction
  • Nerve Surgery
  • Neuroplasty
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Percutaneous Disc Decompression
  • Percutaneous Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Percutaneous Vertebroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Decompression
  • Peripheral Nerve Surgery
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstruction
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Spacer Procedure
  • Spine Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Tendon Repair
  • Tendon Surgery
  • Tendon and Bursa Injection
  • Thoracic Disc Surgery
  • Thoracoscopic Procedure
  • Total Disc Replacement
  • Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Upper Extremity Reconstruction
  • Worker's Compensation Evaluations
  • Wrist Ligament Reconstruction
  • Wrist Replacement
  • Wrist and Forearm Tenotomy