Spine Care


Fassil Mesfin, M.D., Ph.D., a University of Missouri Health Care neurosurgeon, provides neurological and spine care at Lake Regional Orthopedics the first and third Tuesday of each month. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Mesfin, call his main office at 573-882-4908.






·         brachial plexus injury

·         brain and spine tumors

·         congenital and developmental brain and spinal malformations

·         lumbar stenosis

·         lumbar radiculopathy

·         myelopathy

·         neck injuries

·         neuralgias

·         neuritis

·         scoliosis

·         slipped disk or herniated disk

·         spinal cord injury

·         spinal fracture

·         spinal stenosis

·         spondylolisthesis

·         ulnar neuropathy


Procedures he will offer at Lake Regional include muscle/nerve biopsies and steroid injections.


Dr. Mesfin is the director of the Complex Spine and Spine Oncology program in the Division of Neurological Surgery at the University of Missouri School of Medicine. He is also a provider at the MU Neurosciences Center Spine Program, where he specializes in complex spine tumor surgery, minimally invasive spine procedures, and pain modulating procedures, such as steroid injections, sympathectomy, spinal cord stimulator placement and intrathecal pump placement. He has performed numerous peripheral nerves procedures, including tumor excision, carpal tunnel release, and repair/decompression of damaged nerves. Learn more about Dr. Mesfin.