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    Minimally invasive surgery in Kansas

    Kansas pain management offers today’s most advanced diagnostic and treatment services. Our surgeons have been practicing and developing minimally invasive surgery.

    Using the latest technology we can perform minor surgeries more efficiently and accurately than ever before. This reduces the pain and risk of traditional surgery and allows for faster recovery and better clinical outcomes. 

    Traditional surgery usually requires major surgery followed by a long hospital stay. Minimally invasive surgery allows for more discretion and control than open surgery, which involves incisions smaller than 1 inch. This reduces the pain and risk of traditional surgery and allows for faster recovery and better clinical outcomes. Using the latest technology, our surgeons can perform minimally invasive procedures more efficiently than ever before.

    Why choose us for minimally invasive surgery

    Our doctors constantly develop and implement new minimally invasive procedures and techniques for your benefit. Many of these technologies reduce the need for some traditional types of surgery for some people. Very few doctors in the country are trained to perform advanced procedures.

    Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression (MILD)

    Kyphoplasty is a minimally invasive procedure to treat certain spine issues, specifically fractures or collapses in the bones of your spine called vertebrae. Imagine your spine like a stack of blocks, and sometimes one of these blocks can break or get compressed, causing pain. In kyphoplasty, a small balloon is first inserted into the broken or compressed bone. When inflated, it creates a space. 

    Then, a special bone cement is injected into this space to stabilize and support the bone, kind of like fixing it from the inside. This can help reduce pain and restore the shape of the spine. So, it’s like a little repair job to mend and strengthen a part of your spine that might be causing discomfort. 

    Minimally Invasive Interspinous-Interlaminar Fusion:

    It is a minimally invasive treatment. It is used for stabilizing and fusing the thoracic, lumbar, and sacral spine. It uses an interspinous-interlaminar fusion device that attaches to the posterior non-cervical spine through bilateral fixation plates. 

    The device (Interspinous-Interlaminar Fusion Device) is designed to hold bone graft material, promoting immobilization, stabilization, and fusion of spinal segments. With a core threaded post for optimal placement and a variety of sizes for a better anatomical fit, it offers effective support.

    Vertiflex Procedure
    Indirect Lumbar Decompression:

    Imagine your spine is like a stack of building blocks. Sometimes, these blocks (vertebrae) can press on nerves, causing pain. Indirect Lumbar Decompression is like gently lifting those blocks to create more space.

    The Idea behind it is to create more space for those discs, so they don’t squeeze the nerves. This extra room helps reduce pressure on the nerves, easing your pain. It’s like giving your spine a little breathing space, so you can feel better without going through a big operation.
    This innovative approach aims to provide long-term relief from the leg and back pain linked to Lumbar Spinal Stenosis (LSS)

    Minimally Invasive SI Joint Fusion Treatment

    Minimally Invasive SI Joint Fusion Treatment is a procedure to address pain in the SI joint, where your spine connects to your pelvis. Unlike traditional surgeries, this approach involves smaller incisions and less disruption.

    Fusion Treatment – Imagine the SI joint like two puzzle pieces. Fusion means making them stick together, so they don’t move too much and cause pain.

    The goal is to stabilize the joint by using special tools and devices through these small incisions, promoting quicker recovery and a faster return to normal activities. It’s like a targeted fix for joint pain without the need for a major surgery. In simple terms, it’s like fixing a puzzle piece in your spine with tiny tools and cuts, so it stops causing pain.


    Microdiscectomy is a surgical procedure to fix problems with the discs in your spine. Imagine the discs in your spine like jelly-filled cushions. Sometimes, the jelly can press on nerves, causing pain. We fix this by doing a microdiscectomy. “Micro” means tiny, and “discectomy” means removing part of the disc.

    In this process, a small cut is made in your back, just big enough for special tools for treatment. With precision, the surgeon removes the part of the disc causing trouble, relieving the pressure on your nerves.

    The benefits include a faster recovery and less pain, thanks to the smaller incision. It’s like a targeted, small-scale solution to stop the jelly-like substance in your spine from bothering your nerves and causing pain. 

    The Procedure is primarily used for Herniated Discs, lumbar radiculopathy (sciatica)

    Spinal Cord Stimulator:

    A Spinal Cord Stimulator (SCS) is a device used to manage chronic pain.
    It’s like a small gadget that sends mild electrical pulses to your spine. Tiny wires are placed near your spinal cord, carrying electrical pulses. These pulses interfere with pain signals, creating a tingling sensation that helps mask or replace the feeling of pain. It’s a way to improve how you cope with and experience pain.

    It’s like a gentle buzz that tricks your brain, reducing the pain you feel. This can be a helpful option when other treatments haven’t provided enough relief, offering a way to better manage and cope with chronic pain.

    Intrathecal Pump:

    An Intrathecal Pump is a device that helps manage chronic pain more effectively. It’s like a small pump surgically placed under your skin, usually in your abdomen. This pump delivers pain-relieving medication directly to the area around your spinal cord through a tiny tube.

    Now, who can benefit? 

    People with chronic pain, especially when other treatments like pills haven’t worked well enough. The pump allows for a more targeted and efficient delivery of medication, reducing the overall amount needed and minimizing side effects. It’s like having a personalized pain relief system that can make a big difference for those dealing with ongoing and persistent pain.

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    Based on 106 reviews
    Toni Seyhun
    Toni Seyhun
    May 15, 2023
    I started seeing Dr Kneeman a few months ago. He is kind and listens to you. I've had the best experience with him. Just had a spinal injection and he made sure I was not uncomfortable. He is the best!
    Deborah Spindler
    Deborah Spindler
    February 14, 2023
    Ally Ludlum
    Ally Ludlum
    December 9, 2022
    Dr. Kneeman took over my care about a year ago, though I have been under KPA's care for about 6 years now. I started with Dr. Gupta. I had been unable to work due to Occipital Neuralgia (diagnosed just before I came to Dr. Gupta), and Dr. Gupta got me back to work in about 3 years, which was an amazing feat! With my treatment plan in place, and Dr. Gupta spending less time at the pain clinic in Ottawa, I started seeing others in his practice. They were great doctors! But I never felt the same level of engagement with them as I had felt with Dr. Gupta. Then I found Dr. Kneeman!! I am always a nervous wreck when I see someone new, but Dr. Kneeman is awesome! Calm as a cucumber while still being very engaged! He's very thorough and very practiced with the tools of his trade! When we decided it was time to renew my RFA (radiofrequency ablation) and we went to do the nerve-block tests, Dr. Kneeman prevented me from experiencing potentially terrifying side-effects! There had been a miscommunication from the last time I had nerve block done (not with KPM) and I was not supposed to be taking OTC aspirin for a week prior to the blocks! (Which I had been as I had no idea!) Dr. Kneeman is the one who discovered this, through the nurse asking him about Ibuprofen that I had taken earlier the day before so he came in to talk to me. We could not do the nerve block that day, but I was, and am, incredibly grateful that he caught the issue before it could become a terrifying experience! Yesterday I had my RFA with him, and he was just as awesome as ever! It helped that I knew I was in amazingly competent hands, so it seemed like no time at all I was back at home, feeling better already! TlDr: I started with Dr. Gupta (who remains awesome), but I am also ecstatically happy that I am now Dr. Kneeman's patient. Both doctors are absolutely incredible and I am so, so grateful to and for them.
    Amanda Concannon
    Amanda Concannon
    December 6, 2022
    The Doctors and nursing staff are so wonderful here. They listen to you and work diligently to make you more comfortable. I have lived with an enormous amount of pain for too long. Washing dishes, cooking, getting into my bed and sleeping ,and several minor activities are so painful for me. The doctors here have worked with me and have given me treatment that has made an enormous difference in my life. I recommend them 100% over any other place you could go.
    Tom Davidson
    Tom Davidson
    September 23, 2022
    I've been going to see Dr. GUPTA for several years. He interested me in using a Nevro Device for the pain in my legs & back. Many years ago I had back surgery & over the years the pain had gotten almost unbearable. The device was a godsend. The follow ups by Nevro people were great & helpful. The staff are very helpful and friendly.
    Opal Watson
    Opal Watson
    September 23, 2022
    Good experience every time..staff is great...Dr Gupta is the best...have experiences with him over several years....

    Locations where we have our Offices

    Quivira Office

    Main Office 10995 Quivira Rd, Overland Park, KS 66210

    Phone No. :-    913-339-9437

    Lawrence Office

    4100 West 6th Ave Lawrence 66049 Kansas USA

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    Sunflower-Roeland Park

    5675 Roe Blvd, suite 210, Roeland Park, KS 66205, USA

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    Menorah Medical Center

    5701 W 119th St, Suite # 102 Overland Park, KS 66209

    Phone No. :-    913-339-9437