Physicians & Providers

Meet our team of experienced professionals who specialize in the evaluation and treatment of spinal disorders. Choose a name from the list below to view our physician and provider profiles.

Orthopedic Spine & Neuro-Spine Surgeons

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Thomas Rieser M.D., F.A.A.O.S.

Fellowship trained Orthopedic Spine Surgeon

Dr. Rieser is the founding physician at Midwest Spine Institute. Since 1987, he has pursued and shared his clinical excellence in new techniques and...

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Glenn Buttermann M.D., M.S., F.A.A.O.S.

Fellowship trained Orthopedic Spine Surgeon

Known all over the world for his extensive research and journal articles, Dr. Buttermann devotes significant time to research activities...

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Stefano Sinicropi M.D., F.A.A.O.S.

Fellowship trained Orthopedic Spine Surgeon

Dr. Sinicropi’s passion for helping patients return to an active and pain-free life is evident in the testimonials from his satisfied patients...

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Daniel Hanson M.D., F.A.A.O.S.

Fellowship trained Orthopedic Spine Surgeon

Born and raised in Minnesota, Dr. Hanson comes to Midwest Spine Institute with  years of experience...

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Lynn Miller D.O.

Fellowship trained Neurosurgeon

Midwest Spine Institute is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Lynn Miller, an experienced neurosurgeon to its Care Team.  Dr. Miller specializes in spine neurosurgery and works collaboratively with all of the spine surgeons and interventional pain physicians at Midwest Spine Institute. 

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Daryll Dykes M.D., F.A.A.O.S.

Fellowship trained Orthopedic Spine Surgeon

Midwest Spine Institute is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Daryll Dykes, an internationally recognized leader in the field of spinal medicine and surgery.  Dr. Dykes specializes in advanced adult and pediatric treatment options for.... 

Interventional Pain Physicians

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Louis Saeger M.D., F.A.C.P.M.

As the first interventional pain physician at Midwest Spine Institute, Dr. Saeger helped develop our spa-like interventional pain centers...

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Mark Janiga M.D., D.A.B.P.M.

Dr. Janiga joined Midwest Spine Institute as an experienced fellowship trained interventional pain physician to provide collaborative care for patients affected by neck and back pain. Dr. Janiga offers a complete range of minimally invasive diagnostic and therapeutic options with a commitment to help patients live a more active and pain-free life. 

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Mark Yamaguchi M.D., D.A.B.A.P.M.

Dr. Yamaguchi works collaboratively with the spine surgeons and physician assistants at Midwest Spine Institute to provide a thorough analysis of each patient's condition in order to educate and engage patients in deciding on the best treatment plan that will help them return to an active life.

Mid-level Providers

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Eric Salman PA-C

With years of experience in evaluation and treatment of patients with back and neck pain, Eric works closely with Dr. Buttermann...

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Jacob Guth PA-C

Jacob is dedicated to helping patients return to an active life. He works closely with Dr. Sinicropi, in addition to the rest of the...

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Phillip Stewart PA-C

Phillip works in collaboration with all of the spine surgeons and interventional pain physicians notably Dr. Hanson. His special interests include anatomy...

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Chad Swearingen PA-C

Chad joined Midwest Spine Institute in February of 2011, bringing a wealth of clinical and hospital experience in caring for orthopedic spine patients.....

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Mark Stock R.N., N.P.-C

Mark joined Midwest Spine Institute early in 2011 bringing much experience providing comprehensive care for neurosurgical patients in the hospital as well as ambulatory care clinic setting.....

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Matthew Hawkins PA-C

Matt is an experienced Physician Assistant who joined Midwest Spine Institute in the summer of 2011, bringing a wealth of clinical and hospital experience.

Physical Therapists

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Jennifer Armitage PT

Midwest Spine Institute is pleased to announce the addition of spine specific Physical Therapy services to our practice.  Jenni Armitage, an experienced Physical Therapist has recently joined the Midwest Spine Institute Care Team.

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Rhonda J. Kimler PT

Rhonda J. Kimler, an experienced Physical Therapist has recently joined the Midwest Spine Institute Care Team to provide spine specific Physical Therapy services for our practice at our Stillwater location.