Geoffery L. Blatt, MD FAANS

Position

Neurosurgeon

Areas of Specialty

Complex spine and spinal instrumentation with specialized interest in degenerative scoliosis

Endoscopic and minimally invasive surgery

Radiosurgery (both Cyberknife and Gamma Knife)

Neurovascular surgery

BIO

Geoffrey L. Blatt, M.D. FAANS has been with Midwest Neurosurgery Associates since 1992. He graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and completed Neurosurgical Residency and Fellowship at the State University of New York at Buffalo and Brown University in Rhode Island, respectively. He is board certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgeons and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American Association of Neurological Surgeons.

Dr. Blatt has been honored as a Top Neurological Surgeon by multiple organizations including US News and World Report, Ingram’s Magazine, KC Magazine, Castle Connelly and The Consumer’s Research Council. He has served as a departmental head and on the Board of Directors of several hospitals. He is a past president of the Missouri State Neurosurgical Society and the Kansas City Neurology and Neurosurgical Society. He served on the National Council of State Neurosurgical Societies.

While he practices general neurosurgery, he does have specialty training in complex and minimally invasive spinal surgery, vascular neurosurgery, endoscopic neurosurgery and Stereotactic Radiosurgery (Gamma Knife, CyberKnife and Novalis). Dr. Blatt holds patents on devices for replacement of spinal discs and has been involved in the development of some widely used spinal instrumentation.

As part of a treatment team headed by Dr. Blatt, there are years of experience and expertise at each step along the way. The team motto of “surgery as a last resort” has served patients well. The team is conscientious and meticulous, returning phone calls, answering questions, spending face-to-face time with patients and caring about patient outcomes.

Education and Credentials

Kansas State University, Bachelor of Science, August, 1975 to July 27, 1979

Medical School: University of Kansas, Doctor of Medicine, August, 1980 to May 13, 1984

Internship: Hamot Medical Center, July 1, 1984 to June 30, 1985

Fellowship: Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital, September 1, 1985 to June 30, 1986

Residency: State University of New York at Buffalo July 1, 1986 to June 30, 1992

Publications and Presentations

Artificial spinal disc and insertion tool (anterior and posterior motion preservation device)

Coyotes in Kansas

Range of Motion Index

The Effect of Lithium Carbonate of Serum Lipids

Radiographic Findings in Malignant Melanoma

Review of Spinal Cord Astrocytoma

Intraluminal Reaction to Subarachnoid Hemorrhage in the Rabbit Basilar Artery

Granular Cell Tumor of the Spine: A case report and review of the literature

Blood flow in the Tethered Cord

Experimental Subarachnoid Hemorrhage: A Rabbit Model

The Slit Ventricle Syndrome: A complication of ventricular drainage

MRI Findings in Ganglioglioma of the Brainstem

Spontaneous Intracerebral Hematoma: Metabolic alterations and the effect of evacuation

Cerebral Aneurysms of Infancy

Percutaneous Angioplasty for the Treatment of Radiation Induced Carotid Stenosis

Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage

Gamma Knife Radiosurgery

Sports Related Head and Spinal Injuries