Brett T. Weinzapfel, M.D., PhD.
Born and raised in Evansville, I am privileged to be back home, providing surgical and nonsurgical care for the community as an orthopaedic physician at Tri-State Orthopaedics. My goals are to provide the best possible care for my patients and help them relieve their pain and resume an active lifestyle.
My areas of specialty are spine care and orthopaedic surgery. In addition to my training in medical school while completing my orthopaedic residency, I completed a fellowship in spine surgery. This entails an extra year of specialized training that includes cervical (neck) spine surgery. In addition, I am trained and experienced in performing joint replacement surgery of the knees and hips.
As a surgeon, I take pride in providing my patients with the most advanced and least invasive treatment options, such as minimally invasive techniques that cause less tissue trauma. While surgery is sometimes necessary and has proven effective in treating injuries and disorders, please know that I will always consider nonsurgical treatment options first. I encourage dialogue with my patients to discuss the options and determine the best treatment option for them.
When not taking care of patients, I enjoy spending time with my family. My interests include traveling, backpacking, home improvement tasks, and automobile racing.