Dr. Matthew Hannibal is a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopaedic spine surgeon and Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He specializes in diagnosing surgically treatable disorders of the neck and back and using minimally invasive surgical solutions and new spinal technologies to treat them when appropriate.
Following medical school at Georgetown University and six years of orthopaedic surgery training in New York City, Dr. Hannibal was awarded and completed a fellowship in spinal surgery at Stanford University. He then practiced for five years at the St. Mary's Spine Center in San Francisco, specializing in the surgical correction of complex spine problems. In addition, he served as director of Spine Research and Development and as the associate director of the San Francisco Orthopedic Residency Program, training residents and fellows.
Dr. Hannibal has authored over 15 book chapters and journal articles, has over 50 national and international presentations, has been a clinical investigator in 7 new spinal technologies, and has trained surgeons nationwide on procedures such as artificial disc replacement and the X-STOP® device.
These techniques can now be applied to many potentially surgical diagnoses, such as herniated discs, scoliosis, degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, and vertebral fractures. He believes a patient should exhaust nonoperative treatments prior to surgical consultation when appropriate and in individualizing care based on diagnosis and available treatment options for each patient's situation.
Dr. Hannibal joined EmergeOrtho in 2008. He resides in Lenoir with his wife and his two sons and enjoys the small town charm and sense of community that the high country of North Carolina offers. He currently sees patients at our practice locations in Granite Falls and Lenoir.