Rod Evans – His story & road to recovery with the help of Dr. Jonathon Geisinger
From Dr. Geisinger
The spine is an exciting and complex part of the body which has always been an area of interest for me. The importance of a healthy, well-functioning spine is the ‘backbone’ to a healthy well-functioning life. It is remarkable how durable and strong the spine is as it holds people erect while protecting the most delicate structure in the body—the spinal cord. I enjoy the anatomy of the spine and the important role it plays in the body.
My wife and I grew up on farms near Spencer, Iowa. Our families continue to farm and raise corn, soybeans, and livestock. Outside of orthopedics, I have a real passion for farming. I enjoy working on equipment, taking care of the animals, and working the fields. We are currently building our own hobby farm with our kids. I am thrilled to have the ability to give our kids the same agrarian upbringing that my wife and I had.
I am very excited to be practicing orthopedics in the heart of the Midwest. I have great respect for the people here and I feel a deep responsibility to care for our community in the most diligent, honest, and compassionate way. I look forward to meeting you!
About Dr. Geisinger
Dr. Geisinger trained at some of the best and largest institutions in America and graduated at the top of his medical school from the University of Iowa. From there, he did his orthopedic surgery residency at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan, which is a level I trauma center just north of Detroit. Beaumont is consistently ranked as one of the top orthopedic centers in America and is the largest orthopedic hospital in the country. He then did a fellowship dedicated to spine surgery at Twin Cities Spine in Minneapolis, known for being one of the most innovative and historic spine centers in America. He specializes in degenerative conditions of the spine and spinal deformity. Dr. Geisinger treats all neck and back conditions and performs the entire spectrum of spine surgery including nonoperative and operative care. His surgical spine practice ranges from simple one level spine conditions to complex multi-level reconstructions and revision surgeries. He performs disc replacements as well as minimally invasive surgery.
Dr. Geisinger serves as one of the team physicians for the Sioux Falls Stampede and Sioux Falls Storm. He is also a clinical instructor for the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine and routinely provides free education seminars to the community. When he’s not working or farming, he enjoys spending time with his family, hunting, fishing, church activities, and traveling to new destinations.
Cervical disc replacement
Minimally invasive spine surgery
Spinal decompression surgery
Complex revision spine surgery
Degenerative conditions of the spine
Spine deformity and Scoliosis
All neck and spine conditions
Pediatric spine conditions
Non-operative and conservative spine care
American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
North American Spine Society
South Dakota State Orthopedic Society
South Dakota State Medical Association
American Medical Association
Testimonials for Dr. Geisinger
I have had upper back pain for several years and it continued to deteriorate to the point where I ended up emergency room several times. I could not lift my head up or work. Dr. Geisinger took the time to listen and run the proper testing then explained in detail how disk fusion surgery would help me. And it did! I have gone from constant pain, no sleep and not working to a normal life and pain-free. I am very thankful for Dr. Geisinger’s skill and dedication, and the friendly team at OI.
My husband and I were both impressed with how quickly I was diagnosed and how my condition was explained to us. Our questions were answered and we both found Dr. Geisinger to be straightforward and personable. Surgery is scheduled within two weeks.
Got to the root of my problem right away. Very good and caring Doctor. I would recommend him to anyone for surgery.
Not only have I been a patient and family member of a patient, I have the privilege of working at OI. The physicians are amazing and truly care about each and everyone of their patients. My mom recently had surgery with both Dr. Jones and Dr. Geisinger and on both occasions she had excellent outcomes. The care she was given was amazing!