MHSI - Michigan Head & Spine Institute Blog

MHSI is the largest, most experienced group of physicians in Southeast Michigan dedicated to treating patients with disorders of the head and spine. We provide the entire continuum of care for head and spine conditions.  From physiatrists and neuropsychologists who treat patients with non-surgical interventions to neurosurgeons skilled in the most delicate brain and spine surgery. Why travel from office to office when MHSI provides the full spectrum of head and spine care.


Movement disorders refer to conditions which cause abnormal voluntary or involuntary movements. Symptoms are caused by disorganized electrical signals in specific areas of the brain. Those challenged with essential tremor, Parkinson’s disease, dystonia, and other neurological conditions may benefit from deep brain stimulation (DBS), especially when symptoms progress or medications become less effective. DBS is […]

Michigan Head & Spine offers Telehealth appointments through Zoom Cloud Meetings. The following tips will help you prepare for a Telehealth visit. Schedule an appointment Your appointment can be scheduled through the office where you see your MHSI provider. You will receive a Zoom link and passcode just before the appointment through text or phone. […]

Michigan Head & Spine Institute extends congratulations to our own Richard D. Fessler, M.D., who has been named The Detroit Medical Center’s (DMC) Specialist-In-Chief of Neurosurgery. In addition to continuing to treat patients at MHSI, Dr. Fessler will provide medical direction and leadership for the DMC’s Department of Neurosurgery assisting in the growth of the […]

We’ve added three new physicians who bring new treatment options to better serve our patients and community. Join us in welcoming these new physicians: Michael D. Staudt, M.D., MSc Neurosurgery Dr. Michael Staudt specializes in a growing specialty – functional neurosurgery – that involves the use of innovative medical devices to modify the nervous system […]

A subspecialty of neurosurgery and neurology, a neuroendovascular specialist surgically treats complex brain and spinal cord vascular lesions from inside the blood vessels using minimally invasive techniques. The goal of an endovascular procedure is to keep blood flowing through the blood vessels or to prevent a blood vessel from bursting. Catheters (small hollow tubes) and […]