Dr. Michael T Espiritu MD Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Michael Espiritu is an orthopedic surgeon in Dakota Dunes, South Dakota and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Avera St. Luke's Hospital and Mercy Medical Center-Sioux City. He received his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine and has been in practice for 12 years. Dr. Espiritu accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 19 doctors at Avera St. Luke's Hospital and one of 11 at Mercy Medical Center-Sioux City who specialize in Orthopedic Surgery. He also speaks multiple languages, including Spanish.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Orthopedic Surgeon: General Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Clinical Interests: Joint/joint reconstruction, Trauma, Spine, spine, total joints, trauma

Other Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Education & Medical Training

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Residency, Orthopedic Surgery, 2002–2007

Baylor College of Medicine
Class of 2002

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Certified 3 years in Orthopaedic Surgery

NE State Medical License
Active through 2014

NC State Medical License
Active through 2015

PA State Medical License
Active through 2012

IA State Medical License
Active through 2014

SD State Medical License
Active through 2015

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
2012

Publications & Presentations

Dural tears in spine surgery.
Espiritu, M.T., Rhyne, A., Darden, B.V.

Donor-site complications of autogenous nonvascularized fibula strut graft harvest for anterior cervical corpectomy and fusion surgery: experience with 163 consecutive cases.
Nassr, A., Khan, M.H., Ali, M.H., Espiritu, M.T., Hanks, S.E., Lee, J.Y., Donaldson, W.F., Kang, J.D.

Prevention, identification, and treatment of inadequate decompression of the cervical spine.
Devin, C.J., Espiritu, M.T., Kang, J.D.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • Excellus BCBS BluePPO
  • First Health PPO
  • GHI PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • HIP of New York - Select PPO
  • MagnaCare PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • MVP Healthcare HMO
  • MVP Healthcare PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
  • Wellmark Alliance Select

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