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.


  While most people have heard of Parkinson’s disease, which affects nearly 1 million people in the United States, fewer of us are aware of its symptoms, risk factors and treatment. Knowing about Parkinson’s Disease, including early signs to watch for, can help you and your loved ones catch the disease earlier, understand its signs, […]

  Surgery has always been an option for certain types of intracranial cerebral aneurysms, but in recent years, minimally invasive procedures have greatly reduced both physical trauma as well as recovery times. Cerebral aneurysms occur when part of a blood vessel wall weakens, allowing it to bulge, widen and potentially burst or rupture, which can […]

In 2013 Dr. Richard Fessler predicted the use of telehealth would become the norm as technology was in place to create visits for patients via a smart phone. Fast forward to 2020, Dr. Fessler saw his prediction become reality. The pandemic of a lifetime gave the entire healthcare industry a push into telehealth. Insurance companies […]

Congratulations to our MHSI doctors who were recognized by HOUR Detroit as TOP DOCS for 2021. You can view their respective physician pages by clicking on the links below. Daniel K. Fahim, MD Robert R. Johnson, II, MD Fredrick S. Junn, MD Ratnesh N. Mehra, DO Tejpaul S. Pannu, MD Mick J. Perez-Cruet, MD Pradeep […]

Every year neurosurgeons advance the procedures performed to treat brain and spine conditions. Just a few short years ago minimally invasive surgery of any type was unheard of. Yet today, an incision of less than 2 inches allows a neurosurgeon to fix or replace a disc in the neck or spine. Minimally invasive nasal endoscopy […]