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Dwight S. Tyndall, MD, FAAOS
Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon
Lakeshore Bone & Joint Institute
Munster, IN
Dr. Tyndall is a member of the SpineUniverse Editorial Board.

About Dwight S. Tyndall, MD, FAAOS

Dwight Tyndall, MD is a Board Certified and Spine Fellowship trained surgeon, who is recognized as one of the top spine surgeons in the Midwest. Dr. Tyndall specializes in minimally invasive spine surgery, disc regeneration therapy, and outpatient spine surgery.

Dr. Tyndall is an expert in spine-related workers' compensation injuries seeing patients from initial injury through treatment to maximum medical improvement status (MMI) and permanent partial impairment known as PPi rating..

  • Dr. Tyndall believes that outpatient spine surgery is the future as it allows for a better patient-centered experience and faster recovery with less pain and discomfort. To this end, Dr. Tyndall, with a consortium of fellow-minded surgeons, opened an ultramodern facility in Munster, IN devoted to minimally invasive spine surgery and outpatient/same day spine surgery.
  • He offers patients personalized care that includes the latest technologies and developments in the diagnosis and treatment of spine problems.
  • Although Dr. Tyndall is known for his extensive experience in spine surgery, exploring all potential nonoperative treatments is his first approach before considering surgery.
  • Among his accomplishments, Dr. Tyndall is a leader in motion-sparing surgical spine procedures, instrumentation and technologies that permit minimally invasive spine surgery, disc regeneration therapy, and outpatient spine surgery.

Dr. Tyndall has been passionate about medicine from a young age. He completed his undergraduate training at the Sophie Davis Accelerated Medical School program in New York City before receiving his medical degree from New York University School of Medicine. Dr. Tyndall completed his residency at Stanford University in Stanford, CA and Spine Fellowship at the world-renowned Hospital for Special Surgery/Cornell University Medical Center in New York City. Thereafter, the Jamaican-born, New York native relocated to the Midwest where he established his practice in Munster, IN.

Dr. Tyndall has published his research in many leading peer-reviewed medical journals, including ADVANCE for Directors in Rehabilitation, Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, and Journal of Orthopaedic Research. Furthermore, Dr. Tyndall has authored a chapter on Lumbar Spondylolisthesis and regularly presents at spine meetings and conferences.


Tyndall DS. Effect of physiological fatigue characteristics on subsidence of an artificial posterolateral lumbar disc replacement. North American Spine Society 24th Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA. November 10-14, 2009.

Tyndall DS. Tracking back problems. Journal of Advance for Directors in Rehabilitation. 2007;16(1):23-24.

Tyndall DS. Back on the job. Journal of Advance for Directors in Rehabilitation. 2007;15(6):55-58.

Tyndall DS, Boachie O. Spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis of the lumbar spine. Clinical Orthopaedics. Craig EV (ed). Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, NY. 1999:407-418.

Lane JM, Cornell CN, Tyndall DS. Treatment of experimental osteomyelitis using antibiotic impregnated bone graft substitute. J Orthop Res. 1993;11:619-626.

Cammisa F, Tyndall DS. Treatment of multilevel servical spondylotic radiculopathy and/or myelopathy with anterior cervical decompression and fusion without Instrumentation. Eastern Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting, Scottsdale, AZ. October 1997.

Tyndall DS. Cervical spondylotic myeloradiculopathy: Diagnosis and treatment. Midwestern University 50th Annual Clinical Refresher Course, Chicago, IL. September 1997.

Tyndall DS. Retrospective analysis of the Santa Clara Valley's experience with the treatment of spinal fractures using Harrington rods 1985-1990. Midwestern University 50th Annual Clinical Refresher Course, Chicago, IL. September 1997.

Tyndall DS. Treatment of cervical spondylotic myeloradiculopathy with wide posterior decompression and fusion with lateral mass plating: A preliminary analysis of a new technique. Disputation Day Conference. Stanford University Medical Center, Palo Alto, CA. June 1997.

Burton D, McClellan RT, Tyndall DS. Retrospective analysis of the Santa Clara Valley's experience with the treatment of spinal fractures using Harrington rods 1985-1990. Disputation Day Conference. Stanford University Medical Center, Palo Alto, CA. June 1996.

Tyndall DS. Hot topics in spine. Barclays Capital 2011 Global Healthcare Conference, Miami, FL. March 2011.

Tyndall DS. Spine Q&A: Appropriate recommendations and expected outcomes. Workers' Compensation provider seminar, Oakbrook, IL. October 2008.

Tyndall Ds. Cervical spine care. Indiana Insurance Staff Education, Indianapolis, IN. September 2008.

Tyndall DS. Total spine care. St. Anthony Hospital Grand Rounds, Crown Point, IN. August 2008.

Tyndall DS. Workers' compensation spine care. Indiana Workers' Compensation Institute, Merrillville, IN. August 2008.

Tyndall DS. Global approach to spine care. Innovations in Modern Spine Seminar, Merrillville, IN. April 2008.

Tyndall DS. Spine care for the injured worker. Workers' Compensation Educational Luncheon, Merrillville, IN. June 2007.

Tyndall DS. Workers' compensation cervical spine care. Sentry Insurance Staff Education, Stevens Point, WI. May 2007.

Tyndall DS. Diagnosis and surgical treatment of lumbar spine disorders. Indiana University Northwest, Gary, IN. April 2007.

Tyndall DS. Diagnosis and treatment of cervical myeloradiculopathy. Advances in Spine Spring Roundtable, Merrillville, IN. May 2006.

Articles Written by Dwight S. Tyndall, MD, FAAOS

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Single-Level Instrumented Lumbar Interbody Fusion: The Impact of ASCs on Evidence-Based Medicine

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Do I Really Need an X-ray or MRI for Lower Back Pain?

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8 Planning Tips for Outpatient Spine Surgery

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Cervical Disc Replacement Surgery at an Outpatient Spine Center

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Case Studies Presented by Dwight S. Tyndall, MD, FAAOS

Lumbar Spinal Stenosis With Grade I Spondylolisthesis

Presented by: D. Tyndall MD, FAAOS
This 75-year-old male was initially seen three months ago. At that time, he presented with symptoms of lumbar spinal stenosis and neurogenic claudication due to a L4-L5 Grade I spondylolisthesis and stenosis (L2-L3).

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