Mathew T. Phillips, M.D.

  • Spine Surgery
  • SI Joint Fusion
  • Biggin Hill
  • Dixie Highway

Dr. Mathew T. Phillips is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine surgery. Whether you are looking to alleviate back and neck pain, improve movement or simply participate in everyday activities Dr. Phillips is here to help – from an initial assessment to a customized treatment plan that is right for you. Understanding your spine and how it works can help you better understand some of the problems that occur from aging or injury. Dr. Phillips sees patients at our Dixie Hwy and Biggin Hill locations.

  • Bachelor of Science - University of Illinois
  • Medical Degree - Rush University (Chicago, IL)
  • Residency - Saint Louis University Hospital
  • Fellowship - Spine Surgery PSC
  • Fellowship - Cincinnati Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center, Sports Medicine
  • Board Certified - American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • KY Medical License
  • IL Medical License
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • North American Spine Society
  • Baptist Health
  • University of Louisville
  • Norton Healthcare
  • Clark Memorial 
  • Advanced Regional Surgery Center
  • River Ridge Surgery Center
  • PMC - Physicians Medical Center (Indiana)


  • Samartzis D, Lyon C, Phillips M, Goldberg E, An H. “Comparison of not plating to plating in one-level anterior cervical diskectomy and fusion”
  • Phillips M, Alander D, Oliver D, Bledsoe JG.  Biomechanical Study of the Leopard Carbon Fiber Interbody Cage in Variable Positions Under Sheer Stress.
  • Phillips M, Karges D, Jackman J, Watson JT.  Lateral Locked Plates for the Treatment of Bicondylar Tibial Plateau Fractures: A Treatment Protocol, Indications, and Results.


  • Adarichev VA, Bardos T, Christodoulou S, Phillips MT, Mikecz K, Glant TT. Major Histocompatibility complex controls susceptibility and dominant inheritance, but not the severity of disease in mouse models of rheumatoid arthritis. Immunogenetics. 54(3): 184-192, June 2002
  • Samartzis D, Shen FH, Lyon C, Phillips M, Goldberg E, An H. Does rigid instrumentation increase the fusion rate in one-level anterior cervical diskectomy and fusion? Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society. 4(6): 636-43, 2004 Nov-Dec.
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Sacroiliac Joint (SI Joint) Care
Research has shown SI Joint Dysfunction is responsible for 15-30% of cases that report lower back & buttock pain. Like other joints in the body, the SI Joint can be injured or develop arthritis. SI Joint Dysfunction can cause pain the low back, buttock, pelvis and thigh area. Conservative treatment options for SI Joint pain include:
  • Medications
  • Physical Therapy
  • SI Joint Injections
Minimally invasive SI joint fusion surgery may be an option for patients who do not receive adequate relief from conservative treatment. Do You Have SI Joint Pain? Take This Short Quiz (This quiz will help you understand whether your symptoms MAY be SI Joint related)
Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
Disc Herniations and Degenerative Disc Disease of the neck are common conditions that can lead to pinched nerves that cause pain, numbness/tingling or weakness around the shoulder or down the arm. Conservative treatment options include:
  • Medications
  • Lifestyle Modifications
  • Physical Therapy
Surgery may be an option for those who have severe or continued symptoms after conservative treatment. Cervical disc replacement surgery is an alternative to fusion surgery and allows for the preservation of motion in the cervical spine.