“I take the approach of ‘less is more,’” said Dr. Menmuir. “That means doing the least possible treatment to achieve the highest function in each patient. Minimally invasive procedures use small incisions, are muscle-sparing and have a quicker recovery than open back surgery.””
A native of Johannesburg, South Africa, Dr. Menmuir earned his undergraduate degree in science from Georgetown University, and his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine. This was followed by a residency in orthopedic spine surgery and a fellowship at Twin Cities Spine Center in Minneapolis, Minn.
His journey into medicine followed his natural interests. “I never wanted an office job,” he says. “I enjoy working with my hands, and I enjoy helping people.” Minimally invasive spine surgery proved to be the most gratifying path toward doing the most good.