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Matthew D. Hannibal, MD

Matthew D. Hannibal, MD

Back, Neck & Spine

Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery, Board Certified in Orthopedics, Orthopedic Spine Surgeon

Triangle Region

Brier Creek
Wake Forest–Wakefield

Following medical school at Georgetown University, and six years of orthopedic surgery training in New York City, Dr. Hannibal was awarded and completed a Fellowship in Spinal Surgery at Stanford University. He then practiced for five years at the St. Mary’s Spine Center in San Francisco, specializing in the surgical correction of complex spine problems. In addition, he served as Director of Spine Research and Development, and as the Associate Director of the San Francisco Orthopedic Residency Program, training residents and fellows.

Dr. Hannibal has authored over 15 book chapters and journal articles, has over 50 national and international presentations, has been a clinical investigator in 7 new spinal technologies, and has trained surgeons nationwide on procedures such as the artificial disc replacement and the X-Stop device.

These techniques can now be applied to many potentially surgical diagnosis such as, herniated discs, adult scoliosis, spondylolisthesis, spinal stenosis, and vertebral fractures. He believes a patient should exhaust non-operative treatments prior to surgical consultation when appropriate, and in individualizing care based on diagnosis and available treatment options for each patient’s situation.

Matthew Hannibal, MD is a board certified, fellowship-trained Orthopedic Spine Surgeon and Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. He specializes in diagnosing surgically treatable disorders of the neck and back, and using minimally invasive surgical solutions and new spinal technologies to treat them when appropriate.

Dr. Hannibal joined EmergeOrtho in 2008.

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  • Medical School: Georgetown University
  • Residency: New York Medical College, NY, NY
  • Fellowship: Stanford University


  • Board Certified in Orthopedics


  • Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons

Specialties & Services

I suffered with extreme sciatic pain for 12 years. After having tried everything recommended to alleviate it I still had no helpful results. I was referred to Dr. Hannibal for a second opinion by another doctor. Well...I liked him so much I decided to let him do the job. Surgery went well and he or his P.A. checked in on me at frequent intervals. Yeah, I ended up having rods, screws, and a bone graft, but the minute I could get out of the hospital bed to walk to the bathroom I knew immediately that my horrendous pain was gone. The surgical pain was nothing compared to the horrible pain I had been in for 12 years. I would recommend Dr. Hannibal to anyone. He's a straight shooter and doesn't candy coat anything. He tells it like it is and, if you handle the plain facts he's the guy for you.

Sara M


Dr. Hannibal was very informative and has a great bedside manner. He performed a minimally invasive lumbar fusion surgery on me, and I feel like I now have my life back, before surgery I had a hard time just walking to the mailbox, now I have started going for 2-3 mile walks daily. I can't thank Dr. Hannibal enough. I would recommend him to anyone.

Chase G


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