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Nathan S. Simpson, MD

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About Nathan

Dr. Nathan Simpson is an Orthopaedic Surgeon at Powder River Orthopedics & Spine, specializing in spine surgery and injection therapy for pain. As a child, he wanted to be a doctor and a pilot, and today he is both a surgeon and a pilot with a commercial rating. Dr. Simpson’s intense passion for both work and play give him an appreciation for the health of his patients.

Common procedures for Dr. Simpson include, Micro-Discectomy, laminectomy (decompression of the nerves and spinal cord), fusion with screws, rods and plates, spine surgeries with or without fusion and implantation of spinal cord stimulators to control chronic pain, disc replacement and minimally invasive spine surgery. He feels it is important that people know that most patients who come in for spine problems can be treated without surgery.

Dr. Simpson was proud to be one of the first surgeons in the country to perform anterior cervical fusions as an outpatient procedure. PROS has continued this procedure in that manner since 2002.

Dr. Simpson enjoys being a surgeon because he enjoys taking something he can see and touch which is broken or in disrepair and repairing it. Seeing patients recover to return to a healthy lifestyle is an excellent reward for Dr. Simpson's work.

Dr. Simpson and Kioschos trained together at KU Medical Center. Dr. Simpson was looking for a more rural community to practice in. He prefers the independent nature of Wyoming, wide open spaces and good people.

When he isn’t working, Dr. Simpson enjoys aviation and traveling, especially safari trips; he has been to Africa six time! He also enjoys scuba diving and deep sea and fly fishing.

Expert Orthopedic & Spine Care In Gillette, Wyoming

The Board-certified physicians at PROS take an innovative and comprehensive approach to the treatment of acute and chronic orthopedic pain. Have your procedure in our modern operating rooms at Campbell County Memorial Hospital or Powder River Surgery Center. See the PROS for:

  • General orthopedic surgery
  • Joint replacement surgery: shoulder, hip, knee and ankle
  • Shoulder, elbow, hand and wrist surgery
  • Sports Medicine
  • Spine surgery and injections, including minimally invasive procedures
  • Bunions and great toe arthritis procedures
  • Foot and ankle surgery
  • Trauma and fracture care
  • Workplace injuries

For a consultation, call 307.686.1413 or visit

Affiliations Stocktrail Building
  • Medical School
  • University of Texas Medical School San Antonio, TX
  • Residency
  • University of Kansas Medical Center Kansas City, KS