Kevin A. Vaught, MD, FACS, FAANS, CIME

SPECIALTIES: Neurosurgery

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About Kevin Vaught


Dr. Kevin Vaught of Regional Brain & Spine is a board certified neurosurgeon providing patients with expert treatment of a variety of complex spine, brain and peripheral nerve conditions. He is exceptionally trained in the use of robotic surgical technology and was the first neurosurgeon in the United States to perform a sacroiliac joint (SI) fusion using the Mazor X™ robotic surgical platform. Dr. Vaught has held several leadership positions at Southeast Hospital, including Chief of Neurosurgery, Chair of the Continuing Medical Education Committee, and Physician Excellence Committee Member. He is a noted public speaker who has given presentations on numerous neurological topics. In his spare time, Dr. Vaught enjoys cycling, and he and his wife stay busy supporting the activities of their three sons.


Brain and Spine





Office Locations

1723 Broadway Ste 410
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701    Maps & Directions
Phone: 573-332-7746



  • American Board of Neurological Surgery
  • Independent Medical Examiner


  • 1993, Baylor College of Medicine, MD
  • 1989, The University of Houston, BS


  • 1999, Neurological Surgery, University of Tennessee, Semmes-Murphey Clinic

Professional Affiliations

  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons - CNS
  • North American Spine Society - NASS
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons - AANS
  • American College of Surgeons - ACS


SoutheastHEALTH has continued its commitment to pioneering the best in minimally-invasive robotic surgery with the addition of Missouri’s first Mazor XTM surgical assurance platform to its highly recognized spinal surgery program. This system combines unprecedented pre-operative planning tools and analytics with unparalleled intra-operative guidance, giving patients the most advanced spinal surgery options available.

Dr. Kevin Vaught, Neurosurgeon for Regional Brain and Spine, discusses the new imaging system available at Southeast Hospital in the operating room for neurosurgery. This system provides real time information to the physician during complex surgeries.

Areas of Expertise

  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spinal Conditions
  • Herniated Disc / Bulging Disc
  • Lumbar Spine Disorders
  • Muscle Pain / Muscle Strain
  • Myelopathy
  • Osteoporotic Compression Fractures
  • Sciatica / Radiculopathy
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Thoracic spine disorders
  • Trauma
  • Tumors


  • Regional Top Doctor: Castle Connolly, 2014
  • Fellow (FAANS): American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • Fellow (FACS): American College of Surgeons

Publications & Research

  • Spinal surgery: an unusual case of spinal epidural abscess. Vaught, K.A.; Mo Med. 2009-07-01.