Franklin Hayward II, DO

dr frank hayward“I chose medicine initially because my mom had epilepsy. As a child, I saw how she was treated by a doctor without caring or compassion. I decided that when I grew up, I would be the kind of doctor whom patients would consider caring and compassionate and who would answer all their questions. I enjoy neurosurgery because I love great outcomes and making a positive difference in patients’ lives.

“More than 90% of my patients do not need surgery. I always put myself in my patient’s place and treat them the way I expect myself and my family to be treated. I hope to give my patients a better quality of life. I care deeply about them. I gain personal satisfaction by knowing they are better. I take as much time as they need to answer their questions.”

In his free time, Dr. Hayward likes deep sea fishing, farming and hunting. He’s part of the Cape First Church. He also loves foreign, classic and sports cars.

Fellowship-Trained: Orthopedic Spine Surgery, Harvard/Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA

Residency: Neurosurgery, Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Grandview/Southview Hospital, Dayton, OH; University of California, Davis, CA

DO: Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey School of Osteopathic Medicine, Stratford, NJ

BSc: Hahnemann University, Philadelphia, PA

Hospital Affiliations: St. Francis Medical Center, Cape Girardeau, MO; St. Francis Medical Center (Chairman of Neurological Surgery), Cape Girardeau, MO; Heartland Regional Medical Center, Marion, IL; Auburn Surgery Center, Cape Girardeau, MO

Member: American Osteopathic Association, American College of Osteopathic Surgeons, AO Spine North America, Society of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgeons, North American Spine Society

Discover the most trusted care and relief for back, neck and spinal conditions, carpal tunnel and cubital tunnel syndrome, plus work-related injuries. Call us at 877.331.5763 with your questions or to schedule an appointment. For your convenience, you can use our online Request an Appointment form.

What people say about us?

I had a spinal decompression done at three levels. Although all pain is not gone, the surgery did exactly what Dr. Hayward had hoped it would. What impressed me most about Dr. Hayward was his willingness to have me get a second opinion. He did not want me going into surgery without hearing what someone else thought. He even went as far to tell me that just because he was the first neurosurgeon that I had seen, he expected me go where I felt most comfortable if I did have surgery.

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304 South Mount Auburn Road,
Cape Girardeau, MO 63703
620 Maple Valley Drive,
Farmington, Mo 63640
310 W Plaza Drive,
Carterville, IL 62918
10435 Clayton Rd. Suite 120
Saint Louis, Mo 63131
135 Plaza Dr.
Sikeston, MO 63801
4700 Memorial Drive, Suite 220
Belleville IL, 62226

Dr. Franklin Hayward at Heartland Spine Institute provides compassionate care to people of all walks of life. He provides nonsurgical and surgical spine care to people suffering from debilitating back, neck and spine problems, carpel tunnel syndrome and work related injuries . Patients travel up to 3 hours to see him in the Heartland; from Southern Illinois, Northeast and Northwest Kentucky, Southwest Indiana and across Missouri.

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