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Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery • Male • Age 58

3635 Vista Ave
Saint Louis, MO 63110
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Dr. Place's Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

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Hospital Quality

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Mercy Hospital Saint Louis
615 S New Ballas Rd
Saint Louis, MO 63141
SSM Saint Mary's Health Center
6420 Clayton Rd
Richmond Heights, MO 63117

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Appointments & Offices

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Accepting new patients?

  • Yes
SLUCare Orthopaedic Surgery
SLUCare Orthopaedic Surgery
3635 Vista Ave
Saint Louis, MO 63110
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    Dr. Place's Experience

    Dr. Place's Care Philosophy

    Specialties

    • Orthopedic Surgery

    Board Certifications

    • Orthopedic Surgery
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    • Adult Scoliosis Correction
    • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
    • Complex Spinal Reconstruction
    • Disc Surgery
    • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
    • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
    • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
    • Herniated Disc Surgery
    • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
    • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
    • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
    • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
    • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
    • Scoliosis Surgery
    • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
    • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
    • Spinal Decompression
    • Spinal Fusion
    • Spinal Nerve Block
    • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
    • Spine Fracture Treatment
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    • Adhesive Capsulitis
    • Ankylosing Spondylitis
    • Arm Fracture (incl. Elbow and Shoulder)
    • Back Pain
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Cervical Spine Fracture
    • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
    • Chronic Neck Pain
    • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Degenerative Spinal Disorders
    • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
    • Gait Abnormality
    • Hip Fracture
    • Intervertebral Disc Herniation
    • Low Back Pain
    • Lumbar Spine Fracture
    • Myelopathy
    • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
    • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
    • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
    • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
    • Osteoarthritis of Spine
    • Osteopenia
    • Pathological Spine Fracture
    • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
    • Peripheral Neuropathy
    • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
    • Pseudoarthrosis
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    • Pyogenic Arthritis
    • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Rib Fracture
    • Sacrum Disorders
    • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Scoliosis
    • Scoliosis as Part of Neurofibromatosis
    • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
    • Sjögren's Syndrome
    • Spinal Cord Injury
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Spine Deformities
    • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
    • Spondylitis
    • Spondylolisthesis
    • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
    • Thoracic Spine Fracture
    • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
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    • No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    0 Board Actions

    • No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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    Awards & Recognitions

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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    Saint Louis University School Of Medicine
    Graduated in 1983

    Residency Hospital

    Fitzsimons Army Medical Center
    Complete in 1988

    Fellowship Hospital

    Lakewood Orthopedic Clinic
    Complete in 1991

    Undergraduate Schools

    Us Military Academy
    Graduated in 1979
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Place & Staff

    • English
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    9 Facts About Hospital Quality

    Patients’ risk of dying during a hospital stay for heart bypass surgery could be 85.2% lower, on average, at a hospital rated 5 stars compared to a hospital rated 1 star for that procedure. Choosing the right hospital is critical to your health. View Slideshow

    Dr. Place's Hospital Quality

    The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

    Healthgrades Hospital Quality Ratings

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    • SSM Saint Mary's Health Center

    • Saint Louis University Hospital

    • Mercy Hospital Saint Louis

    • SSM Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center

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    Patient Satisfaction

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    Likelihood to Recommend

    4.8
    • 16 Star Ratings
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    4.8 out of 5

    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Place to family and friends

    4.8 out of 5

    16 responses

    Dr. Place's Office & Staff

    Ease of scheduling urgent appointments

    3.9 out of 5

    16 responses

    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.

    4.8 out of 5

    16 responses

    Staff friendliness and courteousness

    4.7 out of 5

    16 responses

    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)

    10 – 15 minutes

    14 responses

    Experience with Dr. Place

    Level of trust in provider's decisions

    4.8 out of 5

    16 responses

    How well provider explains medical condition(s)

    4.8 out of 5

    16 responses

    How well provider listens and answers questions

    4.8 out of 5

    16 responses

    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients

    4.8 out of 5

    16 responses

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    Office Locations

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    SLUCare Orthopaedic Surgery
    3635 Vista Ave
    Saint Louis, MO 63110
    (314) 977-4440 (Office)
    (314) 268-6438 (Fax)
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