Dr. David Yingling, MD


Neurosurgery | Male

Saint Francis Medical Center 211 Saint Francis Dr Cape Girardeau, MO 63703 Get Directions
Dr. David Yingling, MD
Dr. David Yingling, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Cape Girardeau, MO. He is 61 years old and has been practicing for 32 years. Dr. Yingling is affiliated with Saint Francis Medical Center.

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    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (6)
Sikeston, MO |
This is a great neurosurgeon. Cape neurosurgical associates gives you the best care. They have two of the most caring surgeons. I saw Dr. Yingling after I had surgery in the hospital. His partner was out of town that weekend, so D.r Yingling kept check on me while he was gone. He was very nice and had a great bedside manner. Both doctor's there are the best neurosurgeons. Their nurses and staff are also great and caring people.
Sikeston, MO |
Don't see him for Chiari Malformation. When you're symptoms are worse after surgery, he'll fire you as a patient, passing you off to a neurologist, claiming it's "just a headache". Turns out it was a failed surgery only discovered after getting a second opinion.
Columbia, MO |
All my concerns and questions were answered. Surgery was a success and recovery great. Dr. Yingling has a very sincere manner and easy to talk to.
Dr Yingling listened with compassion and answers to my condition. He has very good bedside manners and a very good neuro surgeon. I would recommend him to my family and friends. His Assistant Carla is really great as well. She is a very nice and down to earth lady.
in Vanduser, MO |
My experience with Dr. Yingling was very good. He always explained what was going on and exactly what he would do to fix my problem. Always took his time to listen about what exactly was going on. He always came in the room with a smile on his face and is just a super great doctor.
in Kansas City, MO |
seen Dr. Yingling for back pain. He ordered MRI. Then said the disc where slightly bulging in several places, ordered physical therapy. After a month of therapy no pain decrease. Then sent me to another Dr for painful steroid injections. That did not help. So he ordered another MRI. Nothing has changed. So he told me there was nothing else he could do for me. Referred me to a pain clinic. they just prescribe pain meds. Do not waste your time or $ on this quack. Wish someone would of warned me
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  •  Board certified in Neurosurgery
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  • Neurosurgery

Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebral Vascular Disease
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease


  • Medical School
    Albany Medical College

    Graduated in 1985

  • Internship Hospital
    Albany Memorial Hospital

    Completed in 1986

  • Residency Hospital
    Albany Memorial Hospital

    Completed in 1991

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Neurosurgery

Procedures Performed

  • Brain Surgery
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities