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Dr. Gregory Zipfel, MD

Neurosurgery •  Male • Age 50

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Dr. Zipfel

Washington University NSG

4921 Parkview Pl Ste 6B Saint Louis, MO 63110
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(314) 362-3577

Dr. Gregory Zipfel, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Saint Louis, MO and has been practicing for 24 years. He graduated from Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine in 1995 and specializes in neurosurgery.

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Dr. Zipfel accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
American Enterprise Group
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
Golden Rule
HealthLink
HealthLink PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medicaid
Molina Healthcare
Molina
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Thrivent Financial
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

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Dr. Zipfel's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Zipfel performs Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Zipfel performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Complex Skull Base Surgery
  • Craniectomy
  • Craniotomy
  • Craniotomy for Aneurysm
  • Craniotomy for Brain Tumor
  • Skull Base Surgery
Brain Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Zipfel performs Brain Surgery more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Zipfel performs this procedure more than 97% of his peers

Chiari's Deformity
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Zipfel treats Chiari's Deformity more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Zipfel treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari Malformation Type 2
  • Chiari Malformation Type 3
  • Chiari Malformation Type 4
  • Chiari Malformation, Adult
  • Chiari Malformation, Pediatric

Dr. Zipfel's conditions and procedures:

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Repair
  • Intracranial Vessel Angioplasty and Stenting
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rasmussen's Syndrome
  • Repair Intracranial Aneurysm
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

Dr. Zipfel's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Zipfel

4.2

Based on 12 reviews

5 Stars
75%
(9)
4 Stars
0%
(0)
3 Stars
8.333333333333334%
(1)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
16.666666666666668%
(2)

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Dr. Zipfel performed a craniotomy to remove a benign meningioma from my brain in October, 2018. I was very impressed with his knowledge and expertise. I admire and respect Dr. Zipfel for taking the time to explain the surgery and to answer all my questions regarding surgery and recovery. I appreciated the time and effort it took to coordinate all my appointments for pre and post surgery. I highly recommend Dr. Gregory Zipfel. He is a very professional and personable doctor.
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Dr. Zipfel performed a craniotomy and clipped two unruptured aneurysms in September 2015. He didn't shave my hair, and he even used sutures to match my hair color. Excellent! He had confidence in what he was doing, and that helped me as well. Very impressed. I'm doing great!
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I was flown in the the hospital with a bleeding brain,with his expert knowledge he fixed me with a clamp , sectioned my skull, and I left the hospital ten days later, that was in dec of 2013 , I returned to being a fireman within the 6 month time I was released , today I have no side effects of anything to even let me know there was a problem with my brain thank you..i have sent him several patients that they as well have been very pleased
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Gregory Zipfel, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Saint Louis, MO and has been practicing for 24 years. He graduated from Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine in 1995 and specializes in neurosurgery.

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Education

Shands Hospital At University Of Fl
Residency Hospital
University Of Fl College Of Med
Residency Hospital
1995
Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine
Medical School

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Barnes Jewish Hospital

Saint Louis, MO

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average