Dr. Gregory Zipfel, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 52

Dr. Zipfel
Accepting new patients

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. Dr. Zipfel has more experience with Pediatric Neurosurgery, Neurocritical Care Disorders, and Cranial Neurosurgery than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with Barnes Jewish Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Zipfel to book an appointment.

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Zipfel

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Zipfel treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Zipfel treats other conditions, please contact the office at (314) 362-3577.

Pediatric Neurosurgery

Pediatric neurosurgeons perform surgical procedures to treat diseases and conditions of the brain and spinal cord in children and teenagers under age 18.Compare with other Pediatric Neurosurgery specialists.

Dr. Zipfel treats at a

very high

frequency compared to similar providers

Based on claims data for 6 conditions and procedures

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Chiari's Deformity
Chiari Malformation Type 1
Hydrocephalus
Normal
Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

Neurocritical Care Disorders

Neurocritical care specialists diagnose and treat severe and life-threatening neurological conditions such as stroke, spinal cord injury, brain tumor, and traumatic brain injuryCompare with other Neurocritical Care Disorders specialists.

Dr. Zipfel treats at a

high

frequency compared to similar providers

Based on claims data for 16 conditions and procedures

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Hydrocephalus
Subdural Hemorrhage
Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
Cerebral Hemorrhage
Normal
Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

Cranial Neurosurgery

Cranial neurosurgeons perform surgical procedures that involve opening or passing through the skull to treat conditions affecting the brain, spinal cord, and nervous system.Compare with other Cranial Neurosurgery specialists.

Dr. Zipfel treats at a

high

frequency compared to similar providers

Based on claims data for 11 conditions and procedures

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Brain Surgery
Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
Normal
Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

Nervous System Neoplasms

Oncologists diagnose and treat tumors, both malignant and benign, in or near the brain and spinal cord.Compare with other Nervous System Neoplasms specialists.

Dr. Zipfel treats at a

high

frequency compared to similar providers

Based on claims data for 11 conditions and procedures

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Pituitary Tumor
Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
Meningiomas
Brain Cancer
Normal
Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency
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Dr. Zipfel's conditions and procedures:

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Brain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Carotid Artery Stent Placement
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reconstruction for Craniosynos
  • Repair Intracranial Aneurysm
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

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Dr. Zipfel accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Balanced Blue Access Choice-MO
Balanced Blue Access-MO
Blue Access Choice (St Louis) (Select Network)-MO
Blue Access Choice - S-MO
Blue Access Choice-MO
Blue Access-MO
Blue Traditional-MO
Bronze Blue Access Choice Plus-MO
Bronze Blue Access Choice-MO
Bronze Blue Access Plus-MO
Bronze Blue Access-MO
Gold Blue Access Choice Plus-MO
Gold Blue Access Choice-MO
Gold Blue Access Plus-MO
Gold Blue Access-MO
Gold Blue Preferred Options-MO
Lumenos Plans (Blue Access Choice)-MO
Lumenos plans (Blue Access)-MO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Preferred-Care Blue (KC) (Select Network)-MO
Silver Blue Access Choice Plus-MO
Silver Blue Access Choice-MO
Silver Blue Access Plus-MO
Silver Blue Access-MO
Silver Blue Preferred Options-MO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
HealthLink
HealthLink PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

Dr. Zipfel's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Zipfel

4.2

Based on 12 ratings

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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  • Explained conditions well (10)
  • Listened & answered questions (10)
  • Office environment (10)
What could be improved
  • Didn't explain conditions well (2)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (2)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (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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Linda Scherrer in Harrisburg, IL – Nov 19, 2018
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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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Beth P in Marion, IL – May 10, 2016
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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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larry hackethal in cobden, ill 62920 – Feb 14, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Gregory Zipfel, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Saint Louis, MO. Dr. Zipfel has more experience with Pediatric Neurosurgery, Neurocritical Care...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Education

Shands Hospital At University Of Fl
Residency Hospital
University Of Fl College Of Med
Residency Hospital

Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Dr. Gregory Zipfel, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Zipfel frequently treats Pediatric Neurosurgery, Neurocritical Care Disorders, and Cranial Neurosurgery. See all practice areas where Dr. Zipfel specializes.

Where is Dr. Gregory Zipfel, MD's office located?

Dr. Zipfel's office is located at 4921 Parkview Pl Ste 6b, Saint Louis, MO 63110. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Washington University NSG

Wu Dept Neurology4921 Parkview Pl Ste 6b Saint Louis, MO 63110
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Zipfel is affiliated with the following hospital. Select the hospital below to learn more.

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Barnes Jewish Hospital

Saint Louis, MO

77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average

9 Awards Received