Dr. Ian Dorward, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 46

Neurosurgery

Dr. Ian Dorward, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Saint Louis, MO and has over 18 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Dorward has extensive experience in Spine Disorders & Surgical Procedures. He graduated from Washington Univ Sch of Med in 2005. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Barnes Jewish Hospital and Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. Ian Dorward, MD

Washington University

660 S Euclid Ave Saint Louis, MO 63110
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Dorward

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Dorward treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Dorward treats other conditions, please contact the office at (314) 362-3275.

Spine Disorders & Surgical Procedures

Spine specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the bones of the spine, including degenerative spine disease, herniated discs, stenosis, and fractured vertebrae, with treatments including medication, physical therapy, and surgery.Compare with other Spine Disorders & Surgical Procedures specialists.

Dr. Dorward is experienced in the area of Spine Disorders & Surgical Procedures. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 57 conditions and procedures

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Cervical Spine Myelopathy
Myelopathy
Spinal Stenosis
Scoliosis
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Dr. Dorward's conditions and procedures:

  • Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
  • Adult Scoliosis
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Spine
  • Bone Cancer
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Broken Neck
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Disc Degeneration
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cervical Spondylitis
  • Cervical Spondylolisthesis
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chordoma
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Scoliosis
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Kyphosis
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pineal Region Tumors
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine and Back Procedures
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

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Dr. Dorward accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Anthem
Bronze Blue Access-MO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
Blue Cross Blue Shield
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health Care of Missouri
First Health
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
HAP Insurance
Health Alliance PPO
HealthLink
Humana
MultiPlan
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

Dr. Dorward's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Dorward

4.5

Based on 17 ratings

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4 Star
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I thank God for Dr. Dorward
I had scoliosis and didn’t even know it for most of my life, until adulthood when I was losing strength in my left leg and my spine was quickly losing height; my left shoulder angling down toward my left hip. The pain was incredible. I was becoming more and more disabled. Dr. Dorward and his team did a T10-S1 spinal fusion and reduction 7 months ago today. He told me during my consult, “there may be times you wish you hadn’t had this surgery.” Well I am nothing but grateful that I did have it. I am so thankful that someone could even fix what was wrong with my back. Dr. Dorward saved my life. Special mention to Joe Walsh, PA and Ashley, RN (both on Dr. Dorward’s team… and outstanding!). Joe did the most thorough work up. And I have received the best care and advice from both him & Ashley during my recovery time, which is ongoing for at least a full year.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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T.B. – Oct 09, 2022
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I heard a lot of great things about this doctor but my experience was totally different. The first visit was awesome and I decided to have the revision surgery that was recommended. After the surgery this doctor fell to return calls or answer any questions I had. I have left message after message for three weeks straight attempting to get answers concerning my pain and MRI results. After three weeks of no response I give up. How can you not respond to your patient?
What went well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
3 people found this helpful
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Oct 07, 2020
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Dr. Dorward performed an anterior cervical discectomy fusion on me in November, 2018. I walked out of the hospital completely void of pain for the first time in many months. I was given pain meds on release from the hospital. I promptly took them to the police station for destruction. It’s been four months since my surgery and I can honestly say that I haven’t felt this good in years. Dr. Dorward gave me my life back. He truly cares about people. He’s a top notch surgeon.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
15 people found this helpful
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Happy patient – Mar 08, 2019
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This is a new kind of Doctor. Not the old breed of so many poor communicating surgeons. Dr Dorward is very skilled, compassionate and kindly personable. My neck surgery is huge success and I’m grateful for his excellent care. Thank you Dr. Dorward!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
13 people found this helpful
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Swansea, IL – Dec 26, 2018
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Dr Dorward is absolutely amazing!! I could never thank him enough he done my back surgery and thanks too him and his team the pain in my back is no more.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
18 people found this helpful
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Tim Wilkerson in Potosi Missouri – Oct 21, 2017
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I had a son that he did a Blessing for him . the docter was a God that he made of him thank you for my son satisfaction you did .
8 people found this helpful
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Justin Thompkins in Fenton, MO – Jun 20, 2017
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I was referred to Dr Dorward by my neurosurgeon, as I have a very complex back condition. I left numerous messages with Dawn (med assistant) none were returned. I finally went to office to talk to someone, and the office manager Rhonda, has been most helpful. Since my 1st surgery in April was cancelled 4 days prior, due to Ins refusing to pay for the BMP . The precert dept submitted the claim wrong. I'm still dealing with appeals. I have BEGGED to talk to Dr before my major surgery, and can't
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
13 people found this helpful
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Virginia P in St Charles, Mo – May 13, 2016
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Care Philosophy

As a neurosurgeon who cares for both brain and spinal problems, I feel that I have a unique perspective on many neurosurgical issues. Importantly, my experience...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

2013
Washington University In St Louis School of Medicine
Fellowship Hospital
2010
Beaumont Hospital/Royal College of Surg Med School
2006
Barnes Jewish Hosp
Internship Hospital
2005
Washington Univ Sch of Med
Medical School
2000
University of Colorado
Undergraduate School
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Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

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Does Dr. Ian Dorward, MD accept any insurance plans?

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Does Dr. Ian Dorward, MD accept new patients?

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What are Dr. Ian Dorward, MD's top areas of expertise?

Dr. Dorward specializes in Spine Disorders & Surgical Procedures. See more on Healthgrades.

What conditions does Dr. Ian Dorward, MD treat?

Dr. Dorward frequently treats the following conditions: Cervical Spine Myelopathy, Myelopathy, and Spinal Stenosis. See more on Healthgrades.

What is Dr. Ian Dorward, MD's office address?

Dr. Dorward's office is located at 660 S Euclid Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63110. You can find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Is Dr. Ian Dorward, MD affiliated with any hospitals?

Dr. Ian Dorward, MD is affiliated with Barnes Jewish Hospital and Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital.

Is Dr. Ian Dorward, MD a board-certified professional?

Yes, Dr. Ian Dorward, MD holds board certifications in Neurosurgery.

How much experience does Dr. Ian Dorward, MD have?

Dr. Dorward has over 17 years of healthcare experience.

Does Dr. Ian Dorward, MD receive good ratings from patients?

There is a star rating of 4.5/5 for Dr. Ian Dorward, MD. Patients say that they trusted the provider's decisions and the provider explained conditions well. See all patient feedback on Healthgrades.

Locations

Practice

Washington University660 S Euclid Ave Saint Louis, MO 63110
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Washington University Physicians

Washington University4921 Parkview Pl Ste B Saint Louis, MO 63110
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Dorward is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Barnes Jewish Hospital

Saint Louis, MO

79% Patients that would definitely recommend, 9% higher than the national average

17 Awards Received

Award Highlight: State Ranking Award - Gastrointestinal Surgery™ (2023)

Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital

Saint Peters, MO

69% Patients that would definitely recommend, 1% lower than the national average

2 Awards Received

Barnes-jewish West County Hospital

Creve Coeur, MO

87% Patients that would definitely recommend, 17% higher than the national average

8 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2022)

Memorial Hospital Belleville

Belleville, IL

71% Patients that would definitely recommend, 1% higher than the national average

1 Award Received

Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center

Poplar Bluff, MO

54% Patients that would definitely recommend, 16% lower than the national average