Dr. Ian Dorward, MD

Dr. Ian Dorward, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
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Age 41
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Dr. Ian Dorward, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Saint Louis, MO and has been practicing for 5 years. He graduated from Washington Univ Sch Of Med in 2005 and specializes in neurosurgery, cerebrovascular disorders, and more.

4921 Parkview Pl

Saint Louis, MO 63110

Contact Information

(314) 362-3570

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care of Missouri
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthLink
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Dorward performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Scoliosis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Spine Deformities
very high
more than 98% of peers
Spine Disorders
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Dorward "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 with microsurgery of delicate vascular lesions both informs and enhances my ability to deal delicately and dexterously with the spinal cord and spinal nerves. I am also one of the few neurosurgeons in the country to have completed an orthopedic spinal surgery fellowship, so that I can bring a "best of both worlds" approach to spine care."

8  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Brain Aneurysms
  • Cerebrovascular Disorders
  • Minimally Invasive Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Reconstructive Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Neck Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Dorward does not have any board certifications listed.

78  Conditions Treated

  • Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
  • Adult Scoliosis
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Spine
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • 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
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Confusion
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Scoliosis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dystonia
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Kyphosis
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Myelopathy
  • Narcolepsy and Cataplexy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Rasmussen's Syndrome
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Stiff-Man Syndrome
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
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44  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adult Scoliosis Correction
  • Aneurysm Clipping
  • Brain Aneurysm Repair
  • Brain Surgery
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Spine Reconstruction
  • Complex Spinal Deformity Correction
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Fracture Care
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Surgery
  • Kyphosis Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminoplasty
  • Minimal Access Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Neck Surgery
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Paracentesis
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine and Back Procedures
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
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Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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.

Education

  • University Of Colorado
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2000
  • Washington Univ Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 2005
  • Barnes Jewish Hosp
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2006
  • Washington University In St Louis School Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2012
  • Washington University In St Louis School Of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2013
  • Beaumont Hospital/Royal College Of Surg Med School
    Other Education | Completed 2010

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Dorward has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Dorward has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Dorward's Reviews

4.9
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Dorward to family and friends
12 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (12)

  • 5
    (11)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
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Dr. Dorward's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes
Dr. Dorward Says:
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As a disclaimer, I will say that my clinic does not always run on time. I see patients from several different states in the region, and many have extremely complex problems that require a long period of focused attention. I would rather run behind in my clinic than give a patient less time than he/she deserves in the assessment and planning related to their spinal condition. 

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Patient Comments (3)

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.
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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 .
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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...more
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I am very sorry for the difficulties you encountered in reaching me. That problem is highly abnormal for our team, as we strive to be responsive and helpful. Unfortunately, due to the extensive nature of many of the cases I perform, insurance companies sometimes present barriers. We try to provide maximal assistance in this regard, but in this case we seem to have failed, and for that I am sorry. Hopefully you are now happy with your surgical outcome and subsequent interactions with my team.

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