Dr. Ian G. Dorward, MD

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Dr. Ian G. Dorward, MD

Neurosurgery | Male

(314) 362-3570

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As a neurosurgeon who cares for both brain and spinal problems, I feel that I have a unique perspective on...   Read More

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    Dr. Dorward says

    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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    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
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    Specialties

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

    Conditions Treated

    • Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
    • Adult Scoliosis
    • Aneurysm
    • Ankylosing Spondylitis
    • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Spine
    • Bone Cancer
    • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
    • Brain Aneurysm
    • Broken Neck
    • Carotid Artery Disease
    • Cerebral Hemorrhage
    • Cerebrovascular Disease
    • Cervical Disc Degeneration
    • Cervical Radiculopathy
    • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
    • Cervical Spondylitis
    • Cervical Spondylolisthesis
    • 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
    • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
    • Pseudoarthrosis
    • Scoliosis
    • Spinal Cord Injury
    • Spinal Cord Tumor
    • Spinal Instability
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Spine Deformities
    • Spine Disorders
    • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
    • Spondylolisthesis
    • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
    • Subdural Hemorrhage
    • Thoracic Spine Fracture
    • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
    • Thrombosis
    • Vertebral Column Tumors

    Procedures Performed

    • Adult Scoliosis Correction
    • Aneurysm Clipping
    • Brain Aneurysm Repair
    • Brain Surgery
    • Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
    • Cervical Disc Replacement
    • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
    • Cervical Spine Reconstruction
    • Complex Spinal Deformity Correction
    • Complex Spine Surgery
    • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
    • Herniated Disc Surgery
    • Kyphosis Surgery
    • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
    • Laminoplasty
    • Minimal Access Surgery
    • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
    • Neck Surgery
    • 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

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      Board Actions

      No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    Education

    • Medical School
      Washington Univ Sch Of Med

      Graduated in 2005

    • Internship Hospital
      Barnes Jewish Hosp

      Completed in 2006

    • Residency Hospital
      Washington University In St Louis School Of Medicine

      Completed in 2012

    • Fellowship Hospital
      Washington University In St Louis School Of Medicine

      Completed in 2013

    • Undergraduate School
      University Of Colorado

      Graduated in 2000

    • Other Education
      Beaumont Hospital/Royal College Of Surg Med School

      Completed in 2010

    Awards & Recognition

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    Languages Spoken

    • English
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    • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
    • Specializes in Neurosurgery
    • No board certification on record with Healthgrades
    • Malpractice claims in Missouri not available
    • No sanctions found
    • No board actions found
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    Dr. Dorward's Office & Staff

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    Dr. Dorward's 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 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.

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    Dr. Dorward says...

    One particular area of my focus is the treatment of cervical spinal deformities. I am amazed at how many patients with severe neck deformities ("chin on chest" or "chin on shoulder" deformity, dropped head syndrome, cervical kyphosis) have been told that "there is nothing anyone can do for you." Cervical deformities cause tremendous suffering and loss of quality of life, but they are highly correctible with spinal reconstructive surgery. 

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    Dr. Dorward says...

    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.