Dr. James Lu, MD

Dr. James Lu, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
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Age 48
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Dr. James Lu, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Bridgeton, MO and has been practicing for 22 years. He graduated from Washington University In St Louis School of Medicine in 1996 and specializes in neurosurgery.

12266 De Paul Dr Ste 100

Bridgeton, MO 63044

Contact Information

(314) 291-6556

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • HealthLink
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Low Back Pain
high
more than 87% of peers
Herniated Disc
high
more than 81% of peers
Spine Disorders
high
more than 81% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

46  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
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15  Procedures

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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Education

  • Washington University In St Louis School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1996
  • Barnes Jewish Hospital S Campus
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation- Ohio
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Lu has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Lu's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Lu

3.7

Based on 23 reviews

5 Stars
60.869565217391305%
(14)
4 Stars
4.3478260869565215%
(1)
3 Stars
8.695652173913043%
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2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
26.08695652173913%
(6)

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What People Say About Dr. James Lu, MD
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I had three surgeries on my lower spine, two of those he did. He fixed the surgery that didn't work and fixed two other spots . Always so nice and considerate.
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I had back surgery done by Dr. Lu on 6-22-17, L2-3 area for spinal stenosis. Dr. told me I had a 90% success rate. For almost 8 weeks now I have had unbearable leg nerve pain, worse than before my surgery. Dr. Lu tells me I should not be having this much pain as the surgery was a complete...Read More
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The first thing that my family and I noticed about Dr. Lu was the level of confidence that he portrayed in my initial exam. His "Bedside Manner" is a 10! His explanation of my problem is a 10! He mirrors his confidence into the patient making me feel: "Hey! This Dr. can help me! And he did! The...Read More
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Dr Lu is an excellent, knowledgeable, skilled, caring Neurosurgeon who is patient to his patient. I had Spinal Fusion surgery. I would recommend him highly.
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The absolute most thorough and professional human being I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. I was truly blessed to have Dr. Lu perform my spinal fusion. He gave me my life back. Thank you Dr. Lu.
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