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 23 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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Dr. Lu's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Low Back Pain
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lu treats Low Back Pain more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Lu treats this condition more than 87% of his peers

Spine Deformities
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lu treats Spine Deformities more than 86% of his peers

Dr. Lu treats this condition more than 86% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acrodysplasia Scoliosis
  • Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
  • Adult Scoliosis
  • Cavernous Malformation of Spine
  • Degenerative Scoliosis
  • Kyphosis
  • Lordosis
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Occult Spinal Dysraphism
  • Scoliosis
  • Scoliosis as Part of Neurofibromatosis
  • Scoliosis With Unilateral Unsegmented Bar
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Split Spinal Cord Malformation
Herniated Disc
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lu treats Herniated Disc more than 85% of his peers

Dr. Lu treats this condition more than 85% of his peers

Dr. Lu's conditions and procedures:

Aneurysm
Bone Cancer
Bone Disorders
Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
Brain Aneurysm
Brain Cancer
Brain Disorders
Brain Surgery
Broken Neck
Cancer
Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
Cerebral Hemorrhage
Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
Cerebrovascular Disease
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
Chiari's Deformity
Cranial Trauma
Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
Degenerative Disc Disease
Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
Ear Disorders
Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
Epilepsy
Fracture
Herniated Disc
Herniated Disc Surgery
Hydrocephalus
Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
Low Back Pain
Lumbar Spine Fracture
Meningiomas
Myelopathy
Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
Neuroplasty
Neurostimulation
Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
Pathological Spine Fracture
Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Scoliosis
Secondary Malignancies
Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal Cord Stimulation
Spinal Fusion
Spinal Nerve Block
Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
Spinal Stenosis
Spine Deformities
Spine Disorders
Spine Fracture Treatment
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
Spondylolisthesis
Spondylosis
Stroke
Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
Subdural Hemorrhage
Thoracic Spine Fracture
Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
Thrombosis
Torticollis
Traumatic Brain Injury
Vascular Disease
Vascular Transcatheter Embolization

About Me

Biography

Dr. James Lu, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Bridgeton, MO and has been practicing for 23 years. He graduated from Washington University In St Louis School Of Medicine in 1996 and specializes in neurosurgery.

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

Cleveland Clinic Foundation-Ohio
Fellowship Hospital
Barnes Jewish Hospital S Campus
Residency Hospital
1996
Washington University In St Louis School Of Medicine
Medical School
1996

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

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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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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Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
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Blue Card PPO
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Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
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HealthLink
HealthLink PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO

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