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Neurosurgery | Male

Care Philosophy

Dr. Eichholz is one of few fellowship-trained minimally invasive spine surgeons in the Midwest. He applies minimally invasive techniques to the treatment of degenerative disease of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine, lumbar stenosis, spondylolisthesis and disc herniations, thoracic stenosis and disc herniations and cervical stenosis, deformity and disc herniations. He also treats tumors of the spinal column through minimally invasive techniques.

Biography

Dr. Kurt Eichholz, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Saint Louis, MO. He is 45 years old and has been practicing for 18 years. Dr. Eichholz is affiliated with SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital, St. Anthony's Medical Center and Mercy Hospital St. Louis.

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Dr. Eichholz's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (6)
in St Louis, MO |
In Feb 2016 I was stopped in my tracks with sciatic pain in my right buttock and calf. After steroidal injections and about three months of PT I found no relief. Dr. Eichholz was my second surgical consult and I knew right away I wanted him to be my surgeon. I educated myself on the tubular re-tractor method beforehand and Dr. Eichholz confirmed he could perform this surgery on my herniated L4/L5. Walked out of hospital on same day of surgery and I am 3 months post op with no more sciatic pain.
in St Louis, MO |
My experience at Dr. Eichholz office was very disappointing. I went for one visit and he sent me to get painful (and expensive) testing in addition the MRI and x rays I had already brought him. When the results came in he had his nurse (who was very rude) call me and tell me he couldn't help me and I should go to a pain management center (even though I had explained and brought documentation in showing I had exhausted all non-surgical options - pain management center included).
in St. Louis. MO |
His true concern & candor was a perfect balance for me. His staff was kind & efficient. Every healthcare professional I spoke to and mentioned Dr. Eichholz they would always respond with best & smartest doctor you can choose. My old symptoms are gone with just a few recovery symptoms that are to be expected at 5 weeks of recovery. Once physical therapy starts next week I'm sure I will be on a good pace to completely normal. I can't say Thank You enough to this practice.
in St Louis, MO |
Great doctor with great results. Minimum incision.
He listens to you when you try and explain the issues that you are having. He read around a hundred plus pages from other doctors on my issues. Mine happens to be the fourth and fifth disc that causes shooting pain down my whole left leg. I highly recommend if you are having any issues due to your back or even your legs as far as just walking. Do not hesitate to visit Dr Eichholz!
in House Springs, MO |
I am half-way through my recovery period from TLIF procedure by Dr. Eichholz; it was my biggest nightmare that I have delayed for several years, he has been outstanding, professional and has been compassionate. He has saved my life, I have been blessed! Thank you Dr.
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Dr. Eichholz's Care Philosophy

Dr. Eichholz is one of few fellowship-trained minimally invasive spine surgeons in the Midwest. He applies minimally invasive techniques to the treatment of degenerative disease of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine, lumbar stenosis, spondylolisthesis and disc herniations, thoracic stenosis and disc herniations and cervical stenosis, deformity and disc herniations. He also treats tumors of the spinal column through minimally invasive techniques.

Dr. Eichholz's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Neurosurgery
  •  Board certified in Neurosurgery
  •  Malpractice claims in Missouri not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
    • Best Doctors in America, 2009-2010, 2010
    • Best Doctors in Saint Louis, 2010
    • Best Doctors in America 2010-2011, 2011
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Board Certifications

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  • Neurosurgery

Conditions Treated

  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Neck
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Compression Fracture
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Kyphosis
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

Education

  • Medical School
    Saint Louis University / School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1999

  • Internship Hospital
    University Of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

    Completed in 2000

  • Residency Hospital
    University Of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

    Completed in 2005

  • Fellowship Hospital
    The University Of Chicago, Section Of Neurosurgery

    Completed in 2006

  • Undergraduate School
    Saint Louis University / School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1994

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Spinal Cord Injury Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Bone Grafting
  • Brain Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Disc Replacement
  • Complex Spinal Instrumentation Procedure
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Disc Arthroplasty
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Lumbar Disc Replacement
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Neck Surgery
  • Neuroplasty
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine Surgery
  • Thoracic Disc Surgery
  • Total Disc Replacement
  • Vertebroplasty