Dr. Kurt Eichholz, MD

Minimally Invasive Neurological Spine SurgeryMaleAge 50

Dr. Eichholz
Accepting new patients

St. Louis Minimally Invasive Spine Center, LLC

4590 S Lindbergh Blvd Saint Louis, MO 63127

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(314) 270-9494

Dr. Kurt Eichholz, MD is a Minimally Invasive Neurological Spine Surgery Specialist in Saint Louis, MO and has over 23 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Saint Louis University / School of Medicine medical school in 1999. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Mercy Hospital South and Mercy Hospital St. Louis. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Eichholz to book an appointment.

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Dr. Eichholz's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Bone Cancer
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Surgery
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chordoma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Dural Tear
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminoforaminotomy
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulator Implantation
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy

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Dr. Eichholz accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Alliance (Select Network)-MO
Alliance-MO EPO
Balanced Blue Access Choice-MO
Balanced Blue Access-MO
Balanced Blue Preferred-MO
Blue Access Choice (St Louis) (Select Network)-MO
Blue Access Choice - S-MO
Blue Access Choice-MO
Blue Access-MO
Blue Preferred (Blue Preferred / Small Grp)-MO
Blue Preferred (Select Network)-MO POS
Blue Preferred Network-MO
Blue Preferred Options-MO
Blue Preferred Plus-MO POS
Blue Preferred-MO HMO
Blue Traditional-MO
Bronze Blue Access Choice Plus-MO
Bronze Blue Access Choice-MO
Bronze Blue Access Plus-MO
Bronze Blue Access-MO
Bronze Blue Preferred Plus-MO
Bronze Blue Preferred-MO
Gold Blue Access Choice Plus-MO
Gold Blue Access Choice-MO
Gold Blue Access Plus-MO
Gold Blue Access-MO
Gold Blue Preferred Options-MO
Gold Blue Preferred Plus-MO
Gold Blue Preferred-MO
Lumenos Plans (Blue Access Choice)-MO
Lumenos plans (Blue Access)-MO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Preferred-Care Blue (KC) (Select Network)-MO
Silver Blue Access Choice Plus-MO
Silver Blue Access Choice-MO
Silver Blue Access Plus-MO
Silver Blue Access-MO
Silver Blue Preferred Options-MO
Silver Blue Preferred-MO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Preferred Plus POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
HealthLink
HFN
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MercyCare Health Plans
Mercy Health Plans HMO
Mercy Health Plans POS
Mercy Health Plans PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network EPO
PHCS Network PPO
PHCS Open Access PPO
Private HealthCare Systems
Tricare
UniCare
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

Dr. Eichholz's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Eichholz

3.7

Based on 41 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
4.878048780487805%
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1 Star
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Left me paralyzed on my left side. Having surgery from Dr. Eichilz was the worst decision of my life. My health has been in a downward spiral since. Limited mobility and unable to feel sensation to use bathroom. Forced into retirement with nothing to do but sit around.
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Jul 24, 2021
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Dr Eicholz has done a 3 level cervical fusion for me, and a lumbar decompression L4-5... 4 months apart. I have a very high trust and confidence in His ability to fix anything spine related! He is not afraid to say it like it is, straight up or down, but in a very respectful manner! He doesn’t waste your time, yet takes enough time to answer all your questions! A very knowledgeable Dr, with much experience! He’s the best of the best!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Titus Hostetler – May 12, 2021
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The Dr and his staff have been wonderful throughout the entire process. He showed me and spoke to me about my MRI and no one had ever gone over in detail like he did. Surgery was on Tuesday, by Friday I feel a lot better. Definitely recommend this surgeon.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Kathy – Apr 09, 2021
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Waited 45 minutes to see him, was leaving 10 minutes later. After going over my MRI results and quoting my BMI, he recommended physical therapy and weight loss surgery. I asked about injections and was told I'd have to do 6 weeks of PT first. Going somewhere else.
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Mar 05, 2020
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This is one of the most compassionate men, let alone doctors, with whom I've ever come in contact. My mother had had unsuccessful back surgery for spinal stenosis 3 months before I took her to Vanderbilt to Dr. Eichholz. He explained the surgery he could do to help her, and she lived her last 7 years painfree. I, too, had neck issues and went to him. Rather than operate, he sent me to PT for 6 weeks and I got back to manageable pain. He is quite a remarkable man and doctor. I appreciate him so.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Sue Harvey in Jackson, TN – Jan 13, 2019
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Dr Eichholtz preformed a fusion on me in 2015. I have been having issues the last year and been receiving steroid shots with no avail. That doctor thought she had seen a loose screw in my fusion. I returned to Dr. Eichholtz 2 wks ago and he suggested a mylogram/ct scan. He called with the results, saying fusion looked great and I needed a decompression surgery. He said this will relieve the pain going down your right leg. My pain has always been in my left leg. After his nonchalant attitude
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
8 people found this helpful
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Sam Veltri in St Louis, MO – Nov 19, 2017
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I would not recommend Dr Eichholz. He did minimally invasive decompression surgery on me. Three days post-surgery I developed a spinal headache. I thought I was dying. My husband is a dr & knew right away that I had to lie down. As long as I was lying down I did not have the headache. It turns out Dr E left a hole in my spinal membrane, because he didn't think it was leaking spinal fluid. I had to have 2nd surgery to repair hole he should have closed originally. BEWARE!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
12 people found this helpful
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St Louis, MO – Nov 16, 2017
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2 years ago I had back surgery. It was getting close to the end of the year, I've met my deductible and didn't want to have to pay a deductible again. Dr. Eicholtz performed my surgery on Christmas Eve. He went out of his way to help me in all aspects. I don't feel any other Dr would have done that. I have not had any problems with my back, like I said earlier, it's been 2 months.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Celine in Ballwin, MO – Jul 08, 2017
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
12 people found this helpful
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Fred Hessel in St Louis, MO – Nov 29, 2016
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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).
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
10 people found this helpful
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Kristen in St Louis, MO – Jul 16, 2016
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
8 people found this helpful
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Tina Schad in St. Louis. MO – Feb 27, 2016
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Great doctor with great results. Minimum incision.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
6 people found this helpful
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Robert J. Cordes in St Louis, MO – Feb 09, 2016
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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!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
13 people found this helpful
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Jan 08, 2016
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
7 people found this helpful
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Susan Markland in House Springs, MO – Dec 22, 2015
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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...Read more

Specialties

  • Minimally Invasive Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Reconstructive Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • Peripheral Nerve Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2006
The University Of Chicago, Section Of Neurosurgery
Fellowship Hospital
2005
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Residency Hospital
2000
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Internship Hospital
1999
Saint Louis University / School of Medicine
Medical School
1994
Saint Louis University / School of Medicine
Undergraduate School
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Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Best Doctors in America, 2009-2010, 2010
  • Best Doctors in America 2010-2011, 2011
  • Best Doctors in Saint Louis, 2010

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What are Dr. Kurt Eichholz, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Eichholz frequently treats Osteoarthritis of Spine, Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair, and Laminoforaminotomy. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Eichholz treats.

Where is Dr. Kurt Eichholz, MD's office located?

Dr. Eichholz's office is located at 4590 S Lindbergh Blvd, Saint Louis, MO 63127. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

St. Louis Minimally Invasive Spine Center, LLC

St. Louis Minimally Invasive Spine Center, LLC4590 S Lindbergh Blvd Saint Louis, MO 63127
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Eichholz is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Mercy Hospital South

Saint Louis, MO

64% Patient Experience Rating, 5% lower than the national average

2 Awards Received

Mercy Hospital St. Louis

Saint Louis, MO

77% Patient Experience Rating, 8% higher than the national average

18 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2021)

SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital

Saint Louis, MO