Dr. Kurt Eichholz, MD

Minimally Invasive Neurological Spine Surgery •  Male • Age 48
  
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 21 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 accepts the following insurance:

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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
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Silver Blue Access-MO
Silver Blue Preferred Options-MO
Silver Blue Preferred-MO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
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HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
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Mercy Health Plans HMO
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Dr. Eichholz's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Ataxia
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis

Dr. Eichholz's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Eichholz

3.7

Based on 38 ratings

5 Stars
63.1578947368421%
(24)
4 Stars
2.6315789473684212%
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3 Stars
5.2631578947368425%
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2 Stars
0%
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1 Star
28.94736842105263%
(11)
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  • Explained conditions well (28)
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  • Appointment was rushed (9)
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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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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.
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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
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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!!!
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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.
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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.
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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).
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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.
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Tina Schad in St. Louis. MO – Feb 27, 2016
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Great doctor with great results. Minimum incision.
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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!
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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.
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Susan Markland in House Springs, MO – Dec 22, 2015
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About Me

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, spondylolis...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

Awards

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

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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

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Mercy Hospital South

Saint Louis, MO

65% Patient experience rating, 4% lower than the national average

Mercy Hospital St. Louis

Saint Louis, MO

77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average

  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)

SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital

Saint Louis, MO