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Dr. Kurt Eichholz, MD

Neurosurgery ·  Male · Age 47

Dr. Eichholz

Dr. Kurt Eichholz, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Saint Louis, MO and has been practicing for 13 years. He graduated from Saint Louis University / School Of Medicine in 1999 and specializes in neurosurgery, minimally invasive surgery, and more.


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Dr. Eichholz accepts the following insurance:

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First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
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Dr. Eichholz's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Spondylosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Eichholz treats Spondylosis more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Eichholz treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Eichholz performs Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy) more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Eichholz performs this procedure more than 96% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Laminectomy
  • Laminoplasty
  • Laminotomy
  • Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Posterior Cervical Laminectomy
Bone Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Eichholz treats Bone Disorders more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Eichholz treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Eichholz's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Ataxia
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bone Grafting
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Complex Spinal Instrumentation Procedure
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Compression Fracture
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Disc Arthroplasty
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Kyphosis
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Replacement
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Surgery
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spine Surgery
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Disc Surgery
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Total Disc Replacement
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
  • Vertebroplasty

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...

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Spinal Cord Injury Medicine

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
2006
2005
2000
1999
1994

Awards

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

Dr. Eichholz's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Eichholz

3.8

Based on 34 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
0%
(0)
3 Stars
5.882352941176471%
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2 Stars
0%
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1 Star
26.470588235294116%
(9)

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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...Read More
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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...Read More
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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...Read More
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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...Read More
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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...Read More
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