Dr. Kurt Eichholz, MD

Dr. Kurt Eichholz, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 46
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Kurt Eichholz, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Saint Louis, MO and has been practicing for 12 years. He graduated from Saint Louis University / School Of Medicine in 1999 and specializes in neurosurgery, minimally invasive surgery, and more.

4590 S Lindbergh Blvd

Saint Louis, MO 63127

Contact Information

(314) 270-9494

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthLink
  • HFN
  • Humana
  • MercyCare Health Plans
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Top Care Areas


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Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
very high
more than 99% of peers
very high
more than 99% of peers
Low Back Pain
very high
more than 97% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Eichholz "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."


  • Neurosurgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Spinal Cord Injury Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

Conditions Treated

  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Ataxia
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Compression Fracture
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Kyphosis
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • 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 Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Vertebral Column Tumors


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Background Check

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0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


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

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
Media & Publications

Dr. Eichholz has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Eichholz's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Eichholz to family and friends
based on 33 total reviews (9 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (33)

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Dr. Eichholz's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (9)

in St Louis, MO
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...more
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in St Louis, MO
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...more
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in Ballwin, MO
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...more
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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...more
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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...more
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