Dr. Kurt Eichholz, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
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Age 46
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Dr. Kurt Eichholz, MD
Dr. Kurt Eichholz, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Saint Louis, MO. He is 46 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.

4590 S Lindbergh Blvd

Saint Louis, MO 63127

Contact Information

(314) 270-9494

Dr. Kurt Eichholz, MD

Dr. Kurt Eichholz, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthLink
  • HFN
  • Humana
  • MercyCare Health Plans
  • MultiPlan
  • Private HealthCare Systems
  • Tricare
  • UniCare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas


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Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Spine
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."


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  • 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 Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • 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
  • 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 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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  • 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 Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine Surgery
  • Thoracic Disc Surgery
  • Total Disc Replacement
  • Vertebroplasty

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)
Dr. Eichholz's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • 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 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
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 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!!!
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 that. I have not had any problems with my back, like I said earlier, it's been 2 months.
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 accepts 14 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • HealthLink
  • HFN
  • Humana
  • MercyCare Health Plans
    Mercy Health Plans HMO
    Mercy Health Plans POS
    Mercy Health Plans PPO
  • MultiPlan
    PHCS Network EPO
    PHCS Network PPO
    PHCS Open Access PPO
  • Private HealthCare Systems
  • Tricare
  • UniCare
  • UnitedHealthCare
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Hospitals where Dr. Eichholz has admitting privileges

Mercy Hospital St. Louis
615 S New Ballas Rd
Saint Louis, MO 63141
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SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital
1465 S Grand Blvd
Saint Louis, MO 63104
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St. Anthony's Medical Center
10010 Kennerly Rd
Saint Louis, MO 63128
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