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Dr. Michael Polinsky, MD

Neurosurgery ·  Male · Age 54

Dr. Polinsky

Dr. Michael Polinsky, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Chesterfield, MO and has been practicing for 22 years. He graduated from Washington University In St Louis School Of Medicine in 1990 and specializes in neurosurgery.


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(314) 878-2888

Dr. Polinsky accepts the following insurance:

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Choice Plus POS II
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Blue Preferred Plus POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Dr. Polinsky's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Degenerative Disc Disease
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Polinsky treats Degenerative Disc Disease more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Polinsky treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Intervertebral Disc Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Polinsky treats Intervertebral Disc Disease more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Polinsky treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Spondylolisthesis
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Polinsky treats Spondylolisthesis more than 98% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Cervical Spondylolisthesis
  • Degenerative Spondylolisthesis

Dr. Polinsky's conditions and procedures:

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Gland Cancer
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

About Me

Biography

"Michael N. Polinsky, MD, is a board-certified neurosurgeon with Neurosurgery & Neurology. He treats surgical conditions affecting the brain and spine, including disc disease, degenerative spine disease, spinal stenosis, tumors of the brain and s...

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

1997
University Mi
Residency Hospital
1990
Washington University In St Louis School Of Medicine
Medical School
1997
1990

Awards

Dr. Polinsky's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Polinsky

4.4

Based on 31 reviews

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Never seen Dr. Expects more invasive testing prior to review of current tests and before he will talk to you.
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An extremely skilled surgeon, Doctor and wonderful human being.
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Terry and I wish to thank you for your amazing care and successful spinal surgery you performed on Terry recently. We were both scared and unsure as we experienced this medical issue. But you and your staff walked us through with compassion and confidence. Thank you and God bless all. Terry and Joyce Moon
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Dr. Polinsky did my Meniere’s surgery where he went in and cut the balance nerve next to my brain. He was the most attentive Doctor I’ve ever had during my hospital stay. Before my surgery he took as much time as I needed to explain what he would be doing. I felt confident in his care. He is also a super sweet man who actually cares about his patients. I highly recommend Dr. Polinsky!!
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I don't have words to describe how thankful I am for Dr. Polinsky!! If it hadn't been for him doing my dads spine surgery in January, he wouldn't have lived as long as he did. It was a risky surgery due to my dads poor health, but Dr. Polinsky took on the challenge and saved my dads life! I am forever grateful for what you did that day!
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Great bedside manner; never felt rushed.
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