Dr. Neill Wright, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 55

Neurosurgery

Dr. Neill Wright, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Saint Louis, MO and has over 29 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from David Geffen School Of Medicine At UCLA, University Of California, Los Angeles in 1993. He is affiliated with medical facilities Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital and Progress West Hospital. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. Neill Wright, MD

Neurosurgery of St. Louis

12855 N 40 Dr Ste 125 Saint Louis, MO 63141
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Dr. Wright's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Cervical Spine Myelopathy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wright treats Cervical Spine Myelopathy more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Wright treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Spinal Stenosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wright treats Spinal Stenosis more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Wright treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
Degenerative Disc Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wright treats Degenerative Disc Disease more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Wright treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Wright's conditions and procedures:

  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Atlantoaxial Fusion
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cervical Spondylolisthesis
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chordoma
  • Complex Spine Disorders
  • Congenital Spine Disorders
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniospinal Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Degenerative Spondylolisthesis
  • Dural Tear
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Kyphosis
  • Lordosis
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neurostimulation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Spine
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathologic Fracture
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Posterior Lumbar Fusion With Robotic Assistance
  • Radiculitis
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Dislocation
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Split Spinal Cord Malformation
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Torticollis
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
  • Vertebral Fracture

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Dr. Wright accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Choice PPO
Anthem
Balanced Blue Access Choice-MO
Balanced Blue Access-MO
Blue Access Choice - S-MO
Blue Access Choice-MO
Blue Access-MO
Blue Traditional-MO
Bronze Blue Access Choice Plus-MO
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Bronze Blue Access Plus-MO
Bronze Blue Access-MO
Gold Blue Access Choice Plus-MO
Gold Blue Access Choice-MO
Gold Blue Access Plus-MO
Gold Blue Access-MO
Gold Blue Preferred Options-MO
Lumenos Plans (Blue Access Choice)-MO
Lumenos plans (Blue Access)-MO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Silver Blue Access Choice Plus-MO
Silver Blue Access Choice-MO
Silver Blue Access Plus-MO
Silver Blue Access-MO
Silver Blue Preferred Options-MO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Preferred Plus POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health Care HMO
Group Plan PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
HAP Insurance
Health Alliance PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
WellPoint

Dr. Wright's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Wright

4.4

Based on 32 ratings

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1 Star
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Smart and kind
Dr. Wright is knowledgeable and knows how to explain the situation. He is both conservative and realistic. He recommends surgery as the last option.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Nov 15, 2022
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Professional, knowledgeable and empathetic. I have complete trust in him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Nov 07, 2022
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Dr Wright wanted to hear a full history of my pain while taking notes and asking questions. He was thorough in his physical testing and reviewed all my imaging with me. He explained his findings very well and recommended next steps for me to take.
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Nov 03, 2022
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Exceptional Credentials & First Rate Patient Care
He's the best in his field. Performed a C4-C7 Discectomy with a Fusion and I couldn't be happier with the results.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
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Thomas Scott Stewart – Nov 02, 2022
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My Neck
Excellent! Felt comfortable! Explained everything well!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Oct 17, 2022
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Wonderful care
I recently had a 3 level ACDF and could not be happier with the process or with the results. From initial appt to post-op visit, Dr Wright’s staff was friendly and knowledgeable. Dr. Wright explained things thoroughly and patiently answered my questions. Supportive every step of the way. I feel so fortunate to have had Dr Wright’s expert skills for this procedure- minimal pain and excellent results.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Linda – Sep 28, 2022
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Skilled Surgeon
Dr. Wright performed two lumbar and a cervical fusion on me and a cervical fusion on my wife. The man has awesome skills. Results were fantastic. He also takes time with patients and explains everything thoroughly and answers all questions. Fantastic Doctor.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Eric and Lisa – Sep 16, 2022
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Amazing Doctor
Dr. Wright is the 1st doctor in 2 years that I feel actually listened to my symptoms and is working to find the actual cause of my symptoms.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Melissa A Markus – Aug 19, 2022
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The best of the best
The man wrote the book on neurosurgery, specifically as it pertains to the cervical spine. Unlike many physicians with his incredible intellect and skill, he’s also a really nice guy with a sublime staff. It’s worth the wait to see him if you need a neurosurgeon.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Robert Sterling – Jul 16, 2022
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Dr. Wright did my C1-C2 fusion in 2019 and I cannot say enough great things about the experince. I contacted him via his email address that he gives out and he answers you right back regarding another situation that I am experiencing. Very honest, no ego, kind, straight forward and gentle.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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J Bommarito – Jul 13, 2022
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I had a very positive appointment with Dr Wright and finally feel confident that my extreme neck pain will be eased. He showed me the MRI and scan so I could see the causes of pain and gave me a roadmap of how we will proceed……..
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Marsha G – Jul 02, 2022
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Qualified and caring
Dr Wright is extremely qualified and experienced. He operated on my husband a decade ago and was extremely successful
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Very caring and competent – Jun 18, 2022
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Very personable surgeon
Dr. Wright is easy to talk to and very personable. I was pleasantly surprised that his first instinct was not surgery, but that he also recognized the fact that I cannot live in pain. We came up with a reasonable timeline to try physical therapy and then we will revisit the situation at our next appointment to see if surgery is necessary.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Rebecca V. – Jun 18, 2022
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Confirmation regarding neck pain near fusion area.
Dr. Wright is a great doctor and thoroughly covered all my concerns. Showing my scans on the large screen and walking me through the x-rays and CT scans was very helpful to understand that the pain I am having is not related to the fusion in my neck.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Chad – May 27, 2022
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My physical therapist recommended Dr Wright when I was having problems with my neck. He has been nothing but kind and caring and he has hung in there with me after a 2nd problem came up and hasn’t given up on me. He takes plenty of time with his patients and is excellent at explaining everything so you understand it. I feel like he has gone above and beyond for me and I’m very grateful for that.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Margaret – Jul 29, 2020
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Anterior cervical discectomy and arthroplasty. Had surgery 5 days ago and highly recommend Dr. Wright and his team. When they are wheeling you into surgery, it provides great comfort in realizing that you are in one of the world's best hospitals under the care of an internationally-acclaimed physician. His calm, collected approach was great. His NP Michelle did a thorough exam and explained exactly what was happening in my neck. Michelle and the office team handled all of my insurance and disability paperwork.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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M. Wild – Dec 08, 2019
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Dr Wright is an excellent surgeon. I had surgery to fuse 3 cervical disks in March 2017 and have had excellent results.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
8 people found this helpful
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Don B in Evansville In – Aug 31, 2017
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Dr. Wright is an excellent doctor. I would highly him and his services!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Illinois – May 11, 2017
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I feel that Dr. Wright is a fine Dr and highly acclaimed in his field. It was a bit more work getting to see him personally than I was expecting. I would have liked to have seen him after the surgery but all that seemed to be handled by his associates. So far the surgery feels successful and I'm sure all will end fine. The main reason I chose Dr Wright was my GP, who I trust, recommended him. Dr Wrigh's office support staff is fantastic.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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Mar 27, 2017
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Did not examine me, said there was no way I had craniocervical instability. But I wound up later being diagnosed by another doctor who said I indeed had a very severe case of it and now after a successful surgery am doing much better. Dr Wright spent a maximum of 2 minutes with me, essentially called me a liar in his report, and walked out on me while I was crying.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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St Louis, MO – Jun 19, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Although fellowship-trained in complex spinal surgery of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine, my practice is primarily focused on disorders of the cervical spine and the spinal cord.

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurological Spine Reconstructive Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2001
Cedars Sinai
Fellowship Hospital
2001
UCLA
Fellowship Hospital
2001
University of California at Los Angeles
Fellowship Hospital
2000
Washington University
Residency Hospital
1994
Washington Univ
Internship Hospital
1994
Washington University
Internship Hospital
1993
David Geffen School Of Medicine At UCLA, University Of California, Los Angeles
Medical School
1989
University of California, Berkeley
Undergraduate School
,

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Mayfield award (AANS/CNS Spine Section), 1998
  • Best Doctors, 2008-prese

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What are Dr. Neill Wright, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Wright frequently treats Cervical Spine Myelopathy, Spinal Stenosis, and Degenerative Disc Disease. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Wright treats.

Where is Dr. Neill Wright, MD's office located?

Dr. Wright's office is located at 12855 N 40 Dr Ste 125, Saint Louis, MO 63141. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Wright has not yet indicated whether they offer telehealth services. Please contact the office to check for availability/eligibility.

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Locations

Neurosurgery of St. Louis

Walker Medical Building12855 N 40 Dr Ste 125 Saint Louis, MO 63141
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Washington University School of Medicine Department of Neurology Surgery

Washington University Spine Center at Barnes Jewish West County1040 N Mason Rd Ste G03 Creve Coeur, MO 63141
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Wright is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital

Saint Peters, MO

69% Patients that would definitely recommend, 1% lower than the national average

2 Awards Received

Progress West Hospital

O Fallon, MO

75% Patients that would definitely recommend, 5% higher than the national average