Dr. Neill M. Wright, MD

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Neurosurgery | Male

Washington University Schl Medcn NSG 4921 Parkview Pl # 6B, Saint Louis, MO 63110 Get Directions
(314) 362-3570

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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.Read more

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  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
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  • How well provider listens and answers questions
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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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St Louis, MO |
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.
Saint Robert, MO |
While I was a bit out of on my second consultation that Dr. Wright seemed to not remember me our to have reviewed my file before I came back (thinking I already had surgery when I had tried to call his assistant a month earlier to discuss canceling physical therapy and go straight to suffer only to have her tell me no and not even suggest taking to Dr Wright), the actual surgery and his bedside manner before and after we're Awesome enough for me not to care about what happened before.
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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurological Spine Reconstructive Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery

Board Certifications

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  • Neurosurgery

Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cervical Spondylolisthesis
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Complex Spine Disorders
  • Congenital Spine Disorders
  • Craniospinal Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Degenerative Spondylolisthesis
  • Ear Disorders
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Kyphosis
  • Lordosis
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Spine
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathologic Fracture
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculitis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Dislocation
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Split Spinal Cord Malformation
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
  • Vertebral Fracture

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Atlantoaxial Fusion
  • Brain Surgery
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Spine Reconstruction
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Complex Spinal Deformity Correction
  • Complex Spinal Reconstruction
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Kyphosis Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Laminotomy
  • Lower Spine Surgery
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Microsurgical Spine Surgery
  • Spinal Cord Surgery
  • Spinal Discectomy
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Internal Fixation
  • Spinal Reconstruction
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine Surgery
  • Total Disc Replacement

Background Check

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    Malpractice Claims not available

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    Sanctions

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    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    David Geffen School Of Medicine At UCLA, University Of California, Los Angeles

    Graduated in 1993

  • Internship Hospital
    Washington University

    Completed in 1994

  • Residency Hospital
    Washington University

    Completed in 2000

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Cedars Sinai

    Completed in 2001

    University Of California At Los Angeles

    Completed in 2001

  • Undergraduate School
    University Of California, Berkeley

    Graduated in 1989

Awards & Recognition

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

  • English

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Dr. Wright's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Neurosurgery
  • Board certified in Neurosurgery
  • Malpractice claims in Missouri not available
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Wright's Office & Staff

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Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
Staff friendliness and courteousness
Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
16 – 30 minutes

Experience with Dr. Wright

Level of trust in provider's decisions
How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Wright's 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.