Dr. Richard Bucholz, MD

Neurosurgery •  Male • Age 68
  
Dr. Bucholz
Accepting new patients

SLUCare Neurosurgery

3655 Vista Ave Saint Louis, MO 63110

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(314) 977-4440

Dr. Richard Bucholz, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Saint Louis, MO and has over 43 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Bucholz has more experience with Neuro-oncology and Cranial Neurosurgery than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Yale University School of Medicine medical school in 1977. He is affiliated with Ssm Health Saint Louis University Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Bucholz to book an appointment.


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Dr. Bucholz accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Balanced Blue Access Choice-MO
Balanced Blue Access-MO
Balanced Blue Preferred-MO
Blue Access Choice (St Louis) (Select Network)-MO
Blue Access Choice - S-MO
Blue Access Choice-MO
Blue Access-MO
Blue Preferred (Blue Preferred / Small Grp)-MO
Blue Preferred (Select Network)-MO POS
Blue Preferred Network-MO
Blue Preferred Options-MO
Blue Preferred Plus-MO POS
Blue Preferred-MO HMO
Blue Traditional-MO
Bronze Blue Access Choice Plus-MO
Bronze Blue Access Choice-MO
Bronze Blue Access Plus-MO
Bronze Blue Access-MO
Bronze Blue Preferred Plus-MO
Bronze Blue Preferred-MO
Bronze Pathway for HSA-MO
Bronze Pathway X for HSA-MO
Bronze Pathway X-MO
Bronze Pathway-MO
Catastrophic Pathway X-MO
Catastrophic Pathway-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
Gold Blue Preferred Plus-MO
Gold Blue Preferred-MO
Gold Pathway X-MO
Gold Pathway-MO
Lumenos Plans (Blue Access Choice)-MO
Lumenos plans (Blue Access)-MO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Pathway X-MO
Pathway-MO
Preferred-Care Blue (KC) (Select Network)-MO
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
Silver Blue Preferred-MO
Silver Pathway for HSA-MO
Silver Pathway X for HSA-MO
Silver Pathway X-MO
Silver Pathway-MO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Blue Preferred Plus POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
HAP Insurance
Health Alliance PPO
HealthLink
HealthLink PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Bucholz

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Bucholz treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Bucholz treats other conditions, please contact the office at (314) 977-4440.

Neuro-oncology

Oncologists diagnose and treat tumors, both malignant and benign, in or near the brain and spinal cord.Compare with other Neuro-oncology specialists.

Typically treats 76% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Brain Cancer
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bucholz treats Brain Cancer more than 79% of their peers

Dr. Bucholz treats this condition more than 79% of their peers

Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bucholz treats Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma) more than 76% of their peers

Dr. Bucholz treats this condition more than 76% of their peers

Meningiomas
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bucholz treats Meningiomas more than 75% of their peers

Dr. Bucholz treats this condition more than 75% of their peers

Cranial Neurosurgery

Cranial neurosurgeons perform surgical procedures that involve opening or passing through the skull to treat conditions affecting the brain, spinal cord, and nervous system.Compare with other Cranial Neurosurgery specialists.

Typically treats 54% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Brain Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bucholz performs Brain Surgery more than 93% of their peers

Dr. Bucholz performs this procedure more than 93% of their peers

Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bucholz performs Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy more than 67% of their peers

Dr. Bucholz performs this procedure more than 67% of their peers

Deep Brain Stimulation
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bucholz performs Deep Brain Stimulation more than 65% of their peers

Dr. Bucholz performs this procedure more than 65% of their peers

Check Dr. Bucholz's experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Bucholz's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Extradural Hemorrhage
  • Fracture
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Meningiomas
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neurostimulation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization

Dr. Bucholz's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Bucholz

3.4

Based on 8 ratings

5 Stars
50%
(4)
4 Stars
0%
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3 Stars
12.5%
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2 Stars
12.5%
(1)
1 Star
25%
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I've been a patient with Dr. Bucholz since 1998. I believe the level of care was excellent. I was diagnosed with fluid build up in my head. He was caring and making sure I understood the procedure. I would recommend him to my family and friends.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Biography

Dr. Richard Bucholz, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Saint Louis, MO and has over 43 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Bucholz has more...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

1983
Yale New Haven Hospital
Residency Hospital
1978
Yale New Haven Hospital
Internship Hospital
1977
Yale University School of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

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Locations

SLUCare Neurosurgery

Saint Louis University Hospital - West Pavilion3655 Vista Ave Saint Louis, MO 63110
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Ssm Health Saint Louis University Hospital

Saint Louis, MO

61% Patient experience rating, 8% lower than the national average

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