Dr. Robert Backer, MD

Dr. Robert Backer, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 62
Dr. Robert Backer, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Saint Louis, MO and has been practicing for 30 years. He graduated from Saint Louis University School of Medicine in 1981 and specializes in neurosurgery.

621 S New Ballas Rd Ste 297A

Saint Louis, MO 63141

Contact Information

(314) 251-6364

Insurance Accepted

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Herniated Disc Surgery
more than 13% of peers
more than 13% of peers
Low Back Pain
more than 12% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

50  Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease


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20  Procedures

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • University of Missouri-Columbia
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1977
  • Saint Louis University School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1981
  • Naval Regl Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1982
  • St Louis University Hosps
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1988

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Backer has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Backer's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Backer to family and friends
14 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (14)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Backer'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 (1)

This doctor ruined my life
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I have been retired for 2 1/2 years and am confused why this comment would have been posted on January 19, 2017. I would appreciate the patient calling the office 314-251-6364 to discuss their dissatisfaction.

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