Dr. Selwyn Picker, MD

Dr. Selwyn Picker, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 68
(23)
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Dr. Selwyn Picker, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Saint Louis, MO. He graduated from University Of The Witwatersrand, Faculty Of Health Sciences and specializes in neurosurgery.Read his story

621 S New Ballas Rd

Saint Louis, MO 63141

Contact Information

(314) 251-6267

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • 5 More

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Top Care Areas

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Lumbar Spine Fracture
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more than 80% of peers
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
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more than 71% of peers
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
normal
more than 68% of peers

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Dr. Picker's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Picker "Dr. Picker graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand Medical School in Johannesburg, South Africa, in 1972. Dr. Picker is affiliated with Mercy Hospital Saint Louis. Dr. Picker specializes in comprehensive surgical and nonsurgical services for adult patients with injuries or diseases to the brain, spine and peripheral nerves. He is board-certified in neurosurgery. Dr. Picker's primary goal is to achieve the highest level of service, satisfaction and sensitivity in the delivery of surgical care."
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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
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Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Traumatic Brain Injury

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Procedures

  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spine Fracture Treatment

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Missouri.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University Of The Witwatersrand, Faculty Of Health Sciences
    Medical School | Graduated
  • Barnes Jewish Hospital S Campus
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Picker has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Picker's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Picker to family and friends
4.8
based on 23 total reviews (7 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (23)

  • 5
    (22)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (1)

Dr. Picker's Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
EXCELLENT
Time well spent
EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (7)

in Sullivan Mo
Dr Picker & Dr Curylo have cared for me in 3 surgeries from 2005 - current. 2005 reconstructed my neck, which was in 6 to 8 pieces before surgery. 2 lumbar surgery’s. The 2cnd lumbar 6 weeks ago, 8 months before surgery, in severe pain & in mobile. After: went home after 2 day stay, 5 weeks after...more
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in Kirkwood Mo
Explained every aspect of my condition and how we could correct it.
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in St Louis, MO
I was referred to Dr Picker 10 years ago for a painful back condition. After reviewing my options I agreed to a 2 level fusion and I recovered fully without complications. 10 yrs later I returned to see Dr Picker and Dr Curylo for another surgery due to extensive painful arthritis. On 3/15/17 my...more
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in Troy, MO
Dr Picker and the staff who operated on me saved my life. I came into the hospital septic and very sick after many tests and scans they came to the conclusion that I needed surgery right away so I said ok. He saved my life I've came along way . I want to thank them I'm Caroline Reggio From Troy Mo
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in Saint Louis, MO
I've been a patient of Dr. Picker's for 16 years. He's the most compassionate surgeon I've had the pleasure to know. He actually recommended that I wait to have surgery. How many doctors do you think would do that? Answer: zero. I could write paragraphs about this man, but to keep it short, he's...more
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