Dr. Selwyn Picker, MD

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Age 68
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Dr. Selwyn Picker, MD
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.

Selwyn Picker, MD

621 S New Ballas Rd

Saint Louis, MO 63141

Contact Information

(314) 251-6267

Dr. Selwyn Picker, MD

Dr. Selwyn Picker, MD

Accepted insurance

  • 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
  • HealthLink
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • TriWest Champus
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Dr. Picker's Experience

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Dr. Picker'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
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
1

Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*
36

Conditions Treated

  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • 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)
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • 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
  • 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

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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

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Dr. Picker's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Picker to family and friends
4.8
based on 21 total reviews (5 with comments)
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 (5)
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 Dr performed a 3 level fusion with Dr Curylo. These drs are amazing. I am just shy of 3 weeks post op. I have no pain, can do stairs well, sleep well, and will highly recommend these skilled doctors.
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
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 the best and I highly recommend him to anyone with cervical (high neck) issues, which is why I see him.
Dr. Picker is an amazing doctor. He transformed my life. I've suffered with back problems for more than 20 years. I've been on numerous medications, been to physical therapy, had steroid injections and nothing worked. My once ruptured disc had eroded and bone was rubbing on bone. I also had arthritis in surrounding joints. Dr. Picker recommended a procedure called RFN or heat lesions to deaden my nerves. I'm now med and pain free!! I'm in bootcamp at a local gym. My results are amazing!!
in Eureka , Mo. |
Great Dr ! Very personal and nice takes time to make sure your completely understand the procedure to be done .
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Dr. Picker accepts 14 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
    Blue Preferred Plus POS
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • HealthLink
    HealthLink PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • TriWest Champus
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
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Hospitals where Dr. Picker has admitting privileges

Mercy Hospital St. Louis
615 S New Ballas Rd
Saint Louis, MO 63141
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Progress West Hospital
2 Progress Point Parkway
O'Fallon, MO 63368
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