About Kurt Eichholz, MD, FACS

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgeon

Doctor Rating

5.0 out of 5

Kurt Eichholz, MD

65 Patient Ratings
36 Patient Comments


Dr. Kurt Eichholz Surgery

Located in St. Louis, MO, in private practice at St. Louis Minimally Invasive Spine Center, Dr. Eichholz is one of the few fellowship-trained minimally invasive spine surgeons in the Midwest.

Dr. Eichholz specializes in minimally invasive treatment of degenerative spine disease, including spinal stenosis, disc herniations, neoplasms, trauma and deformity. He treats lumbar, thoracic and cervical disc herniations, fractures, tumors, meningiomas, neoplasms, stenosis, slip, spondylolisthesis, instability, and fractures. He is one of the few surgeons who treats adult degenerative scoliosis utilizing minimally invasive techniques, and also performs endoscopic spinal surgery. He also is an expert in the surgical treatment of abnormalities of the cranio-vertebral junction.

Dr. Eichholz earned a bachelor’s degree in biology at Saint Louis University, and later earned his MD degree with distinction in research at SLU as well. He completed his residency in Neurosurgery at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. He then completed a fellowship in Minimally Invasive and Complex Spinal Surgery at the University of Chicago.

He previously served as Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, and then served as Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery and Director of the Neurosurgery Spine Program at Saint Louis University. He has published extensively on spine disorders, spine biomechanics, and minimally invasive spinal surgery techniques. Dr. Eichholz is one of the few fellowship-trained Minimally Invasive Spine Surgeons in the Midwest .

Patient Reviews

Patient Testimonial 2019-10-20

Dr. Kurt Eichholz is everything you would want in a doctor: competent, thorough, and compassionate. Although he must be very busy, he never seems rushed when he is with you. He shows his respect and dignity by bringing you into the whole process showing/explaining any test results. Both my surgeries were very successful. I have recommended him to friends and they, too, were quite happy.

Patient Testimonial 2019-09-28

excellant experience and outcome. great doctor!

Patient Testimonial 2018-08-29

Dr. Kurt Eichholz and his team are top notch, caring & a very comforting, professional office. I highly recommend them.

Patient Testimonial 2018-08-22

Always excellent service from office staff and Dr. Eichholz changed my life. I refer anyone with back issues to him thank u.

Patient Testimonial 2018-07-19

I’ve had great results and care

Patient Testimonial 2018-07-19


Patient Testimonial 2018-06-06

I cant recommend Dr, Eichholz enough! He performed my disc replacement surgery perfectly and I feel better than ever! Liz Z. took care of any and every concern that I had with paperwork, insurance and the overall process from start to finish. Dr. Eichholz has a top notch, caring staff and I am blessed to have had them and Kurt help give me my quality of life back!

Patient Testimonial 2018-01-25

I am extremely satisfied with Dr. Eichholz and his staff. I receive nothing but the best service and professional care. I have had multiple spinal conditions and Dr Eichholz clearly identifies the problem, provides options that I can understand, and never feel rushed. From pre-surgery to post surgery and anything in between, he and his staff makes every effort to give me peace of mind and safe during a challenging moment in my life. I am so grateful to have selected him and his team. They are absolutely amazing. Thank you!

Patient Testimonial 2017-12-08

Dr. Eichholz is GREAT!! I like his straight forward, “get it done” approach. His office staff is an asset To doctor and to his reputation. Everyone is so very willing to help! No question is a bother. All are willing and eager to help.
I’ve already recommended doctor. Someone else did the same for me.
Thank you.

Patient Testimonial 2017-09-11

Dr. Eichholz performed my minimally invasive spinal surgery on two levels. I am very pleased with my outcome. He is a true professional! His office staff is very helpful also. I would highly recommend Dr. Eichholz for minimally invasive spine surgery based on my results.

Patient Testimonial 2016-06-09

Great experience with Dr Eichholz and his staff. Very caring and open to finding the best solution for me. I would definitely reccommed

Patient Testimonial 2016-06-09

Great experience with Dr Eichholz and staff. Very caring and open to finding best solution for me. I would definitely recommend.

Patient Testimonial 2016-03-23

This is my 2nd surgery with Dr. Eicholz( unrelated incidences) and I am pleased with the minimally invasive procedures. His office staff is fantastic! I would highly recommend this practice.

Patient Testimonial 2016-03-10

Loved everything about the whole experience. From the doctor and the whole staff. I highly recommend them for anyone having back troubles

Patient Testimonial 2016-02-26

Thank you to Dr. Eichholz and staff for making me feel comfortable and confident in my surgery choice. I am so happy that I was able to always know I could call and ask my many questions and never felt like a bother, but welcomed. Thank you.

Patient Testimonial 2016-02-23

Feel operation was a success because back pain and sciatica pain are gone. Didn’t realize recovery however was going to go so slowly and take so long.

Patient Testimonial 2016-02-08

I was operated on by Dr. Eichholz on Nov. 30,2015 to alleviate some spinal stenosis. I was totally impressed by how well the operation and recovery went…a total of 4 hours from start until I left the surgery center. Six weeks later I was able to resume all physical activities. I would not hesitate to recommend Dr. Eichholz to anyone needing his specialty of minimally invasive spine surgery.

Patient Testimonial 2016-01-15

Dr. Eichholz is a very caring and wonderful doctor. He takes time to contact his patients personally and really cares about you.

Patient Testimonial 2016-01-07

Outstanding treatment from start to finish. Dr. Eichholz gave me my life back. Great staff at his office also.

Patient Testimonial 2016-01-07

Well run office and staff.

Patient Testimonial 2016-01-07

Very informative of procedure before surgery. Would have liked an in person visit by doctor vs phone call with my family after surgery was completed. All in all, a good experience.

Patient Testimonial 2016-01-07

Great doctor listens to you!

Patient Testimonial 2016-01-06

Very informative