When Dr. Kurt Eichholz opened St. Louis Minimally Invasive Spine Center in 2013, it became the only practice in the area that is exclusively dedicated to minimally invasive spinal surgeries, including discectomies, spinal decompressions, lumbar fusions, and artificial disk replacements.
Minimally invasive techniques give patients with spinal conditions alternative options that involve less blood loss, shorter hospital stays, and fewer narcotic requirements than traditional open-surgery methods. Dr. Eichholz specialized in the treatment of degenerative spine diseases, disc herniations, lumbar and cervical stenosis, spondylolisthesis, adult degenerative scoliosis, and peripheral nerve surgery. Additionally, he is on the few surgeons in the country who treat basilar invagination. He is board-certified in neurosurgery and fellowship-trained in minimally invasive and complex spine surgery.
While his practice is dedicated to minimally invasive surgery, Dr. Eichholz sometimes receives patients whose conditions are too complex to be treated through minimally invasive methods, or those who may not require surgical intervention at all. In these cases, he is trained and equipped to perform alternative treatment options, and he works with several other providers, including pain management physicians and physical therapists, to get patients the most appropriate treatment for their conditions.
St. Louis Minimally Invasive Spine Center is a premier choice for patients who are looking for one-on-one attention when addressing their spinal surgery needs. The practice is small and personalized, meaning patients get Dr. Eichholz’s complete focus and always hear from him personally when it comes to matters like imaging results. Dr. Eichholz sees patients with or without physician referrals, and he has privileges at Mercy Hospital St. Louis, St. Anthony’s Medical Center, and Frontenac Surgery Center.
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