We found 12 neurosurgeons who accept United Healthcare Options PPO near Creve Coeur, MO.

Dr. Neill Marshall Wright, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
1040 N. Mason Road; Medical Building One
Creve Coeur, MO
 

Dr. Neill Wright is a specialist in spine surgery and neurosurgery. He graduated from Harvard Medical School and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Wright completed a residency program at St. Louis Children's Hospital. He has indicated that his clinical interests include spinal cord tumor, cervical spine surgery, and minimally invasive spine surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Wright a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Wright's professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Cervical Spine Problems, Degenerative Disc Disease, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Tumor, ... (Read more)

Dr. Wilson Zachary Ray, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
1040 North Mason Road; Medical Office Building 1 Suite 211
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. W. Ray specializes in spine surgery and neurosurgery and practices in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. Dr. Ray has a special interest in spinal cord tumor and cervical spine surgery. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After completing medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Ray is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Spinal Instrumentation, Lumbar Spine Problems, Spine Tumor, Cancer, Thoracic ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul Santiago, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
1040 North Mason Road; Medical Office Building 1 Suite 211
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Paul Santiago's areas of specialization are spine surgery and neurosurgery; he sees patients in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. Dr. Santiago is especially interested in spinal cord tumor and cervical spine surgery. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He obtained his medical school training at Yale School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Dr. Santiago speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Spinal Instrumentation, Lumbar Spine Problems, Spine Problems, Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Charles Heim Jr., MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
232 South Woods Mill Road; Suite 400 East
Chesterfield, MO
 

Dr. Robert Heim specializes in neurosurgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Missouri Baptist Medical Center, Progress West Hospital, and St. Luke's Hospital. Dr. Heim accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at National Naval Medical Center.

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Dr. Ian Gordon Dorward, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
1040 North Mason Road; Medical Office Building 1 Suite 211
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Ian Dorward's areas of specialization are spine surgery and neurosurgery. He has a special interest in spinal cord tumor, cervical spine surgery, and spinal deformity surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. Dr. Dorward takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Dorward studied medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine and Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis.

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Clinical interests: Scoliosis, Cervical Spine Problems, Aneurysm, Spinal Deformity Surgery, Arteriovenous Malformation, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael N Polinsky, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
232 South Woods Mill Road; Suite 400e
Chesterfield, MO
 

Dr. Michael Polinsky is a neurosurgeon in Chesterfield, MO. He is affiliated with Missouri Baptist Medical Center, Progress West Hospital, and St. Luke's Hospital. Dr. Polinsky attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for residency. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Polinsky honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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Dr. Michael F Boland, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
232 South Woods Mill Road; Suite 400e
Chesterfield, MO
 

Dr. Michael Boland is a specialist in neurosurgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Missouri Baptist Medical Center, Progress West Hospital, and St. Luke's Hospital. Dr. Boland is in-network for Land of Lincoln, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Boland graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan.

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Dr. Andrew Scott Youkilis, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
232 S. Woods Mill Road; 400 East
Chesterfield, MO
 

Dr. Andrew Youkilis is a neurosurgeon. He is an in-network provider for Land of Lincoln, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Youkilis studied medicine at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Youkilis completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Missouri Baptist Medical Center, Progress West Hospital, and St. Luke's Hospital.

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Dr. Daniel L Kitchens, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
3009 North Ballas Road; Building A Suite 304
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Daniel Kitchens' medical specialty is spine surgery and neurosurgery. In Dr. Kitchens's practice, he is particularly interested in spine surgery procedures. He is affiliated with Missouri Baptist Medical Center. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Patients gave Dr. Kitchens an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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Clinical interests: Spine Problems, Spine Surgery Procedures

Dr. David G Kennedy, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
3009 N Ballas Road; Suite 269c
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. David Kennedy is a neurosurgeon. His professional affiliations include Missouri Baptist Medical Center and St. Luke's Hospital. After completing medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine, Dr. Kennedy performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). The average patient rating for Dr. Kennedy is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Robert J Bernardi III, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
11605 Studt Avenue; Suite One
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Robert Bernardi practices neurosurgery in Saint Louis, MO. He is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital. After attending St. Louis University School of Medicine, Dr. Bernardi completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more.

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Dr. Todd James Stewart, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
3009 North Ballas Road; Building C Suite 269
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Todd Stewart is a medical specialist in neurosurgery. He attended the University of Washington School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis for residency. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Stewart is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital and Missouri Baptist Medical Center.

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What is Neurosurgery?

Neurosurgery is the highly skilled specialty devoted to the surgical treatment of issues affecting the brain, spinal cord, and nerves. It is similar to the specialty of neurology, which also treats disorders of the nervous system. Even though there is some overlap, neurosurgery focuses on the surgical treatment of nervous system disorders. However, not every neurosurgery job means surgery -- neurosurgeons may also provide a diagnosis, interpret imaging and test results, or provide non-surgical treatment, depending on the nature of the illness.

Neurosurgeons treat nervous system disorders such as:
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Brain or spine tumors
  • Blood clots in the brain
  • Hydroencephalitis
  • Aneurysms or stroke
  • Seizures
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Carpal or cubital tunnel syndromes
  • Repair of severed nerves
  • Infections of the brain or spinal fluid

Because the nervous system is both so delicate and so complex, neurosurgery has one of the most rigorous and competitive medical education programs. After college and medical school, it is common for a neurosurgeon to require 7-10 additional years of intense training.

New discoveries in this field allow neurosurgeons to heal and accomplish more than ever before, and they are now able to treat many injuries and illnesses that were once fatal.