Neurosurgeon in Saint Louis, Missouri (MO)

Kurt M. Eichholz MD



  • St. Louis Minimally Invasive Spine Center
    4590 S. Lindbergh Blvd.
    Saint Louis, Missouri, 63127-1832 - United States
    Phone: 314.270.9494
    Fax: 314.270.9495

About Our Practice

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, includng 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. Dr. Eichholz helped establish the Fetal Meningomyelocoele Program at the Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital's Fetal Care Institute, and performed the first in-utero surgery to repair spina bifida in the Midwest.

Open in January 2018, our new on-site Ambulatory Surgery Center offers surgical services for minimally invasive spine surgeries in the convenience of an outpatient center. Equipped with brand new, state-of-the-art equipment, patients are able to get the same minimally invasive spine surgeries here as they would at a hospital. The Advanced Surgical Center of Sunset Hills provides surgical services for spine, orthopedics, pain management, otolaryngology, and podiatry. Ask Dr. Eichholz's staff if you are a candidate for surgery at the ASC of Sunset Hills. Visit our website at

Insurance Accepted
  • Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, Central States/TeamCare, Cigna, Coventry Health Plans, Essence, First Health, Healthlink HMO/PPO, HFN, Humana, Medicare, Multiplan, PHCS, Railroad Medicare, Tricare Prime/Standard/For Life, Unicare, United HealthCare
  • Neurosurgeon
  • Board Certified
Area of Focus
  • Degenerative Spine
  • Spinal Deformity
  • Tumor / Infection
  • AANS-CNS Section on Disorders of the Spine
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  • National Athletic Trainers'€™ Association
  • Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
Hospital Affiliations
  • St. Anthony's Medical Center
  • Mercy Hospital St. Louis
  • Advanced Surgical Center of Sunset Hills
  • Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital
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