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Located at St. Johnβ??s Mercy Hospital in St. Louis, MO, 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. Dr. Eichholz performs micro-endoscopic discectomies, foraminotomies, and decompression for cervical, thoracic and lumbar pathology. 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, under Dr. Richard G. Fessler. He previously served as Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery at Vanderbilt University in Nashville. He 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.
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