Spine Surgery
Spine Surgery

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Less-invasive methods for reduced pain and recovery.

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Brain Aneurysm
Brain Aneurysm

Brain Aneurysm

Treatment and diagnosis of blood vessel disease.

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Brain Tumors
Brain Tumors

Brain Tumors

Benign and cancerous tumors: causes, symptoms and treatment.

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Radiosurgery
Radiosurgery

Radiosurgery

Minimally invasive technique to deliver focused radiation.

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Peter K. Yoon, M.D.

Peter K. Yoon, M.D.

Dr Yoon has been diagnosing and treating patients in the Saint Louis area since 1996. Dr Yoon is trained in the use of the new Stereotactic Radiosurgery, a minimally invasive surgical tool located at Mercy Hospital in Saint Louis, Mo. Dr Yoon has been trained in various radiosurgery technologies, including Gamma Knife, Cyberknife and ...

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Thomas R. Forget Jr., M.D.

Thomas R. Forget Jr., M.D.

Dr. Forget has been practicing neurosurgery in St. Louis since 2001. After his residency at St. Louis University, he moved to Philadelphia, PA where he did a Cerebrovascular/Neuro-Endovascular Fellowship under the direction of Dr Robert Rosenwasser. In 2001, he returned to St. Louis University as an assistant professor. He was the first neurosurgeon in St. Louis to be ...

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Robert J. Backer, M.D.

Robert J. Backer, M.D.

Dr. Robert Backer practiced in the Saint Louis area since 1990; he has performed approximately 400 operations per year. Dr. Backer retired as of June 30, 2014 after 26 years of practice. We would be happy to schedule an appointment for you with one of our other neurosurgeons. Their profiles can be viewed by clicking on the "About Us" tab at the top of this web page.

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Tanya M. Quinn, M.D.

Tanya M. Quinn, M.D.

Dr. Quinn has been in practice in Saint Louis since 2010. She joined Neurosurgical Specialists of West County in January of 2013. As a native of St. Louis, Dr. Quinn obtained both her undergraduate degree and her Medical Degree from the University of Missouri - Columbia. She then went on to do her residency in Neurosurgery at the ...

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Justin Sweeney, M.D.

Justin Sweeney, M.D.

Dr. Sweeney specializes in the treatment of complex cranial disease including tumors of the brain and skull base, cerebrovascular disease and cranial nerve compression syndromes. He finished his medical and neurosurgical training in St. Louis and went on to complete specialized training in complex cranial neurosurgery in Tampa, Florida.

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James T. Merenda, M.D.

James T. Merenda, M.D.

Dr. Merenda has been practicing spinal surgery in St. Louis since 1990. He did his residency and Fellowship at Saint Louis University. His residency was in Orthopedic Surgery and his Fellowship was in Spine Surgery. Dr. Merenda was in private practice for 24 years. In 2015, he joined Neurosurgical Specialists of West County.

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Neurosurgical Specialists of West County

Neurosurgical Specialists of West County is a private practice providing comprehensive care of patients with brain, spine and peripheral nerve problems. We are the only neurosurgical group providing around the clock trauma and neurosurgical coverage at Mercy Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri.

Our team consists of four Neurosurgeons, one Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon, and four Physician Assistants who work together to provide personal professional care. We are dedicated to helping our patients navigate the complexities of the health care system, while striving to bring a sense of compassion to those dealing with serious problems with diseases of their brain and spine.

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Neurosurgical Specialists of West County

621 S. New Ballas Road
Tower A, Suite 297
Saint Louis, MO 63141
Phone:
(314) 251-6364
Fax:
(314) 251-7897
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