Treating spinal deformities and disorders in adults and children

SLUCare's fellowship-trained spinal surgeons are experts in treating spinal deformities and disorders, and in reconstructive surgery of the spine. We have perfected both minimally-invasive and complex spinal procedures. 

From diagnosing curvature of the spine in adolescents to treating geriatric degenerative diseases of the spine, SLUCare provides comprehensive back and neck care for children and adults.  We offer the latest surgical techniques for both trauma-related and degenerative spinal problems, using treatments ranging from small "keyhole" incisions on discs to major reconstruction of the spine.     

We also treat a spectrum of spinal fractures and spinal cord injuries and are among the St. Louis region's most experienced doctors treating Level I spinal injuries.       

SLUCare Spinal Deformities and Disorders Treated

  • Major reconstruction of the spine
  • Neck pain 
  • Back trauma
  • Curvature of the spine
  • Degenerative disease of the spine

SLUCare Spinal Surgeons

Dirk Alander, M.D.
Howard Place, M.D.
Meg Grisell, M.D., pediatrics

SLUCare Spinal Surgery Office Locations

SSM Health SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital Orthopedic Center at SSM Health SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital - South Campus [map]
1755 S. Grand Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63104
(314) 256-3850
Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

SLUCare Orthopedic Surgery Clinic at SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital - St. Louis [map]
1031 Bellevue Avenue
Suite 280 A
Richmond Heights, MO 63117
(314) 768-1050

SLUCare Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery Locations

SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital [map]
1465 S. Grand Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63104

SSM Health Outpatient Center - St. Charles [map]
1475 Kisker Road, Suite 275
St. Charles, MO 63304

St. Anthony's Medical Plaza [map]
12700 Southfork Road
St. Louis, MO 63128