Spine Specialists

Orthopedic surgeons and neurosurgeons on staff at Des Peres Hospital treat patients in need of surgical and nonsurgical care resulting from sports or work related injuries, defects or diseases of the spinal column.

Michael C. Chabot, DO
Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon
"I am caring, compassionate, and dedicated to helping my patients achieve relief of their spine related problems."

Daniel Kitchens, MD, FACS
Board Certified Neurological Surgeon
“I specialize in spinal neurosurgery, including tumors of the spinal cord, treatment of ruptured disks, spinal stenosis and spinal instability. I work one-on-one with my patients and strongly recommend conservative care for those who have medical conditions that permit. I look to improve these surgeries with less pain, less tissue disruption and better outcomes by performing more and more minimally invasive procedures.”

R. Peter Mirkin, MD
Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon
"Our goal is to provide the highest quality medical care with a highly personalized approach."

David S. Raskas, MD
Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon
“I enjoy being a spine surgeon as I have always enjoyed doing technically demanding things. Each patient I see has unique needs and every step of the treatment process – from initial diagnosis and treatment planning to surgery and rehabilitation – is very interesting and rewarding to me.  Helping patients return to their highest level of function is both a daily goal and a lasting commitment of mine.”

Kevin D. Rutz, MD
Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon
"Pain, especially back pain, can have a profound impact on the quality of a person’s life. Untreated, it can make you feel like a person you don’t want to be.  I care for my patients by educating them about their condition and give them honest, straightforward opinions about the operative and non-operative options available to them and what they should expect short term and long term. Surgery is reserved for those who have failed or will not respond well to non-operative care.&a


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