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This specialty group consists of Dr. Peter K. Yoon,Dr. Thomas R. Forget Jr.,Dr. Robert J. Backer,Dr.Tanya Quinn,Dr. Justin Sweeney,and Dr. Nabil Ahmad,and Physician Assistants Molly Dilley,PA-C,Rebecca Marsh,PA-C,and Angela Genisio,PA-C.
Dr. Yoon has been diagnosing and treating patients in the St. 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 St. Louis,MO. Dr. Yoon has been trained in various radiosurgery technologies,including Gamma Knife,Cyberknife,and image guided stereotactic radiosurgery (Elekta Synergy). Minimally invasive surgeries for spine can be performed for various spinal conditions including: herniated disk,spinal stenosis,spinal spondylosis,spondylolisthesis,and radiculopathies. The procedures that can be performed with minimally invasive techniques include: foraminotomy,diskectomy,spinal fusion,spinal instrumentation,and insertion of spinal cord stimulators.
Dr. Forget has been practicing in the St. Louis area since 2001. We are proud to have Dr. Forget on staff as he was the first Neurosurgeon in the St. Louis area fellowship trained in Neuroendovascular and Cerebrovascular Surgery. He specializes in the diagnosis and management of cerebrovascular disease including; cerebral aneurysm,arteriovenous malformation and other vascular lesions. Dr Forget also practices general neurosurgery with special interest in complex spine,stereotactic,and tumor surgery.
Dr. Robert Backer has been in practice in the St. Louis area since 1990 performing approximately 400 operations per year. His clinical interests include Trigeminal Neuralgia,Pituitary Tumors,Spinal Disorders,and their surgical management as well as disorders of the Peripheral Nerves.
Dr Ahmad is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation,and in Pain Medicine. In addition to his board certification he is trained in Medical Acupuncture and Electrodiagnostic medicine to diagnose nerve injuries.