Welcome to Neurosurgical Specialists of West County

This site represents our ongoing effort to better serve our patients and help them understand more about neurosurgery.

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 Physician Assistants Molly Dilley, PA-C, Rebecca Adams, PA-C, Allison Noelker, PA-C, and Angela Genisio, PA-C.

Please take note of our phone number: (314) 251.6364, and our fax number: (314) 251.7897. Our office is located in Suite 297 in Tower A of the Mercy Hospital St. Louis Doctors' Building. All of our physicians do procedures at Mercy Hospital St. Louis in St. Louis and also at the The St. Louis Spine Surgery Center on Emerson Road. In addition, Dr. Backer also does surgery at St. Luke's, Barnes West County and St. Joseph's Hospital in St. Charles.

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.

Our Physicians Assistants assist the Doctors in routine office visits as well as most of the surgical cases.

We know that the issues facing neurosurgery patients can be quite overwhelming. With the help of our website, you can join the millions of patients who turn to the Internet to better understand their healthcare situation. We have chosen numerous credible neurosurgery and other healthcare websites to guide you in your search.

All information is intended for your general knowledge and education only and is not a substitute for direct medical advice or treatment for specific medical conditions.

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