Saturday, November 01, 2014

Published:03/15/2012

Presentation made at MSIA March breakfast meeting in St. Louis by Dr. Lucas Zebala, spinal surgeon from Washington University

 

Lukas P. Zebala, MD

 

Assistant Professor

Appointment Line: 314-514-3500

Clinical Specialty

Cervical spine surgery

Clinical Interests

Dr. Zebala’s practice centers on the evaluation and treatment of degenerative spine conditions of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine. In addition, he routinely sees patients with other adult spine conditions including deformity/scoliosis/kyphosis, trauma, tumors, and infections as well as patients with previous failed spine surgery requiring revision. His practice and operative modalities including minimally invasive spine surgery, outpatient spine surgery and complex spine reconstructions.

Research Interests

Dr. Zebala’s research interests include: clinical outcomes following degenerative spine surgery and minimally invasive spine surgery, outcomes after complex adult and pediatric spinal reconstructive surgery and improvement of patient outcomes through new spine technologies and surgical techniques.

Background

Lukas Zebala, MD is an Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic and Neurological Surgery at Washington University in Sl. Louis, Missouri. He is a specialist in degenerative spine disease, spine deformity, spine trauma, spine tumors, spine infections spine reconstruction and performs surgery on the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine. Dr. Zebala earned his bachelor of science degree in biomedical engineering from Northwestern University and his medical degree from The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. He completed both his orthopaedic surgery residency and adult and pediatric spine surgery fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis.

Awards

Nominated for the Russell A. Hibbs Award, Scoliosis Research Society 44th Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Texas, September 23-26, 2009

Scoliosis Research Society 43rd Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, Utah, September

National Institutes of Health Summer Research Participation Award, University of Chicago School of Medicine, 2001

Medical Degree

The university of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois

Residency

Washington University School of Medicine / Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, St. Louis, Missouri

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Lukas P. Zebala, MD

Assistant Professor

Fellowship

Washington University School of Medicine / Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Spine Surgery, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, St. Louis, Missouri

Board Certification

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (Board Eligible 2009)

Clinical Office Locations

Center for Advanced Medicine (CAM)

4921 Parkview Place, Suite 12A

St. Louis, MO 63110

Hospital Affiliations

Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Academic Office Mailing Address

660 S. Euclid Ave.

Campus Box 8233

St. Louis, MO 63110

 

Common Procedures

 Minimally invasive spine procedures and complex spine reconstructions; tumor resection; posterior spinal fusion (including cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine); anterior spinal fusion (including cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine); anterior and posterior spinal instrumentation; decompression of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine; discectomy; transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion; spinal osteotomy; correction of spinal deformity; and minimally invasive spine surgery

 

 

 

 

 

Common Diagnoses Treated

Degenerative disc disease (including cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine); adult spine deformities; spinal stenosis, spondylosis/arthritis of the spine; disc herniation; radiculopathy; scoliosis; kyphosis; spondylolisthesis; and fractures of the spine; spine trauma, tumors, and infections

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