Dr. David RaskasDr. Raskas has over twenty years of experience in treating back and neck issues and has improved the lives of many. Positive end results begin with an accurate and thorough examination along with the most innovative techniques. His focus is to improve patients’ symptoms and restore their lifestyle.

A patient’s positive surgical outcome can be contributed to a well-informed and confident decision regarding their healthcare. Dr. Raskas takes the time to educate his patients on all surgical options. Successful results as well as risks associated with surgery are thoroughly discussed thus patients are capable to make an accurate treatment decision.

Unlike big national surgery operations, Dr. Raskas is a St. Louis native and is committed to his patients and stays involved in their care long after surgery.

Dr. Raskas is President of Orthopedic Sports medicine & Spine Care Institute. He received his medical degree from St. Louis University School of Medicine, and completed his internship in general surgery at University of Michigan Medical Center Ann Arbor, MI and residency in orthopaedic surgery at Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, MI. He completed a fellowship in spine surgery at UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles CA. Dr. Raskas is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Dr. Raskas is a member of the following associations and organizations:

  • American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • North American Spine Society
  • St. Louis Orthopaedic Association
  • St. Louis Spine Society
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society

Dr. Raskas offers comprehensive care of a full range of spinal conditions, from acute injuries to degenerative conditions such as disc herniations and spinal stenosis to spondylolisthesis, degenerative disc disease and osteoporotic compression fractures.

Board-Certified: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Fellowship: Spine Surgery, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA
Residency: Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, MI
Internship: General Surgery, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, MI
MD: Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis MO
Licensed: Missouri

When Dr. Raskas is not caring for patients, he enjoys spending time with family, working out to reduce stress and improving his golf game. He is a proud supporter of the Jewish Federation and University of Michigan Medical School Orthopaedic Program.

Surgical Treatments

  • Disectomy
  • Laminectomy
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion
  • Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion
  • Lumbar Disc Microsurgery
  • Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery