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Lukas P. Zebala, MD

Assistant Professor, Orthopedic Surgery
Assistant Professor, Neurological Surgery

Specialty Areas

Orthopedic Surgery
Spine Surgery - Orthopedic
Cervical Spine Surgery

Board Certifications

Orthopedic Surgery

Hospital Affiliations

Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Languages

Basic Polish

Areas of Clinical Interest

The evaluation and treatment of degenerative spine conditions of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine. Adult spine conditions including deformity/scoliosis/kyphosis, trauma, tumors and infections as well as patients with previous failed spine surgery requiring revision. Treatment of the spine on non-operative and operative modalities including minimally invasive spine surgery, outpatient spine surgery and complex spine reconstructions. Spinal fractures, spine deformities, spine disorders, spine degeneration, spinal tumors, spinal stenosis, disc herniation, kyphoplasty, spondylolisthesis.

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  • Education
  • Publication & Research

Maps & Directions

Maps & Directions

Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital

969 N. Mason Road
Creve Coeur, MO 63141

Office Phone: 314-514-3500

Center for Advanced Medicine

4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO 63110

Suite: A
Floor: 6
Office Phone: 314-514-3500

Education

Education

BS: Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1998
Medical Degree: The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois 2004
Residency: Orthopedic Surgery, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri 2009
Fellowship: Spine Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri 2010

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

Rod fracture in adult spinal deformity surgery fused to the sacrum: prevalence, risk factors, and impact on health-related quality of life in 526 patients.
Lertudomphonwanit T, Kelly MP, Bridwell KH, Lenke LG, McAnany SJ, Punyarat P, Bryan TP, Buchowski JM, Zebala LP, Sides BA, Steger-May K, Gupta MC
Spine J. 2018 Feb 28; pii: S1529-9430(18)30065-2. doi: 10.1016/j.spinee.2018.02.008.

PMID:
    29501749
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Dural Tears in Adult Deformity Surgery: Incidence, Risk Factors, and Outcomes.
Iyer S, Klineberg EO, Zebala LP, Kelly MP, Hart RA, Gupta MC, Hamilton DK, Mundis GM, Sciubba D, Ames CP, Smith JS, Lafage V, Burton D, Kim HJ, International Spine Study Group (ISSG).
Global Spine J. 2018 Feb; 8(1)25-31. doi: 10.1177/2192568217717973.

PMID:
    29456912
    [PubMed]
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Comparison of transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion outcomes in patients receiving rhBMP-2 versus autograft.
Khan TR, Pearce KR, McAnany SJ, Peters CM, Gupta MC, Zebala LP
Spine J. 2018 Mar; 18(3)439-446. doi: 10.1016/j.spinee.2017.08.230.

PMID:
    28822825
    [PubMed - in process]
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PROMIS Physical Function Correlation With NDI and mJOA in the Surgical Cervical Myelopathy Patient Population.
Owen RJ, Zebala LP, Peters C, McAnany S
Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2018 Apr 15; 43(8)550-555. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0000000000002373.

PMID:
    28787313
    [PubMed - in process]
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Impact of Depression on Patient-Reported Outcome Measures After Lumbar Spine Decompression.
Merrill RK, Zebala LP, Peters C, Qureshi SA, McAnany SJ
Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2018 Mar 15; 43(6)434-439. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0000000000002329.

PMID:
    28704333
    [PubMed - in process]
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Development and Validation of a Novel Adult Spinal Deformity Surgical Invasiveness Score: Analysis of 464 Patients.
Neuman BJ, Ailon T, Scheer JK, Klineberg E, Sciubba DM, Jain A, Zebala LP, Passias PG, Daniels AH, Burton DC, Protopsaltis TS, Hamilton DK, Ames CP
Neurosurgery. 2017 Jun 6; doi: 10.1093/neuros/nyx303.

PMID:
    28586476
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Perioperative Complications of Spinal Metastases Surgery.
Luksanapruksa P, Buchowski JM, Zebala LP, Kepler CK, Singhatanadgige W, Bumpass DB
Clin Spine Surg. 2017 Feb; 30(1)4-13. doi: 10.1097/BSD.0000000000000484.

PMID:
    27984252
    [PubMed - in process]
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Baseline Patient-Reported Outcomes Correlate Weakly With Radiographic Parameters: A Multicenter, Prospective NIH Adult Symptomatic Lumbar Scoliosis Study of 286 Patients.
Chapman TM Jr, Baldus CR, Lurie JD, Glassman SD, Schwab FJ, Shaffrey CI, Lafage V, Boachie-Adjei O, Kim HJ, Smith JS, Crawford CH 3rd, Lenke LG, Buchowski JM, Edwards C 2nd, Koski T, Parent S, Lewis S, Kang DG, McClendon J Jr, Metz L, Zebala LP, Kelly MP, Spratt KF, Bridwell KH
Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2016 Nov 15; 41(22)1701-1708.

PMID:
    27831984
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Preoperative Fiducial Marker Placement in the Thoracic Spine: A Technical Report.
Madaelil TP, Long JR, Wallace AN, Baker JC, Ray WZ, Santiago P, Buchowski J, Zebala LP, Jennings JW
Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2017 May 15; 42(10)E624-E628. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0000000000001890.

PMID:
    27584673
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Perioperative Neurologic Complications in Adult Spinal Deformity Surgery: Incidence and Risk Factors in 564 Patients.
Kim HJ, Iyer S, Zebala LP, Kelly MP, Sciubba D, Protopsaltis TS, Gupta M, Neuman BJ, Mundis GM, Ames CP, Smith JS, Hart R, Burton D, Klineberg EO, International Spine Study Group (ISSG).
Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2017 Mar 15; 42(6)420-427. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0000000000001774.

PMID:
    27398890
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Can standard anterior Smith-Robinson supramanubrial approach be utilized for approach down to T2 or T3?
Singhatanadgige W, Zebala LP, Luksanapruksa P, Daniel Riew K
Eur Spine J. 2017 Sep; 26(9)2357-2362. doi: 10.1007/s00586-016-4631-0.

PMID:
    27246350
    [PubMed - in process]
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Granulomatosis with polyangiitis (Wegener's granulomatosis) causing atlantoaxial instability: a case report.
Mohapatra A, Khan T, Diaz J, Brasington R, Zebala LP
Spine J. 2016 Oct; 16(10)e717-e720. doi: 10.1016/j.spinee.2016.05.003.

PMID:
    27179623
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Fractional anisotropy to quantify cervical spondylotic myelopathy severity.
Murphy RK, Sun P, Han RH, Griffin KJ, Wagner JM, Yarbrough CK, Wright NM, Dorward IG, Riew DK, Kelly MP, Santiago P, Zebala LP, Trinkaus K, Ray WZ, Song SK
J Neurosurg Sci. 2016 May 5;

PMID:
    27149369
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Posterior Cervical Fusion With Recombinant Human Bone Morphogenetic Protein-2: Complications and Fusion Rate at Minimum 2-Year Follow-Up.
Dorward IG, Buchowski JM, Stoker GE, Zebala LP
Clin Spine Surg. 2016 Jul; 29(6)E276-81. doi: 10.1097/BSD.0b013e318286fa7e.

PMID:
    27137152
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Predicting Extended Length of Hospital Stay in an Adult Spinal Deformity Surgical Population.
Klineberg EO, Passias PG, Jalai CM, Worley N, Sciubba DM, Burton DC, Gupta MC, Soroceanu A, Zebala LP, Mundis GM Jr, Kim HJ, Hamilton DK, Hart RA, Ames CP, Lafage V, International Spine Study Group.
Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2016 Jul 1; 41(13)E798-805. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0000000000001391.

PMID:
    26679876
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Patient Factors That Influence Decision Making: Randomization Versus Observational Nonoperative Versus Observational Operative Treatment for Adult Symptomatic Lumbar Scoliosis.
Neuman BJ, Baldus C, Zebala LP, Kelly MP, Shaffrey C, Edwards C 2nd, Koski T, Schwab F, Glassman S, Parent S, Lewis S, Lenke LG, Buchowski JM, Smith JS, Crawford CH 3rd, Kim HJ, Lafage V, Lurie J, Carreon L, Bridwell KH
Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2016 Mar; 41(6)E349-58. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0000000000001222.

PMID:
    26571162
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Effectiveness of preoperative autologous blood donation for protection against allogeneic blood exposure in adult spinal deformity surgeries: a propensity-matched cohort analysis.
Kelly MP, Zebala LP, Kim HJ, Sciubba DM, Smith JS, Shaffrey CI, Bess S, Klineberg E, Mundis G Jr, Burton D, Hart R, Soroceanu A, Schwab F, Lafage V, International Spine Study Group.
J Neurosurg Spine. 2016 Jan; 24(1)124-30. doi: 10.3171/2015.4.SPINE141329.

PMID:
    26407086
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Eosinophilic granuloma of the sacrum treated with radiation therapy: a case report.
Bumpass DB, Park A, Hill KT, Huang J, Friedman MV, Zebala LP
Spine J. 2016 Jan 1; 16(1)e53-7. doi: 10.1016/j.spinee.2015.09.022.

PMID:
    26386170
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Progressive Myelopathy Patients Who Lack Spinal Cord Monitoring Data Have the Highest Rate of Spinal Cord Deficits Following Posterior Vertebral Column Resection Surgery.
Cho SK, Lenke LG, Bolon SM, Kang MM, Zebala LP, Pahys JM, Cho W, Koester LA
Spine Deform. 2015 Jul; 3(4)352-359. doi: 10.1016/j.jspd.2014.11.009.

PMID:
    27927481
    [PubMed - in process]
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An update on civilian spinal gunshot wounds: treatment, neurological recovery, and complications.
Bumpass DB, Buchowski JM, Park A, Gray BL, Agarwal R, Baty J, Zebala LP, Riew KD, Santiago P, Ray WZ, Wright NM
Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2015 Apr 1; 40(7)450-61. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0000000000000797.

PMID:
    25811133
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Areas of Research Interest

Radiculopathy, sciatica, degenerative disk disease, spinal stenosis, spondylosis/arthritis of the spine, disc herniation, posterior spinal fusion, anterior spinal fusion, anterior and posterior spinal instrumentation, decompression, spondylolisthesis, minimally invasive surgery, scoliosis, spine osteotomy, revision spine surgery, spine fracture.