Peter Basta, MD



Areas of Specialty

Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) for Movement Disorders such as Essential Tremor Parkinson’s Disease

Benign and Malignant Brain Tumor Surgery

Skull Base Neurosurgery

Cerebrovascular Surgery including Aneurysm and Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Treatment

Trigeminal Neuralgia

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Degenerative Spinal disorders

Surgical Treatment of Spinal Tumors

Peripheral Nerve Surgery (such as carpal tunnel syndrome)

Gamma Knife Radiosurgery


Endoscopic Neurosurgery

Trauma and neuro-critical care


Dr. Basta has been with Midwest Neurosurgery since 2007. Dr Basta attended medical school at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee Wisconsin. He completed his internship and neurosurgery residency at Saint Louis University, and then completed his fellowship in cerebrovascular and skull base neurosurgery at Indianapolis Neurosurgical Group.

Dr. Basta is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Missouri State Neurosurgery Society,  and the Neurology/Neurosurgery Society of Kansas City and is board certified in neurological surgery.

Education and Credentials

B.S., Truman State University, 1992-1996
(Formerly Northeast Missouri State University)
Kirksville, Missouri
Magna Cum Laude

M.D., Medical College of Wisconsin, 1996-2000
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Saint Louis University School of Medicine, 2000-2001
Internship, General Surgery

Saint Louis University School of Medicine, 2001-2006
Neurological Surgery Residency

Saint Louis University School of Medicine, April 2004 – August 2004,  July 2005 – June 2006 Chief Resident Neurological Surgery

Fellowship, Indianapolis Neurosurgery Group, 2006 – 2007

Publications and Presentations

Commercial Insecticide Synthesis Pathway Analysis
Mentor: Dr.Dana Delaware
American Cyanamide™
C/o Truman State University
Hannibal, Missouri 1993

Thermogravimetric Analysis of Human Bone
Mentor:  Dr. Robert Libby
Truman State University 1994-1995

Early Experience Using Customized Medpor Porous Polyethylene
Implants for the Reconstruction of the Orbital Roof and Lateral Orbital Wall In Orbito-Zygomatic Craniotomies
Mentor Dr. Saleem Abdulrauf
Saint Louis University School of Medicine
Division of Neurosurgery

NMR Spectroscopic Analysis of NSAIDs
Mentor: Dr. Robert Libby
Truman State University 1995-1996