Dr. Akram Mahmoud, DO

Dr. Akram Mahmoud, DO

Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 55
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Dr. Akram Mahmoud, DO is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Appleton, WI. He is 55 years old and has been practicing for 25 years.

5320 W Michaels Dr

Appleton, WI 54913

Contact Information

(920) 882-0818

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Choice
  • Health Net
  • 18 More

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Broken Neck
more than 85% of peers
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
more than 81% of peers
Cerebral Hemorrhage
more than 79% of peers

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  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Osteopathic Board of Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors


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  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Brain Surgery
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Paracentesis
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Stereotaxis
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

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  • West Virginia School Of Osteopathic Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1992

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Mahmoud has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Mahmoud's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Mahmoud to family and friends
based on 46 total reviews (24 with comments)
Dr. Mahmoud's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (24)
in Combined Locks, WI |
Completed proceedure as predicted with great results. After 8 weeks since surgery I feel great with very little pain. Would recommend him and staff very highly.
Appleton, WI |
Dr. Mahmoud is awesome! I suffered for 7 years due to L5S1 broken bone, he did a cage and back fusion surgery 6 months ago. Immediately upon waking up from surgery and walking 4 hours post surgery I was in soooo much less pain then I had for the prior 7 years. I was off all pain meds in 4 weeks and haven't needed them since. Dr. has a great bedside manner and works with some great doctors. My surgery required two other surgeons, the teams work together track record was really impressive.
in Kimberly, WI |
Dr Mahmoud was very compassionate and listened intently to my symptoms and complaint. His bedside manner and follow up care after surgery was wonderful. Nate even called me at home after the surgery. I was so impressed.
in Appleton, WI |
Doctor Mahmoud was very open and honest with what he thought needed to be done in my situation. He took the time to explain everything to me and ask if I had any questions. He helped me get the surgery done in a timely manner and made sure that I had the exercises needed to strengthen my neck, so that I could get back to helping my family and teaching as soon as possible.
in Crivitz WI |
Absolutely Loved Him---I trusted him, and he didn't let me down. His skill and kindess are extraordinary. I was impressed with the preparation for surgery--supplements etc. Nathan was also great--answered questions and was very concerned. Great Team
Neenah, WI |
Dr. Mahmoud is one of the finest physicians I know. I had a few surgons work on me and delt with surgons who worked with family and he has the best bedside manor along with how he explains what he's going to do, what the outcome may be, what can go wrong and all in a way that anyone can understand. I told him he explains fine print in laymans terms. I had major surgery and after many months of dealing with pain, when I woke from surgery, I had instant relief in my leg and back is coming along ok
in Fond Du Lac, WI |
Dr. Mahmoud was a wonderful surgeon to work with. He clearly explained my condition and why surgery was necessary to correct it. He answered all my questions and has a very calming and competent presence about him. After my surgery he followed up me numerous times that day and the next. He has an excellent bedside manner and made me feel good about how the surgery went and my recovery. I have seen Dr. Mahmoud for multiple follow up appointments and he continues to be a great doctor to work with
Iron Mountain, MI |
Very personable seems to genuinely care about your health and he listens to you.
in Oshkosh, WI 54901 |
The best, very caring, all went well even late at night, due to other emergencies. I've been in no pain since surgery
in Abrams, WI |
Dr. Mahmoud was very informative and up front about my condition. I feel he was honest with me about risks.
in Green Bay, WI |
I had cervical spine surgery two years ago; however, I continued to have numbness in my finger and I just didn't feel right. After not being satisfied with my surgeon, my husband and I went to see Dr. Mahmoud. He took the time to REALLY talk to us and explained what was happening. We were very impressed and felt so comfortable that we knew he was what we wanted in a surgeon. Dr. Mahmoud even called me to see if I had any questions! Dr.'s asst. Nathan Tapio, APNP, CNOR was also wonderful!
in Shawano, WI |
I had surgery on my lower back March 4, 2016. I feel so much better and returned to work on June 2, 2016. I can not thank Dr. Mahmoud enough to have bestowed upon me his medical abilities with such a wonderful outcome. I am so happy that I feel good! His nurse, Nathan Tapio has been a lot of help with questions I had after my surgery and at my appointments. Keep up the great work! I would recommend you to everyone. If you are heading down the road to surgery, please call Dr. Mahmoud.
in Appleton, WI |
I had back surgery for pinned nerves in the lower back. after surgery I had very little pain and now can do most of my normal movements. After about 1 year of pain I am getting back to normal. thank you Dr. Mahmoud.
in Appleton, WI |
He was a very caring and knowledable Spinal Surgeon who performed back Surgery on march 16,2016. I am doing real well and have been packing to move home I have only minimal pain.. . pleased and. I would recommendt my walking so straight.already to his great surgery He is very caring about your careall throughout your healing time also!!!!!!!!!!!!!
in Neenah, WI |
I had a herniated disk and tried chiropractors, muscle relaxants, ice and then Dr. Mahmoud offered the outpatient disk surgery. The surgery instantly took my pain away. My recovery time was a bit longer than I had anticipated. Icing my back often daily, no driving for 3 weeks, but worth the wait. Dr. Mahmoud and his assistant Nathan are there for you if you need them, just call and they will get back to you. Successful surger, very pleased.
in Menasha, WI |
I first met Dr. Mahmoud on December 31, 2015. I was in excruciating pain! I was in so much pain, that I could not even sit in a chair and I was scrunched on the floor! From the moment he walked in the door and took my hand, I knew that he was the Surgeon that would take awesome care of me! I had surgery on my L5-S1 Microsurgical Discectomy Jan.8,2016. When I woke up from surgery I was no longer in pain from my injury for the first time since July 1, 2015! Dr. Mahmoud was very compassionate!
in Appleton WI |
My mom Barbara had surgery from Dr . Mahmoud In Jan 2016 We can not say enough about the experience we had Not only is he a fabulous surgeon he has a fabulous personality explains everything so you can understand that and makes you feel so comfortable and make sure that you have the decision of what you want And the most important is that he got her to almost zero pain She had a surgery from a different dr a year ago and had no results she ended up with more problems than she started with
in Appleton, WI |
I have been in pain for a few years. Dr. Mahmoud has helped me be able to walk without being uncomfortable with every step. Although me comfort level is much improved, me mood has improved. I now am able to be out and about with family and friends. Thank you Dr.. Dr. Mahmoud,s gentle reassuring nature as he explained the necessary procedure allowed me to place my trust in him.
in Stevens Point, WI |
I had Spinal Stenosis and was in a lot of pain and could not do many of the things I used to do. My surgery was complicated but went well. I am very satisfied and thankful for the excellent services provided by Dr.Mahmoud and his staff. I now have a new lease on life.
in Appleton, WI |
My mom has had multiple docs over the course of 15 years. All of them have said they will not operate. My parents found out about Dr Mahmoud and he not only took her, but he made both of them feel very comfortable. After surgery, he was forceful but kind. He wanted her to walk and that would only happen if she got out of bed. She hated him at the time , but now it is 7 weeks after the surgery, and I finally see her walking straight. She loves him to death and would recommend him to anyone!
in Appleton, WI |
He himself is a very good doctor. But I must say, scheduling is not the easiest and the wait times are horrendous. I have only seen him 2 times and both times I have had to wait. The first time it was over an hour and when I finally said something, then I was told there was an emergency that morning. Staff didn't think to tell me that it was going to be a bit. The second time I went, there were computer problems and I waited 45 minutes past my scheduled appointment.
in Hortonville WI.I |
Explained in detail my condition and listened to all our concerns and questions. Did not hurry thru office visits and spent as much time as needed to make sure all our questions where answered.
in Columbus, Ohio |
Dr Mahmoud simply gave me my life back. I am walking today because of Dr Mahmoud. My surgery was two years ago. At that time, I was unable to walk any distance or participate in daily living. Dr Mahmoud performed a laminectomy and fusion front S1 to L2 including a revision of L4 to L5. His precision and expertise have been amazing. From recovery until today, I have had no lower back pain. If I need any further surgery, I will travel to Wisconsin rather than risk another failed surgery.
in Green Bay, WI |
Very Friendly, educate on what the procedure entails what to expect and when to expect
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Dr. Mahmoud accepts 27 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
    Group Employees PPO
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Community Health Choice
  • Health Net
  • HealthPlus Amerigroup
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
    Choice Care
    Choice Care Network PPO
    Choice PPO
    Gold Choice
    Gold Plus
    Gold Plus Choice PPO
    Humana PPO
  • Husky Health
  • inHealth
  • INTotal Health
  • Medicaid
  • Meritain Health
  • Midwest Health Plan
  • MultiPlan
  • Network Health
    Network Health HMO
    Network Health PPO
  • Peach State Health Plan
  • Simply Healthcare Plans
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
  • WEA Trust
    WEA Insurance Corporation
  • Worker's Compensation
    Worker's Compensation WC
  • WPS Health Insurance

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