Dr. Andrew Wensel, MD

Dr. Andrew Wensel, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
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Age 43
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Dr. Andrew Wensel, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Rochester, NY and has been practicing for 9 years. He graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in 2001 and specializes in neurosurgery.

1445 Portland Ave Ste 306

Rochester, NY 14621

Contact Information

(585) 467-1643

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Worker's Compensation

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Wensel performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Brain Surgery
high
more than 83% of peers
Brain Disorders
high
more than 82% of peers
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
normal
more than 78% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Wensel "Patient-centered evidence-based care. I prefer to personally meet with my patients and discuss all surgical options that may be indicated and answer questions that undoubtedly arise."

1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

81  Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acquired Brain Injuries
  • Adult Brain Tumor
  • Aneurysm
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Brain
  • Back Disorders
  • Back Injuries
  • Back Sprain
  • Back Tumor
  • Basilar Skull Invagination
  • Benign Astrocytoma
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Injuries
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Cysts, Adult
  • Brain Cysts, Pediatric
  • Brain Damage
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Hemorrhage
  • Brain Infarction
  • Brain Infection
  • Brain Lesion
  • Brain Tumor
  • Brainstem Disorders
  • Brainstem Glioma
  • Brainstem Lesions
  • Brainstem Neoplasm
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Concussion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intractable Pain Syndromes
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Malignant Brain Tumor
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pediatric Brain Tumor
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Primary Basilar Impression
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skull Base Tumor
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord and Brain Disorders
  • 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
  • Traumatic Spine Disease
  • Vascular Disease

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93  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acute Stroke Intervention
  • Aneurysm Clipping
  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Plating and Fusion
  • Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Microdiscectomy
  • Cervical Spine Reconstruction
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Complex Skull Base Surgery
  • Complex Spinal Instrumentation Procedure
  • Complex Spinal Reconstruction
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniotomy
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Deep Brain Stimulation Evaluation
  • Deep Brain Stimulator Programming
  • Degenerative Disc surgery
  • Device Implantation and Extraction
  • Disc Arthroplasty
  • Disc Replacement
  • Disc Surgery
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Failed Back Surgery Revision
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Frameless Stereotactic Surgery
  • Herniated Disc Procedure
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Image-Guided Spine Surgery
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intracranial Surgery
  • Intraoperative Mapping
  • Intrathecal Drug Delivery System Insertion
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Kyphosis Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Procedure
  • Lower Spine Surgery
  • Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Lumbar Microdiscectomy
  • Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Microsurgery of Brain Tumors
  • Microsurgical Procedure
  • Microsurgical Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Decompression for Spinal Stenosis
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Movement Disorder Surgery
  • Movement Disorder Surgery for Dystonia
  • Movement Disorder Surgery for Essential Tremor
  • Movement Disorder Surgery for Parkinson's Disease
  • Neck Pain Procedure
  • Neck Surgery
  • Nerve Biopsy
  • Nerve Reconstruction
  • Nerve Surgery
  • Neurological Testing
  • Neuromodulation
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Neurosurgical Procedures
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus Surgery
  • Novalis® Radiosurgery
  • Pallidotomy
  • Pediatric Neurosurgical Procedures
  • Peripheral Nerve Surgery
  • Posterior Cervical Laminectomy
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Surgery
  • Spinal Decompression
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Pump Implant
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Surgery
  • Stereotactic Neurosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stereotaxis
  • Trauma Neurosurgery

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

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

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1997
  • Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2001
  • University Of Rochester Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2002
  • University Of Rochester Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2009

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Wensel has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Wensel's Reviews

3.9
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Wensel to family and friends
27 total reviews (6 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (27)

  • 5
    (19)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (7)

Dr. Wensel's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (6)

I was almost bound to a wheelchair and had herniated discs, sciatica, spinal stenosis, and a fracture in my back THAT ONLY, Dr. Wensel saw on the same MRI that 3-other surgeons never caught. dr. Wensel performed a fusion on my bak as it was my only option of not becoming crippled, and in just 7...more
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I recommend Dr. Wensel because he is an excellent surgeon. I just received a Microdiscectomy On 10/19/2016 and recovered quickly. There were no complication from his surgery and it was performed at Rochester General Hopital. I did however crest a tear in the dura after a violent sneeze and he...more
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I'm very disappointed, I have been suffering with back pain on and off since 1998. This doctor came highly recommended from-one of my medical colleagues. I tried to make an appointment and the secretary was very rude and I could tell didn't have time to help me. She told me I could not be seen...more
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Dr. Wensel is amazing. He removed my herniated disk from the front of my neck. The stitching and the incision healed extremely well. I would recommend. Thanks Dr. Wensel????????
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If you are looking for warm and fuzzy, then he is not your guy. However, if you are can out that aside and just want a come petani dr. Then look no further.
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