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Dr. Andrew Wensel, MD

Neurosurgery ·  Male · Age 44

Dr. Wensel

Dr. Andrew Wensel, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Rochester, NY and has been practicing for 10 years. He graduated from Case Western Reserve University School Of Medicine in 2001 and specializes in neurosurgery.

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(585) 467-1643

Dr. Wensel accepts the following insurance:

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PHCS Network PPO
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Dr. Wensel's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Subdural Hemorrhage
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Dr. Wensel treats Subdural Hemorrhage more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Wensel treats this condition more than 89% of his peers

Brain Surgery
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wensel performs Brain Surgery more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Wensel performs this procedure more than 88% of his peers

Brain Disorders

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wensel treats Brain Disorders more than 84% of his peers

Dr. Wensel treats this condition more than 84% of his peers

Dr. Wensel's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acquired Brain Injuries
  • Acute Stroke Intervention
  • Adult Brain Tumor
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm Clipping
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Plating and Fusion
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Brain
  • Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Back Disorders
  • Back Injuries
  • Back Sprain
  • Back Tumor
  • Basilar Skull Invagination
  • Benign Astrocytoma
  • Bone Cancer
  • 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 Surgery
  • Brain Tumor
  • Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Brainstem Disorders
  • Brainstem Glioma
  • Brainstem Lesions
  • Brainstem Neoplasm
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Microdiscectomy
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cervical Spine Reconstruction
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Complex Skull Base Surgery
  • Complex Spinal Instrumentation Procedure
  • Complex Spinal Reconstruction
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Concussion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniotomy
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Deep Brain Stimulation Evaluation
  • Deep Brain Stimulator Programming
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Disc surgery
  • Device Implantation and Extraction
  • Disc Arthroplasty
  • Disc Replacement
  • Disc Surgery
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Failed Back Surgery Revision
  • Fracture
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Frameless Stereotactic Surgery
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Procedure
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Image-Guided Spine Surgery
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intracranial Surgery
  • Intractable Pain Syndromes
  • Intraoperative Mapping
  • Intrathecal Drug Delivery System Insertion
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Kyphosis Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Back Procedure
  • Lower Spine Surgery
  • Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Lumbar Microdiscectomy
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Malignant Brain Tumor
  • Meningiomas
  • 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
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain Procedure
  • Neck Surgery
  • Nerve Biopsy
  • Nerve Reconstruction
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Nerve Surgery
  • Neurological Testing
  • Neuromodulation
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Neurosurgical Procedures
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus Surgery
  • Novalis® Radiosurgery
  • Pallidotomy
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pediatric Brain Tumor
  • Pediatric Neurosurgical Procedures
  • Peripheral Nerve Surgery
  • Posterior Cervical Laminectomy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Primary Basilar Impression
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Skull Base Tumor
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord and Brain Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Surgery
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Decompression
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Pump Implant
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spine Surgery
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stereotactic Neurosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stereotaxis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Trauma Neurosurgery
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Traumatic Spine Disease
  • Vascular Disease

About Me

Care Philosophy

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.


  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications


University Of Rochester Medical Center
Residency Hospital
University Of Rochester Medical Center
Internship Hospital
Case Western Reserve University School Of Medicine
Medical School
Case Western Reserve University School Of Medicine
Undergraduate School


  • French
  • English


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What People Say About Dr. Andrew Wensel, MD
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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 weeks I have NO PAIN AT ALL, I'M WALKING, AND NEVER KNEW I HAD ANYTHING WRONG. Dr. Wensel was a great listener with all of my concerns, explained everything, and truly cared. This Doctor is a miracle.
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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 repaired that on 11-09-2016. He has great bedside manners and is very easy to talk to. He explains things in a way that can be understood by someone without a medical degree.
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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 because my last MRI was 7 yrs ago and ALL patients must have an MRI and be ready to have surgery. So I couldn't believe it, the last surgeon I met with years ago got an MRI ordered for me under his care.
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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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Dr. Wensel is a very caring Doctor. I and my husband were completely at ease with him. He did not hurry us and more than answered our questions. I would highly recommend him.
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