Dr. Azam Ahmed, MD

Neurosurgery •  Male • Age 42
  
Dr. Ahmed
Accepting new patients

UW Health

600 Highland Ave Madison, WI 53792

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(608) 263-0485

Dr. Azam Ahmed, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Madison, WI and has over 17 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Ahmed has more experience with Cranial Neurosurgery, Neurocritical Care, and Neuro-oncology than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Loyola University Of Chicago/Stritch School Of Medicine medical school in 2003. He is affiliated with University of Wisconsin Hospitals And Clinics. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Ahmed to book an appointment.


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Dr. Ahmed accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Balanced Blue Access-WI PPO
Balanced Blue Preferred-WI POS
Blue Access Network (Wisconsin) PPO
Blue Access w/ Pref Retail Clinics-WI PPO
Blue Preferred (Select Network)-WI POS
Blue Preferred Network-WI
Blue Preferred Plus w/ Pref Retail Clinics-WI POS
Blue Preferred Plus-WI POS
Blue Priority (Select Network)-WI
Blue Priority Plus w/ Pref Retail Clinics-WI POS
Blue Priority WI Network-WI
Blue Traditional Network-WI
Bronze Blue Access-WI PPO
Bronze Blue Preferred-WI POS
Bronze Blue Priority-WI POS
Gold Blue Access-WI PPO
Gold Blue Preferred-WI POS
Gold Blue Priority-WI POS
Lumenos plans - Blue Access-WI
Lumenos plans - Blue Preferred-WI
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Platinum Blue Access-WI PPO
Platinum Blue Preferred-WI POS
Platinum Blue Priority-WI POS
Silver Blue Access-WI PPO
Silver Blue Preferred-WI POS
Silver Blue Priority-WI POS
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Blue Preferred Plus POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO

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Practice Areas

Cranial Neurosurgery

Cranial neurosurgeons perform surgical procedures that involve opening or passing through the skull to treat conditions affecting the brain, spinal cord, and nervous system.Compare with other Cranial Neurosurgery specialists.

Typically treats 94% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ahmed performs Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Ahmed performs this procedure more than 96% of their peers

Brain Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ahmed performs Brain Surgery more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Ahmed performs this procedure more than 94% of their peers

Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ahmed performs Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal more than 93% of their peers

Dr. Ahmed performs this procedure more than 93% of their peers

Neurocritical Care

Neurocritical care specialists diagnose and treat severe and life-threatening neurological conditions such as stroke, spinal cord injury, brain tumor, and traumatic brain injuryCompare with other Neurocritical Care specialists.

Typically treats 69% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 6 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Brain Aneurysm
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ahmed treats Brain Aneurysm more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Ahmed treats this condition more than 94% of their peers

Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ahmed treats Subarachnoid Hemorrhage more than 87% of their peers

Dr. Ahmed treats this condition more than 87% of their peers

Traumatic Brain Injury
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ahmed treats Traumatic Brain Injury more than 80% of their peers

Dr. Ahmed treats this condition more than 80% of their peers

Neuro-oncology

Oncologists diagnose and treat tumors, both malignant and benign, in or near the brain and spinal cord.Compare with other Neuro-oncology specialists.

Typically treats 63% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Meningiomas
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ahmed treats Meningiomas more than 89% of their peers

Dr. Ahmed treats this condition more than 89% of their peers

Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ahmed treats Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma) more than 72% of their peers

Dr. Ahmed treats this condition more than 72% of their peers

Brain Cancer
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ahmed treats Brain Cancer more than 28% of their peers

Dr. Ahmed treats this condition more than 28% of their peers

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Dr. Ahmed's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Repair
  • Intracranial Vessel Angioplasty and Stenting
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Repair Intracranial Aneurysm
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stenting, Intracranial Vessels
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization

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Horrible, he is arrogant and entitled. More conerned about his reputation than his patients. He delayed treatment for a brain tumor for a family member for 6 months and by then it was too late. He reluctantly did a biopsy, saying these are always benign, and then only because another treating oncologist told him to. It was level 4 by then and terminal. He was late and has no bedside manner. When challenged on his poor care, he said he had never had a patient complain. They are probably all dead.
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He's an excellent Doctor. I felt safe with him and treated my family respectfully.
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Biography

Dr. Azam Ahmed, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Madison, WI and has over 17 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Ahmed has more experience with Cranial Neurosurgery, Neurocritical Care, and Neuro-oncology than other specialists in his ar...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

2011
St Joseph's Hospital and Med Center
Fellowship Hospital
2010
University Of Wisconsin Hospital
Residency Hospital
2004
University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics
Internship Hospital
2003
Loyola University Of Chicago/Stritch School Of Medicine
Medical School

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Locations

UW Health

UW Health600 Highland Ave Madison, WI 53792
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University of Wisconsin Hospitals And Clinics

Madison, WI

76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018)