Dr. John Thomas, MD

Dr. John Thomas, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
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Age 41
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Dr. John Thomas, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Wilmington, NC and has been practicing for 8 years. He graduated from Georgetown University in 2004 and specializes in neurosurgery and minimally invasive neurological spine surgery.

2208 S 17th St Ste 201

Wilmington, NC 28401

Contact Information

(910) 763-3333

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Health Net
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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

Herniated Disc Surgery
very high
more than 98% of peers
Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
very high
more than 92% of peers
Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
very high
more than 91% of peers

Dr. Thomas's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Thomas "I am a neurosurgeon who specializes in advanced minimally-invasive techniques in cranial and spinal surgery. Patients who undergo minimally-invasive spinal surgery (versus traditional spinal surgery) have been proven to have lower infection rate, less blood loss, shorter hospital stays and faster recoveries. These techniques allow my patients to have the best possible outcomes after surgery."

2  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Minimally Invasive Neurological Spine Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

47  Conditions Treated

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

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniotomy
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurosurgical Procedures
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Pituitary Surgery
  • Posterior Lumbar Fusion With Robotic Assistance
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Surgery
  • Transphenoidal Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for North Carolina.

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

  • Duke University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1999
  • Georgetown University
    Medical School | Graduated 2004
  • Georgetown University
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2005
  • Georgetown University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2010

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Thomas has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Thomas' Reviews

4.5
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Thomas to family and friends
56 total reviews (21 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (56)

  • 5
    (48)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (7)

Dr. Thomas' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (21)

I never got to see Dr. Thomas after waiting 5 weeks to see him after making appt. 45 mins. after I arrived I was told he was not in the office. A phone call may have been prudent by the office staff. Met with a hostile MA who basically said it my ball my game my rules. The PA Was my only option or...more
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I had a fusion, and a discectomy. Both were done orthoscopic. Dr. Thomas does not rush you into surgery. Lets you know if your a candidate, thoroughly explains your particular situation and possible options. I was in pain management until it no longer work and then went to surgery. He explains well...more
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I had a cyst pressing on nerves in my lower back. After surgery I walked out of the hospital pain free.
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Have seen Dr Thomas for over a year for a herniated disk. Last year pain management helped-not this year. Just had Microdiskectomy surgery And everyone will ask "did it work?" It is more painful is that I expected and it may not work. But I believe he's a good doctor. I had cold feet 10 min before...more
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He returned to me a quality of life I had not experienced in 12 very long years. Dr. Thomas is a true physician and wonderful human being.
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