Dr. Kamal Thapar, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 60

Dr. Thapar
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Thapar Neurosurgery

1200 Oakleaf Way # A Altoona, WI 54720

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Dr. Kamal Thapar, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Altoona, WI and has over 36 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University Of Calgary School Of Medicine medical school in 1985. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Ascension Sacred Heart Hospital and HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Thapar to book an appointment.

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Its been great every one is so nice answers all my questions and so much more if had questions called and got them answered right away I have no more back pain I would and have recommended Dr. Thapar and how wonderful the hospital was.
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Jan 25, 2020
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The care I have received from Dr. Thapar and his team was phenomenal. I have not felt this good in years.
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Dec 28, 2019
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I am very impressed and very pleased with this wonderful experience with the staff and all of the staff
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Dec 24, 2019
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Exceptional care.
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Dec 06, 2019
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Results of the surgery have been positive, I am very appreciative of the time that was given to explain and answer my questions. Everyone I had contact with during the whole experience was extremely helpful and demonstrated superior customer service.
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Nov 06, 2019
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Th e procedure was great. My back pain is very much reduced, and I am walking better.
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Oct 26, 2019
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Everything went much better then expected. Excellent staff, Wonderful doctor. Would not go any place else for care or surgery. .
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Oct 25, 2019
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Great patient/staff communication. Very thorough communication on office visits. Impressed with these caring people for my over all health.
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Sep 03, 2019
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Everything was great with my surgery
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Aug 22, 2019
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Excellent, compassionate, dedicated both Dr. Thapar, Jolene and Katie. Thank you.
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Aug 01, 2019
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Over all surgery and care great, very impressed with care.
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B. Stevenson – Jun 29, 2019
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They saved my life.theyre all excellent and polite here i cant say enough good things about them .
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D.S. – Jun 20, 2019
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Everything has gone great regarding the surgery.
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  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
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Greg Daniels – Jun 09, 2019
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The surgery with Dr. Thapar was the best decision I have ever made. Outstanding care with amazing results. I am completely pain free and back to a wonderful life thanks to Dr. Thapar, his staff, and staff at Oakleaf Hospital.
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  • Office environment
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  • Listened & answered questions
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  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Nina Leitza – Jun 07, 2019
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Dr. Thapar was very thorough and a good listener. I would highly recommend him.
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May 13, 2019
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The Doctor is wonderful. It has been a positive experience. .
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May 06, 2019
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Wonderful experience st one of the worst times of my life . A beacon of hope.
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Apr 01, 2019
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Dr. Thapar and his staff are an amazing trio of specialists. I received the care necessary to give me back the active life I love. I'm grateful to have had Dr. Thapar and his team handling my extensive lumbar surgery. They are forthcoming with needed education and information and in answering all questions. It's been 13 weeks now and I'm feeling better and stronger every day.
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Mar 28, 2019
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Good people. Procedure went fine. Absolutely no problems since no pain as well.
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Mar 18, 2019
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Dr Thapar, Jolene, and Katie have all been fantastic and amazing!
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Biography

Dr. Thapar received his medical degree from the University of Calgary. He completed his residency training at the University of Toronto in Toronto, Canada,...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Education

Los Angeles County University Of Southern California Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1985
University Of Calgary School Of Medicine
Medical School

Languages

  • English
  • French

Frequently Asked Questions

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Does Dr. Kamal Thapar, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Thapar has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

What are Dr. Kamal Thapar, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Thapar frequently treats Low Back Pain, Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement), and Spondylolisthesis. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Thapar treats.

Where is Dr. Kamal Thapar, MD's office located?

Dr. Thapar's office is located at 1200 Oakleaf Way # A, Altoona, WI 54720. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Kamal Thapar, MD speak?

Dr. Thapar speaks French and English. View profile to see all.

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Dr. Thapar's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Low Back Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Thapar treats Low Back Pain more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Thapar treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Thapar treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Thapar treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
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Spondylolisthesis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Thapar treats Spondylolisthesis more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Thapar treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Cervical Spondylolisthesis
  • Degenerative Spondylolisthesis

Dr. Thapar's conditions and procedures:

  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Anterior Cervical Microdiscectomy With Fusion
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Dural Tear
  • Extradural Hemorrhage
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Fusion
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Myelopathy
  • Neuroplasty
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Upper Back Pain

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(715) 832-1700

Dr. Thapar accepts the following insurance:

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Thapar Neurosurgery

Thapar Neurosurgery1200 Oakleaf Way # A Altoona, WI 54720
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Thapar is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Ascension Sacred Heart Hospital

Tomahawk, WI

HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital

Eau Claire, WI

77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average

HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital

Chippewa Falls, WI

83% Patient experience rating, 14% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

Oakleaf Surgical Hospital

Altoona, WI

93% Patient experience rating, 24% higher than the national average

6 Awards Received