Dr. Kamal Thapar, MD

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Dr. Kamal Thapar, MD

Neurosurgery | Male

Thapar Neurosurgery 1200 Oakleaf Way # A, Altoona, WI 54720 Get Directions
(715) 832-1400

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Dr. Thapar received his medical degree from the University of Calgary. He completed his residency training at the University of...
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4.9 based on 35 responses
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in Pepin, WI |
very down to earth, but also extremely knowledgable and explains in terms that you can totally understand. Felt I was in very good hands during my surgery.
in Wheeler, WI |
excellent skills and also patient bedside manner sometimes longer wait time for scheduled appointment due to business of clinic
in Altoona, WI |
Great job TY !
in Altoona, WI |
He is very caring and very stern, I was the naughty one, I did not tell him of all the meds I was on which caused me a seizure, again my fault. He is very caring I felt the love he is almost like a dad when he is deceived, very stern as well as he should be. Any problems I have had I called and got a answer even if I didn't like it. He is also very much a nice guy good bedside manor. Don't hesitate to have him as your surgeon.
in Altoona, WI |
Excellent care. Thank you!
in Altoona, WI |
very caring and wanting to assist to get back to a normal life.
in Glen Flora, WI |
Dr. Thapar performed two surgeries on me in the last three weeks, a cervical spine fusion and a lower lumbar laminectomy. He explained things so well, gave me all of the options, quoted statistics if they were available, tried non-surgical treatment first and treated me like an individual. I am so impressed with both he and his two PA's, who are also very involved with patient care. The only down side is that an excellent surgeon like Dr. Thapar has a busy practice, so seeing him is difficult
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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

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  • Neurosurgery

Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • 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
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease

Procedures Performed

  • Anterior Cervical Microdiscectomy With Fusion
  • Brain Surgery
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Lumbar Fusion
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities

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    Malpractice Claims not available

    Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Wisconsin.

  • 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

  • Medical School
    University Of Calgary School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1985

  • Residency Hospital
    Los Angeles County University Of Southern California Medical Center

Awards & Recognition

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

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  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Neurosurgery
  • Board certified in Neurosurgery
  • Malpractice claims in Wisconsin not available
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Thapar received his medical degree from the University of Calgary. He completed his residency training at the University of Toronto in Toronto, Canada, where he also completed a PhD in pituitary tumor biology. He completed three fellowships in the areas of skull base, pituitary surgery and epilepsy at the University of Toronto, University of Virginia, and Friedrich Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany. Dr. Thapar is board certified in Neurosurgery by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.