Dr. Kamal Thapar, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
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Age 56
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Dr. Kamal Thapar, MD
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.

1200 Oakleaf Way # A

Altoona, WI 54720

Contact Information

(715) 832-1400

Dr. Kamal Thapar, MD

Dr. Kamal Thapar, MD

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  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • EmblemHealth
  • First Choice Health
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule
  • Group Health Cooperative
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Dr. Thapar's Experience

Dr. Thapar's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Neurosurgery
  • Board certified in Neurosurgery
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • 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


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  • 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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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.


  • University Of Calgary School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • Los Angeles County University Of Southern California Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

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Dr. Thapar's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Thapar to family and friends
based on 75 total reviews (19 with comments)
Dr. Thapar's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (19)
in Altoona, WI |
Western Wisconsin is very fortunate to have such an incredibly talented and compassionate surgeon available to us.
in Altoona, WI |
i am beyond blessed to have this medical team.
in Altoona, WI |
Dr. Thapar and his team were wonderful. They were very friendly and courteous. My family was very impressed with them. Thank you.
in Altoona, WI |
Outstanding care.
in Altoona, WI |
Dr. Thapar and his team are exceptional in both patient care, but also keeping the family informed. I have had two surgeries performed by Dr. Thapar and can honestly say, his bedside manner, and the way he takes the time to explain and answer questions, is second to none. He is by far an outstanding doctor and it shows in the care he provides from beginning to end.
in Altoona, WI |
Everyone was great. Felt they were very good at their job and cared. I do not think there was anything they could have done better.
in Altoona, WI |
I could not be Happier with My experience . All the staff are wonderful. My DR. is WORLD CLASS I am very lucky to have him.
in Altoona, WI |
I can not express how grateful i am to the staff here.
in Altoona, WI |
I cannot say enough about Dr. Thapar and his team! They all go above and beyond expectations. They are caring and compassionate. Dr. Thapar sits down with you and listens to you! He makes you feel calm and comforted, and explains every step of your treatment plan. He is extremely brilliant and talented and I trust him completely. Thank you all for your kindness and compassion.
in Altoona, WI |
The level of expertise, communication, and compassion I received from Dr. Thapar and his staff was and is far beyond any care I have encountered in healthcare. After speaking to several doctors, I confidently chose the Wisconsin Brain and Spine Center from my complicated and life changing back surgery. I cannot thank them enough for their care and compassion.
in Altoona, WI |
Really pleased with the quick and confident diagnosis and results of surgery.
in Altoona, WI |
Dr. Thapar is very easy to understand and explains everything extremly well.
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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  • HealthPartners
  • Humana
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Hospitals where Dr. Thapar has admitting privileges

HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital
900 W Clairemont Ave
Eau Claire, WI 54701
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HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital
2661 County Highway I
Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
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Oakleaf Surgical Hospital
1000 Oakleaf Way
Altoona, WI 54720
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Sacred Heart Hospital
401 W Mohawk Dr
Tomahawk, WI 54487
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