Dr. Kamal Thapar, MD

Dr. Kamal Thapar, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 56
(79)
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Dr. Kamal Thapar, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Altoona, WI. He is 56 years old and has been practicing for 33 years. Read his story

1200 Oakleaf Way # A

Altoona, WI 54720

Contact Information

(715) 832-1400

Insurance Accepted

  • 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
  • 14 More

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Top Care Areas

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Low Back Pain
very high
more than 94% of peers
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 92% of peers
Spondylosis
very high
more than 90% of peers

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Dr. Thapar's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Thapar "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."
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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
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Board Certifications

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

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • 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
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease

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Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • 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
  • Paracentesis
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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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.

Education

  • 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

Dr. Thapar has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Thapar's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Thapar to family and friends
4.9
based on 79 total reviews (23 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (79)

  • 5
    (76)
  • 4
    (2)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (1)

Dr. Thapar's 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
Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (23)

in Altoona, WI |
I just wanted to thank Dr. Thapar and his staff for giving me my life back. I had surgery last Friday and the pain is gone and I can already tell it will not be long when I will be able to return to a normal life style. Thank you so much!
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in Altoona, WI |
Very good surgeon! Very personable and explains everything in detail. Very thorough.
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in Altoona, WI |
A very professional team. They answered all our questions and explained things to us. They showed concern to us as we were asking questions.
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You have a great doctor and I have had excellent results from his surgeries. He is a great listener. I recommend him to everyone and 8 people have gone to him. Staff was great.
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Western Wisconsin is very fortunate to have such an incredibly talented and compassionate surgeon available to us.
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Dr. Thapar accepts 23 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
    Blue Preferred Plus POS
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
  • Cigna
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • EmblemHealth
    Emblem Health
  • First Choice Health
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Golden Rule
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • HealthPartners
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Medica
  • Medicaid
  • Meritain Health
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
  • PacificSource
  • Thrivent Financial
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • Ucare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO

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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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