Dr. Michael Thambuswamy, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 43

Neurosurgery

Dr. Michael Thambuswamy, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Tulsa, OK. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Ascension St. John Medical Center and Hillcrest Medical Center. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Michael Thambuswamy, MD

Oklahoma Spine and Brain Institute

6802 S Olympia Ave Ste 300 Tulsa, OK 74132 ()
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(918) 749-0762

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Hospital Highlight

Dr. Thambuswamy is affiliated with Tulsa Spine and Specialty Hospital Tulsa, a highly rated hospital.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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  • Practices at Top Hospital
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Dr. Thambuswamy's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Osteoarthritis of Spine
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Thambuswamy treats Osteoarthritis of Spine more than 94% of his peers

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

Spinal Stenosis
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Thambuswamy treats Spinal Stenosis more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Thambuswamy treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Thambuswamy treats Cervical Spine Myelopathy more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Thambuswamy treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Thambuswamy's conditions and procedures:

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
  • Bone Cancer
  • 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 Malformation Type 2
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chordoma
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Dural Tear
  • Epilepsy
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Neurostimulator Implantation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pineal Region Tumors
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rasmussen's Syndrome
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • 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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Dr. Thambuswamy's Reviews

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My first visit with Dr. Mike was so unexpectedly a wonderful experience! He actually listened to what I had to say and took his time talking to me explaining all my options.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Long wait times
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Kimbelry L Lowery – Mar 18, 2022
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Dr. Thamaswamy is kind, caring, and very thorough. He takes his time to make sure you understand everything. One time I was nervous about an upcoming procedure and Dr. Mike alleviated my fears with his calm and professional demeanor. One of THE BEST doctors I've been to, and I've seen A LOT! His entire staff is the same way... Especially Ty and Phil, P.A. Thanks so much!
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Kcooney57 – Feb 12, 2022
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Dr. Thambuswamy is a wonderful doctor, he is kind and caring. Really listens to you and sincerely wants to help you.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Leslie Houser – Feb 11, 2022
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Great dictor
This was a follow up appointment.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Lawrence A Roth, Sr. – Feb 03, 2022
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Kind and caring
Dr. Mike took his time with this new patient, explaining options and answering all questions. I feel comfortable putting my health in his hands.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
2 people found this helpful
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Janet Johnson – Jan 28, 2022
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He was very good about explaining what he could do for my problem and I appreciated his time and care
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
No results
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Jan 20, 2022
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Dr. Thambuswamy Is just great. Very informative. Uses language that I can understand. He listens and very detailed. I would highly recommend him to friends and family. Even complete strangers.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Merle Weems – Jan 10, 2022
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The doctor is very personable and demonstrates a very caring attitude for my problems. I trust his diagnosis and treatment plans. Yes, I would (and have) recommended Dr. Thambuswamy to friends an family.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Mitch Puckett – Jan 08, 2022
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Dr. Thambuswamy is great!! He takes time and listens. Very caring!!!
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Wynona G – Jan 07, 2022
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I am completely satisfied With the care that I received From Dr Tham. He genuinely cares for his patients and their recovery. He did not push drugs on me which I am thankful for. I would use him again if needed.
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Jan 03, 2022
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Very nice and caring doctor. Also knowledgeable, and down to earth. Loved all the staff that i was in contact with there also.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Kimberly Reather – Dec 24, 2021
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He's Wonderful!!! Very personal and you know he's very concerned about every symptom that you have. He found a break in the cervical region of the head-neck base that three other doctors missed. Thanks Dr. Mike!!???????
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
No results
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Mary J Carr – Dec 18, 2021
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Dr Thambuswamy LISTENS! He also validates his patients concerns and addresses any and all questions. He gets to the bottom of mystery symptoms which requires him going above and beyond, and he does so with enthusiasm. He's an ideal in an imperfect system, a true gem.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Shannon McC – Oct 22, 2021
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Great consult with Dr. "Mike"! Took plenty of time to fully understand my situation & discuss treatment options. Also was allowed to bring my wife into the consult which was very important to both of us!
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Ted – Sep 03, 2021
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I enjoy visiting Dr. Thambuswamy office he is a very intelligent and excellent surgeon, He is a force to be reckoned with. He also has an amazing staff this is definitely a 5??doctors office.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Lisa Edwards – Sep 03, 2021
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Dr Thambuswamy and his staff are very patient focused. Dr T has the best bedside manner of any physician I have even known. His professional and diagnostic skills are superb.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Aug 28, 2021
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Treats and talks to you like a human not a patient
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Lonnie E boyles – Aug 24, 2021
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Had three neck fusions in the 90s and thought I was explained everything. I just had a fusion from dr t and he explained everything. Like a friend said I speak geek and public. Dr t speaks dr and middle America. Now I am going to let him do what I said I would never let anyone do cut on my back .
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
1 person found this helpful
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Mike – Aug 19, 2021
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I felt like my visit to Dr Thambuswamy was worthwhile and came away with more hope for my back pain than I have had in a while. It was just my first appointment, But I was very impressed by Dr Thambuswamy.
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Charlene T – Jul 31, 2021
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Dr. T is an absolute god send of a doctor. He is currently helping me through my neurological situation and is the most impressive doctor PERIOD, that I have ever met! But with that aside, his bedside manner, hilarious personality and infectious smile have given me an amount of confidence that I didn’t believe I would ever recover. I’m grateful to be in his care and extremely blessed. I love this man and hope I can return just a fraction of what he is bringing back to me. Thank you Dr. T for everything you are currently doing for me. All the love in the world from my heart. HE, is what a doctor and human being should strive to always be. Sincerely, Chris P.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Christopher Palmer – Jul 23, 2021
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Care Philosophy

Dr. Michael Thambuswamy treats diseases and conditions affecting the nervous system, which include the brain, spine, spinal cord and peripheral nerves....Read more

Biography

Michael Thambuswamy, MD, is a leading provider of patient-centered neurosurgical care at Oklahoma Spine & Brain Institute in Tulsa, Sallisaw, and Claremore,...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Education

University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Fellowship Hospital
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Residency Hospital
Baylor University
Undergraduate School
Baylor University
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Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Michael Thambuswamy, MD offer telehealth services?

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

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What are Dr. Michael Thambuswamy, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Thambuswamy frequently treats Osteoarthritis of Spine, Spinal Stenosis, and Cervical Spine Myelopathy. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Thambuswamy treats.

Where is Dr. Michael Thambuswamy, MD's office located?

Dr. Thambuswamy's office is located at 6802 S Olympia Ave Ste 300, Tulsa, OK 74132. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Oklahoma Spine and Brain Institute

Oklahoma Spine and Brain Institute6802 S Olympia Ave Ste 300 Tulsa, OK 74132
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
  • Directions
Sequoyah Memorial Hospital and Home Health213 E Redwood Ave Sallisaw, OK 74955
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    • Mon: closed
    • Tue: closed
    • Wed: 9:00am - 4:30pm
    • Thu: 9:30am - 4:30pm
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    • Sun: closed
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OSBI Claremore1501 N Florence Ave Ste 250 Claremore, OK 74017
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    • Mon: closed
    • Tue: closed
    • Wed: 9:30am - 3:30pm
    • Thu: closed
    • Fri: closed
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    • Sun: closed
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Affiliated Hospitals

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

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Ascension St. John Medical Center

Tulsa, OK

74% Patients that would definitely recommend, 4% higher than the national average

Hillcrest Medical Center

Tulsa, OK

63% Patients that would definitely recommend, 7% lower than the national average

Tulsa Spine and Specialty Hospital

Tulsa, OK

92% Patients that would definitely recommend, 22% higher than the national average

9 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)