Dr. Michael Thambuswamy, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 42

Dr. Thambuswamy
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Oklahoma Spine and Brain Institute

6802 S Olympia Ave Ste 300 Tulsa, OK 74132

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Dr. Michael Thambuswamy, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Tulsa, OK. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Hillcrest Medical Center and St. John Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Thambuswamy to book an appointment.

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Professional, Personable, Listener, Confidence, need nothing more.
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May 30, 2021
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Excellent surgeon. I had complete confidence in him. I would not hesitate to have him perform any surgery in his realm of expertise. I will have another repair done in the following months, I wouldn’t want any other neurosurgeon surgeon, he’s the best. His staff are great. Very helpful and kind.
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Patsy Lyons – May 22, 2021
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Dr thambuswamy is an outstanding surgeon with great skill and wonderful bedside manner. He will sit and field any and all questions you have and take the time to explain the answer . I can honestly say that the fusion surgery was one of the most difficult things I’ve ever had to go through and having dr thambuswamy as my surgeon made the whole thing a lot easier. He’s just wonderful. The entire staff at the clinic is wonderful.
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  • Explained conditions well
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Brady h. – May 20, 2021
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Dr Thambuswamy is a remarkable surgeon. He did an Amazing job on my neck surgery and did what he said he was going to do. Not only is he a remarkable surgeon but he has a very good bedside manner. I highly recommend him for all your needs in his field.
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Candy Harris – May 04, 2021
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Doc is one of the best neurologist in the Oklahoma-Arkansas area! He recently did my fusion C4-C7. After almost eight months of excruciating pain pre surgery, being that it's only a month out post surgery I feel 1,000% better. Thank you Doc for everything!
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Blake Osman – Apr 30, 2021
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Dr Michael Thambuswamy performed my neck surgery on C5-5; 6-7 and did an ACDF—Anterior Cervical Disc Fusion in January, 2019. I never had one problem & was eating a ribeye the night of surgery at the Tulsa Specialty Hospital. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND HIM! HE IS THE BEST!!
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Barbara J Wilson – Apr 19, 2021
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Dr. Thambuswamy was very helpful answering the questions and concerns I have regarding my upcoming surgery. He also made me feel comfortable with the surgery and confident that he knew exactly how to fix the issues. I am so thankful for him and his team. His nurse Tye was so sweet and helpful throughout the initial process of trying to make an appointment. They were very upfront and open with everything. I appreciate them so much!
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Kelsey – Apr 16, 2021
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Dr T is the first neurosurgeon that listens to me and understands that I know my body. Total lifesaver. Literally.
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Marsha – Apr 10, 2021
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For the Sallisaw Hospital - Everyone was very patient and kind. Radiology team was exceptionally grand. No issues with wait times. Dr Thambuswamy always displays the best of bedside manners, is genuinely concerned about any questions that might arise and readily explains answers in great detail.
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Mar 26, 2021
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To anyone trying to get into see Dr Thumbuswamy and it takes awhile let me say HE IS WORTH THE WAIT!!! It took me a long time to pronounce and spell his name correctly but now I have it down pat. He above all is very capable as a surgeon and has an incredible bed side manner. I am lucky to have found him. Five stars!
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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  • Explained conditions well
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C. Carter – Mar 19, 2021
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No waiting for long periods to be seen. He recalls you and what we are doing. He is concerned about the need of the patient. His spirit has an uplifting quality about it.
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  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
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Robert Stubbs – Mar 14, 2021
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Dr. Thambuswamy was very through, compassionate, explained everything wonderfully and relieved a lot of fear about my MRI findings and condition. Listened to all our questions and concerns and coordinated pain management that same day. Dr. Thambuswamy and his staff are a blessing! Everyone was wonderful!
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
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Tammy Paden – Mar 13, 2021
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He's a very good kind Dr. And amazing surgeon, he is the best!!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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SallyMcg – Mar 12, 2021
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He cares about his patients. I can honestly say he's the best doctor i've ever had!
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Jo Nita Scott – Mar 06, 2021
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Dr Thambuswamy is super easy to talk to you and takes the time to answer all of your questions.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Mar 05, 2021
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My visit with Dr. Thambuswamy went very well. He explained the procedure that I will have. I have my full trust in him. He is the best in my opinion. Thank you Dr. Thambusmany. I would recommend to anyone that needs help.
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
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James Young – Mar 01, 2021
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1st Doctor I have seen about my back that actually understood what I was saying, Thank you...
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
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Judy – Feb 25, 2021
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Dr. Thambuswamy has operated on my husband and is the most attention to detailed doctor I’ve ever seen! His bedside manor is also impeccable! It’s such a rare combo! When your husband’s having major surgery, having confidence in the surgeon is a great comfort.
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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Lisa – Feb 07, 2021
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Dr. Thambuswamy has one of the best bed side manner of any Dr. I know. He takes time to listen and makes you feel like you are his one and only patient. I would highly recommend him to anyone needing a caring and knowledgeable Neuro specialist.
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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Janet Chapin – Jan 23, 2021
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He listens and truly cares about his patients.
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
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About Me

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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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.

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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Dr. Thambuswamy's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
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
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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
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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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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
OSBI Sallisaw213 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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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.

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Hillcrest Medical Center

Tulsa, OK

64% Patient Experience Rating, 5% lower than the national average

St. John Medical Center

Tulsa, OK

71% Patient Experience Rating, 2% higher than the national average

Tulsa Spine and Specialty Hospital

Tulsa, OK

92% Patient Experience Rating, 23% higher than the national average

9 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)

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