Dr. Shekar Kurpad, MD

Neurosurgery •  Male • Age 53
  
Dr. Kurpad
Accepting new patients
Spine, and More
Telehealth services available

Spinecare Clinic

1155 N Mayfair Rd # 200 Milwaukee, WI 53226

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(414) 456-7188

Dr. Shekar Kurpad, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Milwaukee, WI. Dr. Kurpad has more experience with Spine than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities Froedtert Hospital and Medical College of Wisconsin and Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Kurpad to book an appointment.


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  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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Dr. Kurpad accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Balanced Blue Access-WI PPO
Balanced Blue Preferred-WI POS
Blue Access Network (Wisconsin) PPO
Blue Access w/ Pref Retail Clinics-WI PPO
Blue Preferred (Select Network)-WI POS
Blue Preferred Network-WI
Blue Preferred Plus w/ Pref Retail Clinics-WI POS
Blue Preferred Plus-WI POS
Blue Traditional Network-WI
Bronze Blue Access-WI PPO
Bronze Blue Preferred-WI POS
Gold Blue Access-WI PPO
Gold Blue Preferred-WI POS
Lumenos plans - Blue Access-WI
Lumenos plans - Blue Preferred-WI
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Platinum Blue Access-WI PPO
Platinum Blue Preferred-WI POS
Silver Blue Access-WI PPO
Silver Blue Preferred-WI POS
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Blue Preferred Plus POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Kurpad

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Kurpad treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Kurpad treats other conditions, please contact the office at (414) 456-7188.

Spine

Spine specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the bones of the spine, including degenerative spine disease, herniated discs, stenosis, and fractured vertebrae, with treatments including medication, physical therapy, and surgery.Compare with other Spine specialists.

Typically treats 64% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 18 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
very high
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kurpad treats Cervical Spine Myelopathy more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Kurpad treats this condition more than 94% of their peers

Spine Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kurpad treats Spine Disorders more than 92% of their peers

Dr. Kurpad treats this condition more than 92% of their peers

Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kurpad treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 91% of their peers

Dr. Kurpad treats this condition more than 91% of their peers

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Dr. Kurpad's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Leukodystrophy
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Gland Cancer
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

Dr. Kurpad's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kurpad

4.7

Based on 36 ratings

5 Stars
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Not only a great surgeon but a terrific person. Every person I met or had engagement with was friendly and helpful. These people love there jobs!!
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
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  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Tom Smith – Aug 28, 2020
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Dr. Kurpad is an excellent doctor. He pinpointed my problem when three other doctors missed it. I would highly recommend him without reservation.
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Jim P. – Jan 28, 2020
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He did a great job in laying out my case and the progression of my condition. He took a conservative approach which minimized the the extent of the surgery.
What went well
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Don Albinger – Jan 28, 2020
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Dr Kurpad was very concerned that I have the procedure to correct the problem and eliminate pain. He is a kind and gentle man who cares very deeply for his patients. His care was excellent and professional. The follow up care is superior. Thank you Dr. Kurpad for helping restore me to a healthy lifestyle.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Jan 27, 2020
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I was having severe back pain from a prior lumbar fusion (November 2000). I saw the doc and he reviewed all my images, asked me specific questions and recommended surgery after pain management kept telling me I had arthritis. I had a lumbar fusion sx (surgery) December 2019 and I feel great. The pain I had before sx is gone. Dr Kurpad’s staff is amazing. If I had a question or concern, i was always able to get through to his nurse. If she was unavailable, the called was always returned within and hours. It was an excellent experience and I highly recommend
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Jan 27, 2020
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This is my second spine surgery with Dr. Kurpad. My first was cervical and my most recent, lumbar. After referral, at my first visit, Dr. Kurpad came right to the point of my spine issue. He explained surgery was necessary. I expressed I wanted to have the procedure as soon as possible. And he and his staff immediately began the process of informing me of the surgery details. Dr. Kurpad answered all my questions and was not in a hurry to move on until I was finished. The surgery itself was a best case scenario. He was able to avoid using hardware which was such a relief. My recovery has been better than expected. I am truly grateful to Dr. Kurpad and his staff for their expertise, their attention to my needs and their kindness. I highly recommend Dr. Kurpad for cervical and lumbar surgery.
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Dec 07, 2019
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Dr. Kurpad is top rated in all areas of his profession. When I met him he studied my history my MRIs everything before I got to my appointment. When he spoke with me he asked me questions and listened very intently to what I had to say. He explained my condition through visuals showing me both of my MRI results and comparing them. He was easy to understand speaking in layman‘s terms so a patient could comprehend. He was able to operate on me within a couple weeks of my appointment which is exactly what I needed because my pain was getting so bad. I’m still in recovery but feeling 100% better than pre-surgery. The surgery was a success and I would recommend Dr. Kurpad to anyone with chronic nerve pain!
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Rachel Kessler – Nov 16, 2019
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It was not easy finding this doctor w UHC doctor lists, but an extensive internet search and asking people I did find him. He is an incredible surgeon. The office staff and PAs are very good. The office answers voice mail if they are paged and not accessible w/n 12-24hrs. Very concerned and responsible to answering questions.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Julie in Milwaukee , WI – Aug 23, 2019
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Office visits would have been more helpful with more information on findings of tests. Decision to proceed with surgery was the correct decision - major improvement. Entire medical team was excellent.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Long wait times
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Aug 06, 2019
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Dr. Kurpad is very compassionate and makes you feel very comfortable. I had relief immediately after my surgery.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Jul 19, 2019
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If I could give 10 stars I would. Dr. Kurpad and his team provided highest level of care imaginable on all levels. I am extremely grateful.
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Apr 19, 2019
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Because he is so sought after it is hard to actually see him, which is a good thing! When I met him he was soft spoken an got right to the point. Very good listener. Highly recommend!
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Apr 17, 2019
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Extremely conscientious. True expert in some care. Surgery was quick, effective and efficient
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Mar 22, 2019
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Very happy I had a 2nd opinion apt. with Dr. Kurpad, and after talking with him changed my surgeon to him. His team always answered my calls promptly if I had questions after surgery. I would hightly recomend him.
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Mar 21, 2019
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Dr. Kurpad's team was great when I had the spinal surgery. The whole experience felt like a 5 star hotel but for a hospital experience. This is a first class operation - do not change a thing. Nurses and physical therapy staff were very attentive.
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Russ Carlsen in Racine, WI – Feb 04, 2019
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Best surgeon ever!
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Mukwonago , WI – Jan 06, 2019
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Has a lot of experience and expertise. Very confident in what he can and cannot do . He has surrounded himself with an excellent team in the operating room and in the hospital orthopedic floor. This is what they do over and over, and they do it well and with compassion.
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Jack Manley in Fox Point, WI – Nov 29, 2018
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Dr Kurpad was wonderful. Not only is he excellent technically, he is outstanding with talking to the patient He really listens to me and explains things extremely well! I am very thankful I have him as my surgeon. His team is also wonderful -everyone I have encountered! Froedtert Community General was a great place to have surgery as well - great facility and people. Beside the excellence of Dr Kurpad, I would like to mention how wonderful the night nurse Emily was ! I thank her as well.
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Sheila Conners in Elm Grove WI – Mar 01, 2018
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I like the way Dr Kurpad treets your concerns as well as his attitude toward you. He has a way of making you feel like there are treatments to help you get your health back.
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Feb 16, 2018
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My experience with Dr. Kurpad was way above my expectations. This is a caring, conscientious, and very thorough man, who has one of the best personalities and bedside manor I have come across. The team he has assembled all seem to have the same outlook on the surgery, healing process. All in all I would rate him a 5 out of 5 any day.
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. Shekar Kurpad specializes in the treatment of a wide variety of spinal and cranial disorders. His expertise lies in the surgery for malignant brain...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

2001
Med Coll WI
Fellowship Hospital
2001
University Hosp of Cleveland
Residency Hospital
2000
University Hosp of Cleveland
Fellowship Hospital
1998
University TN
Fellowship Hospital
1996
University Hosp of Cleveland
Internship Hospital

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Locations

Spinecare Clinic

Spinecare Clinic1155 N Mayfair Rd # 200 Milwaukee, WI 53226
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Froedtert Hospital and Medical College of Wisconsin

Milwaukee, WI

79% Patient experience rating, 10% higher than the national average

  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital

Menomonee Falls, WI

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018)
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