Dr. Shekar Kurpad, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 54

Dr. Kurpad
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Froedtert Hospital Neurology

9200 W Wisconsin Ave Milwaukee, WI 53226

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Dr. Shekar Kurpad, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Milwaukee, WI. 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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I am a retired physician with 57 years of practice and patient experience. Dr Kurpad is among the finest physician I know or have ever seen. I am privileged to know him and have his services available to me.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Mchael J. Logan, M.D. – Jul 07, 2021
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My neurosurgeon retired referred his patients to Froedert spine clinic Dr Kurapd saying he would be working there part time ! DO NOT ever SEE Dr Kuroas arrogant uncaring neurosurgeon. I waited 1 1/2 hours to see him was forgotten and no one around after a scoliosis and many neck back surgeries told me I needed core strengthening! Do Not ever see this MD he has no manners at all! Nor respect for you !
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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  • Staff wasn't friendly
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  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Gina – Jun 15, 2021
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I am very happy with the result of the surgery Dr. Kurpad performed. He was very reassuring and personable which put me at ease with having what was a major surgery to me.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Matt – Dec 04, 2020
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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!!
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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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.
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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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
  • 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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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
  • Wait times
  • 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
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
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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.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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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!
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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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
  • 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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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
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  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • 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
  • Wait times
  • 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!
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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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.
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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Jack Manley in Fox Point, WI – Nov 29, 2018
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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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What are Dr. Shekar Kurpad, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Kurpad frequently treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement), Spinal Stenosis, and Osteoarthritis of Spine. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Kurpad treats.

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Dr. Kurpad's office is located at 9200 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53226. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Kurpad's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kurpad treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 94% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
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Spinal Stenosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kurpad treats Spinal Stenosis more than 94% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
Osteoarthritis of Spine
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kurpad treats Osteoarthritis of Spine more than 92% of his peers

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

Dr. Kurpad's conditions and procedures:

  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Bone Cancer
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • 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
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epilepsy
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

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(414) 805-3666

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
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
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)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO

Locations

Froedtert Hospital Neurology

Froedtert Hospital Neurology9200 W Wisconsin Ave Milwaukee, WI 53226
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