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Dr. Shekar Kurpad, MD

Neurosurgery ·  Male · Age 51

Dr. Kurpad

Dr. Shekar Kurpad, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Milwaukee, WI and has been practicing for 18 years. He graduated from Bangalore Medical College, Rajiv Gandhi University Of Health Sciences in 1991 and specializes in neurosurgery.


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Dr. Kurpad accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Kurpad's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Cervical Spine Myelopathy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Spine Disorders
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very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Degenerative Spine Diseases
  • Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Spine
  • Pediatric Spinal Tumor
  • Progressive Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • Progressive Spinobulbar Muscular Atrophy
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Dysostosis, Anhalt Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Ryukyuan Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Scapuloperoneal
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type I
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type II
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type III
  • Spinal Tuberculosis
Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kurpad treats Low Back Pain more than 91% of his peers

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

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
  • Brain Tumor
  • 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
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Disorders
  • 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
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Gland Cancer
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skull Base Tumor
  • 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

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 tumors/ degenerative disease of the spine/ tumors of the spine/ spine trauma and skull base tumors...

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

2001
Med College Wi
Fellowship Hospital
2001
University Hospital Of Cleveland
Residency Hospital
2000
University Hospital Of Cleveland
Fellowship Hospital
1998
University Tn
Fellowship Hospital
1996
University Hospital Of Cleveland
Internship Hospital
1991
Bangalore Medical College, Rajiv Gandhi University Of Health Sciences
Medical School
2001
2001
2000
1998
1996
1991

Languages

  • Hindi
  • Kannada
  • English

Awards

Dr. Kurpad's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kurpad

4.5

Based on 24 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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1 Star
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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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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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Extremely conscientious. True expert in some care. Surgery was quick, effective and efficient
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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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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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Best surgeon ever!
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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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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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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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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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