Dr. Thomas Altstadt, MD

Dr. Thomas Altstadt, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 45
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Dr. Thomas Altstadt, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Louisville, KY. He graduated from Indiana University School Of Medicine and specializes in neurosurgery.

200 Abraham Flexner Way Fl 12

Louisville, KY 40202

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana

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Dr. Altstadt's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Myelopathy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Altstadt treats Myelopathy more than 94% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Autoimmune Myelopathy
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

Dr. Altstadt 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
Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Altstadt treats Low Back Pain more than 93% of his peers

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

Dr. Altstadt's conditions and procedures:

Aneurysm
Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
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
Carpal Tunnel Release
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Cauda Equina Syndrome
Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
Cerebral Hemorrhage
Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
Cerebrovascular Disease
Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
Cervical Microdiscectomy
Cervical Radiculopathy
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
Cervical Spine Reconstruction
Chiari's Deformity
Cranial Trauma
Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
Craniopharyngioma
Deep Brain Stimulation
Degenerative Disc Disease
Disc Replacement
Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
Ear Disorders
Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
Epidural Hematoma
Epilepsy
Fracture
Herniated Disc
Herniated Disc Surgery
Hydrocephalus
Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
Low Back Pain
Lumbar Disc Degeneration
Lumbar Laminectomy
Lumbar Microdiscectomy
Lumbar Radiculopathy
Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
Lumbar Spine Fracture
Meningiomas
Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
Myelopathy
Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
Nerve Sheath Tumors
Neuroplasty
Neurostimulation
Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
Osteosarcoma
Pathological Spine Fracture
Peripheral Nerve Disorders
Peripheral Nerve Surgery
Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Scoliosis
Secondary Malignancies
Spina Bifida
Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal Cord Stimulation
Spinal Fusion
Spinal Nerve Block
Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
Spinal Stenosis
Spine Deformities
Spine Disorders
Spine Fracture Treatment
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
Spondylolisthesis
Spondylosis
Stroke
Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
Subdural Hemorrhage
Thoracic Spine Fracture
Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
Thrombosis
Torticollis
Traumatic Brain Injury
Vascular Disease
Vertebral Column Tumors

About Me

Care Philosophy

At University of Louisville Physicians, we serve our patients and their families with compassionate, personalized attention and are dedicated to providing the most innovative, advanced health care in the region.

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

Indiana University School Of Medicine
Fellowship Hospital
Indiana University School Of Medicine
Residency Hospital
Indiana University School Of Medicine
Internship Hospital
Indiana University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1994
Indiana University / School Of Medicine
Undergraduate School
1994

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, 2000

Dr. Altstadt's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Altstadt

3.7

Based on 43 reviews

5 Stars
60.46511627906977%
(26)
4 Stars
4.651162790697675%
(2)
3 Stars
4.651162790697675%
(2)
2 Stars
4.651162790697675%
(2)
1 Star
25.58139534883721%
(11)

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Dr. Altstadt's Performance
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  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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The absolute best you could ask for. Extremely friendly and exudes confidence in you and him.. Did a lamindectomy a month ago. Flawless. From his office staff at UofL to Jewish Hosital to Frazier Rehab, all aspects were handled flawlessly. Need spine surgery? I’m a 71 male, have never had surgery....Read More
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Dr. Alstadt performed a cervical fusion surgery on my mother. She has recovered very nicely and she is no longer suffering from the constant pain she experienced before the surgery.
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Dr. Alstadt and his team of professionals handled my situation swiftly and with appreciation for the pain i was experiencing. I was fortunate to be able to have my microlumbar discectomy at Jewish Hospital and they treated me with respect, great care and attention, all with positive attitudes and...Read More
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I like him a lot, it's his staff that I have a problem with. I was specifically told by Dr Alstadt to contact him if my condition worsens, which it has because he may have to operate. . His staff tells me to go to the Emergency Room.
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Dr. Altstadt was dismissive at best. At first he seemed ok, ordering PT, other pain management, and a follow up visit. The office staff was terrible in communicating and scheduling the other appointments he suggested. It was just a mess. He never did a full workup or physical exam. At the follow...Read More
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