Dr. Thomas Altstadt, MD

Dr. Thomas Altstadt, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
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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

Contact Information

(502) 899-3623

Insurance Accepted

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

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Top Care Areas

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Broken Neck
very high
more than 93% of peers
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 91% of peers
Spine Disorders
high
more than 80% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Altstadt "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."

1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

63  Conditions Treated

  • 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
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • 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
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26  Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Indiana University / School Of Medicine
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1994
  • Indiana University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated
  • Indiana University School Of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Indiana University School Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Indiana University School Of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, 2000
Media & Publications

Dr. Altstadt has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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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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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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