Dr. Thomas Becherer, MD

Dr. Thomas Becherer, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
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Age 50
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Dr. Thomas Becherer, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Louisville, KY and has been practicing for 19 years. He graduated from University of Kentucky in 1993 and specializes in neurosurgery.

6400 Dutchmans Pkwy Ste 140

Louisville, KY 40205

Contact Information

(502) 584-8642

Insurance Accepted

  • AARP
  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • American Postal Workers Union Health Plan
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • AXIS
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Top Care Areas

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Low Back Pain
very high
more than 97% of peers
Herniated Disc
very high
more than 93% of peers
Intervertebral Disc Disease
very high
more than 93% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Becherer "As a solo practitioner I have an individual hands-on approach to patient care."

1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

62  Conditions Treated

  • Adult Brain Tumor
  • Aneurysm
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Brain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Herniated Disc
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intracranial Hemorrhage
  • Intraventricular Hemorrhage
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hematoma
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

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42  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Aneurysm Clipping
  • Aneurysm Surgery
  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Plating and Fusion
  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrovascular Surgery
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Microdiscectomy
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniotomy
  • Decompression Surgery
  • Disc Surgery
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Endoscopic Neurosurgery
  • Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy
  • Frameless Stereotactic Surgery
  • Herniated Disc Procedure
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Lumbar Microdiscectomy
  • Lumbar Puncture
  • Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Microsurgery of Brain Tumors
  • Microsurgical Spine Surgery
  • Microvascular Decompression
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurosurgical Procedures
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus Surgery
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Spinal Cord Surgery
  • Spinal Decompression
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Transphenoidal Surgery

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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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

Education

  • University of Kentucky
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1989
  • University of Kentucky
    Medical School | Graduated 1993
  • University of Kentucky
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1994
  • Chandler Medical Center/UK Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1999

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Becherer's Reviews

4.2
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Becherer to family and friends
27 total reviews (6 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (27)

  • 5
    (21)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (5)

Dr. Becherer's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (6)

He was very arrogant and talked down to me. Most of the time spent with him was him typing into a computer. It was a total waste of time and I wouldn't recommend him to anyone.
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He was incredibly patient and listened to my concerns. He explained more about what's going on and advised he was going to help me go in the right direction and instead of surgery referred me to a neurologist. I left feeling heard and hopeful for the 1st time in a long time.
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I have seen this dr once and saw him for 5 mins. Very rude! Also called back to seek help again, symptoms are worsening... said he doesn't want to see me, I'm not a surgical candidate! Wow! Terrible, would never recommend to anyone!
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Dr. Becherer has been an excellent provider and his office staff are top notch. I have had two cervical fusions performed by Dr. Becherer with better than expected outcomes each time. I would recommend him without reservation.
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From my initial contact to his office to my follow up appointment, this dr and his staff are top notch. Very upfront about prognosis, risks and cost. I have referred several to this office. The staff treats you like family and I never felt rushed. Immediate relief after my lumbar laminectomy. I...more
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