Dr. Thomas Loftus, MD

Dr. Thomas Loftus, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 50

Neurosurgery

Dr. Thomas Loftus, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Austin, TX. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as St. David's South Austin Medical Center and St. David's Medical Center. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Office Hours

2200 Park Bend Dr Bldg 2-202 Austin, TX 78758

Tue

7:30 am
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4:30 pm

Wed

7:30 am
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4:30 pm

Thu

7:30 am
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4:30 pm

Fri

7:30 am
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4:30 pm

Sat

Office
closed

Sun

Office
closed

Mon

7:30 am
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4:30 pm
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Locations

Austin Neurosurgical Institute

Austin Neurosurgical Institute2200 Park Bend Dr Bldg 2-202 Austin, TX 78758
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    • Mon: 7:30am - 4:30pm
    • Tue: 7:30am - 4:30pm
    • Wed: 7:30am - 4:30pm
    • Thu: 7:30am - 4:30pm
    • Fri: 7:30am - 4:30pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
  • Directions

Hospital Highlight

Affiliated with St. David's Medical Center Austin, a highly rated hospital.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital Patient Safety Excellence Award™ See hospitals

Dr. Loftus' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Loftus

4.6

Based on 162 ratings

5 Stars
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1 Star
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Dr Loftus has been my neurosurgeon for 10 years and he has been the catalyst for solving my back issues with minimally invasive surgery and taking a thoughtful approach that was focused on taking care of my issues in an efficient and effective manner. He does not perform procedures that are not necessary and ensures that his patients understand the problems and the right solutions. He has significantly improved my quality of life and i would highly recommend him and his team.
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
No results
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Wade – Oct 06, 2021
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Dr Loftus, Michelle, and the front desk are super amazing! I couldn’t be more happier with making the decision in trusting them with my issue of my problems of pain and any of the questions I had before having the procedure done. I’m on my way to recovery and getting back to normal. I’m super pleased and satisfied with this team. Thank you guys!
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Lourdes Roque – Jun 10, 2021
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Dr. Loftus diagnosed my spine condition within 5 minutes of my initial visit with him, after years of incorrect diagnoses and treatment. We embarked on a treatment plan, and I feel better than I have in years. He and his staff are very courteous and professional, everything was explained in detail, office is clean and inviting. I highly recommend Dr. Loftus and his office for treatment and/or surgery for spine-related issues. Thank you for giving life back to me!
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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JMS – Jan 15, 2021
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I saw Dr Loftus for my 6 week checkup. I cannot begin to thank the Dr and his staff for the great job they did on my back. When I awoke from surgery the pain was gone from my left hip and foot. It is getting better every day. Again thank you for being my Doctor.
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Stanley Stanford – Jan 14, 2021
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Yes definitely. Very patient and kind to his patients.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Tim – Dec 23, 2020
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I would recommend Dr. Loftus to anyone who has spinal or 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
What could be improved
No results
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Mike Glackin – Oct 21, 2020
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Dr. Loftus is a great surgeon and if I had to Have another surgery I would have him do mine again.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • 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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Oct 14, 2020
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Very friendly staff,The doc listened to what I had to say, everything went well, wasn’t forced into any decisions,
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
No results
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Dino – Oct 03, 2020
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Excellent Dr. And staff.
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
No results
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Oct 01, 2020
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Full knowledge of my history (two surgeries from this provider) and careful assessment of current situation. Excellent explanation of test results. This is a gracious, well run office with great care for patients shown by every member.
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
No results
1 person found this helpful
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emmy – Sep 25, 2020
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I really felt welcome when I first made my appointment and when I came into my first visit to see Dr. Loftus he was very kind and understood the pain I had been in for the years I had endured and really wanted to help. So he got me in for my surgery within two weeks and now 6 weeks down the road I can see that I’m so much better. Thank you Dr. Loftus.
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
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Patricia James – Sep 23, 2020
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Very good DR and Surgeon . Both of the Practicing Assitends very helpful . It really helped get rid of my sever 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
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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D L Pennington – Sep 21, 2020
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Knowledgeable efficient and cordial
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
No results
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Celerina – Sep 19, 2020
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Absolutely
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
No results
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Scott Cameron – Sep 19, 2020
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Extremely professional experience. The second you walk in you fell like they are there to help. I was recommended to Dr Loftus by a friend and I have already recommended others based on my experience. Amazing surgeon, so glad I went.
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
No results
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Jimmie Orr – Sep 12, 2020
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They were very professional in all aspects of Nero/surgery Dr. Loftus and his crew got me back on my feet in no time with no pain. I had the paddle installed on my spine which took care of my back pain and both legs. So glad I went to his office and had this procedure done I feel like a new person. Able to resume my like and hobbies of Horses and riding and for the age of 68 your never to old to get this done. I very highly recommend Dr. Loftus and his staff to take care of you. Bless you all for your kindness and your caring on how all patients feel. You have Big Hearts, of course you do “We’re in Austin Texas”. Patricia
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
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Patricia Stengel – Aug 13, 2020
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I recently had a microdisctomey (lumbar decompression) performed by Dr Loftus & so thankful to him & his staff through the whole process. His knowledge & expertises are why I am pain free. I would suggest his practice to anyone looking for a qualified surgeon.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jeremy B. – Aug 13, 2020
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What I look for in a doctor visit is to feel comfortable, cared about/for and to feel like I can trust the doctor and everyone i come in contact with. I found that in Dr. Loftus’ office. Thank you for meeting all of my needs
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
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Aug 05, 2020
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Excellent
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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Jul 11, 2020
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Back to back cervical and lumbar decompression, discectomy, and fusion (2 days apart). One year post-op and easily 70% improvement in neck and back pain and overall stability. Running 5 miles a day 2-3 days per week. Dr. Loftus is a incredibly skilled and gifted, professional surgeon. I would highly recommend him to anyone who suffers from neck and lower back pain and exhausted all conservative pain management treatments to no avail like I did over a 30 year period. Thank you Dr. Loftus. I hope I’ll never need your professional services again but I look forward to seeing you on the running trails around our great city and a post pandemic high-five!
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
3 people found this helpful
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Andrew Rochstein – Jun 26, 2020
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Experience and Background Checks

Experience
Background

Background Check

1 board action Found
  • Unprofessional Conduct (10/20/2017)View details
No malpractice claims found for Texas
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Loftus' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Loftus treats Low Back Pain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Loftus treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Loftus treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Loftus treats this condition more than 100% 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
Hide other areas of care
Degenerative Disc Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Loftus treats Degenerative Disc Disease more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Loftus treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Loftus' conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Neck
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • 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
  • Neurostimulation
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pulmonary Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rasmussen's Syndrome
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

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About Me

Care Philosophy

Using the latest in medical and technological advances. We strive to provide professional, compassionate care for our patients throughout their treatment....Read more

Biography

Dr. Thomas S. Loftus established Austin Neurosurgical Institute in July 2003. He is board-certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery. Raised...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

Boone Hospital Center
Fellowship Hospital
University of Missouri Hospitals and Clinics | University of Missouri Hospitals and Clinics
Residency Hospital
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
Medical School

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Frequently Asked Questions

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Dr. Loftus has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Thomas Loftus, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Thomas Loftus, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Loftus frequently treats Low Back Pain, Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement), and Degenerative Disc Disease. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Loftus treats.

Where is Dr. Thomas Loftus, MD's office located?

Dr. Loftus' office is located at 2200 Park Bend Dr Bldg 2-202, Austin, TX 78758. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Thomas Loftus, MD speak?

Dr. Loftus speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Loftus is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

St. David's South Austin Medical Center

Austin, TX

77% Patients that would definitely recommend, 7% higher than the national average

16 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)

St. David's Medical Center

Austin, TX

82% Patients that would definitely recommend, 12% higher than the national average

25 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2022)

St. David's North Austin Medical Center

Austin, TX

77% Patients that would definitely recommend, 7% higher than the national average

12 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)

St. David's Round Rock Medical Center

Round Rock, TX

76% Patients that would definitely recommend, 6% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)

Adventhealth Central Texas

Killeen, TX

69% Patients that would definitely recommend, 1% lower than the national average

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Marble Falls

Marble Falls, TX

84% Patients that would definitely recommend, 14% higher than the national average

4 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2022)

Houston Methodist West Hospital

Houston, TX

79% Patients that would definitely recommend, 9% higher than the national average

7 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)

Northwest Hills Surgical Hospital

Austin, TX

86% Patients that would definitely recommend, 16% higher than the national average

Seton Medical Center Harker Heights

Harker Heights, TX

73% Patients that would definitely recommend, 3% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020)