Dr. Thomas S. Loftus, MD

Dr. Thomas S. Loftus, MD

Neurosurgery | Male | 44 years old

Austin Neurosurgical Institute, Austin
2200 Park Bend Dr Bldg 2-202
Austin, TX 78758 Get Directions
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Dr. Loftus specializes in Neurosurgery and practices in Austin, TX. He practices at 2 locations.

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based on 55 total surveys (6 with reviews)
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in Austin TX |
Dr. Loftus is an excellent surgeon. He and his polite and knowledgable staff advocated for me, and my insurance company approved an artificial disc replacement at level C5/6 instead of spinal fusion. I was home in my own bed in a few hours and never had to wear a neck brace. I have more mobility now than before the surgery. I truly cannot say enough about this procedure or this practice.
in Lampasas, Texas |
Dr Loftus is awesome and I would recommend him to anyone. I have had back problems for about 5 years and all other dr said it wea arthritis but I went to Dr Loftus and he said I had slipped disc. He did spinal fusion on my back about 7 weeks ago and I feel great. I felt better the day after surgery
in Fredericksburg, TX |
Dr. Loftus is an outstanding and professional neurosurgeon. He treats his patients with dignity and respect. He spends time discussing options and completely covers any and all concerns. His staff is unbelievably knowledgeable and professional, as well. I would highly recommend him.
Rockport, TX |
I would never recommend Dr. Loftus. He screwed my back up so bad. Due to him performing the surgery incorrectly by not cleaning the canal and leaving a gap between the two plates, inserting a screw and after hitting my nerve root removing it, I have nerve pain in my left foot and leg since surgery two years. He never told me any of this just that the surgery was a success and healing good. He wrote half truths of what I said during office visits. Never allow him to perform surgery on you!
Austin, TX |
Excellent experience with Dr Loftus. Performed minimally invasive disk compression. I label him the pain eliminator.
in Elgin, TX |
I had three bulging discs in my neck. After physical therapy, pain treatments I decided that it was time to do something else. I had been dealing with neck, head, shoulder and arm pain for years. Dr. Loftus and I decided it was time for surgery. Surgery was done on the 15th of Feb. and I couldn't be happier. Pain and numbness in right arm was gone. Neck wasn't that painful. Dr. Loftus and his staff are wonderful.
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  •  Specializes in Neurosurgery
  •  Board certified in Neurosurgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Neurosurgery

Conditions Treated

  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

Education

  • Medical School
    University of Texas Southwestern Medical School

    Graduated in 1997

  • Residency Hospital
    University of Missouri Hospitals and Clinics
  • Fellowship Hospital
    Boone Hospital Center

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Procedures Performed

  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities