Dr. Thomas Loftus, MD

Dr. Thomas Loftus, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
46 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Thomas Loftus, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Austin, TX. He is 46 years old and has been practicing for 21 years.Read his story

Austin Neurosurgical Institute

2200 Park Bend Dr Bldg 2-202

Austin, TX 78758
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Accepted insurance

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas


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Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
very high
more than 99% of peers
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Loftus' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Loftus "Dr. Thomas S. Loftus established Austin Neurosurgical Institute in July 2003. He is board-certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery. Raised in Marble Falls, Dr. Loftus returned to Austin after completing his residency in neurological surgery at the University of Missouri. There he received extensive training in treatment of a broad spectrum of neurosurgical disorders with a special emphasis in complex spine surgery and minimally invasive techniques. He graduated cum laude from Texas A&M University and received his medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He is a member of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and the Texas Medical Foundation. Dr. Loftus has taught courses addressing minimally invasive neurosurgical techniques at numerous professional conferences and assists with new product development for various biomedical companies."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Loftus "Using the latest in medical and technological advances. We strive to provide professional, compassionate care for our patients throughout their treatment. ANI offers the full range of surgical treatments for disorders of the spine, spinal cord and peripheral nerves. We are committed to using the latest advancements in the field of neurosurgery to achieve the best possible long-term outcome for our patients."


  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • 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)
  • 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
  • Spondylosis
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Vertebral Column Tumors


  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Brain Surgery
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Disc Replacement
  • 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

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

0 Sanctions

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

1 Board Action
  • Unprofessional Conduct (10/20/2017)
    Action Taken: Education
    Summary: Please reference the following Document
    Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    State: Texas


  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1997
  • University of Missouri Hospitals and Clinics
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Boone Hospital Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Loftus has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Loftus has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Loftus' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Loftus to family and friends
based on 66 total reviews (15 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (66)

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  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Loftus' Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (15)

Leander, TX |
Testing underway right now for second surgery needed to repair surgery Loftus did on me. He doesn't NOT accept Medicare payments; he expects money upfront before surgery that Medicare doesn't cover. And when surgery is done wrong; well of course you out your health, life and money. Was...more
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Georgetown, TX |
My wife went in with some persistent pain. Because of our insurance, we had to go through a series of physical therapy and nerve-burning before we were allowed to let Loftus do the surgery, which was fusing three vertabrae. I was super nervous because of the nature of the surgery but I can only...more
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Georgetown, TX |
Dr Loftus is a wonderful, compassionate Dr. He had performed surgery on my Mother, and she could not be happier, loves him and his PA to pieces. Aside of Dr. Loftus treating my Mom, we see many of his patients with the same feedback as we own a Physical Therapy clinic, and treat some of his...more
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Clifton, TX |
After a lumbar fusion I kept telling him something felt wrong. 5 wks after repeatedly telling him that I got foot drop and still his same response was "my work looks good". Another surgeon found that the cage had slipped and had crushed the nerve for so long that I have permanent nerve damage and...more
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in Hutto, TX |
Dr Loftus is excellent! I have my life back, I was in pain for over a year, living on pain meds, seeking a Dr that could help me but all I heard was major surgery -6 months or longer recovery time. I did not want major surgery on my back- i decided to try injections, they were not successful. My...more
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Loftus accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • UnitedHealthCare
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