Dr. Thomas Loftus, MD

Dr. Thomas Loftus, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
46 y/o

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Dr. Thomas Loftus, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Austin, TX and has been practicing for 21 years. He specializes in neurosurgery.Read his story

Austin Neurosurgical Institute

2200 Park Bend Dr Bldg 2-202

Austin, TX 78758
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  • 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."

1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

29  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • 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

18  Procedures

  • 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

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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What People Say About Dr. Thomas Loftus, MD
Everyone is a little afraid when they have surgery. Dr Loftus and his staff explains everything that you will go through with your surgery,and they welcome any questions you may have. I felt completely comfortable and was completely at ease. The day of the surgery all of the nurses were great...Read More
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Kathy Maxwell in Kingsland , TX – Sep 10, 2018
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Dr Loftus has saved my quality of life not once, but twice. i had severe a cervical nerve pinch that created unbearable arm pain (quality of life) that was corrected surgically with a C5-C6 fusion after a a conservative course. following his rehab direction lead to a full recovery. this past...Read More
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Sep 07, 2018
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Dr. Loftus performed minimally invasive surgery on my lower back in 2016. He was the third doctor that I had seen regarding my pain. He was the first to assess, diagnose, and successfully treat my pain. He further recognized that I had a hip problem and made the appropriate referral for me. I would...Read More
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Lynn in TX – Jun 20, 2018
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Personable, great listener, wonderful bedside manner. I think he’s also a great family man. Wonderful staff. I have recommended Dr Loftus to friends and will continue
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Debi Grice in Lago Vista, TX – Jun 15, 2018
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Dr. Lotus is amazing. I have had lumbar and cervical spine surgeries. Minimal pain and quick recovery. I highly recommend Dr. Lotus for anyone needing spine surgery.
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Sandra Goodman in Round Rock , TX – Jun 08, 2018
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