Dr. Thomas Norton, MD

Dr. Thomas Norton, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 78
Dr. Thomas Norton, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Tucson, AZ and has been practicing for 51 years. He graduated from Loyola University Of Chicago/Stritch School Of Medicine in 1965 and specializes in neurosurgery.

2450 E River Rd

Tucson, AZ 85718

Contact Information

(520) 795-7750

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Centene
  • Cigna
  • Health Net
  • Health Net of Arizona, Inc.
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
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Cervical Spine Myelopathy
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more than 92% of peers
Brain Surgery
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more than 91% of peers
Brain Disorders
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more than 91% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Norton "Our aim is to provide the highest quality neurological care, the same level of care we would want for ourselves or our loved ones."

1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

59  Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Tumor
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Gland Cancer
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
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20  Procedures

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  • Loyola University Of Chicago/Stritch School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1965
  • Cook Co Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1966
  • Cook Co Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1967
  • University Ill Hosps
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1971

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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What People Say About Dr. Thomas Norton, MD
Dr Norton is very skilled and very knowledgeable. He is also very compassionate and patient. I wish he could be my Primary Care Physician.
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Kit Bornstein in Tucson, AZ – Jul 24, 2018
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Dr. Norton is awesome!!! I had a ruptured disc in L-4, L-5. He got me into surgery within days of my initial visit. The followup was tremendous. When I was having some issues with radiating pain in my leg following surgery, he took the time to do follow up tests to make sure the nerve damage...Read More
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Kyle Ipson in Tucson, AZ – Sep 26, 2017
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I have been seeing Dr Norton for a problem in my spine and I love that he comes out to get me himself in the waiting room. He explains what the MRI is showing very well and is very calm and knowledgeable. His assistant Vanessa is awesome as well and has helped me with other issues in the...Read More
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Tammy Williams in Tucson, AZ – Jun 08, 2017
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Dr. Norton was so skilled in fixing my disc problem. I have had wonderful recovery. He always sees me ON TIME and comes to get me himself when I am in the waiting room. No reservations in recommending this fine physician. He ROCKS!
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Diane Edwards in Tucson, AZ – May 27, 2017
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I ruptured a disk in my lower back and couldn't walk without extreme pain. I had surgery with Dr. Norton and had immediate relief. Now after two years I am close to back to normal. Dr Norton is a very excellent back surgeon.
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Joe Sadhu in Marana, AZ – Oct 14, 2016
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