Dr. Thomas Schuler, MD

Dr. Thomas Schuler, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery •  Male • Age 60

  
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Dr. Thomas Schuler, MD is a Orthopedic Spine Surgery Specialist in Reston, VA. He is affiliated with Reston Hospital Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Schuler to book an appointment.


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Virginia Spine Institute

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(703) 709-1114
Virginia Spine Institute11800 Sunrise Valley Dr Reston, VA 20191
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  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
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Dr. Schuler's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Schuler

4.7

Based on 84 ratings

5 Stars
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He gave me my life back! I would recommend him highly!
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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A. T. – Oct 20, 2020
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Office visit: Dr Schuler checked my back and gave a clear explanation of what I should expect for healing and gave recommendations for recovery.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Samuel H. – Oct 01, 2020
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I couldn't be happier with VA Spine Institute. They are real pros and delivered what was promised. Anyone with back issues should go see them and get a consultation.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Paul B. – Sep 24, 2020
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The office staff are always friendly and polite. They show care and treat patient with a smile. I love coming here.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Long wait times
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Emilie F. – Jul 23, 2020
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All of my experiences have been excellent. Always feel as I have his total focus and my interests are being liked after
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Ronald H. – Jul 21, 2020
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Was fine - process was a success
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Cynthia L. – Jun 17, 2020
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Excellent
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  • Listened & answered questions
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Thomas B. – Jun 11, 2020
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I had incredible pain and lower back issues when I saw Dr. Schuler in April, 2018. I was very concerned about surgery, but after seeing the results of my MRI from my GP, realized it would be inevitable if I were to have any quality of life. Dr. Schuler and his staff were amazing. They put me at ease with their professionalism and expertise, and the positive interactions of all made my surgery and follow-up care a seamless. They truly worked as a team and were available to speak with me any time I had questions. I am pleased to report that one year later, I am back to yoga, yard work and all normal duties free of pain. Bravo!
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Patricia W. – May 05, 2020
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Excellent experience from making an appointment, check in, all staff is fantastic. Physical Therapy staff and experience are also fantastic.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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William D. – Apr 07, 2020
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Was treated like a pro from the initial meeting through the follow up, Everyone on staff goes out of their way to make you feel special and make sure you are getting top notch service and care. Dr. Schuler truly went out of his way to get me in to surgery to avoid me spending any more time with the unbearable nerve pain I was experiencing...truly a Godsend!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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No results
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Anonymous – Mar 26, 2020
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I sought a 2nd opinion from Dr. Schuler neck and arm pain. Unlike the prior physician, Dr. Schuler was thorough and provided me with detailed options.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Yvonne D. – Mar 11, 2020
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Dr. Schuler was able to get me in and diagnose my problem areas and set a plan of action in place. It eventually led to surgery but the results have been amazing. I am now 3 months out with no pain at all.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Long wait times
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Timothy P. – Mar 10, 2020
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Dr. Schuler was amazing from beginning to end. He listened to my issues, then guided me on what my options where. While I was completely confident in any decision he would have made, he had me make the final decision. It was the best decision I have ever made. Now I am in the gym 5 times a week and enjoying life! It may sound cliche, but Dr. Schuler saved my life. No more depression of not being able to move. Life is grand! Thank you Dr. Schuler and VSI!!
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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Misty M. – Feb 22, 2020
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From start to finish it was the best. Would not trust anyone else with this type of stuff.
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Stephen W. – Feb 20, 2020
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Dr Schuler and staff take whatever time needed to review tests, explain and plan what's needed to get you better.
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  • Listened & answered questions
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Donna M. – Feb 19, 2020
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VSI is the best experience i have ever had medically... Everyone from the receptionist to the nurse to the PA to my surgeon Dr. Schuler is just awesome... The medical facilities are incredible from the waiting room to the exam room to the xray room... Everyone is so friendly, they are not rushed, they show you you xrays and talk in terms that you can understand... I am totally sold on VSI, I am comfortable here, I complete;y trust these folks and I believe and trust in all of their abilities to help me get better... Yall are awesome....
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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L. R. – Feb 12, 2020
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Literally from the first phone call to the last appointment, the level of care provided by every staff member of VSI with every contact was outstanding. Despite my insurance company throwing hurdles in the path of my treatment, VSI navigated the way and took me from persistent, debilitating pain to full recovery and NO pain. My only regret is not finding VSI sooner. I have and will continue to encourage those dealing with back spinal problems to seek the professional help of Dr. Schuler and his exceptional practice. VSI is the model by which all other medical practices should strive to achieve.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
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Paul N. – Feb 11, 2020
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Always thorough, never jump to conclusions and offer different approaches to treatment. VSI team are always professional and at the same time sympathetic to the patients needs.
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Dawn S. – Jan 24, 2020
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Was able to identify the problem(s) and suggest the right solution. I went into surgery. Pain gone. No issues. Good follow-ups.
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
  • Long wait times
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Henrik W. – Jan 24, 2020
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I have entrusted Dr Schuler twice now with my neuro care - two years ago for lower back surgery and most recently for disk replacement in my c-spine. To return to a Dr for care stemming from a new injury after being released from care from a previous injury is the greatest compliment I can provide.
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
  • Long wait times
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Dr. Schuler accepts the following insurance:

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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Virginia
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Schuler's conditions and procedures:

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Neuroplasty
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Posterior Lumbar Fusion With Robotic Assistance
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. Schuler founded Virginia Spine Institute in 1992 to advance the development of contemporary neurological and orthopaedic spinal surgery. For nearly...Read more

Biography

Dr. Schuler founded Virginia Spine Institute in 1992 to advance the development of contemporary neurological and orthopaedic spinal surgery. Today his...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Spine Surgery

Education

1992
Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic
Fellowship Hospital
1990
Orthopaedic Surgery, William Beaumont Hospital
Residency Hospital
1987
Beaumont Hospital - Royal Oak Campus
Internship Hospital
1982
Notre Dame
Undergraduate School

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Reston Hospital Center

Reston, VA

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
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