Dr. Thomas Schuler, MD

Dr. Thomas Schuler, MD

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Orthopedic Spine Surgery  ·  
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57 y/o
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Dr. Thomas Schuler, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery specialist in Reston, VA and has been practicing for 26 years. He specializes in orthopedic spine surgery, orthopedic surgery, and more.Read his story

Virginia Spine Institute

11800 Sunrise Valley Dr Ste 800

Reston, VA 20191
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Self Pay
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Worker's Compensation

Learn about Dr. Schuler

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Schuler performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Spondylosis
normal
more than 81% of peers
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
normal
more than 77% of peers
Intervertebral Disc Disease
normal
more than 64% of peers

Dr. Schuler's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Schuler's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Schuler "Dr. Schuler founded Virginia Spine Institute in 1992 to advance the development of contemporary neurological and orthopaedic spinal surgery. Today his knowledge, leadership, and innovative techniques have revolutionized spinal healthcare and restored the lifestyles of thousands nationwide. Over the past two decades, he has grown this award-winning medical practice into the largest multidisciplinary spinal practice in the region. As the Founder and CEO of Virginia Spine Institute, Dr. Schuler continues to pioneer the latest breakthrough in treatment to overcome back or neck pain. Most recently he has expanded his practice to include regenerative therapy and stem cell therapy which utilizes a patient's own tissues to naturally stimulate healing."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Schuler "Dr. Schuler founded Virginia Spine Institute in 1992 to advance the development of contemporary neurological and orthopaedic spinal surgery. For nearly 25 years, Virginia Spine Institute has dramatically improved the lives of over 50,000 people suffering from back and/or neck pain. He is recognized as a national leader in the treatment of cervical and lumbar spine disorders and named among the 100 Best Spine Surgeons and Specialists in America. Over the past two decades, he has grown this award-winning spinal health care practice into the largest multidisciplinary spine center in the region. Since 1993, he has been the spine consultant to the Washington Redskins. In 2002, Dr. Schuler founded the Spinal Research Foundation, a national 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with the mission to improve spinal health care through research, education, and patient advocacy. "
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3  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

65  Conditions Treated

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ataxia
  • Back Injuries
  • Back Pain
  • Back Sprain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cervical Disc Degeneration
  • Cervical Herniated Disc
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cervical Spondylitis
  • Cervical Spondylolisthesis
  • Chronic Back Pain
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lower Back Injuries
  • Lower Back Muscle Strain
  • Lower Back Sprain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteopenia
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pinched Nerve in Back
  • Pinched Nerve in Neck
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Thoracic Disc Disorders
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Whiplash
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29  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Virginia.

0 Sanctions

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

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Notre Dame
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1982
  • Indiana University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • William Beaumont Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1986
  • Orthopaedic Surgery, William Beaumont Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1990
  • Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1992

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Schuler has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Schuler's Reviews

3.4
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Schuler to family and friends
16 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (16)

  • 5
    (9)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (2)
  • 1
    (5)

Dr. Schuler's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

I visited Dr. Schuler for a second opinion on a disc herniation in my neck (C5-C6). He is very knowledgeable and professional, as well as his entire staff. He was upfront and honest with his observations and diagnosis, was spot on with my diagnosis and estimated recovery time. I chose to go with...more
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Dr Schuler convinced me to have an unnecessary spinal surgery. He was not honest about recovery time and the amount of pain and reduced Mobility involved in recovery . He and his office were consistently rude and disingenuous in dealing with me. James Downey in Billing lied through his teeth...more
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I have been a patient of Dr. Schedule going on 12 years now. I wouldn't trust anyone else to operate on my spine other then him and his team at VSI.
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Dr. Schuler is an excellent doctor who did my repair work. It has been 20 years since he did my surgery and I'm still doing good. I highly recommend him
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