Dr. Thomas Vater, DO

Dr. Thomas Vater, DO

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53 y/o
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Dr. Thomas Vater, DO is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Las Vegas, NV. He is 53 years old and has been practicing for 19 years.Read his story

Nevada Orthopedic and Spine Center

7455 W Washington Ave Ste 160

Las Vegas, NV 89128
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Accepted insurance

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Culinary Health Fund
  • Federal Employee Program (FEP)
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Plan of Nevada

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Spondylosis
high
more than 85% of peers
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
high
more than 85% of peers
Spine Disorders
high
more than 81% of peers

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Dr. Vater's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Vater "Dr. Vater joined Nevada Orthopedic and Spine Center in the year 2015. He has been in private practice in Las Vegas, Nevada since the year 2000 as an orthopedic spine surgeon. Dr. Vater is also Fellowship trained in orthopedic trauma surgery and has managed trauma patients at the UMC Level I Trauma Center. Since 2000, Dr. Vater has been involved in the training of orthopedic students, residents and fellows. Dr. Vater was raised in Mexico City, Mexico. He grew up with a bilingual education in Spanish and German and ultimately moved to the United States in his teenage years. His upper education was completed at the University of Illinois with a Bachelor in biology and a minor in chemistry. Subsequently he entered medical school at the University of Health Sciences in Kansas City, Missouri and then completed in a rotating internship at Tulsa Regional Medical Center in Oklahoma. His residency in orthopedics was completed at Deaconess Medical Center with a pediatric externship at Children's Hospital in Denver, Colorado and trauma orthopedic surgery at the University Medical Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Dr. Vater entered a trauma orthopedic fellowship at University Medical Center in Las Vegas and subsequently completed a second fellowship in spine surgery, also at the University Medical Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Dr. Vater's practice currently consists in the management of traumatic injuries, chronic or postsurgical deformity problems, neurologic deficits, as well as industrial injury claims and personal injury cases. His patient base is international, as well as national, including tourism and local talent, such as Cirque du Soleil acrobats. Dr. Vater currently hold licensure in eight states, including Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Missouri, Nevada, and Utah."

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Trauma Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hammer Toe
  • Herniated Disc
  • Injuries
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Orthopedic Trauma
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteopenia
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

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Procedures

  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Fracture Care
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Surgery
  • Spine and Back Procedures
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Point Injection

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Nevada.

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

  • University of Illinois At Chicago / College of Medicine
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1988
  • University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine Kansas City, Missouri
    Medical School | Graduated 1993
  • Tulsa Regional Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1994
  • Deaconess Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1998
  • University Of Nevada School Of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1999

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Vater has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Vater's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Vater to family and friends
2.7
based on 20 total reviews (3 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (20)

  • 5
    (8)
  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Vater's Performance

Trustworthiness
GOOD
Explains condition(s) well
GOOD
Answers Questions
GOOD
Time well spent
GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
GOOD
Office environment
VERY GOOD
Staff friendliness
GOOD
Average wait time
31 to 45 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

in Las Vegas, NV |
I just had surgery on March 23, 2017. I would like to thank Dr. Vater with all of my heart. He is an excellent surgeon. My surgery was a more complicated one and Dr. Vater was still willing to do it. He made sure that I had all test done to make sure the surgery would be successful. He is the most...more
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Henderson, NV |
The assistant and doctor I saw were awful. They acted like I was In inconvenience. He lacks professionalism and the ability to care or understand his patients. The doctor spent less than 5 minutes with me . How he explains my medical condition was terrible. The worst doctor that ever seen !
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A man with less professional ethic. Pay less attention on patient's physical condition. Just a few minutes on short conversation without the examination and finish!. I did make a complaint to his office.
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Dr. Vater accepts 23 insurance carriers
  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
    Pathway X HMO/Ind Direct Access NV
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Assurant Health
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Culinary Health Fund
  • Federal Employee Program (FEP)
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Plan of Nevada
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
  • Premera Blue Cross
    Heritage Signature
  • Priority Health
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare
  • Worker's Compensation
    Worker's Compensation WC

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Hospitals where Dr. Vater has admitting privileges

Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center
3186 S Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas, NV 89109
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MountainView Hospital
3100 N Tenaya Way
Las Vegas, NV 89128
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University Medical Center of Southern Nevada
1800 W Charleston Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89102
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Sunrise Children’s Hospital
3186 S Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas, NV 89109
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