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Dr. Thomas Wascher, MD

Neurosurgery ·  Male · Age 59

Dr. Wascher

Dr. Thomas Wascher, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Appleton, WI and has been practicing for 27 years. He graduated from Loyola University Of Chicago / Stritch School Of Medicine in 1985 and specializes in neurosurgery, cerebrovascular neurosurgery, and more.


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Dr. Wascher accepts the following insurance:

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Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
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Humana
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Medicaid
Meritain Health
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Medicaid
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MultiPlan
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Network Platinum Plus
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Dr. Wascher's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Brain Cancer
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wascher treats Brain Cancer more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Wascher treats this condition more than 89% of his peers

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

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wascher treats Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma) more than 85% of his peers

Dr. Wascher treats this condition more than 85% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Adult Cerebral Astrocytoma
  • Anaplastic Oligodendroglioma
  • Astrocytoma
  • Benign Astrocytoma
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brainstem Glioma
  • Cerebellar Astrocytoma
  • Cerebral Astrocytoma
  • Chordoma
  • Glioma
  • Gliomatosis Cerebri
  • Juvenile Pilocytic Astrocytoma
  • Malignant Astrocytoma
  • Malignant Glioma
  • Medulloblastoma
  • Melanoma-Astrocytoma Syndrome
  • Oligodendroglioma
  • Visual Pathway and Hypothalamic Glioma
Myelopathy
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wascher treats Myelopathy more than 82% of his peers

Dr. Wascher treats this condition more than 82% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Autoimmune Myelopathy

Dr. Wascher's conditions and procedures:

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Anaplastic Oligodendroglioma
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Plating and Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Microdiscectomy With Fusion
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Arthroscopic Microdiscectomy
  • Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Astrocytoma
  • Benign Astrocytoma
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor
  • Brainstem Glioma
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Cavernous Malformation of Spine
  • Cerebellar Astrocytoma
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Astrocytoma
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Block
  • Cervical Disc Degeneration
  • Cervical Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Microdiscectomy
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cervical Spondylitis
  • Cervical Spondylolisthesis
  • Cervical Sprain
  • Chordoma
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Congenital Aneurysms of the Great Vessels
  • Cranial CyberKnife® Robotic Radiosurgery
  • Cranial Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniotomy
  • CyberKnife®, Cranial (Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Cranial) incl. Gamma Knife and LINAC Photon Beam
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Degenerative Spondylolisthesis
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Fracture
  • Gamma Knife Radiosurgery
  • Glioma
  • Gliomatosis Cerebri
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Juvenile Pilocytic Astrocytoma
  • Kyphosis
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Laminoplasty
  • Laminotomy
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Lumbar Microdiscectomy
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lumbar Sympathetic Block
  • Malignant Astrocytoma
  • Malignant Glioma
  • Medical Branch Block
  • Medulloblastoma
  • Meningiomas
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Bone Trauma
  • Neck Injuries
  • Neck Mass
  • Neck Pain
  • Neck Tumor
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Novalis® Radiosurgery
  • Oligodendroglioma
  • Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Percutaneous Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Posterior Cervical Laminectomy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiation-Induced Meningioma
  • Radiculitis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Discectomy
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Total Disc Replacement
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • TrueBeam™ Radiosurgery
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Visual Pathway and Hypothalamic Glioma

About Me

We practice with a simple rule to guide us: treat every patient like family. We want to care for you as we would expect our own loved ones to be cared for. 

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery
  • Neurological Skull Base Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Reconstructive Surgery

Education

1992
Barrow Neur Inst-St Joseph's Hosp
Fellowship Hospital
1991
Loyola U-Foster G McGaw Hosp
Residency Hospital
1986
Loyola U-Foster G McGaw Hosp
Internship Hospital
1985
Loyola University Of Chicago / Stritch School Of Medicine
Medical School
1981
Eastern Illinois University
Undergraduate School
1992
1991
1986
1985
1981

Dr. Wascher's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Wascher

5.0

Based on 489 reviews

5 Stars
97.95501022494888%
(479)
4 Stars
1.2269938650306749%
(6)
3 Stars
0.20449897750511248%
(1)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
0.6134969325153374%
(3)

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Dr. Wascher treated me with so much kindness and respect that he made me feel like family. The procedure that I had done was challenging, but kept my family informed so that they didn't worry so much. I got great care recovering and if needed go back I would go to him again.
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I have already recommended Dr. Thomas Wascher to 4 others who have back or neck problems.
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After being unable to find pain relief from a bulging disc, while trying several other approaches with other providers, I was referred to Dr. Wascher by a coworker. The surgery was scheduled quickly and I could notice significant pain relief while in the recovery room. The recovery from the surgery was trouble free and now I am back to my old self again. I would highly recommend everyone to use Dr. Wascher!
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My wife has had lower back problems for many years and progressively has gotten worse, to the point of crawling up the stairs in severe pain to get to the bedroom. We heard about Doctor Wascher from some friends so when we called the Neuro Spine Center we asked specifically for Doctor Wascher. You've heard of Devine Intervention well that was the start of in our terms a miracle. She needed a Lumbar laminectomy and Doctor told us after the surgery it was one of the worst he's seen. A normal 1/2 hour surgical procedure took 2 hours and needed a special technique using a diamond tipped drill bit for this extremely difficult procedure. One slip and the nerve would have been severely damaged or cut and I would have taken my wife home in a wheel chair for the rest of her life.. God Bless Doctor Wascher and his wonderful team. The Maki's
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Cervical fusion spanning the C5-6. Surgery successful with low pain after. Dr. Wascher is an excellent surgeon and was caring and prompt throughout the entire process.
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I went from almost being in a wheelchair for the rest of my life to walking again. Thank you.
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My husband had a lumbar microdiscectomy on 2/8/19. The pain he was experiencing prior to surgery was excruciating, to the point he could barely function. The pain was instantly gone when he woke up after surgery. Dr Wascher and his staff were amazing from the first appointment through the 6 week post-op check. Everyone was very professional and caring. Dr Wascher himself called us the morning after surgery to make sure everything was going well, which is an A+ in customer service if you ask me!
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Had cervical arthroplasty with Mobi-C implant in C6-C7. Amazed how pain and numbness were gone immediately. Dr. Wascher is very caring, thorough and obviously a rockstar surgeon.
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WONDERFUL
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Called December 7th and had an apt for Dec 20, 2018. Dr Wascher did an excellent explanation of exactly what he would do to alleviate severe pain-8 to 10 level, from the L3-5 areas, using a spine model. He reviewed complications that could occur and his low %.Surgery scheduled for 1/2/19, in the midst of holiday busyness.Given 3 informative folders as well as online video that described the surgical proced. Wonderful surg. outcome! >90% pain gone by 6wk &Walking tall 4 to 5 mi/day.Rehab helpful!
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I had a two-stage cervical fusion, that was accomplished over the period of two days. Prior to surgery I was given a Pt. Educator (Heather) who addressed my concerns immediately. It was fantastic to have someone dedicated to assisting pt prior to surgery. The surgery was a total success, and I finally have my life back. I searched for and found the best surgeon and team of associates available in NE WI and would highly recommend Dr Wascher and the Neuro Spine Center!
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saved my life.
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Dr. Wascher took excellent care of me and relieved my neck and nerve pain as soon as my insurance would allow him to. Dr. Wascher is an excellent doctor!
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Dr Wascher & David are amazing wonderful people. They care about you & take the time to figure out what is going on through testing. I am so grateful for both of them.
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I highly recommend Dr. Wascher and his assistant Dave Bond. I had C5C6 vertabae fusion surgery done with low platelets levels. I had extreme pain before the surgery and had zero pain afterward. I was already back to normal the day of surgery, very happy with everyone involved in my recovery. I feel that I got lucky with Dr Wascher and his staff. To everyone involved in my recovery, I want to say Thank you so much, I will never forget how nice everyone was to me and my wife.
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Dr. Wascher, David Bond and the team they put together has returned me to a high quality of life. I am enjoying my recovery and look forward to being able to ride my motorcycle again! Thanks for all you have done for me and my family.
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My husband had surgery Dec 10th of last year. Dr. Wascher was his surgeon and David Bond was his assistant. Truly a blessing. They fixed my husband. The next day we were able to get him out to run some errands. You can put all your trust in these two men. Top of the line. Before surgery my husband was in extreme pain. The pain is all gone. He is back working. Highly recommend Dr. Wascher. We cannot thank him and all the support team around him. Truly amazing. Best surgeon!!
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Great doctor and his team. Cervical fusion and discectomy were 100% succesful. Thank you.
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Dr. Wascher is a very gifted doctor. I recently had low back surgery and although I am still healing, I have and would recommend him if you need back, neck or brain surgery. Before my most recent surgery, Dr. Wascher performed surgery on my neck a couple years ago. I can't tell you where I would be today without his help. The staff is very professional and caring especially Dr. Wascher's nurse David Bond.
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During an MRI for my back, it was noted that a small (less than an inch in diameter) mass was located in my pelvic area. A die MRI was done and Dr Wascher said that they would look again in six months to see if it was growing. The six month MRI showed no growth and Dr Wascher told me that was a good sign that is was not cancerous. For the next 9 years, he has ordered an MRI with gaps of 1 year, then 1.5 years then 2years until 10 years had passed. The last MRI showed no growth. I am graduated
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