Dr. Thomas Wascher, MD

Neurosurgery •  Male • Age 60
  
Dr. Wascher
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Neurospine Center Of Wisconsin

5320 W Michaels Dr Appleton, WI 54913

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(920) 882-0818

Dr. Thomas Wascher, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Appleton, WI and has over 35 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Wascher has more experience with Neuro-oncology than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Loyola University of Chicago / Stritch School of Medicine medical school in 1985. He is affiliated with medical facilities Thedacare Regional Medical Center Appleton and Thedacare Regional Medical Center Neenah. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Wascher to book an appointment.


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Dr. Wascher accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Medicaid
Anthem
Balanced Blue Access-WI PPO
Balanced Blue Preferred-WI POS
Blue Access Network (Wisconsin) PPO
Blue Access w/ Pref Retail Clinics-WI PPO
Blue Preferred (Select Network)-WI POS
Blue Preferred Network-WI
Blue Preferred Plus w/ Pref Retail Clinics-WI POS
Blue Preferred Plus-WI POS
Blue Priority (Select Network)-WI
Blue Priority Plus w/ Pref Retail Clinics-WI POS
Blue Priority WI Network-WI
Blue Traditional Network-WI
Bronze Blue Access-WI PPO
Bronze Blue Preferred-WI POS
Bronze Blue Priority-WI POS
Catastrophic Blue Priority-WI
Gold Blue Access-WI PPO
Gold Blue Preferred-WI POS
Gold Blue Priority-WI POS
Lumenos plans - Blue Access-WI
Lumenos plans - Blue Preferred-WI
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Platinum Blue Access-WI PPO
Platinum Blue Preferred-WI POS
Platinum Blue Priority-WI POS
Silver Blue Access-WI PPO
Silver Blue Preferred-WI POS
Silver Blue Priority-WI POS
Well Priority-WI POS
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Preferred Plus POS
Assurant Health
AvMed
Open Access
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
CareSource
Medicaid
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Community Health Choice
Medicaid
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Medicaid
HealthPlus
Medicaid
HealthPlus Amerigroup
Medicaid
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Medicaid
Humana
Choice Care
Choice Care Network PPO
Choice Care PPO
Choice PPO
Gold Choice
Gold Plus
Gold Plus Choice PPO
Humana PPO
Husky Health
Medicaid
inHealth
Medicaid
INTotal Health
Medicaid
Medicaid
Meritain Health
Midwest Health Plan
Medicaid
Molina Healthcare
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
Network Health
Network Health HMO
Network Health PPO
Network Platinum Plus
Network Platinum Plus PPO
Peach State Health Plan
Medicaid
Principal Financial Group
Priority Health
Simply Healthcare Plans
Medicaid
Staywell (Wellcare)
Medicaid
Thrivent Financial
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Medicaid
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WEA Insurance Corporation
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Medicaid
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Practice Areas

Neuro-oncology

Oncologists diagnose and treat tumors, both malignant and benign, in or near the brain and spinal cord.Compare with other Neuro-oncology specialists.

Typically treats 70% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Brain Cancer
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

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

Meningiomas
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wascher treats Meningiomas more than 36% of their peers

Dr. Wascher treats this condition more than 36% of their peers

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Dr. Wascher's conditions and procedures:

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Plating and Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Microdiscectomy With Fusion
  • Arthroscopic Microdiscectomy
  • Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Block
  • Cervical Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Microdiscectomy
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • 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
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Extradural Hemorrhage
  • Fracture
  • Gamma Knife Radiosurgery
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Laminoplasty
  • Laminotomy
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Lumbar Microdiscectomy
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lumbar Sympathetic Block
  • Medical Branch Block
  • Meningiomas
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Novalis® Radiosurgery
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Percutaneous Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Posterior Cervical Laminectomy
  • 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 Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • 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

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Dr. Wascher and his NP David are not only a top notch surgical team, but are the nicest humans in the profession. They spend the time to get to know you and what is important to you. I would recommend this team for any neurological procedure you are considering.
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Jul 28, 2020
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I had cervical fusion on my C4 & C5 vertebra. The surgery went well and the recovery went smoothly. Would highly recommend.
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Jul 16, 2020
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I underwent a C5-C6 and C6-C7 anterior cervical discectomy, instrumentation and fusion on April 21, 2020, with Dr Wascher and assisted by David Bond. It has greatly improved my quality of life, no longer living on ibuprofen to function!!!!! Thank you gentlemen, everything was explained and the care and concern given was, and is, so appreciated. Highly recommend Dr Wascher!!!!!
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Janel Sunde – Jul 14, 2020
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I had a cervical disk excision and fusion in 1978 and that went wrong (in another state). It was corrected, but over the years, my cervical disks degenerated and my vertebra went awry. Almost forty years later, Dr. Wascher operated to fuse 4 vertebra that were causing extreme distress. He was very careful in getting all the facts and analyzing the medical tests and gave me the necessary information to make an informed decision on what treatment to go forward with. Through a difficult surgery, he kept my children informed on his progress and they were confident from what they heard. His bedside manner was caring and professional. The best is I can continue to live without the extreme pain I had been experiencing. I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone who needs cervical surgery.
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Jun 24, 2020
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This was my second surgery with Dr. Wascher, my first surgery was a neck surgery, and this surgery was for my back. I can’t say enough good things about Dr. Wascher and David Bond! He has given me my life back, after both surgery’s. I feel like I’m 30 years old again, even though I am pushing 70. Recovery time was minimal for both surgery’s.
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Lloyd Chapman – Jun 10, 2020
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After dealing with sciatica for a couple years, I was referred to Dr. Wascher. He suggested surgery after trying other options that didn't help my condition. The surgery was explained to me very well and it went just as he said. I am now walking without pain. Dr. Wascher, PA David Bond are great to work with and they will always answer your phone calls the same day. I have, and will continue to recommend them to others.
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Barb H. May, 2020 – May 30, 2020
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Dr. Wascher was very professional during his explanation of my spine situation. His was very confident that i would have a very good outcome. Which i have. I am very pleased with care i received from Dr. Washer and staff.
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Charles Kuhrt – May 12, 2020
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I suffered from sciatic and back pain for months, spending most of my days lying flat on the floor, prior to seeing Dr. Wascher. He got me scheduled for surgery within weeks, and assured me I was going to be relieved of the pain. I am! It’s 9 weeks post surgery and I’m back to doing yard work and feeling great! I would highly recommend Dr. Wascher and David Bond, his assistant. They are top-notch!
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Paul B – Apr 02, 2020
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Dr. Wascher and his team are amazing. I had to have 2 surgeries on my neck. They were very informative and up front on what to expect, as well as how long it would take, both surgery time as well as recovery time. They are extremely respectful of not just your time, but also making sure that you understand everything. I highly recommend them.
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Jean Bintzler – Mar 17, 2020
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I needed carpal tunnel surgery. He decided to to it and everything went well. Now I'm waiting for scar tissue to breakdown. All is good.
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Jean Hiroskey – Mar 16, 2020
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Dr. Wascher is an excellent surgeon and I am extremely happy with my surgical outcomes. Dr. Wascher along with his PA David Bond went above and beyond in helping me get back to my healthy self. The entire staff at Neurospine is friendly, helpful and truly care about their patients. I received top notch care!
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Top Notch Care – Mar 10, 2020
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My whole experience with Dr. Wascher and Neurospine was excellent From start to finish, I'm really glad I chose Dr. Wascher to do my multiple surgeries. He is very thorough and covers each facet of the procedure completely. I had my surgeries scheduled with another doctor, and switched to Dr. Wascher, and I'm glad I did. My next surgery with him is already scheduled! Thanks!
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John Cappert – Mar 04, 2020
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Dr. Wascher and his team were fabulous! I had a herniated disc with severe sciatic pain. He worked wonders and I have my life back!
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Feb 29, 2020
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After suffering with extreme back and leg pain, Tom has completely fixed my problem. I feel the outcome was better than I could have expected. The staff is helpful and David Bond is a wonderful complement in the care we received. We will recommend Dr. Tom to anyone!
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Feb 28, 2020
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Dr. Wascher & his assistant, David Bond, APNP, CNRN are excellent. They were very caring & I remember my first visit with Dr. Wascher; he looked me in the eyes & he said, “We will make you better one way or another”. With their expertise they did make me better. I would recommend Dr. Wascher & his staff to anyone needing ACDF surgery.
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Kim Polkinghorne – Feb 27, 2020
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Great result and a wonderful staff! Thank you
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From the first day I met him I felt more confident that my surgery was in the best hands. And I knew that I would have the best care. Dr. Wascher and David Bond are the two best. I would highly recommend. Because of them my life has changed for the better.
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Betsy Meulemans – Feb 21, 2020
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I could not be happier with the results from my back surgery. Dr. Wascher and his team are very caring and extremely professional. I was in so much pain for months before my surgery. I am now 9 weeks ago out and completely pain free. I highly recommend Dr. Wascher!
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Brenda Nelson – Feb 18, 2020
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I would recommend Doctor Wascher for any spinal surgery. I wouldn't see anyone else!! I had a microdiscectomy for a herniated disc and had excellent care. From my first visit, through surgery and afterwards. I received nothing but kindness, respect and professional care from Dr. Wascher and his staff. He is very detailed and concerned about the best outcome for the patient. My back healed well and the leg spasms, numbness and weakness were gone the moment I woke up from surgery. My mother had a complicated, major neck surgery also, with a superb outcome.
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Feb 05, 2020
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I spent years with hip pain and thought I had a hip problem. Saw a couple different doctors for my hip with no help. Then my legs started going numb and i could not walk more then 3 to 4 hundred feet and had siatic pain. Someone suggested i see Dr. Washer and have my back checked out. Best thing I ever did. Dr. Washer fused my L4, L5 and within weeks I was walking 4 to 5 miles a day with very little pain. After 4 months now I do not really have any pain. I would say just minor lower pack aching at times. But i am 61 years old. But i now feel and get around like I did in my early 40's. BEST THING I EVER DID!! Thank you for getting my life back!
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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
  • Neurological Spine 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

Common Questions and Answers

  • Does Dr. Wascher communicate via email?

    Yes, 2 patients said they communicate via email

  • Does Dr. Wascher offer telehealth services or virtual visits?

    Yes, 1 patient said they offer telehealth services or virtual visits

  • Does Dr. Wascher offer an online patient portal?

    Yes, 1 patient said they offer an online patient portal

  • Does Dr. Wascher have free onsite parking?

    Yes, 1 patient said they have free onsite parking

  • Does Dr. Wascher offer weekend visits?

    No users have indicated that Dr. Wascher offers weekend visits

  • Does Dr. Wascher offer evening visits?

    Yes, 1 patient said they offer evening visits

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Neurospine Center Of Wisconsin

Neurospine Center Of Wisconsin5320 W Michaels Dr Appleton, WI 54913
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Thedacare Regional Medical Center Appleton

Appleton, WI

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average

Thedacare Regional Medical Center Neenah

Neenah, WI

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2018)