Thomas Wascher, MD

  • Specialties, Procedures, and Conditions


  • About Me:

    Just as Michael Jordan was meant to play basketball, I know I was meant to be a neurosurgeon. I see neurosurgery as my calling – not just a job. I consider every day as an opportunity and give my best as I help people deal with their most difficult problems in the brain, neck and spine and work to make a major improvement in their lives.

    With over 20 years in practice, I’ve performed more than 1,400 anterior cervical surgeries. I pride myself on being able to openly communicate with my patients and provide a medical experience that is second to none. Every patient is unique, so the decisions that go into treating each person are unique as well. As your surgeon, my philosophy is to educate you with all possible options, discuss the risks and benefits of them and decide together what the best course of action is for you.

  • Special Interests

    Adult Degenerative Conditions of the Neck and Lumbar Spine, Anterior/Posterior Cervical Spine Fusion, Arnold-Chiari Malformation, Back and Neck Surgery, Brain Cancer, Cervical and Lumbar Decompressions, Cervical and Lumbar Fusion , Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement, Cervical Corpectomy and Fusion, Cervical Deformity, Cervical Foraminotomy, Cervical Laminectomy, Cervical Myelopathy, Cervical Stenosis, Cervical Surgery, Complex Cervical Spine Surgery, Craniotomy for Tumor, CyberKnife, Degenerative Spinal Conditions, Disc Herniation, Head Injury, Low Back Pain, Lumbar and Thoracic Spine Exposure, Lumbar Artificial Disc Replacement, Lumbar Fusion, Lumbar Laminectomy, Lumbar Surgery, Malignant Brain Tumors, Microdiscectomy, Neurological Surgery, Radiculopathy, Spinal Disorders, Spinal Fusions, Spinal Stenosis, Spine Surgery, Spine, Joint and Muscle Pain, Stenosis, Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Traumatic Brain Injury

  • Education and Fellowships
    Fellowship Barrow Neurological Institute 6/1/1992
    Residency Loyola University of Chicago-Stritch School of Medicine (Illinois) 6/1/1989
    Internship Loyola University Medical Center (Illinois) 6/1/1986
    MD Loyola University of Chicago-Stritch School of Medicine (Illinois) 5/1/1985
  • Board Certifications
    AM Board of Neurological Surgery Neurological Surgery - General Cert
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