Dr. Wascher is a fellowship-trained neurosurgeon specializing in the care and management of patients with conditions involving the cervical spine and base of the skull. His training and 29 years of experience in the neurosurgical field give him the training and expertise necessary to manage even the most complex neurosurgical conditions involving the cervical spine.


Thomas M Wascher, MD, FACS, remains one of the country’s most experienced cervical spine surgeons. He has performed over 4000+ Cervical Spine-related surgeries to date. Dr. Wascher has the distinction of graduating number one (valedictorian) in his high school, college, and medical school classes. After completing medical school, residency, and the rigorous training of a neurosurgical fellowship, he opened his neurosurgical practice in 1992. He is the only surgeon who has documented the data of his entire career online for patients to review.

His practice philosophy is simple:

“Treat everyone as a family member with a unique approach.”

Dr. Wascher’s goal is to improve the health of each and every one of his patients without surgery and to then proceed with the safest, most technologically advanced surgical procedures only when necessary.

Dr. Wascher has been recognized in the Guide to America’s Top Surgeons since 2007 and the Best Doctors in America since 2000.

He has received more than 30 awards for social and academic excellence and has authored multiple books and articles in the field of neurosurgery. He maintains an active affiliation with Fox Valley Brain Tumor Coalition and the Fox Valley Brain Tumor Support Group.

Dr.Wascher’s Surgical Specializations

  • 2411+

    Anterior Cervical Decompression + Fusion + Instrumentation

  • 655+

    Anterior Cervical Corpectomies

  • 774+

    Cervical Laminectomies With & Without Posterior Fusion/Instrumentation

Complication Rates In Dr.Wascher’s Surgical Patients

  Dr.Wascher Others
Transient Hoarseness
Permanent Hoarseness
Failed Fusion Pseudo Arthrosis
Total Complications

In Summary

Dr. Wascher combines his years of neurosurgical experience with a strong dedication to the surgical profession for the benefit of his patients. This dedication shines through in his commitment to providing his patients with the best possible neurosurgical care.

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