Thomas M. Wascher, MD, FACS, is a board-certified neurosurgeon at NeuroSpine Center of Wisconsin. The office has several locations in Appleton, Oshkosh, North Fond du Lac, and Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.
Dr. Wascher has received training worldwide for surgical diseases of the nervous system, including brain tumors, aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations, traumatic brain injury, spinal stenosis and herniated discs, spinal tumors, and spine reconstruction after trauma.
Additionally, he is a leader in developing stereotactic radiosurgery for brain and spine disorders and has been instrumental in bringing cyberknife technology to Northeast Wisconsin.
Raised in Downers Grove, Illinois, Dr. Wascher was high school valedictorian, transitioning to Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, where he also ranked first in his class. He graduated from the Stritch School of Medicine in Maywood, Illinois, again ranking first in his graduating class. Dr. Wascher then completed a fellowship in microvascular-cranial base surgery at the world-renowned Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, Arizona.
During his training, he had the unique experience of working under some of the world’s most respected neurosurgeons in Chicago, Phoenix, Ontario, Yugoslavia, and London. Dr. Wascher is also extensively published, with over 40 abstracts, articles, textbook chapters, and monographs.
Dr. Wascher has over 30 years of experience performing complex spine and brain surgeries, including more than 3600 cervical fusions. His careful attention to detail has led to one of the lowest complication rates in the country–less than 1%- -compared to the average complication rate of nearly 10% for anterior cervical surgeries. Additionally, his brain tumor survival is 2 to 4 times better than national averages.
Dr. Wascher has received over 40 academic honors throughout his career, including “Best Doctors in America” by his fellow physicians and “America’s Top Surgeons.” His widespread reputation has made him the neurosurgeon of choice for many medical professionals around the globe.