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Since 2003, we have held our practice and treated all of our patients with top-ranking care. We focus on getting patients the care they need and the results they want.

Contact us today and schedule an appointment – 512-836-0900

Thomas S. Loftus, M.D., F.A.A.N.S.

Board Certified Neurological Surgeon

PERSONAL INFORMATION

  • Founder – Austin Neurosurgical Institute, 2003
  • Practice History: Austin Neurosurgical Institute, 2003 – Current
    Business Address: 2200 Park Bend Dr. Bldg. 2, Suite 202 Austin, Texas 78758

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

  • Doctor of Medicine May, 1997
    University of Texas- Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
  • Bachelor of Science in Zoology, Cum Laude, 1994
    Texas A&M University- College Station, Texas
  • High School, June 1990, Salutatorian
    Marble Falls High School- Marble Falls, Texas

PROFESSIONAL

  • Certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgeons, January 2018
  • Certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgeons, November 2007
  • Chief Resident Neurological Surgery, July 2002 – June 2003
    University of Missouri Hospitals and Clinics
  • Neurological Surgery Residency, July 1998 – June 2003
    University of Missouri Hospitals and Clinics
  • Complex Spine Fellowship, January 2002 – June 2002
    Columbia Orthopedic Group
  • Endovascular/ Cerebrovascular Fellowship, July 2001 – December 2001
    Boone Hospital Center, Columbia, MO
  • General Surgery Residency, July 1997- June 1998
    University of Missouri Hospitals and Clinics

HONORS AND AWARDS

Professional

  • Recognized as a top ranked Spine Surgeon from Dexur, a healthcare news and research firm.
    o Top 100 Spine Surgeons in America, 2018
    o Top 3 Spine Surgeons in Texas, 2018
    o Top 1 Spine Surgeon in Williamson County, 2018
  • Named Physician of the Quarter for St. David’s North Austin Medical Center, 2012
  • Elected one of the Top 10 Leaders of New Spine & Neurosurgery Programs in the Nation, 2011
  • Patients’ Choice National Award, 2010
  • Patients’ Choice Compassionate Doctor, 2010
  • Patients’ Choice On-Time Physician Award, 2010
  • Recognized in “Guide to America’s Top Surgeons”, 2010
  • Patients’ Choice National Award, 2009
  • Certificate of Appreciation from Department of the Army Warrior Transition Unit for Ongoing Support of Soldiers, 2008
  • Certificate of Recognition for Assisting with Doctor Shadowing
  • Program of Alpha Epsilon Delta Honor Society University of Texas, 2007

Medical School/Undergraduate

  • Dean’s List
  • Distinguished Student List
  • Outstanding Leadership Award, 1991 – 1993
  • Lechner Endowed Academic Scholarship, 1990 – 1993
  • Robert C. Byrd Academic Scholarship, 1990
  • Most Valuable Player Award- Intercollegiate Rugby Team, 1992 – 1993
  • Tau Kappa Honor Society Member, 1992 – 1993
  • Academic Leadership Award, 1991 – 1992
  • Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society Member, 1990-1991

TEACHING/ADMINISTRATIVE

  • Member – Medical Executive Committee Northwest Hills Surgical Hospital, 2018 – present
  • Member – Governing Board Northwest Hills Surgical Hospital, 2017 – present
  • President – Cedar Park Surgery Center, 2011 – 2018
  • Educator for Medtronic Minimally-Invasive Spinal Surgery Courses, 2008 – 2012
  • Official Training On-site Surgeon for Medtronic Neuromodulation (Spinal Cord Stimulation), 2008 – 2012

COURSES ATTENDED

  • Mobi-C Artifical Disc Training, 2017
  • Prestige Surgical Disc Training, August 2007
  • “Minimal Access Spinal Technologies – Posterior Solutions”, June 2005
  • Dynesys Dynamic – Stabilization Workshop (Zimmer), February 2005
  • Charite´ Artificial Disc Training (DePuy Spine), December 2004
  • Skills Laboratory (Midas Rex), April 2002
  • Skull Base Approaches Workshop (Anspach), September 2001
  • Endovascular AVM Embolization Course (Codman), April 2001
  • Spine Instrumentation Course (Sofamor Danek), March 2001

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

  • Technology Committee Member – American Association of Neurological Surgeons
    May 2013 – May 2016
  • Fellow American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  • North American Spine Society
  • International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery
  • Texas Medical Association
  • Travis County Medical Society
  • American Academy of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Licensure Texas- L5439

PATENTS/RESEARCH

  • Awarded patent by the U.S. Patent Office: Bone Screw (U.S. D857,897 S), August 2019
  • Awarded patent by the U.S. Patent Office: Bone Screw (U.S. D857,898 S), August 2019
  • Patent pending – Sacroiliac screw and tool for use therewith, Utility Patent Application (No. 15927260)
  • Patent pending – Surgical fastener manipulation tool, Utility Patent Application (No. 16208652)
  • Awarded European Patent for Retractor Component System and Method of Using the Same (European Patent No. 2461734), January 2018
  • Wentsel Z, Loftus TS. Clinical Outcomes of Minimally Invasive Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusions: A Retrospective Analysis of 184 Patients. Poster Presentation, International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery, April 2017
  • Awarded patent by the U.S. Patent Office: Retractor Component System and Method Comprising Same (U.S. 8,894,573 B2), November 2014
  • Awarded patent by the U.S. Patent Office: Method for Performing Minimally Invasive Surgery (U.S. 8,888,822 B2), November 2014
  • Awarded patent by the U.S. Patent Office: Retractor Component System and Method Comprising Same (U.S. 8,617,063 B2), December 2013
  • Awarded patent by the U.S. Patent Office: Retractor Component System and Method Comprising Same (U.S. 8,574,154 B2), November 2013
  • Awarded patent by the U.S. Patent Office: Blade Body for use with a Surgical Retractor (U.S. 8,317,692 B2), November 2012
  • Awarded patent by the U.S. Patent Office: Method for Performing Minimally Invasive Surgery (U.S. 8,182,519 B2), May 2012
  • Awarded patent by the U.S. Patent Office: Retractor Component System and Method of Using Same (U.S. 8,152,720 B2), April 2012
  • Loftus TS, Jimenez DF. Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release. Master Cases of Peripheral Nerve Surgery, Thieme, 2002
  • Loftus TS, Highland TR. Therapeutic and Prognostic Value of Neuroforaminal Steroid Injections: a review of 76 cases (submitted)
  • Loftus TS, David CA. Case Report: Unusual Imaging of a Cerebral Venous Angioma. (Submitted)

PRESENTATIONS

  • Article – Thomas S. Loftus, MD, “Dr. Thomas Loftus: How private practice in spine surgery is changing” Becker’s Spine Review, August 2019
  • Article – Thomas S. Loftus, MD, “Dr. Thomas Loftus: The most dangerous trend in spine surgery” Becker’s Spine Review, August 2019
  • Article – Thomas S. Loftus, MD, “Dr. Thomas Loftus: The spine tech surgeons are most excited about” Becker’s Spine Review, August 2019
  • Presentation – “Pedicle-screw Based Retractor System for Minimally Invasive Fusions” Life Spine Course, North American Spine Society Annual Meeting Dallas, TX October 2012
  • Presentation – “Techniques in Minimally Invasive Spine Instrumentation” Life Spine Surgeon Education Course Las Vegas, NV, April 2011
  • Presentation – “Surgical Management of Low Back Pain” St. David’s North Austin Medical Center Austin, TX, August 2010
  • Presentation – “Minimally-Invasive Spine Surgery” Westlake Hospital Grand Rounds, Austin, TX, February 2010
  • Presentation – “Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery”Neurological Nurses Association Meeting, Austin, TX, May 2006
  • Presentation – “Advances in the Treatment of Low Back Pain” Neurological Nurses Association Meeting Austin, TX, August 2005
  • Presentation – “Therapeutic and Diagnostic Value of Cervical Neuroforaminal Steroid Injections” Cervical Spine Research Society National Meeting, Miami, Florida, December 2002
  • Course Instructor – Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release
    Congress of Neurological Surgeons National Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania October 2002
  • Course Instructor – Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release
    Congress of Neurological Surgeons National Meeting, San Diego, California, October 2001
  • Current Management and Prognosis of Hypertensive Intracranial Hemorrhage
    Emergency Services Conference, University of Missouri, December 2001
  • Surgical Treatment of Peripheral Entrapment Neuropathies
    Neurosurgery/ Neurology Grand Rounds, University of Missouri, June 2001
  • Role of Radiation Therapy in Neurosurgical Practice
    Lake of the Ozarks Radiological Society Meeting, Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri, April 2000
  • Vertebral Artery Dissection – diagnosis and management
    Neurosurgery/ Neurology Grand Rounds, University of Missouri, April 2000
  • Management of Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
    Neuropathology Conference, University of Missouri, March 2000
  • Endovascular Treatment of Intracranial Aneurysms
    Neurosurgery/ Neurology Grand Rounds, University of Missouri, October 1999
  • Subdural Empyema
    Neurosurgery/ Neurology Grand Rounds, University of Missouri, July 1999

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

  • Active in multiple outdoor activities and organizations.
  • Supports multiple charitable/educational organizations including American Lymphoma/Leukemia Society, Amber’s Angels, Ben Hur Shrine Circus, American Red Cross, Texas A&M Association of Former Students, University of Texas Performing Arts, Texas A&M Rugby Scholarships, etc.
  • Member – Texas A&M Foundation Legacy Society

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