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Andrew M. Wensel, M.D.

Andrew M. Wensel, M.D.

Neurosurgery , Neuromedicine Pain Management , Surgery

4.7 out of 5 stars
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Locations

Neurosurgery

2180 South Clinton Avenue
Rochester, NY 14618

Neurosurgery

1445 Portland Avenue, Suite 305
Rochester, NY 14621

Neurosurgery

395 West Street, Suite 007
Canandaigua, NY 14424

Neurosurgery

111 Clara Barton Street, Suite 178A
Dansville, NY 14437

About Me

Dr. Wensel is native of Rochester, NY. He is a member of several professional organizations (including the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons) and is published on topics including treatment of aneurysms, as well as neurocritical care of intracereb...
Dr. Wensel is native of Rochester, NY. He is a member of several professional organizations (including the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons) and is published on topics including treatment of aneurysms, as well as neurocritical care of intracerebral hemorrhage and stroke. Dr. Wensel specializes in spine surgery (including trauma, minimally invasive techniques for degenerative disease and tumor), functional neurosurgery (deep brain stimulation for Parkinson's disease, dystonia, and tremor, as well as epilepsy), stereotactic surgery and robot-assisted surgery, and he has an active general neurosurgery practice.

Certified Specialties

Neurological Surgery - American Board of Neurological Surgery

Faculty Appointments

Associate Professor of Clinical Neurosurgery - Department of Neurosurgery (SMD)

Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology - Department of Neurology, Stroke Division (SMD) - Joint

Credentials

Residency & Fellowship

Residency, Neurological Surgery, University of Rochester Medical Center. 2002 - 2009

Internship, Surgery (General Surgery), University of Rochester Medical Center. 2001 - 2002

Education

MD | Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. 2001

Awards

Patient- and Family-Centered Care Award. 2010 - 2011

"Top Gun" Award. 2009

Concertmaster. 1995 - 1996

Concertmaster. 1992 - 1993

Research

Dr. Wensel is published on topics including treatment of aneurysms, brain tumor, movement disorders as well as neurocritical care of intracerebral hemorrhage and stroke.

Publications

Journal Articles

Mobile brain-body imaging markers of treatment-related responses in a man with Parkinson's disease.

Lizarraga KJ, Patelaki E, Mesmer H, Hewitt A, Wensel A, Foxe JJ, Freedman EG

Clinical neurophysiology : official journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology.. 2023 June 14152 :90-92. Epub 06/14/2023.

Neurophysiological biomarkers to optimize deep brain stimulation in movement disorders.

Sirica D, Hewitt AL, Tarolli CG, Weber MT, Zimmerman C, Santiago A, Wensel A, Mink JW, Lizárraga KJ

Neurodegenerative disease management.. 2021 July 15 Epub 07/15/2021.

Calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease of the temporomandibular joint.

Srinivasan V, Wensel A, Dutcher P, Newlands S, Johnson M, Vates GE

Journal of neurological surgery reports.. 2012 October 73 (1):6-8. Epub 1900 01 01.

Stereotactic radiosurgery for glioblastoma: retrospective analysis.

Biswas T, Okunieff P, Schell MC, Smudzin T, Pilcher WH, Bakos RS, Vates GE, Walter KA, Wensel A, Korones DN, Milano MT

Radiation oncology.. 2009 March 174 :11. Epub 03/17/2009.

Effect of treatment of elevated blood pressure on neurological deterioration in patients with acute intracerebral hemorrhage.

Suri MF, Suarez JI, Rodrigue TC, Zaidat OO, Vazquez G, Wensel A, Selman WR

Neurocritical care.. 2008 9 (2):177-82. Epub 1900 01 01.

Ratings & Comments

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Ratings

During this visit, did this provider spend enough time with you?

4.6 stars

During this visit, did this provider show respect for what you had to say?

4.7 stars

During this visit, did this provider give you easy to understand information about these health questions or concerns?

4.8 stars

During this visit, did this provider listen carefully to you?

4.8 stars

During this visit, did this provider explain things in a way that was easy to understand?

4.7 stars

Patient Comments

5.0 stars

Dr. Wensel answered most questions before I could ask, explained everything in detail, answered all additional questions.

Feb 26, 2024

5.0 stars

Dr. Wensel is excellent.

Dec 28, 2023

5.0 stars

Dr. Wensel is amazing! So caring, knowledgeable, and explained everything to me in words I could understand!

Nov 29, 2023

5.0 stars

Dr. Wensel was very kind and knowledgeable and thorough (and patient!) Going over my issues and resolutions to them.

Aug 28, 2023

5.0 stars

He went over issue, solutions, decision not to continue at this time

Aug 03, 2023

5.0 stars

Great.

Jun 23, 2023

5.0 stars

The dr. was very concerned about my health.

Apr 24, 2023

1.8 stars

Never introduced self , [...], didn't spend enough time withMe to truly know all of my concerns

Mar 02, 2023

4.6 stars

Best diagnosis explanation I have received regarding ailments

Jan 26, 2023

1.0 stars

In my [...] years on this earth, I have never left a doctor's office in tears. Dr. Wensel was incredibly dismissive of my tumor symptoms that, at times, are unbearable. He did not listen to me. [...] I have never, ever had such a poor experience.

Nov 24, 2022

5.0

He listened to all my issues and address everyone. I was made very comfortable during my visit, so it was easy to explain my issues.

Aug 19, 2022

5.0

Dr. Wensel was very caring and helpful.

Mar 25, 2022