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Andrew M. Wensel, M.D.

Neurosurgery

Clinical Interests

Brain Tumors; Complex Reconstruction; Compression Fractures; Cranial Surgery; Herniated Discs, Stenosis, Back Pain; Meningioma, General; Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery; Movement Disorders; Pain Management; Peripheral Nerve Surgery; Spasticity, Baclofen Pumps; Spinal Surgery; Surgical Management - Spinal Cord Stimulation; Ulnar Nerve, Trauma, Carpal Tunnel

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 467-1643

Office: (585) 467-1643

Fax: (585) 342-4648

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Biography

Dr. Wensel 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 and tremor) and has an active general neurosurgery practice.

Professional Background

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 and tremor), brachial plexus surgery and has an active general neurosurgery practice.

Dr. Wensel earned his MD in Cleveland at Case Western Reserve University. During his residency at the University of Rochester, he selected a focus in skull base surgery, complex spine, and deep brain stimulation. 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. Andrew M. Wensel joined the University of Rochester Medical Center faculty in 2009 and serves as an Associate Professor of Clinical Neurosurgery to provide comprehensive neurosurgical care. As a native of Rochester, Dr. Wensel returned after earning his MD in Cleveland at Case Western Reserve University. During his residency he selected a focus in skull base surgery, complex spine, and deep brain stimulation. Dr. Wensel is board certified in the United States. 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 and tremor) and has an active general neurosurgery practice.

Research

Dr. Andrew M. Wensel joined the University of Rochester Medical Center faculty in 2009 and serves as an Associate Professor of Clinical Neurosurgery to provide comprehensive neurosurgical care. As a native of Rochester, Dr. Wensel returned after earning his MD in Cleveland at Case Western Reserve University. During his residency he selected a focus in skull base surgery, complex spine, and deep brain stimulation. Dr. Wensel is board certified in the United States. 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 and tremor) and has an active general neurosurgery practice.

Credentials

Faculty Appointments

Specialties

  • Neurological Surgery - American Board of Neurological Surgery

Education

1995-1996
| University of Edinburgh
Zoology

1997
BA | Case Western Reserve University
Biology

2001
MD | Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Medicine

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/2001 - 06/30/2002
Internship in Surgery-General at University of Rochester Medical Center

07/01/2002 - 06/30/2009
Residency in Neurological Surgery at University of Rochester Medical Center

Awards

2010 - 2011
Patient- and Family-Centered Care Award
Sponsor: University of Rochester Medical Center Leadership
Location: University of Rochester Medical Center

2009
"Top Gun" Award
Sponsor: URMC Department of Neurosurgery
Location: Rochester, NY

1995 - 1996
Concertmaster
Sponsor: New Edinburgh Orchestra
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland

1992 - 1993
Concertmaster
Sponsor: Rochester Philharmonic Youth Orchestra
Location: Rochester, NY

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Publications

Journal Articles

10/2012
Srinivasan V, Wensel A, Dutcher P, Newlands S, Johnson M, Vates GE. "Calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease of the temporomandibular joint." Journal of neurological surgery reports.. 2012 Oct 0; 73(1):6-8.

3/17/2009
Biswas T, Okunieff P, Schell MC, Smudzin T, Pilcher WH, Bakos RS, Vates GE, Walter KA, Wensel A, Korones DN, Milano MT. "Stereotactic radiosurgery for glioblastoma: retrospective analysis." Radiation oncology. 2009 Mar 17; 4:11. Epub 2009 Mar 17.

2008
Suri MF, Suarez JI, Rodrigue TC, Zaidat OO, Vazquez G, Wensel A, Selman WR. "Effect of treatment of elevated blood pressure on neurological deterioration in patients with acute intracerebral hemorrhage." Neurocritical care.. 2008 9(2):177-82.

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