Dr. Michael A. Thomas is a board-certified neurosurgeon who practices general neurosurgery with a specialty in minimally invasive spine surgery, skull base and endoscopic brain surgery. He treats conditions and diseases affecting the nervous system, which includes the brain, spine, spinal cord, and the peripheral nerves. Dr. Thomas has been referred to as a patient-focused professional and a conscientious and skilled neurosurgeon by his colleagues. He is certified by the American Board of Osteopathic Surgeons with a Neurosurgical discipline and the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners.
Dr. Thomas earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from William Jewell College in Liberty, Michigan in 1987 and earned his medical degree from Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery in 1991. He did his post-graduate training at Tulsa Regional Medical Center. He did his post-graduate neurological training at a number of locations including Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Schneider’s Children’s Hospital, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York College of Osteopathic, North Shore University Hospital, NYU, and NYUCOM.
Dr. Thomas practiced general neurosurgery in Washington state for 17 years before coming to Florida where he completed a spine fellowship at the University of Miami in March of 2015. While in Yakima, Washington, he worked as the Chief Neurosurgeon at the Central Washington Neuroscience Center and had a private practice. Throughout his career, he has performed a variety of procedures and has created a number of videos to teach medical students at Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences. He is currently licensed in both Washington and Florida. He has previously held licenses in Oklahoma and New York.
Dr. Tomas has been referred by his colleagues as a patient-focused professional and a skilled neurosurgeon.
- Orlando Offices
- Doctor of Osteopathy, Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine D.O. Tulsa, OK, 1987-1991
- BA in Biology, William Jewell College, Liberty, MO 1984-1987
- Biology Major, Westminster College, Fulton, MO, 1983-1984
Post Grad Training
- Fellowship, Neurosurgical Spine, University of Miami, Jackson Memorial Hospital and University of Miami Hospital 2014-2015
- Neurosurgical Residency, Long Island Jewish Medical Center/Schneider’s Children’s Hospital, Albert Einstein College of Medicine and New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, New Hyde Park, NY, North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, NY 1993-1997
- General Surgery Residency, Tulsa Regional Medical Center Tulsa, OK 1992-1993
- Rotating Internship, Tulsa Regional Medical Center Tulsa, OK 1991-1992
- Spinal Neurosurgery, Advanced Orthopedics and Pain Management, Orlando, FL 2017- Present
- Spinal Neurosurgeon, Seaspine Orthopedic Institute, Orlando, FL 2015-2017
- Solo Private Practice, Pain Management, Cascade Neurosurgical Associates PLLC, Yakima WA 2013-2014
- Solo Private Practice, General Neurosurgery, Cascade Neurosurgical Associates PLLC. Yakima Regional Medical Center and Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital, Yakima, WA 2010-2012
- Employed General Neurosurgeon, Yakima Regional Medical Center with privileges At Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital, Yakima, WA 1997-2010
- Associate Clinical Instructor of Neurosciences at The Pacific Northwest University of Health Science, Yakima, WA 2006-2015
- American Board of Osteopathic Surgery, Neurosurgical Board Certification, 05.2001 to Present, Life Certification
- Florida Hospital Celebration FL, Active staff 2016- present
- Advanced Ambulatory Surgical Center, Medical Director 2016- present
Patient Success Stories
Judy leads a busy and active life with a career in nursing. Over the years, she has enjoyed running and playing softball for recreation. Unfortunately, Judy has also struggled with back and neck pain. She had a spine surgery in 2001 to relieve a herniated disc and was pleased to notice relief of symptoms for many years.
I have spent my entire life being active and trying to stay healthy. I woke up one morning in 2015 with a sore neck. Over the next few weeks, it continued to worsen and I developed severe muscle loss in my left shoulder and arm. This continued on and off for the next two years.