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Neurosurgery, Geisinger Medical Center
100 N Academy Ave
Danville, PA 17822
Neurosurgery VMB Wilkes-Barre
1000 E Mountain Blvd
Wilkes Barre, PA 18711

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  1. He or she does not see patients in the outpatient clinic setting.
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Toms, Steven A., MD, FACS, MPH Visit Geisinger.org for information on Steven A. Toms, MD, FACS, MPH. Find contact information, medical education, affiliated hospitals and more.
Co-director, Geisinger Neurosciences Institute
Director, Neurosurgery
Overall Rating:
4.8 out of 5
1 66 ratings
12 comments

Practicing Specialties:

  • Neurological Surgery, Board Certified, 2003
  • Spine Surgery
  • Epilepsy
  • Neurosurgical Oncology

Education:

  • Brown University Program In Medicine 1989

Residency:

  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation 1990
  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation 1997

Fellowship:

  • U. of Texas, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center 1998
    Neurosurgical Oncology

Clinical Interests:

Neuro-oncology including tumors of the brain, neck and spine; radiosurgery; surgical treatment of epilepsy, spine surgery

Related Interests:

Molecular biology of tumors; uses of nanotechnology; neuro-oncology

Patient Satisfaction Ratings:

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to care provider-related questions on our nationally recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score. Learn more about our survey >
1. Friendliness/courtesy of provider
- 4.8 out of 5
2. Provider explanations of prob/condition
- 4.8 out of 5
3. Provider concern for questions/worries
- 4.8 out of 5
4. Provider efforts to include in decisions
- 4.8 out of 5
5. Provider information about medications
- 4.5 out of 5
6. Provider instructions for follow-up care
- 4.6 out of 5
7. Provider spoke using clear language
- 4.8 out of 5
8. Time provider spent with patient
- 4.7 out of 5
9. Patients' confidence in provider
- 4.8 out of 5
10. Likelihood of recommending provider
- 4.8 out of 5

Patient Comments:

The comments are submitted by patients (or their caregivers) and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Geisinger. Learn more about our survey >
Feb 5
I was very impressed with Dr. Toms. He put me very much at ease for my operation.
Jan 15
Dr. Toms and Dr. Ahmed were very professional and explained in detail about my situation & recommended another visit with him in a year.
Dec 18, 2015
My only comment concerning neurosurgery or Dr. Tom's would be that for my surgery I was felt that I was referred to the wrong dr./dept. (lump/growth on forehead). I was told that he normally does not do my "simple" surgery. I felt that I was "imposing" on everyone. I asked to be referred to another dr. or dept. I realized he does serious surgeries. My mother had brain surgery in Danville but I loved my outcome & I am so very appreciative & grateful for Dr. Tom's & every caregiver I saw. I hope that no one feels that they are imposing for me it was serious & was not involved with the referral process.
Dec 15, 2015
Great Dr. Toms A++.
Nov 30, 2015
Dr. Toms seems to know what he is doing! So far well, its getting better somewhat! He's trying. At least I'm walking! He has a great sense of humor to _____ make you feel comfortable.
Oct 16, 2015
*Dr. Toms didn't make us feel rushed. He answered all questions & spent the necessary time with us.
Sep 11, 2015
*Dr. Toms & staff have provided me with EXCELLENT care throughout my health concerns.
Aug 19, 2015
Was very glad that *Dr. Toms used other dr.'s to get correct diagnosis on my MRI. He was an excellent and caring doctor. Thank you *Dr. Toms.
Aug 17, 2015
I would highly recommend *Dr. Toms to anyone. He is an excellent surgeon. He was able to explain my problems in terms that were understandable and correct it.
Aug 7, 2015
*Dr. Toms is your biggest asset.
June 25, 2015
Dr. Toms is a wonderful doctor!! Staff is also great, caring, professional and made me feel at ease, despite medical condition. Thank you for a great doctor and other staff!
June 5, 2015
Getting f/up visit is being a challenge - Dr. Toms is the best!