Dr. Kenneth W. Reichert II, MD, is a highly skilled and board-certified neurosurgeon affiliated with Ascension Medical Group. With a passion for providing exceptional care, he specializes in a wide range of neurological conditions, including brain aneurysms, carpal tunnel syndrome, and lumbar and cervical disc diseases. Dr. Reichert's expertise extends to brain tumors, cerebrovascular diseases, carotid artery surgery, and complex spine disorders. His commitment to delivering high-quality surgical care has earned him recognition as one of the Best Doctors in America and a Top Neurosurgeon by Milwaukee Magazine. Outside of his practice, Dr. Reichert enjoys fishing, hunting, and cherishing moments with his family.
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Education and Training
Medical College of Wisconsin 1986
American Board of Neurological Surgery
Dr. Kenneth W. Reichert II, MD's Expert Contributions
70-80% heal on their own over two-three years. Surgery improves pain faster. READ MORE
Most back problems in younger adults are improved with weight loss and core strengthening. READ MORE
A defect in the muscle layer of the artery. READ MORE
Unfortunately depends on what is causing the lesions. Tumor, infection, metabolic, or inflammation. Multiple lesions usually require a biopsy to get the right treatment. READ MORE
Yes. Most neurosurgeons do about 80% spine, 20% brain. READ MORE
Usually an EMG or MRI READ MORE
Nerves can heal up to three years, but very little improvement is seen in the third year. After three years, this will be where the nerve will stay. READ MORE
Rest and an anti inflammatory such as ibuprofen. READ MORE
Depends on how bad the damage is and the cause of damage READ MORE
Usually around 5 cm READ MORE
A little over an inch in diameter. 2.54cm per inch. READ MORE
If she has time to think about surgery as an option, she may improve over time without surgery. Indications for hemorrhage removal on the right will mostly be left sided weakness. Bleeding will dissolve similar to a bruise. The difference is how the brain tolerates the pressure. If the bleeding is inside the brain, the cause needs to be evaluated. Most bleeding inside the brain rather than between the brain and skull has less surgical indications. Consultation with your surgeons should continue. READ MORE
Areas of expertise and specialization
Faculty Titles & Positions
- Medical Director of Neurosurgery Ascension SE Wisconsin Hospital -
- Top Neurosurgeon Year Milwaukee Magazine
- Back Pain
- Pinched Nerve
- Cerebrovascular Disease
- Herniated Disc
- Spinal Stenosis
- Degenerative Disc Disease (ddd)
- American Association of Neurological Surgeons - Fellow
- Congress of Neurological Surgeons
- University of Ottawa Pediatric Neurosurgery 1992
- University of Cincinnati Cerebrovascular Skull-Base Tumor Surgery, Including Carotid Artery Surgery 1993
- Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals1987Transitional Year
- University of Ottawa1992Pediatric Neurosurgery / University of Cincinnati1993Cerebrovascular Skull-Base Tumor Surgery, Including Carotid Artery Surgery
Professional Society Memberships
- Congress of Neurological Surgeons, American Association of Neurological Surgeons
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Patient Experience with Dr. Reichert
Get to know Neurosurgeon Dr. Kenneth W. Reichert II, who serves patients throughout the State of Wisconsin.
A board-certified neurosurgeon, Dr. Reichert has special training and experience in brain tumors, cerebrovascular diseases (blood vessel disorders), carotid artery surgery, and simple or complex spinal disorders. In his practice, he believes in providing an expert opinion and surgical care to patients with neurological disease.
Being a part of the team of professionals at Neurologic Associates of Wisconsin – Spine, Nerve & Brain Center, he sees patients at the offices in Milwaukee, Brookfield, and Franklin.
Neurologic Associates of Wisconsin – Spine, Nerve & Brain Center provides operative and nonsurgical management for disorders of the central, peripheral, and autonomic nervous systems. The neurosurgeons who make up the practice are focused on delivering a variety of top-notch care and treatment, including brain surgery, minimally invasive spine surgery, peripheral nerve surgery, and chronic pain treatment options.
A 1986 graduate of the Medical College of Wisconsin, Dr. Reichert II went on to perform his residency in general surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals. He also performed a fellowship in cerebrovascular skull-base tumor surgery, including carotid artery surgery, at the University of Cincinnati, and a fellowship in pediatric neurosurgery at the University of Ottawa.
A trusted authority for exceptional care, he is board-certified through the American Board of Neurological Surgery, whose broad aim is to encourage the study, improve the practice, elevate the standards, and advance the science of neurological surgery and thereby serve the cause of public health. He is also a Fellow of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (FAANS).
Neurosurgery is the medical specialty concerned with the prevention, diagnosis, surgical treatment, and rehabilitation of disorders which affect any portion of the nervous system including the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves, and extra-cranial cerebrovascular system. Neurosurgeons are doctors who diagnose and treat problems with the nervous system, often by performing surgery on the brain or spine. They treat strokes, tumors, cervical and lumbar disc disease, infections, and head or spinal cord injuries.
In light of his most notable achievements, Dr. Reichert II was named one of the Best Doctors of America, named one of the Top Surgeons in America, and featured as a Top Neurosurgeon by Milwaukee Magazine. He also received the On-Time Doctor Award (2014, 2015, 2016, 2018), Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2015, 2016), and Patients’ Choice Award (2018).
On a more personal note, Dr. Reichert and his wife, Karen, reside in Brookfield with their five children. His hobbies include fishing, hunting, and spending time with his family.
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