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Dr. Arlo Brakel, MD

Neurosurgery ·  Male · Age 65

Dr. Brakel

Dr. Arlo Brakel, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Tucson, AZ and has been practicing for 38 years. He graduated from University Of North Dakota / Main Campus in 1981 and specializes in neurosurgery.


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(520) 749-3509

Dr. Brakel accepts the following insurance:

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Aetna Savings Plus of AZ
Choice Plus POS II
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Background Check

1 disciplinary action Found
  • Disciplinary action in another state (5/13/2009)View details
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Dr. Brakel's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Brakel performs Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy) more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Brakel performs this procedure more than 97% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Laminectomy
  • Laminoplasty
  • Laminotomy
  • Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Posterior Cervical Laminectomy
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Brakel treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Brakel treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
Cauda Equina Syndrome
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Brakel treats Cauda Equina Syndrome more than 75% of his peers

Dr. Brakel treats this condition more than 75% of his peers

Dr. Brakel's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Paracentesis
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease

About Me

Biography

Dr. Arlo Brakel, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Tucson, AZ and has been practicing for 38 years. He graduated from University Of North Dakota / Main Campus in 1981 and specializes in neurosurgery.

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

Oh State University Hospital
Residency Hospital
1982
Ohio St U
Internship Hospital
1981
University Of North Dakota / Main Campus
Medical School
1982
1981

Languages

  • French
  • German
  • English

Dr. Brakel's Reviews

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4.0

Based on 23 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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1 Star
26.08695652173913%
(6)

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very caring and excellent communicator, too
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Dr. Brakel performed spinal surgery on me earlier this year. I am now living without back pain for the first time in years.
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Dr. Brakel did surgery on my husband on a Sat. Because he felt it was that much of an emergency. He is a very caring and personal Dr. I highly recommend him.
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Dr Brakel is one of the most compassionate Drs I've ever met. He is also very knowledgeable and has operated times with excellent results. He helped me and got me off of narcotic pain meds so I can love life again. His staff also is very caring and makes you feel like you personally matter to...Read More
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Wonderful man, very personable, honest, professional , great personality etc.
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