Dr. Arlo Brakel, MD

Dr. Arlo Brakel, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
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Age 65
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Dr. Arlo Brakel, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Tucson, AZ and has been practicing for 37 years. He graduated from University Of North Dakota / Main Campus in 1981 and specializes in neurosurgery.

445 N Silverbell Rd Ste 202

Tucson, AZ 85745

Contact Information

(520) 749-3509

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Cigna

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Background Check

Disciplinary Actions 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
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
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
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 37 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
    1982
  • 1981
    University Of North Dakota / Main Campus
    Medical School
    1981

Languages

  • French
  • German
  • English

Dr. Brakel's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Brakel

4.0

Based on 23 reviews

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1 Star
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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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