Dr. Arlo Brakel, MD

Dr. Arlo Brakel, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 65
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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Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
very high
more than 99% of peers
very high
more than 91% of peers
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 90% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

57  Conditions Treated

  • 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
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • 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
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21  Procedures

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1 Sanction
  • Disciplinary action in another state (5/13/2009)
    Action Taken: Surrender
    Summary: Dr. Arlo Bruce Brakel; License # 35047708

    Nature of Complaint:

    The physician allegedly committed an act constituting a felony, had prior action by another state's medical board limiting the physician's ability to practice in that state, and is impaired in his ability to practice according to acceptable and prevailing standards of care due to habitual or excessive use of alcohol or other substances.

    The physician on 04-20-2009 executed a surrender of his license to practice medicine and surgery in the State of Ohio with consent to revocation.

    Action Taken:

    The State Medical Board of Ohio has Permanently Revoked the physician's license to practice medicine and surgery in the State of Ohio as authorized by the physician in lieu of formal disciplinary proceedings.

    State: Ohio
0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


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

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • German

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What People Say About Dr. Arlo Brakel, MD
very caring and excellent communicator, too
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Tucson, AZ – Aug 20, 2017
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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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T. Gerl in Amado, AZ – Aug 17, 2017
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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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Peoria, AZ – Jun 23, 2017
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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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Katherine Goode in Tucson, Az – Feb 23, 2017
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Wonderful man, very personable, honest, professional , great personality etc.
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Tucson, AZ – Jan 27, 2017
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