Dr. Arlo Brakel, MD
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Dr. Arlo Brakel, MD


Neurosurgery | Male

Arlo B Brakel MD Inc 445 N Silverbell Rd Ste 202 Tucson, AZ 85745 Get Directions


Dr. Arlo Brakel, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Tucson, AZ. He is 64 years old and has been practicing for 36 years. Dr. Brakel is affiliated with Carondelet St. Mary's Hospital.

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  • Office environment
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  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (3)
Peoria, AZ |
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.
in Tucson, Az |
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 them.... love them to death!
Tucson, AZ |
Wonderful man, very personable, honest, professional , great personality etc.
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Dr. Brakel's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Neurosurgery
  •  Board certified in Neurosurgery
  •  Malpractice claims in Arizona not available
  •  Sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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    Dr. Brakel has received 1 sanction

    What is a sanction or disciplinary action
    • 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
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  • Neurosurgery

Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • 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
  • 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)
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • 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
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease


  • Medical School
    University of North Dakota / Main Campus

    Graduated in 1981

  • Internship Hospital
    Ohio St U

    Completed in 1982

  • Residency Hospital
    Oh State University Hospital

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • German

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  • Neurosurgery

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Brain Surgery
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities