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

Neurosurgery | Male

445 N Silverbell Rd Ste 202, Tucson, AZ 85745 Get Directions
(520) 749-3509

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Dr. Brakel specializes in Neurosurgery and practices in Tucson, AZ. He practices at 1 location.

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15 Insurance Carriers Accepted*

  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Health Net
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Medico
  • MVP Health Care
  • UniCare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Dr. Brakel's Review Details
3.7 based on 18 responses
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  • Helpfulness
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  • Staff
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  • Scheduling
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Experience with Dr. Brakel
  • Level of trust in provider's decisions
     (18)
  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
     (18)
  • How well provider listens and answers questions
     (18)
  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
     (18)
Dr. Brakel's Office & Staff
  • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
     (18)
  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
     (18)
  • Staff friendliness and courteousness
     (18)
  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    10 – 15 minutes (16)
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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

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  • Neurosurgery

Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • 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

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

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  • 1
    Sanction

    Dr. Brakel has received 1 sanction

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    • 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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Education

  • 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

Awards & Recognition

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    Dr. Brakel has no awards or honors listed.

  • Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • German

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  • 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's Office & Staff

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Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
Staff friendliness and courteousness
Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
10 – 15 minutes

Experience with Dr. Brakel

Level of trust in provider's decisions
How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients