Dr. Bret Ball, MD

Dr. Bret Ball, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 44
(27)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Bret Ball, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Portland, OR. He is 44 years old and has been practicing for 5 years.

10000 SE Main St Ste 360

Portland, OR 97216

Contact Information

(503) 253-4000

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • HealthPartners
  • 7 More

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Top Care Areas

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Spondylosis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Herniated Disc
very high
more than 97% of peers
Bone Disorders
very high
more than 97% of peers

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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Neurological Surgery Research
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Board Certifications

Dr. Ball does not have any board certifications listed.

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Conditions Treated

  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease

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Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Brain Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Disc Replacement
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Neurosurgical Procedures
  • Sacroiliac Joint Fusion
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Pump Implant
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine Surgery
  • XLIF® (eXtreme Lateral Interbody Fusion) Procedure

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Oregon.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

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

Education

  • University Of Utah
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1997
  • University Of Southern California / Keck School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2005
  • Mayo Medical School
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2006
  • Mayo Medical School
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2012
  • Swedish Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2013

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Ball has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Ball has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Ball's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ball to family and friends
4.3
based on 27 total reviews (4 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (27)

  • 5
    (22)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (4)

Dr. Ball's Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
EXCELLENT
Time well spent
EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

in Rhododendron, Or |
Dr Ball is excellent! Had herniated discs and he got me right in and did surgery. He listens and is very caring!
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in Astoria, Oregon |
Just one heck of a nice guy. Never hurries or rushes exams. And he listens as well as talks. He has my complete trust.
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in Portland, OR |
I am an elderly woman in my 60's and thought I would have no quality of life again until Dr. Ball performed surgery on my spine. I am now able to walk upright and without a walker! I was bent over for almost three years, with pain and numbness in the left hip and leg. Also, Dr. Ball has a great...more
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in Portland, OR |
I can't say if it's due to his inexperience, or why; but I would not undergo this serious procedure again, as it did little to nothing to correct the problem.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Ball accepts 16 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
    GEHA
  • HealthPartners
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Principal Financial Group
  • Principal Life
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare
  • Worker's Compensation
    Worker's Compensation WC

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Hospitals where Dr. Ball has admitting privileges

Adventist Medical Center
10123 SE Market St
Portland, OR 97216
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Providence Portland Medical Center
4805 NE Glisan St
Portland, OR 97213
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