Dr. Bret Ball, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 44
(27)
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Dr. Bret Ball, MD
Dr. Bret Ball, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Portland, OR. He is 44 years old and has been practicing for 12 years. Dr. Ball is affiliated with Adventist Medical Center and Providence Portland Medical Center.

10000 SE Main St Ste 360

Portland, OR 97216

Contact Information

(503) 253-4000

Dr. Bret Ball, MD

Dr. Bret Ball, MD

Accepted insurance

  • 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
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Principal Financial Group
  • Principal Life
  • Tricare
  • 2 More

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Dr. Ball's Experience

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Dr. Ball'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
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
3

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Neurological Surgery Research
0

Board Certifications

Dr. Ball does not have any board certifications listed.

43

Conditions Treated

  • 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
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • 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
  • Stroke
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease

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Procedures

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • 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)
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
    31 to 45 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!
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.
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 bedside manner. He spends quality time with his patients and treats them like an equal. He patiently listens to my issues. The aftercare he offers with PT and OT is awesome!
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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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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