Dr. Bret G. Ball, MD

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Dr. Bret G. Ball, MD

Neurosurgery | Male

Northwest Spine Surgery 10000 SE Main St Ste 360, Portland, OR 97216 Get Directions
(503) 253-4000

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Dr. Ball specializes in Neurosurgery and practices in Portland, OR. He practices at 1 location.

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    • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
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    • How well provider listens and answers questions
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    • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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    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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    Specialties

    • Neurosurgery
    • Minimally Invasive Neurological Spine Surgery
    • Neurological Spine Surgery
    • Neurological Surgery Research

    Conditions Treated

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

    Procedures Performed

    • 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

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    • 0
      Sanctions

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      Board Actions

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    Education

    • Medical School
      University Of Southern California / Keck School Of Medicine

      Graduated in 2005

    • Internship Hospital
      Mayo Medical School

      Completed in 2006

    • Residency Hospital
      Mayo Medical School

      Completed in 2012

    • Fellowship Hospital
      Swedish Medical Center

      Completed in 2013

    • Undergraduate School
      University Of Utah

      Graduated in 1997

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    Languages Spoken

    • English
    • French
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    • Specializes in Neurosurgery
    • No board certification on record with Healthgrades
    • No malpractice claims found
    • No sanctions found
    • No board actions found
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    Dr. Ball's Office & Staff

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    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
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    How well provider listens and answers questions
    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients