Dr. Bret Dirks, MD

Dr. Bret Dirks, MD

Neurosurgery | Male | 54 years old

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Dr. Dirks specializes in Neurosurgery and practices in Coeur D Alene, ID. He practices at 1 location.

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in Pomeroy WA |
Dr Dirks saved my life. I had a herniated disc and had surgery from another doctor and about 3 weeks after having that surgery I was having the same pain, that Dr sent me to pain clinic was told nothing more could be done and a spinal stimulator was placed. I finally got another referral to Dr Dirks and he did some test and surgery. I had a ruptured disc that he fused. He listened to me and took me to surgery when I couldn't get any one else to listen. I am pain free now and off pain meds.
Post Falls, ID |
Dr. Dirks is condescending and arrogant. Not willing to help patients unless it is advantageous to his career. Do yourself a favor and find another Dr
in Troy, MT |
I had my lower back fused in four different places. Dr. Dirks and his staff were excellent with scheduling and explaining all of my options. I decided on surgery and really was not that optimistic, hoping for maybe 30% improvement. Prior to surgery I could not stand for more than a couple of minutes, could not carry anything of weight or even vacuum my floors without being in terrible pain. Six months post surgery I am 100% pain free, 100% mobility. If you want results you want Dr. Dirks.
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  •  Specializes in Neurosurgery
  •  Board certified in Neurosurgery
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  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Neurosurgery

Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • 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
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Radiculopathy (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
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease

Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Washington School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1988

  • Residency Hospital
    University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Procedures Performed

  • 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
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities