Dr. Brett Schlifka, DO

Dr. Brett Schlifka, DO

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Neurosurgery

Dr. Brett Schlifka, DO is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Port St. Lucie, FL. Dr. Schlifka has extensive experience in Spine Disorders & Surgical Procedures and Cranial Neurosurgery. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Hca Florida Jfk Hospital and HCA Florida JFK North Hospital. His office accepts new patients.

Locations

Palm Beach Neurosurgery

Palm Beach Neurosurgery4560 Lantana Rd Ste 120 Port St. Lucie, FL 33463
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Palm Beach Neurosurgery - Boynton Beach

Palm Beach Neurosurgery - Boynton Beach1880 North Congress Ave Ste 301 Port St. Lucie, FL 33426
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Palm Beach Neurosurgery LLC

Palm Beach Neurosurgery LLC3319 State Rd 7 Ste 313 Port St. Lucie, FL 33449
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Palm Beach Neurosurgery LLC - Jupiter

Palm Beach Neurosurgery LLC - Jupiter601 University Blvd Ste 203 Port St. Lucie, FL 33458
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At a Glance

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Dr. Schlifka's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Schlifka

4.1

Based on 25 ratings

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Great Surgeon
Excellent. He did back surgery on me, and got me walking after 8 years. Couldn’t ask for a better surgeon.
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Diane – May 14, 2022
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I was in pain for over 2 years from a fall. Dr Schilfka saw my problem that 4 other doctors did not see. He replaced four cervical disc and inserted a plate with ten screws and I feel like he has given me My Life back. I was extremely scared but I had an office visit the night before my surgery and then the day of he came in and spoke with me before getting scrubbed up. Dr Schilfka talked to me like a person not a number. We went over everything even the silliest of questions that I had, he took time to answer. If you or someone you know has a problem that stems for the spine the only doctor to see is Dr Schilfka
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Meri Thomas – Feb 28, 2021
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Dr. Schlifka did my cervical fusion in 2011 in PA. He was absolutely wonderful, pre and post-operatively. I have the utmost respect for him. Less than 1 year after my cervical fusion, I was in a car crash where I was rear-ended at 35 mph. The memorable part of this was I was dressed in full clown make-up w entire costume on! Yes, I arrived at the ER just that way- with the addition of a back board & neck collar. Although everyone tried their best not to chuckle, I made sure Dr. Schlifka was sent a message & a photo! I sustained a slight whiplash. Now 9 years later I need C6 - C7 done, I only wish he were still here in NEPA. Please stay safe everyone!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Mary Ellen Fowler aka “Flossie the Fine Arts Fiest – Jul 10, 2020
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An excellent surgeon and spine doctor
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Steve C – May 27, 2020
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Stay away from this guy if you value your live or someone else's. He's pleasant like a wolf in sheep's clothing. Surgery should be a last opinion, not the first, His NPs are sloppy like him, except for Myke. He destroyed my father's live. How you sleep at night is beyond me. Go back to where ever you came from, we don't need more lousy doctors in Florida.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
8 people found this helpful
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larry – Mar 28, 2020
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was discharged from J.F.K on 01/02 20/20
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told to make we can not ahold of a – Jan 05, 2020
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50 years of living with Grandmal Epilepsy (now well controlled), and over a dozen Neurosurgeries in the 1970's at NYU (9 east). - After our first meeting; the fear of being under minded and or judged has lessoned so I can sleep better. Huge improvement, let's see where this takes me. - WCN 1/16/2019
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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WCN in Wellington, FL – Jan 17, 2019
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Dr Schlifka is my angel. After four failed neck surgeries and years of pain, I finally have a new future. My migraines are mostly gone and I only get soreness sometimes. This is a real life change for me. He is very kind, listens to you, explains everything, has excellent bedside manner, and does not give up in trying to make you well. He also has performed two back surgeries on me and I do not have improvement but I am hopeful he will come thru again. We are lucky to have him in south FL.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
5 people found this helpful
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Hobe Sound, FL – Nov 16, 2018
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Compassionate and amazingly skilled! 20 years of excruciating pain erased! He has givin us hope as well as our life back!
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
7 people found this helpful
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C. Alaimo in Vero Beach , FL – Jul 10, 2018
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Dr Schlifka is one of the only doctors in his field that takes care of his patients total needs when dealing with neurosurgery. He is caring, and never rushed when explaining what needs to be done. I wish I still lived in Florida for my follow ups. No one compares to his level of dedication in his field.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
17 people found this helpful
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Madalena Frio in york, pa – Feb 14, 2018
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Fabulous Doctor, caring, supportive and knows his stuff! You cannot go wrong in choosing him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
12 people found this helpful
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Nadine in Boynton Beach, FL – Jul 31, 2017
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Schlifka

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Schlifka treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Schlifka treats other conditions, please contact the office at (561) 433-4444.

Spine Disorders & Surgical Procedures

Spine specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the bones of the spine, including degenerative spine disease, herniated discs, stenosis, and fractured vertebrae, with treatments including medication, physical therapy, and surgery.Compare with other Spine Disorders & Surgical Procedures specialists.

Dr. Schlifka is experienced in the area of Spine Disorders & Surgical Procedures. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 57 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Schlifka
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Cervical Spine Myelopathy
Spine Fracture Treatment
Spinal Stenosis
Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
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Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

Cranial Neurosurgery

Cranial neurosurgeons perform surgical procedures that involve opening or passing through the skull to treat conditions affecting the brain, spinal cord, and nervous system.Compare with other Cranial Neurosurgery specialists.

Dr. Schlifka is experienced in the area of Cranial Neurosurgery. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 11 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Schlifka
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Neurostimulation
Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
Brain Surgery
Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
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High
Frequency
Very High
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Check Dr. Schlifka's experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Schlifka's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Brain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari Malformation Type 2
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chordoma
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Epilepsy
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Neurostimulator Implantation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Percutaneous Aspiration for Spinal Cord Cyst or Syrinx
  • Pineal Region Tumors
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Resection
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reconstruction for Craniosynos
  • Repair Intracranial Aneurysm
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stereotaxis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

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About Me

Biography

Dr. Brett Schlifka, DO is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Port St. Lucie, FL. Dr. Schlifka has extensive experience in Spine Disorders & Surgical Procedures...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Education

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine | Army Flight Surgeon
Residency Hospital
Madigan Army Medical Center
Internship Hospital
University Of Kansas City
Medical School

Languages

  • English

Frequently Asked Questions

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Is Dr. Brett Schlifka, DO accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Brett Schlifka, DO's top areas of care?

Dr. Schlifka frequently treats Spine Disorders & Surgical Procedures and Cranial Neurosurgery. See all practice areas where Dr. Schlifka specializes.

Where is Dr. Brett Schlifka, DO's office located?

Dr. Schlifka's office is located at 4560 Lantana Rd Ste 120, Port St. Lucie, FL 33463. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Brett Schlifka, DO speak?

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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Schlifka is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Hca Florida Jfk Hospital

Atlantis, FL

58% Patients that would definitely recommend, 12% lower than the national average

11 Awards Received

HCA Florida JFK North Hospital

West Palm Beach, FL

6 Awards Received

Hca Florida Northwest Hospital

Margate, FL

58% Patients that would definitely recommend, 12% lower than the national average

15 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)

Geisinger Medical Center

Danville, PA

76% Patients that would definitely recommend, 6% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2022)

Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center

Wilkes Barre, PA

72% Patients that would definitely recommend, 2% higher than the national average

5 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2022)

Good Samaritan Medical Center

West Palm Beach, FL

65% Patients that would definitely recommend, 5% lower than the national average

1 Award Received

Hca Florida Palms West Hospital

Loxahatchee, FL

70% Patients that would definitely recommend, Equal to the national average

6 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)

Jupiter Medical Center

Jupiter, FL

76% Patients that would definitely recommend, 6% higher than the national average

Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center

Palm Beach Gardens, FL

62% Patients that would definitely recommend, 8% lower than the national average