Dr. Brian Ragel, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 52

Dr. Ragel
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Rebound Orthopedics & Neurosurgery

200 Ne Mother Joseph Pl Ste 210 Vancouver, WA 98664

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(360) 254-6161

Dr. Brian Ragel, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Vancouver, WA. He is affiliated with medical facilities Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center and Peacehealth Southwest Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Ragel to book an appointment.

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Dr. Ragel is affiliated with Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center Vancouver, a highly rated hospital.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth
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Dr. Ragel's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ragel treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Ragel treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
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Osteoarthritis of Spine
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ragel treats Osteoarthritis of Spine more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Ragel treats this condition more than 90% of his peers

Low Back Pain
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ragel treats Low Back Pain more than 86% of his peers

Dr. Ragel treats this condition more than 86% of his peers

Dr. Ragel's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • 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's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Dural Tear
  • Epilepsy
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • 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
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reconstruction for Craniosynos
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization

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Dr. Ragel accepts the following insurance:

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Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Kaiser Permanente

Dr. Ragel's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Ragel

4.4

Based on 46 ratings

5 Stars
84.78260869565217%
(39)
4 Stars
0%
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3 Stars
2.1739130434782608%
(1)
2 Stars
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1 Star
13.043478260869565%
(6)
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Very good experience. Staff was courteous and helpful. Dr. Ragel was clearly familiar with my case, and informed me of treatment options.
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
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Charles Walker – Jul 20, 2021
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I had a recent spine injury and Dr. Ragel was sympathetic and very easy to talk to. We went over all of my options and I believe I’m on a good path to healing with his guidance and expertise.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Trina M. – Apr 27, 2021
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I am a new patient to Dr. Ragel and found him thoroughly delightful and professional. He explained my MRI results in easy to understand medical terms and answered my questions in a non rushed way. I highly recommend him and the Rebound Team.
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Katie Miller – Apr 27, 2021
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Dr. Ragel is an absolute true professional and gentleman..... his sense of humor is second to none. Yet your always assured your in the best of hands with 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
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Don Barber – Mar 23, 2021
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Fell off ladder from 10' height 27January2017. Head injury at the occipital bone. Doctor popped his head in the recover room. "wiggle your toes, OK, wiggle your fingers, OK You are fine. " Got a bill. Later diagnosed subdural hematoma. Nearly died. This "doctor" fails to follow through and is not thorough. If you have a death wish, use him.
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
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Warren L. McReynolds – Jan 04, 2021
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Don't be discouraged if the initial appointment wait time is long. Get on the waiting list. My wait went from a month to a week! The entire staff was very friendly and I felt my time was well spent. There is a lot of paperwork to fill out at your initial visit. Don't worry, it does have an end! In ending, the doctor was able to see me quickly, and the staff did an amazing job getting all the processes started to be able to have my spinal stimulator implanted quickly.
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
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Wendy – Oct 29, 2020
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Excellent took his time and very respectful
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
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Sep 08, 2020
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Very personable and interested in the cause of my accident plus current symptoms.
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
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Jack Bothwell – Aug 19, 2020
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Dr. Rangel was fantastic! Great personality.....makes you feel confident that he will do his best to correct the problem. I had a spinal cord stimulator. It seriously helped with my issues. He’s the best.
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
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May 06, 2020
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The surgery to correct my stenosis was a complete success. After three months, I have returned to biweekly sessions of yoga and weight training and am anxious for the weather to permit my return to the golf course. I am about to turn 82 and enjoy my active life.
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
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Giles Burgess – Feb 19, 2020
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If I could give this idiot less than one star I would. Horrible bed side manner, I mean I would be treated better in judge Judy's courtroom. He walks in and throws a picture of my spine at me from an MRI, I have a bulging disc from an being slammed into by a tanker driver while at work. I seen another Dr who said I needed surgery but once workers comp denied it and my job canceled my personal insurance she refused Oregon health plan since I had to sign up for that. I was recommend to this guy and he tells me well you shouldn't be in that much pain, I expressed I could barely walk let alone stand minutes at a time to which he snapped surgery probably won't help. He acted like I was faking it for drugs, well not once in the past year of injury has any doctor given me drugs. I want to be fixed. This doctor is rude and I do not recommend him.
What went well
  • Wait times
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
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Matthew74 – Jan 28, 2020
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Dr. Ragel was great. He listened to my concerns, was respectful, and gave me a lot of great information. We were able to come up with a treatment plan for my Chiari Malformation and herniated disc; I’m grateful for his experience and expertise.
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
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Oct 08, 2019
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Dr Ragel is very informed in his specialty. He has continued to treat my back pain after my lumbar fusion a year ago. Very good and positive doctor.
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
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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Mary Storm – Aug 03, 2019
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I have never had a more compassionate and caring doctor. He really listens to you and thoroughly explains all your questions.
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
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Connie Summers – Aug 02, 2019
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He is very personable and answered all my questions so I could understand all options before surgery.
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Apr 18, 2019
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Dr. Ragel asked appropriate and informational questions; he was open in the dialogue seemed to be honest yet cautiously optimistic in discussing the potential treatment options for my long term back issues. He took ample time to ask and answer questions; was familiar at least to some degree with my case before a first appointment; didn't appear to be in a rush, even taking a short time to forge a surface aquaintance during the appointment. I might add more later, but thus far I'm happy.
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Mar 20, 2019
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Absolutely awesome. I feel like a whole person again thanks to his skill in my double level cervical fusion with an anterior incision. I'm so grateful to have had such and excellent surgeon.
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Mar 16, 2019
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Great, following up with ongoing back pain
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
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Brad nelson in Washougal , WA – Feb 23, 2019
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I like him immediately when he said he did not think surgery was my answer. His availability is good and it was easy to make a first appointment.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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ND, OR – Jan 05, 2019
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I have only had one consultation with Dr. Ragel but was very pleased with how he explained everything to me ,in term that I could understand. And I am looking forward to having Dr. Ragel heip me get through my surgical procedure with the best possible outcome, and am confident in his ability to do so.
What went well
  • 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
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Winona Dupras in Kelso, WA – Oct 03, 2018
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Dr. Brian Ragel, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Vancouver, WA. He is affiliated with medical facilities Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center and Peacehealth...Read more

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  • Neurosurgery

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Does Dr. Brian Ragel, MD offer telehealth services?

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What are Dr. Brian Ragel, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Ragel frequently treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement), Osteoarthritis of Spine, and Low Back Pain. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Ragel treats.

Where is Dr. Brian Ragel, MD's office located?

Dr. Ragel's office is located at 200 Ne Mother Joseph Pl Ste 210, Vancouver, WA 98664. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Rebound Orthopedics & Neurosurgery

Rebound Orthopedics & Neurosurgery200 Ne Mother Joseph Pl Ste 210 Vancouver, WA 98664
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center

Vancouver, WA

81% Patient Experience Rating, 12% higher than the national average

24 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)

Peacehealth Southwest Medical Center

Vancouver, WA

71% Patient Experience Rating, 2% higher than the national average

5 Awards Received