Dr. Brian Ragel, MD

Neurosurgery •  Male • Age 51
  
Dr. Ragel
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Rebound Orthopedics/Neurosgy

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. Dr. Ragel has more experience with Spine than other specialists in his area. 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 accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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
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Practice Areas

Spine

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 specialists.

Typically treats 57% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 15 conditions and procedures

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

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ragel treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 92% of their peers

Dr. Ragel treats this condition more than 92% of their peers

Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ragel performs Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy) more than 87% of their peers

Dr. Ragel performs this procedure more than 87% of their peers

Osteoarthritis of Spine
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ragel treats Osteoarthritis of Spine more than 82% of their peers

Dr. Ragel treats this condition more than 82% of their peers

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Dr. Ragel's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Extradural Hemorrhage
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • 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)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease

Dr. Ragel's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Ragel

4.4

Based on 39 ratings

5 Stars
84.61538461538461%
(33)
4 Stars
0%
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3 Stars
2.5641025641025643%
(1)
2 Stars
0%
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1 Star
12.820512820512821%
(5)
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What went well
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  • Trusted the provider's decisions (30)
  • Appointment scheduling (29)
What could be improved
  • Long wait times (21)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (6)
  • Appointment was rushed (5)
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Excellent took his time and very respectful
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  • Staff friendliness
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Sep 08, 2020
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Very personable and interested in the cause of my accident plus current symptoms.
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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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.
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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
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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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
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What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • 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
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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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
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Long wait times
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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
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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
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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.
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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
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Winona Dupras in Kelso, WA – Oct 03, 2018
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Sarcastic and rude. Definitely a surgeon to avoid.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • 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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Moira in WA – Sep 04, 2018
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Dr Ragel treated me with respect & concern. He was professional and also took time to listen & understand what my symptoms were and how they affected my life. He took the time to go over my MRI with me & what the treatment options were. I would highly recommend him!
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
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Christina K. in Vancouver , WA – Aug 25, 2018
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Dr. Ragel was very friendly and thorough in his discussion on what the diagnosis was for me. He didn’t hesitate to answer questions. He didn’t make me feel rushed and took the time to explain things to me.
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
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Mandee Hopkins in Vancouver, WA – Aug 24, 2018
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Dr. Ragel did a recent brain surgery on my mom as he removed her brain tumor. He was able to answer all my questions prior to surgery and was able to complete her surgery within an amazing time frame. Thankfully to him my mom no longer has a brain tumor, and she is doing well. Thank you.
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
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Teisha in UT – Aug 09, 2018
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This guy change my life and I'm not kidding nor am I making light of that statement. Going and climbing a mountain or going for long hike or camping is one thing. But I'm talking about the little things that were given back to me, like getting dressed, taking a shower, getting in-and-out of my truck. . Highly recommend them and him! Thank you Doctor Regal.
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
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Kelley Carlson in Vancouver, WA – Jun 28, 2018
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Brian displays humility and kindness. He is caring, compassionate and extremely knowlegable and demonstrates that in layman's terms. I have already recommended him to 2 of my family members. Dr. Brian Ragel gave me my life back!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Francis W. De Loriea in Alsea, OR – May 23, 2018
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Dr. Brian Ragel, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Vancouver, WA. Dr. Ragel has more experience with Spine than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center and Peacehealth Southwest Me...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

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Locations

Rebound Orthopedics/Neurosgy

Rebound Orthopedics/Neurosgy200 Ne Mother Joseph Pl Ste 210 Vancouver, WA 98664
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Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center

Vancouver, WA

81% Patient experience rating, 12% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018)

Peacehealth Southwest Medical Center

Vancouver, WA

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average