Dr. Catherine Gallo, MD

Neurosurgery •  Female • Age 62
  
Dr. Gallo
Accepting new patients

NeuroSpine Institute

74b Centennial Loop Ste 100 Eugene, OR 97401

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Dr. Catherine Gallo, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Eugene, OR and has over 39 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Gallo has more experience with Spine than other specialists in her area. She graduated from Tulane U, School of Medicine medical school in 1981. She is affiliated with medical facilities Mercy Medical Center and Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend. She is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Gallo to book an appointment.


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Dr. Gallo accepts the following insurance:

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No malpractice claims found for Oregon
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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 81% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 16 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Spondylolisthesis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gallo treats Spondylolisthesis more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Gallo treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Spine Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gallo treats Spine Disorders more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Gallo treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

Spinal Stenosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gallo treats Spinal Stenosis more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Gallo treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

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Dr. Gallo's conditions and procedures:

  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Extradural Hemorrhage
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Repair
  • 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)
  • Repair Intracranial Aneurysm
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease

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Dr. Gallo's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Gallo

2.7

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So Happy!!! Dr. Gallows was my second opinion. The first doctor was dismissive and left me in terrible unresolved pain. Dr. Gallows looked at the same MRI and I was in surgery two months later and I'm the reason it took that long. I am in recovery 6 weeks now, and she fixed what was wrong with me! It is like I am young again. I felt better when I was in recovery. I feel worlds better now. Some reviews talk about her bedside manner. I found her to be concise, but there was a little humor and she gave good explanations. She always answered my questions. Kayla, her assistant, was also really helpful. My thing was she seemed excited to cut on me, and that is what I want from my surgeon, not a cheerleader. The staff in the recovery was awesome. Everyone told me who they were and what their role was and how they were going to play it, from the anesthesiologist to the desk nurse. I have never recommended a doctor, but I recommend this one!
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Dean Le Bret – Jul 13, 2020
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Dr. Gallo fixed me! 33 y/o. I was down and unable to sit or stand. I read all of her reviews before hand. Dr. Gallo is a surgeon. Has a lot of reviews for being not a talker. Not the best bedside manner. Coming from the Army. I didn’t care. You shouldn’t either. I needed her experience and precision. She did just that! My sciatica, which was crippling is completely gone! I was mentally ready to just call it. I owe that doc a years supply of cookies or some doughnuts or something. My back hasn’t felt this good in a decade!
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Matt – Mar 28, 2020
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Horrible. She didn't show me scans or Xrays. She said that she saw no cause for so much pain. I proceeded to a second opinion. My new doctor showed me my scans and explainded where the problem is. We're proceeding with the first of two options he presented for pain relief. DO GET SECOND OPINIONS.
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Feb 24, 2020
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Dr. Gallo has truly "given me my life back"! She is perhaps the most professional, knowledgeable doctor I have ever known. Though there is an air of professionalism when a patient enters the examination room, Dr. Gallo has the ability, confidence, and assurance that, first of all, took me by surprise, but also, in the midst of extreme pain, I KNEW I was in good hands. I have been a farmer and foreign Christian aid worker most of my adult life. As a result of the strenuous work, I have had severe spinal damage. Dr. Gallo, with the guiding of her hands by my God, has truly given me my life of service back. She is phenomenal!!
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Elena Brown – Dec 03, 2019
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Been trying for the last two months to get into surgery, but it's being held up because Dr Gallo needs to be assured of the money she will be getting from BCBS. The insurance company has already told her that she does not need prior authorization for the surgery I need. Apparently, that's not good enough for her. She needs to have it in writing how much she will be getting. In the meantime, her patient is suffering in pain. What ever happen to "First, do no harm"?
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Sep 07, 2019
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My husband had a disc replacement and his pain was reduced right after surgery. Can’t wait to see how he will be after he is fully healed.
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May 21, 2019
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Never rude did not take time to explain anything pretty much told me I was screwed and would not do surgery on me even though I needed surgery until I was 65; I was 38 at the time. I asked her what I was to do in meantime with my pain she said suck it up and get use to it!
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Mar 28, 2019
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Took forever to get an appointment - I got a lot of runaround from the staff, then there was an issue with getting my MRI from my primary care. In this age of electronic medical records, there’s just no excuse. Wait time inntge office was ridiculous - more than an hour - then she did not even introduce herself. Cold and impersonal. I am seeking a different practice.
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Mar 12, 2019
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worst of the worst, ruined me for life and several others I have met one star is too many
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OR – Jul 03, 2018
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Snobby and self absorbed with very poor communication
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Roseburg, OR – Dec 01, 2017
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Excellent work!
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T. Billings in Eugene, OR – Aug 29, 2017
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I am very please to have had my C5/C6 disc replaced with an artificial disc. I am now mobil and off all pain medications and have my life back. I recommend this surgery to all who need it!
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J. W. in Eugene, OR – Aug 29, 2017
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Very pleased with my back fusion! Follow up care was done by Dr. Gallo and her great staff.
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K. Larsen in Eugene, OR – Aug 29, 2017
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I had a lot of pain and numbness before my surgery. I am amazed how quickly the pain was gone. The surgery, hospital, staff were all excellent. Dr. gallo has mad my life wonderful again. I am a master gardener and help run a community garden. It was getting more and more difficult to garden with the pain. Now I am well and so very happy. Thank you Dr. Gallo!
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Patricia in Eugene, OR – May 15, 2017
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Brilliant surgeon - broke neck C2-5 she is amazing I am mobile and living. Dr Gallo saved my life 10-24-1996.
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Melissa in Chico, CA – Feb 21, 2017
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She's is so confident that I was sure she'd do an excellent job and I'd receive the best care. I have been in the dark through the whole process, being told only minimal information sometimes just prior to needing to know it. I.e. EKG wasn't ordered until the day before my actual surgery so I had to return, just a day after being there for my blood work, for the EKG. I was not notified they would be taking a bone graft from my hip and it wasn't until awakening from surgery that I realized it
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Dr. Catherine Gallo, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Eugene, OR and has over 39 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Gallo has more experience with Spine than other specialists in her area. She graduated from Tulane U, School of Medicin...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

1987
University Hospital and Clinics
Residency Hospital
1982
U Tex
Fellowship Hospital
1982
University Hospital and Clinics
Internship Hospital
1981
Tulane U, School of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

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Locations

NeuroSpine Institute

Or - Neurospine Institute LLC74b Centennial Loop Ste 100 Eugene, OR 97401
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Mercy Medical Center

Roseburg, OR

65% Patient experience rating, 4% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019)

Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend

Springfield, OR

70% Patient experience rating, 1% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)