Dr. Darrell C. Brett, MD

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Dr. Darrell C. Brett, MD

Neurosurgery | Male

Northwest Spine Surgery 10000 SE Main St Ste 360, Portland, OR 97216 Get Directions
(503) 253-4000

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  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Health Net
  • LifeWise
  • MultiPlan
  • ODS Health Plan
  • PacificSource
  • Providence Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare

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in Portland, OR |
Total wait time at the office could be around an hour. And nobody care. That how the doctor working. They only care pull your money and as much as possible.
in Portland, OR |
Dr. Brett performed my surgery April 18, 2016 - My health care provider, recommended him to me as I was in excruciating pain, not standing up straight or walk without crutches. Acupuncture and Pain Management did not alleviate the pain. Dr. Brett was honest and straightforward as to the outcome of surgery he would perform. Everything he said came true, I am now completely out of pain, legs do not go to sleep. I am a happy, pain free 78 year old due to Dr. Brett's excellent care.
in Portland, OR |
I went to Dr. Brett and he said I needed a fusion. According to my new MRI, it was a Laminectomy. Interbody fusion hardware and posterior fixation hardware. He messed up. He never listened to me for a year and a half of visits, took 1 xray, got me out the door. You wait 90 min just to have him walk in and out, didn't seem to care. Told me you'll have to live with the pain the rest of your life, sorry at 37 years old. Awful. Do NOT recommend! My new MRI shows how bad he tore my spine apart. Bad
in Vancouver, WA |
From the first appointment to my final release, Dr. Brett explained everything that was causing my problem and what was needed to fix. He did an excellent job letting me know what to expect post surgery and recuperative time. Highly recommend to anyone needing cervical spine surgery. Immediately after the surgery the tingling and numbness were gone. My recovery has been quick and painless.
Dr Brett was amazing. He made me feel at ease and comfortable with this experience. However, his office staff is horrible - very lacking in friendliness. They were actually very rude. If it were not for the fact that Dr Brett and his PA made up for the lack of friendliness in the office, I would have gone looking for a different surgeon. It took forever for the scheduler to submit my authorization for my surgery, so her lack of work allowed me to be in pain for an extra week.
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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

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  • Neurosurgery

Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cervical Spondylitis
  • Cervical Spondylolisthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lumbar Sprain
  • Myelopathy
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stroke
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

Procedures Performed

  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Cervical Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Microdiscectomy
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Lumbar Microdiscectomy
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for Oregon.

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    Sanctions

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    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    Schulich School Of Medicine At The University Of Western Ontario

    Graduated in 1977

  • Internship Hospital
    Toronto Western

    Completed in 1978

  • Residency Hospital
    University Western Ont

    Completed in 1983

Awards & Recognition

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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  • Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Brett's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Neurosurgery
  • Board certified in Neurosurgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Brett's Care Philosophy

Dr. Darrell Brett is a neurosurgeon who has been in practice at the same location in Portland Oregon since 1984. In 1990 he sub-specialized in spine surgery only and no longer performs intracranial surgery electively. He performs approximately 750 spine surgeries per year, mainly involving the cervical and lumbar spine. He has excellent clinical outcome scores in the top l% of his national peers and has an infection rate of under .01% per year. Darrell C. Brett M.D., and Northwest Brain & Spine Surgery are committed to excellence by pledging to provide the highest quality of care possible. Along with the treatment of immediate or chronic problems, we strive to integrate the doctrine of prevention in all our treatment plans as a way to alleviate possible future difficulties.