Dr. Darrell Brett, MD

Dr. Darrell Brett, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 63
(109)
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Dr. Darrell Brett, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Portland, OR. He is 63 years old and has been practicing for 35 years.

10000 SE Main St Ste 360

Portland, OR 97216

Contact Information

(503) 253-4000

Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Health Net
  • LifeWise
  • MultiPlan
  • ODS Health Plan
  • 3 More

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Top Care Areas

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Herniated Disc
very high
more than 95% of peers
Spondylosis
very high
more than 91% of peers
Intervertebral Disc Disease
very high
more than 88% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Brett "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."

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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
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Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cervical Spondylitis
  • Cervical Spondylolisthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • 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
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

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Procedures

  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Cervical Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Microdiscectomy
  • Disc Replacement
  • 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.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Schulich School Of Medicine At The University Of Western Ontario
    Medical School | Graduated 1977
  • Toronto Western
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1978
  • University Western Ont
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1983

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Brett has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Brett's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Brett to family and friends
4.1
based on 109 total reviews (13 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (109)

  • 5
    (81)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (4)
  • 2
    (7)
  • 1
    (16)

Dr. Brett's Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
VERY GOOD
Time well spent
VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (13)

in Lincoln City, OR |
A big Thank you to Dr. Darrell Brett and his staff and my anesthesiologist Dr.Westmire for making my experience a good one-Very professional and I would recommend this neurosurgeon to anyone who may be in the condition I was. Thank you so much for the great care and professionalism you showed. I...more
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portland, oregon |
The visits were always late, up to a total of 2 + hours per visit. Did not like the dismissive way his PA was toward me. Visit with DR Brett was brief but he took care of all the info. I was NOT given a realistic idea of what recovery and pain would be like, hospital stay too short, no discharge...more
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in Portland, OR |
I had been in pain for a year and a half, got the run around from Kaiser. I finally got some new insurance and was recommended to Dr. Brett. He diagnosed the problem a deformed L5 that had slipped froward causing a pinched nerve. It has been six months since the surgery. I have since been pain free...more
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in Aurora, OR |
After years of living with chronic pain which radiated from my cervical spine down my left arm, I was seen by Dr. Brett and assured that with ACDF surgery I could be pain free. Although the result was not the day of the surgery, within a week, my pain was non-existent and now I am sharing my...more
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in vancouver wa |
Dr. Brett preformed L4-L5surgery 1 yr ago. I am happy to say I am almost symptom free! I am a former college athlete and have always been very active. After my first operation with another doctor I was promised complete recovery. That was not the case and further visits were met with more...more
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Dr. Brett accepts 12 insurance carriers
  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Health Net
  • LifeWise
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
  • ODS Health Plan
  • PacificSource
  • Providence Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Brett has admitting privileges

Adventist Medical Center
10123 SE Market St
Portland, OR 97216
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