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Dr. Darrell Brett, MD

Neurosurgery ·  Male · Age 65

Dr. Brett

Northwest Spine Surgery

10000 SE Main St Ste 360 Portland, OR 97216

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Dr. Darrell Brett, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Portland, OR and has been practicing for 36 years. He graduated from Schulich School Of Medicine At The University Of Western Ontario in 1977 and specializes in neurosurgery.


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1 disciplinary action Found
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No malpractice claims found for Oregon
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Dr. Brett's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Herniated Disc
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Brett treats Herniated Disc more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Brett treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Spondylosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Brett treats Spondylosis more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Brett treats this condition more than 89% of his peers

Intervertebral Disc Disease
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Brett treats Intervertebral Disc Disease more than 81% of his peers

Dr. Brett treats this condition more than 81% of his peers

Dr. Brett's conditions and procedures:

  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Microdiscectomy
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cervical Spondylitis
  • Cervical Spondylolisthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Lumbar Microdiscectomy
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lumbar Sprain
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

Dr. Brett's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Brett

4.2

Based on 126 reviews

5 Stars
74.60317460317461%
(94)
4 Stars
2.380952380952381%
(3)
3 Stars
3.1746031746031744%
(4)
2 Stars
5.555555555555555%
(7)
1 Star
14.285714285714286%
(18)

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Dr. Brett is the best back surgeon in the Portland area had surgery in 2016 I had back pain, leg cramps, was hurting no one should go to primary for this kind of injury as I had none, a pinched nerve and 2 disks pinched as for recovery said 6 months I got back in my truck after 4 weeks he said 85% most recovery on people. I think he is serious as told me not to lift more than 50lbs do what he says expensive but worth it as I am a young guy with lots to do in life.
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One of the first things I heard from Dr Brett was I wouldn’t need surgery but recovery would take time. The office staff has been friendly and efficient. The last appointment I arrived early and was out at the time it was scheduled.
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Dr. Brett was friendly, professional and efficient. He assured me I didn’t need surgery for my back injury, which was a relief as he is a neurosurgeon, so I was certain, before the appointment, that surgery would be the recommendation from him. His PA, Wesley, was very knowledgeable and kind. I felt very comfortable that I was receiving good care from both Dr. Brett and Wesley, and their recommendations, regarding returning to work after my injury. The office staff were friendly. The office itself is modern and tastefully designed. I never waited more than 5-10 minutes in either the waiting room or exam room.
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Excellent results from my 3-11-19 discectomy/laminectomy surgery. I have and would highly recommend Dr Brett! His staff, Wes and Harmony are great.
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Dr Brett was a welcome savior. I was in intense pain and couldn't get any other doctors to take my situation seriously. I had a massive L5 S1 rupture. He got me in to surgery within 2 days of my initial appointment and when I woke from surgery my pain was gone. Dr Brett and his staff were always prompt friendly and professional. I highly recommend!!!
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Gave me info and the surgery’s were a success. He was very kind and gave me lots of info. Would highly recommend him.????
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Dr. Darrell C. Brett was the surgeon for my ruptered disk at L4-L5. I had extreme pain in lower back and down the right leg. I was barely amblitory and for days had to crawl up the stairs to my bedroom. Post surgery, I felt no sciatic pain and the lower back pain is nearly all gone too. I have high praise for Dr. Brett as well as the other attending doctors and staff. My prayers were answered!
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I had an artificial disc put in my neck (C5-6) by Dr. Brett and it was the best decision I ever made! Dr. Brett is very knowledgeable and has great bedside manner! I am a couple months out from surgery and am 100 percent pain free! I would highly recommend Dr. Brett to anyone needing this surgery!
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Dr. Brett replaced two degenerative discs in my neck with artificial discs. After several years of pain, I am happy to report, I am pain free! Dr. Brett and his staff were very pleasant and I would see him again, if need be!
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My experience with Dr. Brett was amazing. I had severe spinal stenosis in L1-L5. I was unable to stand or walk more than 10 minutes without pain and complete numbness of my left leg. Dr. Brett did a laminectomy on the 5 vertebrae and put a Coflex titanium implant between two of the vertebrae. Two weeks post surgery I have NO PAIN and the numbness has not returned. I returned to my body shop business within 48 hours of surgery, and returned to work on my ranch work two weeks later.
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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 sp...

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

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

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77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018, 2017)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2017)

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