Dr. Darrell Brett, MD

Dr. Darrell Brett, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 64
(113)
Save
Dr. Darrell Brett, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Portland, OR and has been practicing for 35 years. He graduated from Schulich School Of Medicine At The University Of Western Ontario in 1977 and specializes in neurosurgery.

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

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

Learn about Dr. Brett

Be confident in your decisions by checking out your provider's top areas of care, education, patient reviews and more. Learn about finding the right doctor for you.

Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Brett performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

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

Dr. Brett's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

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."

Less

Read Less

1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

39  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

Less

Read Less

16  Procedures

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

Dr. Brett does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Brett and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Dr. Brett's Reviews

4.1
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Brett to family and friends
113 total reviews (17 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (113)

  • 5
    (84)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (4)
  • 2
    (7)
  • 1
    (17)

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 (17)

I have had 3 spine surgeries with Dr. Brett and I couldn't recommened him more highly. He fixed a low back, neck and a higher back problem. With each surgery, I've been restored to full function. I'm so gratful to him and his staff. When my nurse practitioner recommened him to me because he had...more
Was this helpful? thumbs up icon optionthumbs down icon option
Flag this
Dr. Brett at Northwest Spine Surgery was very informative, compassionate, and gave me all the information I needed to make an informed decision. The offices are friendly, things generally move quickly so you aren’t wasting a lot of time sitting around, and it’s easy to make appointments that fit...more
Was this helpful? thumbs up icon optionthumbs down icon option
Flag this
I had back surgery on Dec. 12th to repair my back from a car accident as well as repairing some degenerate discs problems. As of February 1st I have been released from restrictions and can gradually get back to where I was before. Dr. Brett and His MA has been very professional and answered...more
Was this helpful? thumbs up icon optionthumbs down icon option
Flag this
Dr. Brett is clearly a well educated and busy neurosurgeon, but his lack of bed side manner is alarming. His office staff is helpful at times, but made a critical error in prescription directions and refused to take accountability. As did Dr. Brett, which was disappointing. Furthermore, his...more
Was this helpful? thumbs up icon optionthumbs down icon option
Flag this
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
Was this helpful? thumbs up icon optionthumbs down icon option
Flag this
Image of Dr. Brett
Are you Dr. Brett?
Make it easy for patients to share their feedback. Also manage your personalized profile!

Nearby doctors with similar experience

Neurosurgery
(21)
Neurosurgery
(31)
Neurosurgery
(31)
Neurosurgery
(10)
Neurosurgery
(23)
Neurosurgery
(27)
Neurosurgery
(24)
Neurosurgery
(6)