Dr. Darrell C. Brett, MD

Dr. Darrell C. Brett, MD

Neurosurgery | Male | 62 years old

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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.Read 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 promises. After 5 years I decided to try Dr. Brett. GREAT DECISION! He is knowledgeable, was available for follow up questions, and gave me my life back. I still have a 56yr old back but it feels great
in Beavercreek, OR |
I have had two disc a one bone spur operations on my neck with great results.
in Gladstone, OR |
Unfortunately Dr. Brett advised me I have a lot of arthritis in my spine so surgery was not going to help. Thankfully he gave me the name of another doctor that does spinal cord stimulator procedures. He saved me from having surgery I do not need and a new option I was not aware of. I found him to be very dedicated, courteous, and he explained everything to me in detail. Would definitely recommend him to a friend or family member.
in Buxton or. |
Run, run, run. My husband had 2 back surgeries they both failed, the first one failed leading to another that he only put a band aid on we are now looking into a 3rd to have his work repaired. Very very disappointed. We have seen 2 neurosurgeons to get their opinions, what a relief to have someone give you the time you deserve and compassion I guarantee you will not find that with Brett
in Portland, OR |
I had a fusion done by Dr. Brett. He destroyed my back. I went back to him for OVER a YEAR and a half on and off over and over. He took an x-ray? Should have done an MRI or CT scan to see there was something definitely very wrong with the surgery he did. My new Neurosurgeon told me he can fix it. Dr. Brett said it couldn't be. He has the worst bedside manners and is all about money, shotty surgery, staple you up, adios. Save yourself, Dr. Polin is fixing me. Thanks for years of painew, lawsuit
in Boring,OR. |
Dr. Brett fixed my problem the first time and I haven't felt better in years.
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 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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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.

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

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  •  Specializes in Neurosurgery
  •  Board certified in Neurosurgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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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

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

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

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