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Dr. David Newell, MD

Neurosurgery ·  Male · Age 65

Dr. Newell

Seattle Neuroscience Institute

550 17th Ave Ste 240 Seattle, WA 98122

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Dr. David Newell, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Seattle, WA and has been practicing for 29 years. He graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in 1982 and specializes in neurosurgery, neurological spine surgery, and more.


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(206) 661-6100

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Dr. Newell's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Chiari's Deformity
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Newell treats Chiari's Deformity more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Newell treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari Malformation Type 2
  • Chiari Malformation Type 3
  • Chiari Malformation Type 4
  • Chiari Malformation, Adult
  • Chiari Malformation, Pediatric
Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Newell performs Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal more than 77% of his peers

Dr. Newell performs this procedure more than 77% of his peers

Brain Aneurysm
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Newell treats Brain Aneurysm more than 72% of his peers

Dr. Newell treats this condition more than 72% of his peers

Dr. Newell's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Arteriovenous Fistula
  • Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Brain
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor
  • Broken Neck
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniotomy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Repair
  • Intracranial Vessel Angioplasty and Stenting
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Microneurovascular Surgery
  • Microsurgical Spine Surgery
  • Microvascular Decompression
  • Moyamoya Disease
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurosurgical Procedures
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Repair Intracranial Aneurysm
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stenting, Intracranial Vessels
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stereotaxis
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hematoma
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Surgical Procedures
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Tumor Resection
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Malformations of the Brain
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

About Me

My goal is to provide the best patient experience to all my patients and work with them to achieve the best outcome possible for their condition

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Neurovascular Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1990
University of Bern / Medical Faculty
Fellowship Hospital
1989
University of Washington
Residency Hospital
1983
University Washington Affil Hosps
Internship Hospital
1982
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Medical School
1978
Harvard University
Undergraduate School
1976
Boston University
Undergraduate School
1990
1989
1983
1982
1978
1976

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Dr. Newell's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Newell

4.0

Based on 41 reviews

5 Stars
70.73170731707317%
(29)
4 Stars
4.878048780487805%
(2)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
4.878048780487805%
(2)
1 Star
19.51219512195122%
(8)

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  • Office environment
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I am so thankful for Dr. Newell and his staff. My mother was in unbearable pain with trigeminal neuralgia. He was able to review her MRI and instantly identify the source of her pain, after a radiologist and neurologist had both told us they didn't see any reason for her pain. He was able to meet with her two days later and within a week he was able to perform a MVD surgery that took away her TN pain completely. The icing on the cake was his office staff. They are the nicest, most personable group of people you could ask for. His PA, Sarah, was very knowledgeable and there to answer all our questions, before and since the procedure.
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Dr. Newell ruined my life. He performed a MVD brain surgery for what he told me was Trigeminal Neuralgia. He cut a large 5-6” incision. Three weeks after surg the wound deteriorated to what ultimately was diagnosed as a MRSA Skin Staff infection. Signs of this infection were ignored to the point where would was so bad that you could view skull and surgical components. I rarely saw Dr Newell after my first surgery and he performed another surgery to remove MRSA infection and close wound. The infe
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I have had a hemifacial spasm for nearly 10 years, and have seen 5 different specialists prior to Dr. Newell. Dr. Newell performed surgery in December 2018 and for the first time in years I am spasm free. He is a very conscientious Dr. and was genuinely concerned about my health. His office staff is also very friendly and helpful.
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Dr. Newell, Sarah his PA, and his staff were personable and reassuring from the minute I walked into the office. I am grateful for his thorough, understandable explanation of my condition and his expertise and skill in the OR. My spinal cord deserves only the best and Dr. Newell delivered!! Thank you for making me pain free and giving me my life back.
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I had major issues with my back. I had had surgery in 2008 and had developed new problems. Dr. Newel correctly diagnosed the issues involved and performed corrective surgery. He and his staff were very professional, answering question and showing true concern for my issues. His explanations of the issues and the corrective surgery were clear and concise. When a complication came up he immediately scheduled corrective surgery that day. I highly recommend him to anyone in need of back surgery.
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Dr Newell is an outstanding physician. He saved our daughter life. She has a very complex brain disease and he performed an amazing surgery. He very kind and very compassionate. His outlook on the future is what really kept our family together during this very troubling time. I cannot Thank him enough for all he has for us.
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Dr. Newell performed a MVD on me for TN 8 weeks ago and from the moment i woke up i have been pain free. He is the kindess Dr. I have ever met. I highly recommend him if you need brain surgery. His office is very helpful and quik to respond to questions or concens. Thank you Dr. Newell for giving me my life back. Ann
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Dr. Newell is an amazing surgeon. He has a great bedside manner and makes you feel at ease even while delivering a tough diagnosis. You know you are in good hands when Dr. Newell is your neurosurgeon. He treated a family member for an AVM by performing a radio-surgery and was able to predict every step of the recovery process with great accuracy. Thank you, Dr. Newell. The world needs more doctors like you.
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Dr Newell performed an MVD on me in December 2015. I was in constant pain and the last year was unbearable. Although I am suffering from double vision now the surgery was a total success. No more pain. Dr Newell explained the procedure and his staff is incredible. Highly recommend to anyone suffering from trigeminal neuralgia.
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He did a C6/C7 fusion. I have no residual pain and was snowboarding and surfing within 6 months. He explained things really well. He was patient when I tried to resist surgery and explained how critical it was (fluid was pressing on my spine and making my leg buckle periodically - could have caused paralysis). He said he had done the procedure 2500 times. Talk about feeling confident. I would highly recommend him.
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