Dr. Frank Bishop, MD

Dr. Frank Bishop, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
56 reviews

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Care Philosophy

Patient-centric care, doing what is best for the patient – every time – is what motivates me to provide the best possible quality of care. This is accomplished not only by performing state-of-the-art surgical procedures, including minimally invasive surgeries, but also by knowing when surgery should be recommended and performed. I enjoy working with patients to decide on a plan of care together, with mutual respect, kindness, and trust. This to me is the "art of medicine," which I hope to have the privilege of experiencing with every patient.Read more

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Dr. Frank Bishop is a native of Washington state. He graduated from the University of Washington with College Honors distinction,...Read more

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Patient Reviews (39)
in Issaqauh, WA |
The Surgery went great Dr. Bishop and his team Did a awesome job. the Overlake care team after surgery also did a great job. Dr. Fosmire as helped me as will and their PA Amy. The scheduler Katrice as was very helpful and very nice. Looking forward to my next surgery with this Team.
in Auburn, WA |
Dr. Bishop did a great job explaining all of the options to me in language that makes sense. I really appreciate the amount of time he spent with me explaining everything and going over scans and X-Rays.
in Bellevue, WA |
Thank you for seeing me so quickly on such short notice!
in Bellevue, WA |
The procedure Dr. Bishop gave me has solved my pain, numbness and strength problem completely.
in Granite Falls, WA |
Very happy with Dr Bishop and the entire staff at the Neuroscience department. I would certainly recommend him to anyone needing this type of care. Dr Bishop and Amy are both very caring and make me feel like they are totally engaged in my care. Very happy. thank you!
in Kirkland |
Everything was great. I'm so thankful and feel lucky to have met Dr. Bishop to have the procedure done!
in Bellevue, WA |
Dr. Bishop is absolutely outstanding. He considers the entire patient, and recognizes that each patient is unique. He is a good listener. He is patient and thorough. Unfortunately, I came to Dr. Bishop as a second option after my first spinal fusion. I wish I had seen him first. If I could have rated him with 6 stars, I would have.
in Bellevue, WA |
Dr. Bishop was courtisious and complete. He gave me very good advice.
Bellevue, WA |
Great explanation of results of physical exam and review of MRI. Very detailed and thoughtful in his recommendations. Would strongly recommend.
in Bellevue, WA |
Without a doubt, I would highly recommend Dr. Bishop to my family and friends. Today's medical visit's outcome is surgery for carpal tunnel. This will be my second surgery with Dr Bishop. The first surgical procedure was a minimally invasive back surgery less than two years ago. My recovery was spectacular! I dance almost daily, several hours at a time. Now, Dr Bishop will help me again, and I feel privileged and honored that he will be my surgeon. I trust him with my life!
in Redmond |
My experience was extremely positive: surgery resulted in immediate pain relief and the ability to quickly resume a nearly pain-free lifestyle. Dr. Bishop was very thorough in explaining the planned procedures as well as what to anticipate after surgery.
Bellevue, WA |
Already referred a family member to Dr. Bishop!
in Bellevue, WA |
Kind and prompt, Dr. Bishop was able to fit me in quickly after an injury and help with everything I needed for recovery. I would highly recommend Dr. Bishop to family and friends.
in Bellevue, WA |
Dr. Bishop is awesome. He take his time and explains everything in a way I am able to understand. I do not feel rushed or not heard. Will always recommend him!! Thank you
in Bellevue, WA |
Dr. Bishop and his staff are excellent and very caring. All stages of my treatment plan was clearly explained to me so that I have understood every step along the way. I would be happy to recommend Dr. Bishop to my family and friends and have already mentioned what great care I received to several people.
in Bellevue, WA |
He explains everything and is extremely thorough. Makes both my husband and I comfortable and at ease.
in Kirkland, WA |
Surgery was quick & went smoothly. Minimal pain.
in Bellevue, WA |
Very efficient. Listened well to my situation and took care to schedule my surgery so he could take plenty of time and care to fix my 3 vertebrae that were causing problems. I am quite pleased to be an Overlake patient.
in Kirkland, Wa |
I'm thankful for Dr Bishop for his expertise, skill, and warm bedside manner.
in Bellevue, WA |
Dr. Bishop is a fabulous neurosurgeon. He gives the correct diagnosis and then completes the right procedure.
in WA |
Dr Bishop and his team have been wonderful during the entire process. I was immediately impressed with the time he took to listen to what has been going on with my back. I had interviewed a few other doctors in the area as my symptoms were quite concerning. His approach was much less invasive than other doctors which would leave me with a less painful and easier recovery.
in Medina, Wa |
Truly a wonderful, life-changing experience. H Kiefer
Redmond, WA |
Dr Bishop treated me for lower back pain, which I've had for many years. He explained the MRI of my lumbar region in detail, including a small herniation and a fractured vertebrae. He said patients often ask for surgery in these cases, but the success rate vs the risks doesn't justify it. His assessment was that my back pain is best treated by physical therapy and anti-inflammatory drugs. I'm glad that he took my mortality (risk from surgery) into account rather than just cutting me open.
Bellevue, WA |
Approachable, flexible and patient. Wants to help me to succeed with my goals.
Bellevue, WA |
Excellent result
in Issaquah, WA |
Kind, knowledgeable, compassionate, willing to spend time with you
in Bothell, WA |
He is very thorough and detailed when answering all my questions. I have a lot of them, and he is extremely patient when providing me information. He spends as much time with me as needed to inform me and answer questions.
in Bellevue, WA |
Dr. Bishop is amazing and we would recommend him to any friends and family. He took us through all our tests in detail, explained explained everything in easy to understand terms, and performed the very tricky spinal surgery with a deft hand and great skill. He is a partner, a good listener, but most importantly a gifted surgeon. We trust him with our care and feel good recommending him as a physician when you're facing a serious neurological issue. And everyone, in his office is a rock star!
in Bothell, WA |
I went to see a few surgeons regarding my L3/L4 issue and weakness in my left arm. In the initial interview, Dr. Bishop spent a great deal of time explaining my circumstances and going over different options available to get back to normal, way different from the other guys. The L3-4 surgery was a great success. Dr. Bishop even followed up with me for a few days following the surgery. It's been 2 months now, and there is zero pain and the strength in my left arm is steadily coming back!
Bellevue, WA |
highly professional and thorough,
in Bellevue, WA |
Came into the ER in a coma. Dr did 2 surgeries that saved my life & is awesome, friendly & has great people skills.
Bellevue, WA |
Attentive to my needs, concerns as well as emotions. Actively took part in providing and speaking with insurance company. Quality and appeal for life greatly enhanced post surgery.
Bellevue, WA |
I met Dr. Bishop in the ER and he was wonderful in explaining what the issue was and the options to repair the disc. Surgery went well and my back is feeling wonderful.
Bellevue, WA |
did a wonderful job with the surgery. Relatively pain free after the first few days
in Seattle, WA |
Amazing doctor who really cares about his patients. Always got back to me about my concerns and helped me get back my normal life. Can't thank him enough!
in Snoqualmie, WA |
excellent; he explained everything about my condition
in Issaquah, WA |
Dr. Bishop and his staff are some of the most professional, caring, knowledgeable people I have dealt with. I would highly recommend Dr. Bishop to anyone needing spinal surgery.
in Duvall, WA |
Dr Bishop is a fabulous surgeon and he has changed my life. I had shooting pain down my right leg when standing and walking and it is completely gone now! He performed my surgery using a non-invasive method with small incisions which made the recovery so much quicker. I was able to get up and move around the day after my surgery. I highly recommend his services to everyone!
in Kirkland, WA |
I was admitted through the ER. Dr. Bishops care. His concern,sense of urgency and communication helped me get a through a very frightening time. The exscision of the tumor had immediate effects. No vomiting, vertigo or dizziness. This was the greatest Christmas gift ever. I have total CONFIDENCE IN HIS ABILITY AND JUDGEMENT. Dr. Bishop is one of the Best.
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Dr. Frank Bishop is a native of Washington state. He graduated from the University of Washington with College Honors distinction, with degrees in mathematics and biology. He continued his education and obtained his medical degree at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He received high distinction in medical school as president of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He completed residency specializing in neurosurgery at the University of Utah. Following his residency training, he pursued further subspecialty training with a fellowship in complex and minimally invasive spine surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. After fellowship, he practiced in Kalispell, Montana for several years, after which he joined Overlake Medical Center, where he has been instrumental in establishing the Overlake Neuroscience Institute and expanding the spine health program. He is married with two children and enjoys traveling, hiking, and Japanese culture and cuisine.

Dr. Bishop's Care Philosophy

Patient-centric care, doing what is best for the patient – every time – is what motivates me to provide the best possible quality of care. This is accomplished not only by performing state-of-the-art surgical procedures, including minimally invasive surgeries, but also by knowing when surgery should be recommended and performed. I enjoy working with patients to decide on a plan of care together, with mutual respect, kindness, and trust. This to me is the "art of medicine," which I hope to have the privilege of experiencing with every patient.

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

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Neurosurgery
  •  Board certified in Neurosurgery
  •  Malpractice claims in Washington not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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    Dr. Bishop has no media or publications listed.

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Board Certifications

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  • Neurosurgery

Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry
  • Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Hemorrhage
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cavernous Malformation of Spine
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage With Amyloidosis, Hereditary, Dutch Type
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Rhinorrhea
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cervical Spondylolisthesis
  • Complex Fractures
  • Compound Fracture
  • Compression Fracture
  • Craniospinal Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spondylolisthesis
  • Epilepsy
  • Extradural Hemorrhage
  • Fracture
  • Glioma
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Hydrocephalus Due to Congenital Stenosis of Aqueduct of Sylvius
  • Hydrocephalus, Adult
  • Insufficiency Fracture
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intracranial Venous Thrombosis
  • Kyphosis
  • Lordosis
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Medulloblastoma
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Cancer
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Obstructive Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoporotic Spine Fractures
  • Osteoporotic Vertebral Fracture
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathologic Fracture
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculitis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Ruptured Aneurysm
  • Saccular Aneurysm
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skull Fracture
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Cancer
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Shock
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Dislocation
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stress Fracture
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Thrombosis
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
  • Vertebral Fracture


  • Medical School
    Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Internship Hospital
    University of Utah Medical Center
  • Residency Hospital
    University of Utah Medical Center
  • Fellowship Hospital
    Cleveland Clinic Foundation
  • Undergraduate School
    University of Washington

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Japanese

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  • Neurosurgery
  • Minimally Invasive Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Arthroscopic Spine Surgery
  • Brain Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Endoscopic
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Complex Spinal Deformity Correction
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Craniectomy
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniotomy
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Image-Guided Spine Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Kyphosis Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Lower Spine Surgery
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Microsurgical Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Neurostimulation
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Surgery
  • Spinal Discectomy
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Internal Fixation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstruction
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine Surgery
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stereotaxis
  • Vertebroplasty