Dr. Mark Belza, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 70

Neurosurgery

Dr. Mark Belza, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Bend, OR and has over 39 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University Of Nevada School Of Medicine medical school in 1983. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Mid-columbia Medical Center and St. Charles Bend. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Mark Belza, MD

Bend Spine and Neurosurgery

2421 NE Doctors Dr Bend, OR 97701 ()
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(541) 647-1638

Telehealth available

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No malpractice claims found for Oregon
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Belza's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Osteoarthritis of Spine
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Belza treats Osteoarthritis of Spine more than 95% of his peers

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

Cranial Trauma
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Belza treats Cranial Trauma more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Belza treats this condition more than 87% of his peers

Traumatic Brain Injury
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Belza treats Traumatic Brain Injury more than 86% of his peers

Dr. Belza treats this condition more than 86% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acquired Brain Injuries
  • Traumatic Brain Injury

Dr. Belza's conditions and procedures:

  • Aneurysm
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Carotid Artery Stent Placement
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari Malformation Type 2
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Dural Tear
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Neurostimulator Implantation
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reconstruction for Craniosynos
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stereotaxis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Upper Back Pain

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Dr. Belza accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
ChoiceCare Network
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
First Choice Health
First Choice Health PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Guardian
Health Net
Health Net PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Kaiser Permanente
Kaiser Foundation Hospitals
LifeWise
Medicaid
Special Needs Plan SNP
Medical Mutual of Ohio
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
ODS Health Plan
PacificSource
Preferred PSN
Providence Health Plans
Personal Option EPO
Preferred PPO
Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
Preferred Provider Network PPN
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
PacifiCare
United Healthcare
WellCare
WellCare PPO

Dr. Belza's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Belza

3.8

Based on 22 ratings

5 Stars
68.18181818181819%
(15)
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
4.545454545454546%
(1)
1 Star
27.272727272727273%
(6)
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I've spent 20 years in the medical field so I've dealt with hundreds of physicians and surgeons. Dr. Belza has a very calm demeanor and great bedside manner. He was not going to stop testing or referring me to other specialists until we found the source of my fairly rare condition. Luckily, it didn't require surgery but I would have felt comfortable with Dr. Belza performing it if need be. I would highly recommend him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Tom – Dec 01, 2021
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Saw him for the first time today, 7/19/21. A star rating is easy. He has a caring, gentle bedside manner, communicates well, is a conservative treater, meaning he does not rush to perform surgery and obviously highly intelligent. Stanford neurosurgery residency grad, one of the best schools in the nation. Look it up! I had the privilege during my working years to work alongside physicians from the likes of Harvard and Johns Hopkins, a couple of the best out there along with Stanford. Dr, Belza is one of the best out there. I have a spinal issue that will gradually worsen and at some point require surgery. I want Dr. Belza to practice long enough to do the procedure. I would not give such a glowing account if I did not absolutely believe in him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Jul 20, 2021
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Dr Belza was the third neurosurgeon in town I saw before having surgery on my lower back the results were excellent haven’t felt this good in years would highly recommended
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
10 people found this helpful
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Jan 31, 2019
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Belza couldn’t be bothered to even see me, only saw his PA.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
1 person found this helpful
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bend, oregon – Dec 20, 2018
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I met Dr. Belza under 'emergency' situation with several difficulties in my spine at the St. Charles Hospital in Bend, Oregon. Time was of utmost importance, my abilities to stand & walk had declined significantly in a very short period. (In the interest of space and time allotted here)..this man is a God send, I was lucky he was available, all went as he said it would, I'm recovering well and couldn't possibly ask for more. I would not hesitate to refer him to anyone with complete confidence!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
21 people found this helpful
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Richard Shebitz in Redmond, Oregon – Mar 11, 2017
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About Me

Care Philosophy

my interest is the brain and spine health of my patients. listening to the patient, proper diagnosis and treatment is essential to patient care and well...Read more

Biography

Dr Belza is a Stanford trained neurosurgeon who has been practicing neurosurgery and serving the bend community since 1991. He specializes in disorders...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

1991
Palo Alto Va Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1990
Stanford University
Residency Hospital
1984
Stanford University
Internship Hospital
1983
University Of Nevada School Of Medicine
Medical School
1973
University of California At Berkeley
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Mark Belza, MD offer telehealth services?

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Is Dr. Mark Belza, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Mark Belza, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Belza frequently treats Osteoarthritis of Spine, Cranial Trauma, and Traumatic Brain Injury. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Belza treats.

Where is Dr. Mark Belza, MD's office located?

Dr. Belza's office is located at 2421 NE Doctors Dr, Bend, OR 97701. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Mark Belza, MD speak?

Dr. Belza speaks Spanish, French, and German. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Bend Spine and Neurosurgery

Bend Spine and Neurosurgery2421 NE Doctors Dr Bend, OR 97701
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Belza is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Mid-columbia Medical Center

The Dalles, OR

65% Patients that would definitely recommend, 5% lower than the national average

St. Charles Bend

Bend, OR

77% Patients that would definitely recommend, 7% higher than the national average

6 Awards Received

St. Charles Madras

Madras, OR

68% Patients that would definitely recommend, 2% lower than the national average

St. Charles Prineville

Prineville, OR

76% Patients that would definitely recommend, 6% higher than the national average