Dr. Michael Sandquist, MD

Neurosurgery •  Male • Age 50
  
Dr. Sandquist
Accepting new patients

The Oregon Clinic

5050 Ne Hoyt St Ste 359 Portland, OR 97213

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(503) 935-8501

Dr. Michael Sandquist, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Portland, OR and has over 23 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University of New Mexico School of Medicine medical school in 1997. He is affiliated with medical facilities Providence Portland Medical Center and Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Sandquist to book an appointment.


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Dr. Sandquist accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
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First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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UnitedHealthCare
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No malpractice claims found for Oregon
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Sandquist's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sandquist treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Sandquist treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
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Low Back Pain
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sandquist treats Low Back Pain more than 76% of his peers

Dr. Sandquist treats this condition more than 76% of his peers

Spine Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sandquist treats Spine Disorders more than 71% of his peers

Dr. Sandquist treats this condition more than 71% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Degenerative Spine Diseases
  • Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Spine
  • Pediatric Spinal Tumor
  • Progressive Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • Progressive Spinobulbar Muscular Atrophy
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Dysostosis, Anhalt Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Ryukyuan Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Scapuloperoneal
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type I
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type II
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type III
  • Spinal Tuberculosis
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Dr. Sandquist's conditions and procedures:

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • 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
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization

Dr. Sandquist's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Sandquist

4.0

Based on 41 ratings

5 Stars
65.85365853658537%
(27)
4 Stars
7.317073170731708%
(3)
3 Stars
4.878048780487805%
(2)
2 Stars
2.4390243902439024%
(1)
1 Star
19.51219512195122%
(8)
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In 2013 Dr. Sandquist performed Chiari Malformation type 1 decompression surgery on me. In the time since I have had few repercussions from that. Now I find myself in need for a neurosurgeon again for a nagging back issue and am once again scheduled to see Dr. Sandquist. I know that all my questions will be answered, that I will not feel rushed through my appointment and ultimately I trust him with my life.
What went well
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Long wait times
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Becky Hatfield – Oct 01, 2020
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Two years since my last post. Another operation. If I could give Oregon Clinic a star it would be a one. It is hard to get the info you need. As to Dr. Sandquist I give a big five star. First month though I would never walk again. Year later I can walk all I want no pain. First time in years. It takes time but worth it at the other end.
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Howards S – Aug 29, 2020
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Dr. Sandquist was very easy to talk to, explained my prognosis , options, and imaging in clear and concise terms. He was very patient with all of my questions and concerns, and didn’t rush through my visit. I was a first time patient, and feel lucky to have found a Dr. that I felt comfortable and at ease with on the first try. My appointment was a Tele-Appt; the video and audio stream was very clear, and I felt like I received the same level of care as I would had I been in the actual office. I would recommend him to others based in what I have seen so far. I’m keeping him. :)
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JP – May 27, 2020
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I think Dr. Sandquist is wonderful! He is exceptionally kind and gentle, as well as being personable and fun to talk to. He is very concerned about patient safety, and will do as little or as much surgery as he thinks is safest for me. I have seen him for 4 different conditions over 8 years: 2 resolved on their own soon after I saw him, on one other he recommended no surgery. I am currently planning to do a small, conservative surgery with him. I think he is an all round great doctor, and I always recommend him.
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Dec 15, 2019
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Very kind, compassionate and hands on explaining. Made me feel comfortable even though I was in pain
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
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Richard G. – Nov 24, 2019
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Doctor sandquist was really good. However his staff is it isnt. Was told he would not fill out my FMLA paperwork
What went well
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Nov 21, 2019
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Had lower back operation 2/2017. Things a lot better but still have a pinched nerve. 7 months latter had a problem and could hardly walk. I was sill under insurance. Tried three times to get and appointment. Never could. Got better but now problem is back. Not sure what to do.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
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Howard Spiering in Beaverton, OR – Aug 20, 2018
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Dr. Sandquist is a GREAT guy. I haven't seen Dr. Sandguist since 2012. I just seen him in 2018.. I needed the skipper to look into my neck again. He hasn't changed. He is extremely kind and considerate and very compassionate. In my opinion he is the best neurosurgeon in the state of Oregon and if not in the United States of America. Thanks, James Goings.
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
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James Goings in McMinnville Or. – Apr 19, 2018
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After suffering several years from pain and numbness radiating from my fingers up to my shoulder, I met with Dr. Sandquist. After a nerve study and MRI, I was diagnosed with cervical stenosis, radiculopathy and myelopathy. He performed cervical laminoplasty and foraminotomies on C-4 through C-7. The surgery was a complete success. I was immediately free of the pain and numbness in my hands, arm and shoulders. I highly recommend Dr. Sandquist! At 6 wks. post surgery, I am healing very well!
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Theresa Hermens in Mcminnville, OR – Oct 12, 2017
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Highly recommended. Dr Sanquist performed an open door cervical laminoplasty on my Neck, after suffering from shoulder pain for many years. The shoulder pain is gone!! Thank you Dr Sandquist
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Beaverton, OR – Aug 01, 2017
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I scheduled an appointment at the earliest date which was one month out. They canceled that appointment because the dr wasn't there. It took two more weeks to get in to see him. I had an appointment at 10am. I got called back to a room at 10:10. Dr Sandquist didn't see me until 12:10. I waited for two hours for him to tell me in five minutes that my insurance would most likely not cover his recommended treatment. He could have told me that at 10:10am or over the phone.
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J. E. in Portland, Or – Jan 16, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Sandquist received his medical degree from the University of New Mexico. He began his residency in Neurological Surgery at the University of New Mexico,...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Education

2004
Oregon Health & Science University
Residency Hospital
1999
University of New Mexico / Main Campus
Residency Hospital
1998
University of New Mexico / Main Campus
Internship Hospital
1997
University of New Mexico School of Medicine
Medical School
1993
New Mexico Institute Of Mining and Technology
Undergraduate School

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Locations

The Oregon Clinic

Neurosurgery & Spine - East5050 Ne Hoyt St Ste 359 Portland, OR 97213
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Providence Portland Medical Center

Portland, OR

77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average

  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Providence St. Vincent Medical Center

Portland, OR

77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average

  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)
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