Dr. Michael Sandquist, MD

Dr. Michael Sandquist, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 48
Dr. Michael Sandquist, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Portland, OR and has been practicing for 14 years. He graduated from University Of New Mexico School Of Medicine in 1997 and specializes in neurosurgery.Read his story

5050 NE Hoyt St Ste 359

Portland, OR 97213

Contact Information

(503) 935-8501

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Choice Health
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • PacificSource
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Top Care Areas

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Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 95% of peers
Low Back Pain
very high
more than 94% of peers
Degenerative Disc Disease
very high
more than 89% of peers

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Dr. Sandquist's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Sandquist "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, and completed his training at Oregon Health & Sciences University where he became Chief Resident. Dr. Sandquist's professional organizations include the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, Congress of Neurological Surgery and the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. In his practice he emphasizes his interest in brain and spine tumors, degenerative spine disease, cerebrovascular diseases, functional and epilepsy surgery, and peripheral nerve surgery."

1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

54  Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
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18  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Oregon.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Sandquist has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Sandquist's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Sandquist to family and friends
34 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (34)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Sandquist's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

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...more
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James, thank you for this stellar review. We are so glad to hear that you have received top-notch care from Dr. Sandquist over the years. Take care.

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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. ...more
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Theresa, thank you for your kind review. We are so happy to hear you are healing well. We will pass along your comments to Dr. Sandquist. Take care. -The Oregon Clinic

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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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Thank you for leaving this positive review. We are glad to hear that you are pain free! Best wishes -The Oregon Clinic

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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...more
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