Dr. Michael Sandquist, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 51

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 25 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 is affiliated with Providence St. Vincent Medical Center Portland, a highly rated hospital.

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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. Sandquist's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Low Back Pain
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sandquist treats Low Back Pain more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Sandquist treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

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

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sandquist treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Sandquist treats this condition more than 96% 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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Cervical Spine Myelopathy
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sandquist treats Cervical Spine Myelopathy more than 76% of his peers

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

Dr. Sandquist's conditions and procedures:

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Abscess
  • 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
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chordoma
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Neurostimulator Implantation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • 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
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization

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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
HealthyBlue 2.0
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Cigna
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
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First Choice Health
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Health Net
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PacificSource
Providence Health Plans
Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

Dr. Sandquist's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Sandquist

4.0

Based on 43 ratings

5 Stars
67.44186046511628%
(29)
4 Stars
6.976744186046512%
(3)
3 Stars
4.651162790697675%
(2)
2 Stars
2.3255813953488373%
(1)
1 Star
18.6046511627907%
(8)
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What a knowledgeable and caring doctor! Although he did not ultimately perform my surgery as I am a Salem resident and it turned out to be an emergency surgery which needed to be done ASAP, he spoke to me several times by phone and reassured me at a time when I was beyond distraught. He was very knowledgeable about my condition (a spinal cord tumor which had to be removed ASAP or I would be paralyzed), and I would be very comfortable to have him as my doctor and surgeon. I am very thankful to him!
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  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Tamie S. – Jul 30, 2021
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My subdural hematoma required surgery. Dr. Sandquist explained everything clearly before and after surgery. All of the staff were friendly, helpful, and completely professional despite additional pressures due to the pandemic. The surgery was successful and I am completely recovered. Thank you Dr. Sandquist and Oregon Clinic.
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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Feb 22, 2021
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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. :)
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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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
What could be improved
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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
  • Office environment
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
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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
What could be improved
  • 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
What could be improved
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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!
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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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
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
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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.
What went well
  • Office environment
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
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J. E. in Portland, Or – Jan 16, 2016
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Dr. Michael Sandquist, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Portland, OR and has over 25 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Education

University Of Nm School Of Med
Residency Hospital
1997
University of New Mexico School of Medicine
Medical School

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What are Dr. Michael Sandquist, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Sandquist frequently treats Low Back Pain, Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement), and Cervical Spine Myelopathy. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Sandquist treats.

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Dr. Sandquist's office is located at 5050 Ne Hoyt St Ste 359, Portland, OR 97213. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

The Oregon Clinic

Neurosurgery & Spine - East5050 Ne Hoyt St Ste 359 Portland, OR 97213
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Affiliated Hospitals

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

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Providence Portland Medical Center

Portland, OR

78% Patient Experience Rating, 9% higher than the national average

17 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)

Providence St. Vincent Medical Center

Portland, OR

80% Patient Experience Rating, 11% higher than the national average

21 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)