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Dr. Michael Sandquist, MD

Neurosurgery ·  Male · Age 49

Dr. Sandquist

The Oregon Clinic

5050 NE Hoyt St Ste 359 Portland, OR 97213

Accepting new patients

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(503) 935-8501


Dr. Michael Sandquist, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Portland, OR and has been practicing for 15 years. He graduated from University Of New Mexico School Of Medicine in 1997 and specializes in neurosurgery.


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  • Explains conditions well . Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Hospital satisfaction . Patients said they were highly satisfied at this doctor's hospital. See hospitals
  • Practices at top hospital . America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ See hospitals

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(503) 935-8501

Dr. Sandquist accepts the following insurance:

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

Background Check

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

Treatment Frequency
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
Low Back Pain
normal
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
normal
normal

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

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
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • 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
  • 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

3.9

Based on 35 reviews

5 Stars
65.71428571428571%
(23)
4 Stars
5.714285714285714%
(2)
3 Stars
2.857142857142857%
(1)
2 Stars
2.857142857142857%
(1)
1 Star
22.857142857142858%
(8)

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What People Say About Dr. Michael Sandquist, MD
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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.
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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.
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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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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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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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About Me

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, and completed his training at Oregon Health & Sciences University where he became Chief R...

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

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
2004
1999
1998
1997
1993

Awards

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78% Patient experience rating, 9% higher than the national average

  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018)

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average

  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2018, 2017)