Dr. Paul Schwaegler, MD

Dr. Paul Schwaegler, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 59
Dr. Paul Schwaegler, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Seattle, WA and has been practicing for 28 years. He graduated from St Louis Univ Sch Of Med in 1984 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.

550 16th Ave Ste 404

Seattle, WA 98122

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more than 68% of peers
Degenerative Disc Disease
more than 67% of peers
more than 65% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

57  Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Myelopathy
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture


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11  Procedures

  • Disc Replacement
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • St Louis Univ Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1984
  • Loyola U
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1985
  • Loyola U
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Loyola U
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1990

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Schwaegler has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Schwaegler's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Schwaegler to family and friends
10 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (10)

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  • 3
  • 2
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Dr. Schwaegler'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 (2)

Dr. Schwaegler is a rock star spine surgeon! Dr. Schwaegler has operated on my lumbar spine 5 times--I had a series of spinal injuries over 25 years--and he completely relieved me of excruciating leg and back pain after conservative treatment failed. My back feels as good as it did when I was 18....more
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My husband and I were amazed at how attentive the entire staff was! From Nichole at the front desk to both Dr. Hernandez and Dr. Schwaegler. Listening and really spending a great deal of time going over everything from the start to where we were at that time. Extremely caring! They (both doctors)...more
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