Dr. Rebecca Brightman, MD
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Dr. Rebecca Brightman, MD


Neurosurgery | Female

OhioHealth Neurological Physicians 3555 Olentangy River Rd Ste 2001 Columbus, OH 43214 Get Directions


Dr. Rebecca Brightman, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Columbus, OH. She is 60 years old and has been practicing for 33 years. Dr. Brightman is affiliated with Riverside Methodist Hospital.

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    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Reviews (7)
Lewis Center, OH |
My Father was referred to Dr. Brightman from a pain management doctor regarding severe back pain that he had been suffering for over a year. We went to many doctors who stated "Oh I can't help you" or "Take your medications and deal with it". I thought to myself "OK" we will try one more time. Thank you again for providing him and our family kind, caring and diligent actions in my father's care. We would highly recommend her. She's a excellent surgeon. She cares about what she does.”
in Crestline OH |
Dr Rebecca Brightman is the best ever. She has saved my husband many ,many times. If a Neurosurgeon is what you need, she is the one for the job. We love her to pieces!!!!!! Donna Rouse Crestline, Oh
in Delaware, OH |
I think Dr Brightman is great. She did brain surgery for a brain tumor in 1994 and I also had to have a shunt put in 2006. She did both my surgeries and did a great job!! She is a wonderful Dr. I would recommend her to anyone. Thanks Dr Brightman you're the best!!
in Mount Vernon, OH |
Saw Dr Brightman due to back pains she sent me for a CT scan. After going back for the CT results she said no surgery but go to pain management. Asked her for pain medication till i could get in for pain management she told me that my general doctor would have to that. Well Dr Brightman is my treating doctor for my back not my general doctor.Dr Brightman is not understanding at all. She at least in my case could care less if i am in pain.
Columbus, OH |
I had a consultation with Dr. Brightman on possible brain surgery for which I obviously needed a lot of information and reassurance. I ended up waiting 1.5 hours for my appointment in a cramped hallway because she office was full of people waiting. When I finally saw her, she talked to me for probably 5 minutes, told me she could do the surgery and it wouldn't be overly risky and then walked out of the room without explaining that she wouldn't be back to answer further questions.
in Lexington |
During my first surgery, Dr. Brightman cut my spine leaving me with a severe CSF leak. This leak ultimately became so severe that my two dorsal muscles had to be taken out, a shunt put in - and then taken out, broken screws and rods, hardware failing twice, and still never fixed. Ultimately OSU had to take out broken screws, and fix 3 holes from broken screws, and the leak. Had to have a 14hr surgery. I wouldn't recommend Dr. Brightman to anyone. She was clueless as to how to fix her mistake.
in Greenwich ohio |
She changed my life of pain into a life of relief
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  •  Specializes in Neurosurgery
  •  Board certified in Neurosurgery
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  • Neurosurgery

Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • 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
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors


  • Medical School
    Boston University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1984

  • Internship Hospital
    Ohio State University
  • Residency Hospital
    Oh State University Hospital

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Neurosurgery

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Brain Surgery
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization