Dr. Richard Ellenbogen, MD

Dr. Richard Ellenbogen, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 59
Dr. Richard Ellenbogen, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Seattle, WA and has been practicing for 29 years. He graduated from Brown Medical School in 1983 and specializes in neurosurgery.

908 Jefferson St Fl 5

Seattle, WA 98104

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • MultiPlan
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield

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Top Care Areas

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Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
very high
more than 97% of peers
Chiari's Deformity
very high
more than 92% of peers
Brain Surgery
very high
more than 92% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

42  Conditions Treated


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11  Procedures

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Brown University / Alpert Medical School
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Brown Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1983
  • Walter Reed Army Med Ctr
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1984
  • Brigham & Women's Hosp/The Chldn's Hosp-Harvard Med Sch
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Ellenbogen's Reviews

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

Likelihood to Recommend (23)

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Dr. Ellenbogen'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)

Excellent bedside manner. Just gives you a warm feeling when discussing your options. Suggested I graduate from college before having my cranitomomy to remove a tumor from the posterior fossa of my brain. He removed it 100 percent with no further complications I am in recovery as we speak and well...more
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Dr. Ellenbogen is wonderful. He removed my meningioma tumor soon after I was diagnosed with a genetic condition, and his bedside manner helped me tremendously in my recovery. When I came back to Harborview in a few months to have another tumor removed by a different doctor, I mentioned to a nurse...more
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