Dr. Timothy Steege, MD

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Dr. Timothy Steege, MD

Dr. Timothy Steege, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Seattle, WA. He is 64 years old and has been practicing for 38 years. Dr. Steege is affiliated with Swedish Medical Center - First Hill Campus.

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    Dr. Steege's Reviews

    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Steege to family and friends
    3.5
    based on 24 total reviews (5 with comments)
    Dr. Steege's Performance
    • Trustworthiness
      VERY GOOD
    • Explains condition(s) well
      VERY GOOD
    • Answers Questions
      GOOD
    • Time well spent
      VERY GOOD
    Office & Staff Performance
    • Scheduling
      VERY GOOD
    • Office environment
      VERY GOOD
    • Staff friendliness
      VERY GOOD
    • Average wait time
      10 to 15 minutes
    Patient Comments (5)
    in Tri Cities, wa. |
    I would and have recommended Dr. Steege not only to my family but to several friends. I had three surgeries performed by him and each one was great. The outcome was far more than I expected, not needing any pain meds what so ever. Dr. Steege was very professional and has a great bed side manner and truly cares for his patients.
    in Manchester, Washington |
    I went into surgery yesterday (November 10, 2016) for the removal of a fairly large synovial cyst on my lower spine. Dr. Steege and the surgical team at Swedish Medical Center were outstanding. The medical procedure went as planned and I came home the same day with very little pain. I never considered taking any pain medication once I return home, because I was in more pain before I had the surgery. Dr. Steege was very professional, addressing any of my concerns before and after the procedure.
    Dr. Steege and his PA, Mr. Gupta were both very courteous and helpful. But hey disputed the radiologist's reading of my MRI. Dr. Steege indicated he believed the radiologist saw things that weren't there and indicated he's had this issue with other MRIs she's read. While I appreciate a doctor not wanting to jump into surgery if it isn't indicated, I prior MRI reports from '11 & '13 that saw the same things on the MRI the Harrison radiologist indicated she saw. I am left very confused.
    in Lake Stevens, WA |
    Beating around the bush ignoring the issues of the patient that their facing. Instead of reviewing the current mri, he was reviewing an old mri stating there's nothing wrong. But yet he notes the weakness.
    in Seattle, WA |
    My entire experience with Dr. Steege has been great. From my initial appointment, through surgery and recovery to ongoing monitoring I am getting excellent care and all the information I need
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    Dr. Steege's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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    •  Specializes in Neurosurgery
    •  Board certified in Neurosurgery
    •  Malpractice claims in Washington not available
    •  No sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

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    • Neurosurgery

    Conditions Treated

    • Acoustic Neuroma
    • Aneurysm
    • 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
    • Craniopharyngioma
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Ear Disorders
    • Epilepsy
    • Fracture
    • Herniated Disc
    • Hydrocephalus
    • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
    • Intervertebral Disc Disease
    • Low Back Pain
    • Meningiomas
    • Myelopathy
    • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
    • Osteoarthritis of Spine
    • Osteosarcoma
    • Pathological Spine Fracture
    • Pediatric Spine Deformities
    • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
    • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Scoliosis
    • Secondary Malignancies
    • Spina Bifida
    • Spinal Cord Tumor
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Spine Deformities
    • Spine Disorders
    • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
    • Spondylolisthesis
    • Stroke
    • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
    • Thoracic Spine Fracture
    • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
    • Thrombosis
    • Vascular Disease
    • Vertebral Column Tumors

    Education

    • Medical School
      Stanford University

      Graduated in 1979

    • Internship Hospital
      University Of Washington

      Completed in 1980

    • Residency Hospital
      University Of Washington

      Completed in 1986

    • Fellowship Hospital
      University Of Utah

      Completed in 1989

    Languages Spoken

    • English

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    Specialties

    • Neurosurgery

    Procedures Performed

    • Brain Surgery
    • Brain Tumor 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
    • Gamma Knife Radiosurgery
    • Gamma Knife Radiosurgery for AVM
    • Herniated Disc Surgery
    • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
    • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
    • Nerve Surgery
    • Neuroplasty
    • Neurosurgical Procedures
    • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
    • Spinal Decompression
    • Spinal Discectomy
    • Spinal Fusion
    • Spinal Nerve Block
    • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
    • Spinal Tumor Surgery
    • Spine Surgery
    • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
    • Stereotactic Surgery
    • Stereotaxis