Dr. Todd Kuether, MD

Neurosurgery •  Male • Age 53
  
Dr. Kuether
Accepting new patients
Spine, and More

Kuether Brain and Spine

501 N Graham St Bldg 2ste Portland, OR 97227

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(503) 489-8111

Dr. Todd Kuether, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Portland, OR and has over 27 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Kuether has more experience with Spine than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University of Kansas / School of Medicine medical school in 1993. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Legacy Emanuel Medical Center and Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Kuether to book an appointment.


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Dr. Kuether accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
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CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
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HealthyBlue Advantage
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First Choice Health PPO
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Health Net PPO
HealthNet
Medicare Advantage PFFS
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Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
ODS Health Plan
PacificSource
Preferred PSN
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Providence Health Plans
Open Option EPO
Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
Preferred Provider Network PPN
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
PacifiCare HMO
Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC

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No malpractice claims found for Oregon
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Kuether

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Kuether treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Kuether treats other conditions, please contact the office at (503) 489-8111.

Spine

Spine specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the bones of the spine, including degenerative spine disease, herniated discs, stenosis, and fractured vertebrae, with treatments including medication, physical therapy, and surgery.Compare with other Spine specialists.

Dr. Kuether typically treats 53% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 21 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
Broken Neck
Spine Disorders
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Very High Frequency
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Dr. Kuether's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acute Stroke
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Spine
  • Back Pain
  • 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
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Herniated Disc
  • Cervical Hypertrichosis - Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cervical Spondylitis
  • Cervical Spondylolisthesis
  • Cervical Sprain
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Epilepsy
  • Extradural Hemorrhage
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Repair
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Repair Intracranial Aneurysm
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Dislocation
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stereotaxis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hematoma
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization

Dr. Kuether's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kuether

3.5

Based on 28 ratings

5 Stars
53.57142857142857%
(15)
4 Stars
7.142857142857143%
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3 Stars
3.5714285714285716%
(1)
2 Stars
7.142857142857143%
(2)
1 Star
28.571428571428573%
(8)
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rushed, information he provided to PCP was not correct. He lied about what test he performed . late to appt.
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Aug 30, 2020
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Dr. Kuether and his PA Amanda are phenomenal. As a patient you receive amazing care. They take the time to evaluate you so that they have a full indication of your medical condition. After that you are informed of your options. They work extremely hard to treat each patient with the upmost compassion and care. Every effort is made to accommodate you in providing answers to your condition. They fight hard against insurance companies as well as provide phenomenal surgical relief if so indicated. Basically they are phenomenal. Would never go anywhere else.
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Katie in Oregon Coast, OR – Feb 21, 2020
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No one wants to need to see a neurosurgeon but if you ever need a skilled surgeon and healer, I recommend you choose Dr. Kuether. He is an excellent surgeon. He operated on me AND solved my condition when 2 other surgeons refused to help "due to the complexity". I feel fortunate that he was my surgeons and have only the highest praises for him. God Bless You Dr. Kuether!
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Jan 08, 2019
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I wouldn't wish the care from this doctor on my worst enemy.
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warrenton, OR – Oct 25, 2018
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I highly recommend Dr Kuether. Dr Kuether and his staff were compassionate and professional. Dr Kuether took a lot of time to explain my condition and how he could help me. The surgery went very well and now I feel great! Thank you Dr. Kuether.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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JR in Portland , OR – Aug 18, 2018
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If you love your family member do not allow them to seek services from Dr. Todd Kuether. Aftercare including medication management was horrible and painful.
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Woodburn – Feb 06, 2018
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oh my god. The office people are just a horror. Dr. Kuether operated on me and I'm alive, so he's probably a good surgeon. In fact, I thought he was very good. But when I called his office with a question/problem, they were just terrible. Told me what I was calling about couldn't possibly be happening, then told me I'd have to get a referral from a primary care dr. to see Kuether even though he was my surgeon. Huh? Inexcusable way to treat patients.
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Tualatin, OR – Mar 07, 2017
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Dr Kuether was great for urgent serious spinal neurosurgery. His office is used to serious cases, and his technical skills in surgery were much more confident and the results were much better than most other neurosurgeons seem to be.
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Portand, Oregon – Sep 04, 2016
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There's an hr wait to see him past your appt time and he doesn't listen to you acts like it but doesn't. And I hate being placated..
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Portland, OR – Aug 04, 2016
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about 6 months ago i went to Good Samaritan hospital's emergency room with bad headaches and found out I had a brain tumor. Obviously this was very unexpected but everything went well and I went home after three days. It was a very scary situation but I am back to normal!
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. Kuether received his medical degree from University of Kansas in 1993. He then moved to Portland to begin his internship and residency which he completed...Read more

Biography

Dr. Kuether is a board certified Neurosurgeon and Director of Neurotrauma at Legacy Emanuel Hospital in Portland, Oregon.

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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Endovascular Neurosurgery
  • Minimally Invasive Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

Or Health Science University Hospital
Residency Hospital
1993
University of Kansas / School of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

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Kuether Brain and Spine

Kuether Brain and Spine501 N Graham St Bldg 2ste Portland, OR 97227
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Legacy Emanuel Medical Center

Portland, OR

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

Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center

Portland, OR

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

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center

Tualatin, OR

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

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