Dr. Todd Kuether, MD

Dr. Todd Kuether, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 50
Dr. Todd Kuether, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Tualatin, OR and has been practicing for 25 years. He graduated from University Of Kansas / School Of Medicine in 1993 and specializes in neurosurgery.Read his story

19250 SW 65th Ave Ste 260

Tualatin, OR 97062

Contact Information

(503) 489-8111

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Choice Health
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • Kaiser Permanente
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Top Care Areas

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Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 97% of peers
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
very high
more than 95% of peers
Low Back Pain
very high
more than 94% of peers

Dr. Kuether's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Kuether's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Kuether "Dr. Kuether is a board certified Neurosurgeon and Director of Neurotrauma at Legacy Emanuel Hospital in Portland, Oregon. After serving patients through his private practice and other Portland area hospitals and surgery centers for more than 14 years, Dr. Kuether has become known for pioneering new techniques and advancing the field of neurosurgery (as well as sharing his calm and caring bedside manner). He emphasizes minimally invasive procedures throughout his practice as part of his unwavering commitment to positive clinical outcomes, reduced recovery times, and the optimal health of each and every patient."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Kuether "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 in 2000. Dr. Kuether trained for 7 years in Neurosurgery at Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland. He has been in private practice for over 10 years since completing his Fellowship in Interventional Neurosurgery. Dr. Kuether is also board certified in Neurosurgery. Dr. Kuether performs all aspects of brain and spine surgery, including complex tumors and reconstruction, as well as minimally invasive surgery, and non fusion technology such as artificial cervical and lumbar disc replacement. Dr. Kuether has offices at Meridian Park and operates at Legacy Good Samaritan, Legacy Emanuel, Wilshire Surgery Center (which is located across from St. Vincent Hospital in Beaverton) and South Portland Surgery Center (which is located across the street from Meridian Park Hospital in Tualatin)."
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1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

74  Conditions Treated

  • 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
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • 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
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture
  • Spinal Cord Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Dislocation
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hematoma
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
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25  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Oregon.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University Of Kansas / School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1993
  • Or Health Science University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kuether has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kuether's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kuether to family and friends
24 total reviews (6 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (24)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Kuether's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (6)

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.
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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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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...more
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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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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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