Neurosurgery & Spine

The Oregon Clinic Neurosurgery & Spine provides complete adult neurosurgical care. We are highly qualified in treating conditions of the brain, neck, back, and spine in a state-of-the-art environment.

Neurological Surgery is a specialized branch of surgery focused on disorders of the central and peripheral nervous system and spinal column.

The Oregon Clinic’s neurosurgeons are board certified physicians committed to your providing a high level of quality care to our patients. Most of our spinal surgeries use microsurgical techniques and only require a short hospital stay. If a surgical procedure is necessary, our physicians and physician associates will guide you and your family through all the stages of the process.

Convenient Locations

We understand that when you undergo a surgical procedure comfort is important and we want you to choose the hospital that works best for you. We have hospital privileges with Providence St. Vincent, Providence Portland, and Legacy Emanuel hospitals.

Personalized Care

Each physician has a certified Medical Assistant who handles most aspects of patient care, allowing for a personalized care regimen for each individual patient. The Medical Assistants, along with our friendly receptionists and office staff, constantly strive to make every office visit a pleasant experience.

You are in exceptional hands. We look forward to meeting you and providing you with outstanding care. Our reputation may be national, but our focus is on you. You can count on the personalized, skilled, experienced attention you deserve.


  • Acoustic neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Brain and spinal cord cancer
  • Carpal tunnel
  • Herniated discs
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Moyamoya
  • Nerve tumors
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal deformities
  • Subdural hematoma
  • Vertebral compression fractures

Procedures & Treatments


  • Aneurysm surgery
  • Deep brain stimulation
  • Endoscopic procedures
  • Epilepsy 
  • Functional surgery
  • Hydrocephalus Surgery
  • Pituitary disease surgery
  • Radiosurgery/Gamma knife
  • Skull base surgery
  • Stereotactic surgery
  • Tumor removal


  • Artificial disk replacement
  • Cervical spine surgery
  • Degenerative disease procedures
  • Herniated disk surgery
  • Kyphoplasty/Vertebroplasty
  • Lumbar spine surgery
  • Minimally invasive spine surgery
  • Spinal deformity/scoliosis surgery (adult and adolescent)
  • Spinal fusion
  • Spinal stenosis surgery
  • Spinal tumor removal

Peripheral Nerve

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Nerve tumors
  • Nerve entrapment syndromes


  • Carotid stents
  • Cerebral bypass surgery for moyamoya
  • Embolization of vascular malformations
  • Endovascular procedures
  • Microvascular decompression
  • Stroke intervention
  • Surgery for vascular malformation
  • Cerebral aneurysm clipping, coiling, and stenting

Other Services

  • Anterior cervical diskectomy and fusion (ACDF)
  • Blood transfusion
  • Bloodless surgery
  • Cranioplasty
  • Craniotomy
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Laminectomy/Foraminotomy
  • Microdiscectomy

We created this FAQ to help guide you through the complex path to spine or neurosurgery. If you have more questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out at 503-935-8500.

We want to set you up for success by figuring out the best initial treatment plan for you. To do so, every appointment request is reviewed by one of our physicians or practitioners before an appointment is scheduled.

Since our goal is to make sure your appointment with us is as effective as possible, we might request more medical records or imaging, or we may suggest conservative treatments such as physical therapy before we establish your care with our practice.

Our physicians and practitioners spend much of their time in surgery so the review process could take several days.

New Patients: You must have a referral and imaging performed within the last twelve months.

Previous patients: If you have not been seen by us for more than three years, you must have a referral and imaging performed within the last twelve months.

Due to the urgent nature of our practice, clinical appointments and scheduled surgeries are sometimes rescheduled or delayed when our on-call physicians and practitioners are needed at the hospital for an emergency case.

Many insurance companies require patients to try physical therapy, steroid injections, or other conservative measures before authorizing a surgical intervention. So, the first step to scheduling a surgery is to obtain a prior authorization from your insurance company.

Patients must often stop using tobacco before we can perform surgery. If your prior authorization is denied due to tobacco use, the insurance company may require you to wait six months before requesting another authorization.

We will give you an up-to-date list of medications that need to be paused prior to surgery with your pre-op instructions. Please review the specific medication instructions from your physicians or practitioner.

Our office offers pain medication management for up to 90 days after surgery. We can’t prescribe pain medication for a longer term, or prior to your surgery. For pain management concerns outside of this window, we suggest you contact your primary care physician.

We process refill requests during business hours, Monday – Friday from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. When requesting medication refills from us, please give our office a minimum of 48 hours to process your request. Please only send one refill request per 48-hour period. Multiple requests may cause a delay in your refill.

Our office is happy to help you complete short-term Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and Paid Leave Oregon/Washington (PLO/PLW) requests.

We charge a $25 fee to complete the paperwork, and we request a ten-day turnaround period. Please note, we cannot start a request until your surgery has been scheduled.

Unfortunately, we can’t help with long term disability claims. For these, please work with your primary care doctor.