Sanford J. Wright, MD Providence Medical Group

Languages: English
Specialties:
Accepting New Patients
Professional Statement
Patient is first. Additional consultations are always welcome.
Education
Institution
Type
University of Washington School of Medicine
Medical School
General Surgery, Providence Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI
Residency
Professional Associations
Washington State Medical Association
Personal Interests
Community projects in the areas of dance and music. Yearly annual Christmas Spectacular for past 12 years. Developing dance program for special needs kids.
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Neurological Surgery, Surgery, Neurological
  • American Board of Neurological Surgery, Neurological Surgery
Clinical Interests
  • abnormal vertebrae
  • accessory nerve disease
  • accessory nerve injury
  • acoustic neurofibromatosis
  • acoustic neuroma
  • acute inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy
  • aneurysm
  • arachnoid cyst
  • arnold chiari malformation
  • arteriovenous malformation
  • astrocytoma tumors
  • back fracture
  • back surgery
  • benign neoplasm of brain
  • berry aneurysm
  • biopsy of brain
  • biopsy of skull
  • brain laceration
  • brain neoplasms
  • brain surgery
  • bulging disc
  • burr hole
  • carotid endarterectomy
  • cauda equina syndrome
  • cavernous hemangioma
  • cavernous sinus thrombosis
  • cerebellar anomaly
  • cerebellar tumor
  • cerebral aneurysm
  • cerebral cyst
  • cerebral decompression
  • cerebral edema
  • cerebral hemorrhage
  • cerebral hernia
  • cerebrospinal fluid leak
  • cervical arthritis
  • cervical disc disease
  • cervical disc herniation
  • cervical laminoplasty
  • cervical radiculopathy
  • cervical spinal fusion
  • cervical spinal stenosis
  • chordoma
  • choroid plexus tumor
  • cingulotomy
  • clivus chondroma
  • cns lymphoma
  • colloid cyst
  • compression fracture
  • congenital cerebral hernia
  • cordotomy
  • corpus callosotomy
  • cranial nerve diseases
  • cranial nerve disorders
  • cranial nerve injuries
  • cranial nerve palsy
  • cranial nerve repair
  • cranial puncture
  • cranial vault malformations
  • craniectomy
  • craniocele
  • craniopharyngioma
  • craniorachischisis
  • craniosynostosis
  • craniotomy
  • cranium bifidum
  • csf shunt removal
  • decompression laminectomy
  • decompression median nerve at elbow
  • deep brain stimulation
  • diplomyelia
  • disc surgery
  • diskectomy
  • dorsal column stimulator
  • dural sinus thrombosis
  • electrical sacral stimulation
  • embryonal cell tumors of the brain
  • encephalocele
  • encephalocele repair
  • encephalomegaly
  • ependymoma
  • epidural hematoma
  • epidural hemorrhage
  • epilepsy surgery
  • extradural abscess
  • facial pain
  • gamma knife
  • ganglioganglioma
  • ganglioma
  • ganglioneuroblastoma
  • ganglioneurocytoma
  • germ cell tumor
  • glioma
  • gliomatosis cerebri
  • gliosarcoma
  • glossopharyngeal neuralgia
  • head reconstruction
  • hemangiopericytoma
  • hemispherectomy
  • herniated disc
  • herniation syndrome
  • hydrocephalus
  • hydrorhachis
  • injury of optic chiasm
  • intracranial abscess
  • intracranial arterial bypass
  • intracranial arterial occlusion
  • intracranial hemangioma
  • intracranial hemorrhages
  • intracranial mass
  • intraspinal abscess
  • janetta procedure
  • kyphoplasty
  • kyphosis
  • laminectomy
  • laminoplasty
  • lesion of median nerve
  • lesion of popliteal nerve
  • lesion of posterior tibial nerve
  • lesion of sciatic nerve
  • lesion of ulnar nerve
  • lipomyelomeningocele
  • lobectomy of brain
  • low back surgery
  • lower back injuries
  • lower back pain
  • lumbar spine fusion
  • lumbosacral plexus lesion
  • lumbosacral radiculopathy
  • malignant brain neoplasm
  • malignant neoplasm cerebellum
  • malignant neoplasm of brain stem
  • malignant neoplasm of frontal lobe
  • malignant neoplasm spinal cord
  • medulloblastoma
  • medulloepithelioma
  • meningioma
  • meningocele
  • metastatic brain cancer
  • migraine surgery
  • migraine treatment
  • minimally invasive spinal surgery
  • myelomeningocele
  • myelopathy
  • myelopathy surgery
  • nasopharyngeal angiofibroma
  • neck fracture
  • neck injury
  • neck pain
  • needle biopsy of brain
  • needle biopsy of cerebral meninges
  • neoplasm of brain stem
  • neuroblastoma
  • neuroectodermal tumor
  • neuroendocrine tumors
  • neuroendoscopy
  • neurofibromatosis
  • neurofibrosarcoma
  • neuronal glial tumors
  • nonruptured cerebral aneurysm
  • normal pressure hydrocephalus
  • olfactory neuroblastoma
  • oligodendroglioma
  • open biopsy of brain
  • optic nerve decompression
  • optic nerve glioma
  • optic nerve sheath meningioma
  • optic nerve surgery
  • orbital nerve decompression
  • paraganglioma
  • parkinsons surgery
  • peripheral nerve surgery
  • peripheral schwannoma
  • periventricular mass
  • petrous apex tumor
  • pilocytic astrocytoma
  • pineal tumor
  • pineoblastoma
  • pituitary adenoma
  • pituitary tumor
  • post-laminectomy kyphosis
  • post-laminectomy syndrome
  • prolactinoma
  • radiculopathy
  • rathke's cleft cysts
  • removal acoustic neuroma
  • repair of brain
  • ruptured brain aneurysm
  • ruptured intervertebral disc
  • sacroiliitis
  • scheurmanns disease
  • sciatica
  • scoliosis
  • shevel procedure
  • skull fracture
  • spina bifida
  • spinal abscess
  • spinal cord anomaly
  • spinal cord compression
  • spinal cord diseases
  • spinal cord stimulator
  • spinal dural graft
  • spinal fracture
  • spinal fusion
  • spinal instrumentation
  • spinal stenosis
  • spinal tumor
  • spine fracture
  • spine injuries
  • spine stapling
  • spondylectomy
  • spondylosis with myelopathy
  • spondylosyndesis
  • spongioblastoma
  • stereotactic radiosurgery
  • stereotactic radiotherapy
  • subarachnoid hemorrhage
  • subcaudate tractotomy
  • subdural hematoma
  • subdural hemorrhage
  • subpial transection
  • surgery for spasticity
  • surgical treatment of myelopathy
  • syringobulbia
  • syringomyelia
  • tarlov cysts
  • temporal tumor
  • tethered spinal cord
  • thoracic disc herniation
  • topectomy
  • tuberous sclerosis
  • ulnar nerve surgery
  • vagal stimulation
  • vascular malformations of the brain
  • vascular malformations of the spine
  • ventricular shunt
  • ventriculo peritoneal shunt
  • ventriculocisternostomy
  • ventriculostomy
  • vertebral epiphysitis
  • vertebral fracture
  • vertebroplasty
  • visual cortex injury
  • workplace exposures
PATIENT RATINGS AND COMMENTS

The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey.Responses are measured on a 10 - point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5 - point scale in order to display results in a 5 - star rating.Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments.

4.6 out of 5 (125 Ratings, 27 Comments)


100

02/15/2017
I love how he remembers me even when it's been a long time since I was in.
90

02/06/2017
He offers candy too. Always concerned about my conditions and courteous and worked hard to get me the MRI I needed
100

01/22/2017
Excellent provider.
70

01/10/2017
provider sits behind computer rarely making eye contact. especially when asking Questions.
100

12/18/2016
I was amazed about how many times out in public I mentioned I was having/had back surgery. Everyone knows Sanford Wright and not one person had a bad thing to say about him. The world needs more Doc's like him.
60

11/19/2016
It takes way to long to get to get into see him and then to get a recheck after imaging is even worse. The time allotted to speak about the issues is way to limited and short. Sometimes get the feeling he doesn't know my case as an individual, just another number.
100

11/07/2016
He was very kind, caring, professional, concerned about my condition, informative, and gave me information that would help me. A good doctor.
40

10/26/2016
My confidence level is what it is because of his reputation not by his actions. His empathy level is low.
10

10/21/2016
Dr Wright over-simplified his verbiage when discussing my condition. He was condescending, dismissive, and treated me like a child (I'm a retired engineer). He would not let me speak (actually kept saying "hush") and also kept immediately forgetting my responses to his questions.
100

10/16/2016
Very Good
100

10/09/2016
iTRUST dr. Wright with my spine and my helth in general and when he says i need a paticular treatment i have no doubts about it. he is honest and a great sense of humor and understanding
100

09/28/2016
I've referred Dr. Wright to everyone I know with spinal problems, and will continue to do so.
100

08/18/2016
I have recommended and all have been pleased
100

08/01/2016
excellent
100

07/04/2016
I had a preconceived plan to schedule surgery. Disappointed have to wait but thinking it over he did me great favor stating I need to ease more weight before surgery.
100

06/28/2016
Dr. Wright is the best
100

06/23/2016
I was referred by mu [rimary and received top notch service throughout!
90

06/05/2016
I am very heavy, with health issues that contribute to the weight. When husband asked doc about the causes of the weight, the doc gave what seemed to me to be a sarcastic grin [...]. I felt hurt.
100

04/13/2016
Dr. Wright is the only Dr. I would recommend without hesitation.
100

04/11/2016
No need to speak of medications....... no discussion of follow-up care, just have to wait for healing to take place. Amount of time spent seemed quite brief
100

04/10/2016
i trust dr wright with my spine what else can i say
100

03/17/2016
My third surgery with this provider - I came from New Mexico to have him do it.
100

03/06/2016
Dr. Sanford is exceptional in his compassion
100

03/06/2016
I came in for a second opinion and left deciding to change to him!
20

02/23/2016
I felt as though he decided my "case" prior to seeing me and he didn't care what I had to say. I left feeling more lost and without a good solution.
100

02/08/2016
Dr. Wright is one of my favorite doctors!
100

01/26/2016
He is a very compassionate and caring person, I trust him totally, he is the best - A great dr. and person.
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Providence Medical Group Cranial, Spine, and Joint Clinic
1717 13th Street Suite 401
Everett, WA 98201
425-259-6405
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