Sanford J. Wright, MD Providence Medical Group

Neurosurgeon
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
  • ganglioglioma
  • 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
  • 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 of brain stem
  • malignant neoplasm of cerebellum
  • malignant neoplasm of frontal lobe
  • malignant neoplasm spinal cord
  • medulloblastoma
  • medulloepithelioma
  • meningioma
  • meningocele
  • metastatic brain cancer
  • microvascular decompression
  • migraine surgery
  • migraine treatment
  • minimally invasive spine 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.

4.5 out of 5 (108 Ratings, 19 Comments)


100

12/27/2017
I trust Dr. Wright both personally and professionally. He did surgery on a neck injury years ago and he has done surgery on patients I work with.
10

12/02/2017
Dr. actually says "shhh" when you ask a question and he is typing. Can't remember right or left side is problem - consistently says wrong side. (Problem on right side, which should be easy to remember with last name Wright!)
100

10/21/2017
Dr. Wright is a master in his field.
40

10/18/2017
Provider did not seem to want me to talk so I just kept quiet and left feeling discouraged. I am going back to my primary Dr to ask for a second opinion with another pain clinic.
100

10/16/2017
good
100

08/29/2017
good
90

08/16/2017
the Dr Weight was very helpful
100

08/09/2017
Excellent doctor
100

05/18/2017
One of my favorite doctors!
100

04/26/2017
Dr. Wright is the most caring, knowledgeable, physician I have EVER seen. Multiple surgeries but never "quickly" deciding surgery was my only option. Encourages 2nd or 3rd opinions. Surgeries only as a last option to solve my medical problems.
100

04/19/2017
Dr. Wright was very thorough and understanding.
100

03/22/2017
He is the best and I trust him with anything he recommends or talks about.
80

03/03/2017
I don't want cortisone shots and he also said that it's a cover up. So why does he keep insisting that I have it done. He sees on the MRI what he says needs fixed but keeps saying get cortisone shot -
100

02/16/2017
I love how he remembers me even when it's been a long time since I was in.
90

02/07/2017
He offers candy too. Always concerned about my conditions and courteous and worked hard to get me the MRI I needed
100

01/23/2017
Excellent provider.
70

01/11/2017
provider sits behind computer rarely making eye contact. especially when asking Questions.
100

12/19/2016
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

11/20/2016
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.
 
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1717 13th Street Suite 401
Everett, WA 98201
425-259-6405
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