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Ruth Thiex, MD, PhD Providence Medical Group

Neurosurgeon
Languages: German, English
Specialties:
Accepting New Patients
Professional Statement
A German board certified neurosurgeon with fellowship training in endovascular neurosurgery, Dr. Ruth Thiex completed her medical school and PhD degree with distinction at Aachen University in Germany, where she then went on to residency training in Neurosurgery and graduated in 2004. In the same year, she joined faculty at the Department of Neurosurgery at Aachen University and was appointed extracurricular Professor of Neurosurgery in 2011. After a two-year fellowship in endovascular neurosurgery at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School in Boston, she stayed on staff until she relocated to Seattle. Dr. Thiex serves as a neurosurgeon and interventional neuroradiologist at Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett since November 2011. She is specialized in the treatment of cerebrovascular and spinal vascular lesions, including cerebral aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations (AVMs), dural arteriovenous fistulae (dAVF), and brain/spine tumor embolizations. She is also skilled in the interventional techniques for treating acute stroke patients. Personal Statement: I bring the expertise I gained at three internationally renowned universities to Providence to serve the needs of the patients in this community locally and at its best. I add to the current neurosurgical spectrum techniques of treating lesions in the brain through the arterial/venous system via a minimal-invasive approach.
Education
Institution
Type
Field of Study
Rheinisch Westfaelische Technische Hochschule Aachen Medizinische Fakultaet
Medical School
RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany
Medical School
Aachen University Hospital, Aachen, Germany
Residency
Neurological Surgery
Brigham And Womens Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Fellowship
Endovascular Neurosurgery, Interventional Neuroradiology
Health Plans Accepted
  • Aetna (all programs accepted)
  • Aetna Aexcel Network (specialty restrictions)
  • Aetna Behaviorial Health Health Management (Behavioral Health)
  • Amerigroup Healthy Options
  • Amerigroup Medicare Advantage
  • Amerigroup Real Solutions (Medicaid Fee-for-Service, PC zip code restrictions)
  • Amerigroup Washington Apple Health
  • Apple Health (Medicaid Fee-for-Service, PC zip code restrictions)
  • Asuris
  • Beechstreet
  • Bridgespan (authorization required, otherwise not in network)
  • Cenpatico/Coordinated Care (Behavioral Health)
  • Childrens Health Program (CHIP)
  • Cigna (Behaviorial Health)
  • Cigna (all plans accepted)
  • Community Health Plan of Washington (Medicaid Fee-for-Service, PC zip code restrictions)
  • Community Health Plan of Washington Medicare Advantage
  • Coordinated Care Ambetter
  • Coordinated Care Health Options
  • Coordinated Care Medicaid (Medicaid Fee-for-Service, PC zip code restrictions)
  • Coordinated Care Washington Apple Health
  • CorVel Disability Management PPO
  • Coventry/First Health (most products accepted)
  • First Choice Health Network (all programs accepted)
  • Greatwest Healthcare (all programs accepted)
  • Group Health Cooperative Access PPO
  • Group Health Cooperative Alliant Plus/Connect (with authorization from GHC)
  • Group Health Cooperative Clear Care PPO (with authorization from GHC)
  • Group Health Cooperative Options (with authorization from GHC)
  • Group Health Cooperative Options PPO
  • Health Management Network
  • Health Systems International (Behavioral Health)
  • Healthsmart
  • Healthy Options (Medicaid Fee-for-Service, PC zip code restrictions)
  • Healthy Options Molina
  • Healthy Options United Healthcare
  • Holland American Cruise Lines
  • Humana (Behavioral Health)
  • Humana (all programs accepted)
  • Humana Choice
  • Humana Gold
  • Interlink Transplant Services (transplant services only)
  • Interplan
  • Labor and Industries
  • LifeWise Health Plan of Washington Connect (clinic restrictions)
  • LifeWise Health Plan of Washington LIfeWise Assurance Company
  • LifeWise Health Plan of Washington LifeWise Preferred
  • Managed Health Network (Behavioral Health)
  • Medicaid Out of State (must have approval from plan)
  • Medicare
  • Molina Healthcare (Medicaid Fee-for-Service, PC zip code restrictions)
  • Molina Healthcare Marketplace
  • Molina Healthcare Medicare Advantage Plans
  • Molina Healthcare Washington Apple Health
  • Multiplan/PHCS (all programs accepted)
  • Optum Health Tricare Only (Behavioral Health)
  • PPONext (Concentra)
  • PacifiCare
  • Premera Blue Cross Foundation
  • Premera Blue Cross Foundation Plus 1
  • Premera Blue Cross Global
  • Premera Blue Cross Heritage
  • Premera Blue Cross Heritage Plus 1
  • Premera Blue Cross Heritage Prime (clinic restrictions)
  • Premera Blue Cross Heritage Signature (clinic restrictions)
  • Premera Blue Cross Medicare Advantage
  • Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS)/Multiplan (all programs accepted)
  • Regence Blue Shield (all programs accepted EXCEPT Regence Medicare Advantage)
  • Regence Blue Shield Asuris
  • Regence Blue Shield Blue Cross/Blue Shield out-of-state
  • Soundpath Health
  • TRICARE Extra (PC zip code restrictions)
  • TRICARE Prime (PC zip code restrictions)
  • TRICARE Standard (PC zip code restrictions)
  • Uniform Medical Plan
  • United Healthcare West
  • United Healthcare West FKA Pacificare (Not Medicare)
  • United Healthcare West PCN HMO
  • United Healthcare AARP Medicare Complete
  • United Healthcare Choice
  • United Healthcare Choice Plus
  • United Healthcare Community Plan (Medicaid Fee-for-Service, PC zip code restrictions)
  • United Healthcare Community Plan Medicare Advantage HMO (FKA Evercare)
  • United Healthcare EPO
  • United Healthcare Indemnity
  • United Healthcare International (or BUPA)
  • United Healthcare Medicare Complete HMO
  • United Healthcare Medicare Direct fka Secure Horizons PFFS
  • United Healthcare Medicare Replacement
  • United Healthcare Navigate (all HMO/POS type plans)
  • United Healthcare Navigate Balanced (all HMO/POS type plans)
  • United Healthcare Navigate Plus (all HMO/POS type plans)
  • United Healthcare OptumHealth (transplant services only)
  • United Healthcare POS
  • United Healthcare PPO
  • United Healthcare Secure Horizons of WA
  • United Healthcare Select
  • United Healthcare Select Plus
  • United Healthcare Washington Apple Health
  • Veterans Affairs (authorization required)
  • Veterans Affairs Patient-Centered Community Care/TriWest (authorization may be required)
  • Washington Apple Health (Medicaid Fee-for-Service, DCHS and HCA)
  • Wellpoint (Behavioral Health)
Board Certifications
  • Medical Association North Rhine, Surgery, Neurological
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
  • Cerebrovascular Accident
  • Cerebrovascular Disorders
  • 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
 
Affiliated Facilities
Swedish Cherry Hill
Swedish First Hill