Biography & Education

Biography
Dr. Monteiths philosophy of care is to approach the care of each of his patients as if they were a member of his own family. He strives to give his patients the best possible outcome by combining the latest technological advances with personalized clinical care. When possible, he uses endovascular or minimally invasive surgical approaches, so that his patients can recover from their procedure and get back to their normal lives as soon as possible.
Specialties
  • Neurological Surgery
Education Background
Medical School: University of Auckland Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences
Residency: University of Virginia
Fellowship: Endovascular Neurosurgery (interventional neuroradiology) at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital/General Neurosurgery at Auckland City Hospital, New Zealand
Languages
  • English

Care Locations

751 N.E. Blakely Dr.
4th Floor
Issaquah, WA 98029
Fax 425-313-7180
Puget Sound Neurology
7320 216th St. SW Suite 310
Edmonds 98026
Fax (425) 673-3803
Dr. Monteith sees patients on Thursdays at this location. Please call for availability.
550 17th Avenue
Suite 110
Seattle, WA 98122
Fax 206-320-3471
Accepting New Patients

Publications

Research

Dr. Monteith is active in research in cerebrovascular diseases and MR-guided Focused Ultrasound Surgery. He has published numerous papers and book chapters on cerebrovascular diseases and their treatment. He was part of the clinical trial team that was the first in the world to treat Essential Tremor non-invasively with MR-guided Focused Ultrasound Surgery in 2012. His research work on the non-invasive treatment of brain disorders with this technology was featured on the cover of Journal of Neurosurgery in February 2013.

Current and On-going Research Projects

2011-present: MR guided Focused Ultrasound for Essential Tremor – FDA clinical trial. Role: Investigator. Principal Investigator: Elias

2010-present: AANS/NREF Cerebrovascular Fellowship: Transcranial MRI guided Focused Ultrasound for Intracerebral Hemorrhage – A pilot study in Swine. Role: Principal Investigator

2010-present: Transcranial MRI guided Focused Ultrasound for Intracerebral Hemorrhage – An in vitro feasibility study. Role: Principal Investigator

2010-present: Transcranial MRI guided Focused Ultrasound for Intracerebral Hemorrhage – A pilot study in cadavers. Role: Principal Investigator

2010: Transcranial MRI guided Focused Ultrasound for ischemic stroke – A feasibility study in rabbits. Role: Co Principal Investigator with Dr Wintermark (neuroradiologist)

2010:  Transcranial MRI guided Focused Ultrasound for ischemic stroke – A safety study on the ischemic brain of rats. Role: Investigator

2010: Development of a human cadaveric flow model of ischemic stroke. Role: Co Principal Investigator with Dr Evans (neuroradiologist)
 

2010: Transcranial MRI guided Focused Ultrasound for ischemic stroke – A feasibility study in cadavers. Role: Principal Investigator
 

2010: MRI guided Focused Ultrasound for Trigeminal Neuralgia – A feasibility study in cadavers. Role: Principal Investigator
 

2010: Gamma Knife radiosurgery for arteriovenous malformations – Dose attenuation caused by embolization materials. Role: Co Principal Investigator with Dr Schlesinger (Physicist)
 

2004-Current: ANSA (Australasian Neurosurgical Administrator) was programmed in Microsoft Access and codes all admissions under the neurosurgical department.  The program is now ‘live’ on the Auckland Hospital network and is an integral part of the department’s daily operation.  It allows residents and attendings to analyse all admissions with regards to presentation, operative /non-operative management, outcomes /complications, and follow-up.  The reports generated from the system formed the basis of the national morbidity and mortality meeting for Neurosurgery held in Auckland annually.
 

2003-Current: Programming and development of a relational database designed in Microsoft Access: Paediatric brain tumours in New Zealand’s National Children’s Hospital (Starship Hospital).  All paediatric neurosurgical patients admitted since 1995 have been entered.  This database is now an integral part of the paediatric neurosurgical department for audit and research purposes.

Specialties

Specialties
  • Neurological Surgery
Clinical Interests
  • Aneurysms (Brain/Cerebral)
  • Arteriovenous Malformations
  • Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Moyamoya
  • Neurosurgeons at the Swedish Neuroscience Institute
  • Physicians
  • Skull-Base Tumors
  • Spine Surgeons
  • Stroke

Reviews

Patient Ratings and Comments
About Our Survey

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.

4.7 out of 5 (50 Ratings, 8 Comments)

100

06/16/2015
Best care possible & incredibly compassionate.
Swedish Patient
90

04/09/2015
The physician's asst. conducted the necessary tests. The doctor came in about an hour after my scheduled time (11:30 appt.) Seemed hurried (probably because by then it was past lunch time.)
Swedish Patient
100

03/25/2015
Physician is outstanding - Physician's assistant was VERY abrupt!
Swedish Patient
60

01/28/2015
I think Dr. Monteith is an incredibly excellent surgeon, but seems like he is always too busy & has too many demands on his time to be able to adequately talk with patients & care givers.
Swedish Patient
80

01/27/2015
One question was not answered clearly and assistant [...] was to clarify and call me back after asking Dr. Monteith. I never received an answer or a call back.
Swedish Patient
100

01/27/2015
Both the dr. and nurse were very informative. This injury had been pretty traumatic and we appreciate the information given very much.
Swedish Patient
100

09/23/2014
[...] I feel better with my provider; this provider had more answers for me looking at what I brought to my first appointment than I had received from anyone of my previous providers. My experience was good.
Swedish Patient
 

09/16/2014
Couldn't find a better dr helpful in every way.
Swedish Patient