Stephen J. Monteith, MD


Specialties
  • Neurological Surgery
  • Neuroradiology
Accepting New Patients
751 NE Blakely Drive
4th Floor
Issaquah, WA 98029
206-320-3470
206-320-3471
550 17th Ave.
Suite 110
Seattle, WA 98122
206-320-3470
206-320-3471
7320 216th St. SW
Suite 310
Edmonds, WA 98026
425-673-3800
425-673-3803

General Information


Biography
Dr. Monteith's 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
  • Neuroradiology
Education Background
Medical School: University of Auckland Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences
Residency: University of Virginia
Fellowship: Auckland City Hospital, New Zealand, General Neurosurgery
Fellowship: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Endovascular Neurosurgery (interventional neuroradiology)
Languages
  • English
Professional Associations
American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), 2.Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS), 3.New Zealand Medical Council (NZMC)
Personal Interests
In his free time, Dr. Monteith enjoys Classical and Jazz piano, snowboarding, tennis and golf.

Publications

Publications

Monteith, S.J., Gwinn, R., Newell, D.W. (2015, November/December). Sound surgery. Scientific American Mind, 36-43.

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.

Clinical Experience

Specialties
  • Neurological Surgery
  • Neuroradiology
Clinical Interests
  • Aneurysms (Brain/Cerebral)
  • Arteriovenous Malformations
  • Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Moyamoya
  • Skull-Base Tumors
  • Stroke

Reviews

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 (52 Ratings, 5 Comments)

70

02/17/2016
I was promised things that were handed off to another doctor that did not happen. Causing me stress.
100

01/27/2016
Dr. Monteith is excellent in every way.
100

12/13/2015
Information of care was clear and perfect.
100

12/02/2015
I was very pleased with Dr.Stephen Monteith. He performed [...] which was a very technical procedure. My family and I are very greatfull for his outstanding care. I would highly recommend Dr. Monteith.
80

08/25/2015
Five stars. Two thumbs-up.
751 NE Blakely Drive
4th Floor
Issaquah, WA 98029
206-320-3471
550 17th Ave.
Suite 110
Seattle, WA 98122
206-320-3471
7320 216th St. SW
Suite 310
Edmonds, WA 98026
425-673-3803
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