Biography & Education

Biography
Dr. Nora was formerly director of movement disorders surgery at Virginia Mason Medical Center. He is now director of the comprehensive movement disorders program at Swedish, as well as an active DBS research program for Parkinson's disease, essential tremor and dystonia.
Additional Information

Dr. Nora was voted "Top Doctors" in Seattle Metropolitan Magazine (2013)

Physicians, nurses and physician assistants in King, Kitsap and Snohomish counties nominated colleagues they would choose to treat themselves and their loved ones.

News Release

Dr. Nora was voted "Top Doctors" in Seattle Magazine (2013)

Surveys were mailed to physicians in King, Pierce, Snohomish and Kitsap counties. The survey asked physicians to name the provider they would seek out or recommend to loved ones.

News Release

 


Patient Education

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Featured Videos

What are the treatment options for cervical spine disease?

Join Dr. Peter C. Nora as he explains some of the options available for treating degenerative spine conditions.

How hard is it to accurately diagnose cervical spine disease?

Join Dr. Peter C. Nora as he explains how to accurately diagnose cervical spine disease.
 


Appointments

Chief of Neurosurgery

Medical Director, Swedish Neuroscience Institute Spine Program

Fellow, American College of Surgeons


Recorded CME Conferences

Keynote Address: Spine Care 2010 – Back to the Future
June 25, 2010

Safety Considerations for Neurostimulation
August 27, 2010

Parkinson’s Disease Treatment: Taking Charge of Your Destiny
September 29, 2009

Deep Brain Stimulation for Movement Disorders
May 15, 2008

Specialties
  • Movement Disorders
  • Neurosurgery
  • Spine Surgery
Education Background
Medical School Tulane University
Residency George Washington University
Languages
  • English
Personal Interests
Dr. Nora also specializes in complex spinal disorders and has a special interest in cervical spine disease and cervical disc replacement surgery.

Care Locations

Accepted Payment Methods
Medicare, Medicaid/DSHS, Bill Insurance, VISA, Master Card, Cash, Check, Payment Plan, American Express, Discover Card
Accepting Medicaid

Publications

Research

Click here for research information. 

Blog

The Goal of DBS (Deep Brain Stimulation) Surgery

February 01, 2013

I met with several patients this week to discuss their personal journey to making the decision to pursue DBS surgery. Not surprisingly, they were well educated about their disease and treatment options.

Each patient reminded me that there is a lot of information and misinformation about surgery for movement disorders.

The most important advice I can give any patient or family is...

Specialties

Specialties
  • Movement Disorders
  • Neurosurgery
  • Spine Surgery
Clinical Interests
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Deep Brain Stimulation Program Spasticity
  • Deep Brain Stimulation Specialists
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Movement Disorders
  • Neurosurgeons at the Swedish Neuroscience Institute
  • Neurosurgery
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Spinal Disorders
  • Spine Center
  • Spine Surgeons
  • Spine Surgery
  • The Movement Disorders Specialists at the Swedish Neuroscience Institute

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 (85 Ratings, 22 Comments)

100

03/18/2015
Physician assistant, [..], was very nice
Swedish Patient
 

03/16/2015
*De. Peter [...] & his entire team were outstanding. Very knowledgeable, confident, & approachable.
Swedish Patient
100

03/15/2015
[...], Dr Nora's physician assistant (PA), consulted with me before Dr Nora saw me and that went very well. [...] provided excellent information on a possible [...] procedure which she explained in depth and she answered all of the many questions I had. Over the last 10 years or so I have for various medical problems consulted with quite a few PA's and [...] really knows her stuff, she is very competent. After a very brief wait I thought of additional questions before seeing Dr Nora. As a result of [...]'s consult Dr Nora asked if I now had a good understanding of my options with the [...]; i said yes I did and then we got into my additional questions which Dr Nora fully answered. Actually my consult that day with Dr Nora/[...] was the most effective I have ever had on any serious medical condition. Thanks to both of them.
Swedish Patient
100

01/12/2015
[...] was incredibly caring and helpful!
Swedish Patient
100

12/22/2014
I was amazed at the amount of quality time the provider and PA spent with me and my husband. I am so grateful for all of their education and details given to us. Both Dr. Nora and [...] did an outstanding job. Thank you!
Swedish Patient
100

12/05/2014
My experiences with the DBS team, could not have gone any better. The team can be proud of the job they do. It's a very qualified and experienced team, and they know they know it too. Know matter what came up, they knew what to do. I was fortunate to be at the right spot at the right time to aligned so I was gifted in my opinion, to be where I needed to be so I could have this procedure done in short order.
Swedish Patient
20

12/04/2014
I spend more time with *Dr. Nora's assistant. I saw *Dr. Nora only for 3 minutes. I guess my case was not that important.
Swedish Patient
 

10/12/2014
excellent
Swedish Patient
100

09/08/2014
Had heard of *Dr. Nora by reputation, I requested to see him hoping he could help me. He couldn't, but referred me to another provider. Treated very well.
Swedish Patient
 

09/07/2014
Great experience, all staff was top notch.
Swedish Patient
 

09/04/2014
Good information - thorough. Well presented.
Swedish Patient
100

09/03/2014
*Peter Nora is WONDERFUL!! Respectful, kind, knowledgeable & what providers should be.
Swedish Patient
100

08/21/2014
Each individual treated me with personal, competent, genuine care.
Swedish Patient
100

08/21/2014
Wow... we loved *Dr. Nora we were not rushed had the MRI results explained well & thorough.
Swedish Patient
100

08/14/2014
Absolutely the best.
Swedish Patient
100

07/24/2014
So fac. so good.
Swedish Patient
 

07/24/2014
Thorough, professional, talented excellent communicator.
Swedish Patient
100

07/08/2014
*Dr. Nora and his PA are both very informative and have my confidence in their medical treatment I appreciate his explanations and including me on my medical treatments and decisions.
Swedish Patient
100

06/19/2014
Excellent experience!
Swedish Patient
 

06/05/2014
*Dr. Nora running over an hour late, but very good in critical job performance skills.
Swedish Patient
100

06/02/2014
Helpful.
Swedish Patient
80

05/29/2014
Time was limited due to provider not being on time for appointment.
Swedish Patient