Biography & Education

Biography
Patient is first. Additional consultations are always welcome.
Specialties
  • Neurological Surgery
Education Background
Medical School: University of Washington School of Medicine
Residency: General Surgery, Providence Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI
Languages
  • English

Care Locations

Cranial, Spine and Joint Clinic
Colby Campus
1717 13th St., Suite 401
Everett 98201
Accepting New Patients
Accepting Medicaid

Specialties

Specialties
  • Neurological Surgery
Clinical Interests
  • Back/Spine Surgery
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Head Injury
  • Neurosurgeons at the Swedish Neuroscience Institute
  • Workplace Injuries

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.

4.5 out of 5 (93 Ratings, 43 Comments)

100

07/27/2015
Dr. Wright was recommended from several people that he had operated on, I will strongly recommend him to others -
Swedish Patient
70

06/15/2015
Dr. Wright clearly is very knowledgeable but I was surprised that he had not looked at my medical records prior to seeing me. He was unaware I had three MRI's in my medical records and only looked at the last MRI in March after meeting with me. I found him distracted and difficult to talk to. But it was obvious that he was very experienced and familiar with issues similar to what I was experiencing. He seemed like his mind was focused on other events.
Swedish Patient
100

06/14/2015
Very good.
Swedish Patient
100

06/11/2015
There is no better neurosurgeon than Dr. Sanford Wright. No one can even come close.
Swedish Patient
90

06/10/2015
After surgery, Dr. Wright did not talk with me or my wife about the surgery. We never saw him at at all. This was quite disappointing. Whenever other family members have had surgery in other facilities, the surgeon ALWAYS comes and talks to the spouse or immediate family about what went on during surgery.
Swedish Patient
100

05/26/2015
I really enjoyed my visit with this provider, was very understanding about my condition, and what to do about it. Explained everything very good, and not jumping on surgery right away, willing to try something else first. I have great trust in this provider. Thank you
Swedish Patient
100

05/18/2015
Showed concern for personal activities.
Swedish Patient
100

05/18/2015
dr. wright is always an excellent provider. I did have some questions I was not able to get to at that appointment. but I'm sure I can at the next one. he has always provided the best care above and beyond. I have the utmost respect for him. he has helped me so much I wouldn't dare let anyone else near my spine and neck. he is the reason I'm able to gain some functionality back in my life though I'm limited, without his expert care I don't think I would physical be where I am right now. his skills are a blessing to anyone who is lucky enough to get treated by him.
Swedish Patient
90

05/14/2015
Doctor is very personable.
Swedish Patient
100

05/12/2015
Dr. Was very good and professional
Swedish Patient
100

04/13/2015
Very nice and explained everything very well.
Swedish Patient
100

03/29/2015
I have had nothing but good experiences with Dr. Wright.
Swedish Patient
100

03/24/2015
I had an excellent experience.
Swedish Patient
10

03/19/2015
Dr. Wright spent a goodly amount of time with me, but seemed unwilling to listen to or validate information about my history I felt would be relevant and helpful for an accurate diagnosis.
Swedish Patient
90

03/17/2015
Dr. Wright is always available via personal (sometimes after midnight) or via personal cell phone.
Swedish Patient
100

02/24/2015
He was caring and explained the procedure well.
Swedish Patient
70

02/17/2015
Scheduling a first visit was a month away because there were no openings until then. I feel confident in provider's knowledge and he made me feel very comfortable and more informed.
Swedish Patient
 

02/16/2015
I had a good experience they went right to my problem and was getting me help.
Swedish Patient
100

02/10/2015
Listened to me. Eased my concerns about my condition. Referred me to another Doctor for a conservative approach to my condition. Very thorugh in describing what was happening with my condition. Follow up appointment made.
Swedish Patient
100

01/28/2015
It was initially hard to get the referral he recommended due to delays[...]. I believe, were it not for this provider, I would have had no idea what was going on and that my prior surgery had been unsuccessful. He was a life saver for me giving me full and complete information and recommendations. I have a follow up with him and am very relieved about that. I certainly hope he can be my neurosurgeon in the future as I have [...] I am so extremely grateful when I find confident and respectful healthcare professionals.
Swedish Patient
90

01/27/2015
I have suffered from a back injury for nearly 40 years. I have only used pain meds to get by from day-to-day throughout that time span. The pain has gotten so bad in the last couple of years that I am now legally considered a disabled person. The only remedy for my pain at this point is surgery. I have never felt good about anyone doing surgery on my back until I met Dr. Wright. Because of him I am now in the process of getting ready for back surgery. Dr. Wright has a manner and professionalism about him that make me feel that I am indeed putting myself in very good hands.
Swedish Patient
80

01/26/2015
dr wright seemed rushed. he wouldn't listen to my concerns and when he decided I wouldn't need surgery it was like a switch was turned off. [...]
Swedish Patient
100

01/20/2015
Dr. Wright is the best. He and his staff are to be commended
Swedish Patient
 

01/13/2015
Very thorough and helped me with the steps on who to contact
Swedish Patient
100

12/29/2014
Our experience of healing in 3 5 months instead of 6-7 months projected from the last surgery here 2013 Jan convinced us we are in excellent hands!!
Swedish Patient
50

12/14/2014
Fist time seeing this provider was impressed the second time wasnt he kept going out the office because of phone calls or pages and so wasnt really helpful answering questions very disappointing
Swedish Patient
100

12/08/2014
This provider was exceptional and discussed treatment options for my condition, as well as being kind, compassionate and sincerely concerned.
Swedish Patient
90

12/07/2014
My only issue was how long I had to wait for appointment. Price I paid for requesting popular doctor. Over a week for surgery to be scheduled, but all is good.
Swedish Patient
70

11/23/2014
The time it took for the referral was 1 week; in my opinion, that is unable. I was in excruciating pain and was expected to have to wait a week for further care. The provider was very professional but insensitive to my needs. He could offer no advice on how to manage with my condition while I waited the week for my referral. I had to make another appointment to see my PCP. In my opinion, my visit with your provider was a waste of time.
Swedish Patient
90

10/29/2014
I'm not the easiest patient, with that in mind, he and exspeaicaly the nursing staff were amazing.
Swedish Patient
100

10/27/2014
Absolutely excellent
Swedish Patient
100

10/20/2014
Dr. Wright is excellent, very thorough and precise. Can't complain.
Swedish Patient
90

10/14/2014
the provider was excellent. also the front office staff was very proffessional and courtious. they had a hard to handle patient that came in and kept interuppting my check in process and the front staff was professional and polite when patiently informing the other patient that they would be with them as soon as possible and that the patient would have to wait-- the patinet was late for her appointment (by 15 + minutes) and was rude and obnoxious but the staff was very patient kind and polite.
Swedish Patient
100

10/14/2014
Provided excellent information and care regarding injury.
Swedish Patient
 

10/08/2014
I feel I had the best doctor , who knew what he was doing for my general well being
Swedish Patient
90

10/07/2014
Not a good idea to be on call when appointments are scheduled. My appointment was at 8:00 with a 7:45 arrival time and did not see Dr. until 10:15 due to an emergency surgery. [...] I understand that's how it works but it's not fun when you are the patient!
Swedish Patient
50

10/07/2014
Wait time over an hour each visit and one appt was canceled due to his going into surgery. Also, his appts are 5 weeks out which is very hard on me since I have such bad back pain and no final diagnosis yet. Very frustrating.
Swedish Patient
70

09/28/2014
Reception seems to have an attitude rather than being sensitive to the handicapped.
Swedish Patient
100

09/28/2014
dr Wright really listens and tries to help
Swedish Patient
40

09/26/2014
it was very confusing.... he actually told me to go have lunch because he was busy and to come back in an hour.... waited another hour and STILL got nothing accomplished.haven't heard from him still! very disappointing especially as I cancelled MY clients to take the appt. and they didn't have anything ready
Swedish Patient
70

09/24/2014
Quick visits, never detailed information. Wait time over an hour.
Swedish Patient
100

09/18/2014
Your staff is a well oiled machine to say the least. I consider Neurosurgery at the top of the difficulty chart for sure. Dr. Wright is a wonderful sole and and caring physician, that meant the most to me besides his skilled hands. He cares about his community and the people around it. I really enjoyed his techno humor and I have to say no surgeon has ever offered me chocolates during a pre opp meeting. Dr. Wright rules!
Swedish Patient
100

09/17/2014
Everything was excellent.
Swedish Patient