Biography & Education

Biography
Patient is first. Additional consultations are always welcome.
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 Medicare

Specialties

Board Certifications
  • Neurological Surgery
Clinical Interests
  • Back/Spine Surgery
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Head Injury
  • 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.

4.6 out of 5 (81 Ratings, 35 Comments)

80

11/23/2015
Great surgeon.
Swedish Patient
80

11/22/2015
Very intelligent and experienced physician. Long wait times.
Swedish Patient
100

11/19/2015
my back operation will enable me to walk again! Huge compassion, very effective care given. All nurses, aides and professionals give great care and are truly dedicated to your well-being. I've encountered everyone to be friendly, calm, efficient , eady to share. I have felt very taken care of and have enjoyed everyone
Swedish Patient
100

11/08/2015
Dr. Wright was the best doctor for explaining what was wrong that I have seen.
Swedish Patient
100

11/04/2015
I have known Dr. S Wright since 1999 after a work related injury [...] Dr. Wright has always / still shows me X-ray, CT scans, MRI results and explains all questions I have of his referrals for test, rehab, surgery's . And anytime that my appointment time means I have to wait to see he because he is running behind time. I have NO Problem with this, as I know that Dr. Wright if need be, spends the needed time for each patient to answer / understand all questions, procedure's of surgery's that are very important to each individuals special needs. This makes him a very respected doctor for me.
Swedish Patient
100

10/11/2015
I love the professional attitude he is very intelligent man.
Swedish Patient
90

09/24/2015
good explanation and moving on to further test
Swedish Patient
100

09/22/2015
Dr. Wright has shown incredible expertise, caring, support and wisdom in and through my catastrophic [...] accident and his surgery to help save my life and spine. We continually thank God for him and his care.
Swedish Patient
100

09/14/2015
At this visit there were no referrals needed, but this provider has facilitated referrals for me on previous visits and the process was easy and prompt.
Swedish Patient
100

09/09/2015
I enjoyed talking with this provider, very much I felt I was in good hands.
Swedish Patient
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
 

07/04/2015
Dr Wright was excellant.
Swedish Patient
100

07/01/2015
Dr. Wright came into the pre op room before my surgery, Him and his team re looked at my mri and x-rays. Him and is team thought it would better to do a [...] on both left and right side. Rather than a full fusion. We talked (myself, my husband [...], and Dr. Wright) and agreed. With that said we left it up Dr. Wright, and his team. If they found something to go ahead with the fusion. I feel they made the right decision. Still sore but its only beeen 3 weeks.
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