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 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 (74 Ratings, 30 Comments)

100

03/17/2016
My third surgery with this provider - I came from New Mexico to have him do it.
Swedish Patient
100

03/06/2016
Dr. Sanford is exceptional in his compassion
Swedish Patient
100

03/06/2016
I came in for a second opinion and left deciding to change to him!
Swedish Patient
20

02/23/2016
I felt as though he decided my "case" prior to seeing me and he didn't care what I had to say. I left feeling more lost and without a good solution.
Swedish Patient
100

02/08/2016
Dr. Wright is one of my favorite doctors!
Swedish Patient
100

01/26/2016
He is a very compassionate and caring person, I trust him totally, he is the best - A great dr. and person.
Swedish Patient
100

01/10/2016
Dr. Wright performed back surgery on me 20+ years ago with an excellent outcome.
Swedish Patient
100

12/16/2015
It just took to long of a time to get an appointment with this provider. But when I did this provider was very caring and took a long time discussing my problem with me.
Swedish Patient
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