Rod Oskouian, MD
Seattle, WA 98122
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About Rod Oskouian
Dr. Oskouian is a neurosurgeon who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of complex spinal disorders. As the Chief of the Complex Spine Department, his clinical practice located on the Swedish/Cherry Hill campus in Seattle focuses on scoliosis, spinal deformities, spine trauma, spine fractures, spinal surgery revisions, osteoporosis, spinal cord injury, degenerative disc disease, spine tumors, stereotactic spinal radiosurgery, spine infections, and minimally invasive spinal surgery.
Dr. Oskouian received his medical degree from the University of California, Los Angeles. He completed his residency in neurosurgery at the University of Virginia under the late Dr. John Jane, Sr. Dr. Oskouian completed his neurosurgery fellowship at the New Zealand National Hospital in Auckland.
Dr. Oskouian has published in numerous medical journals and textbooks, including Neuroscience, Neurosurgery, Neurosurgical Clinics of North America, the Journal of Neurosurgery, Neurosurgical Focus and Spine.
His philosophy of care is to provide comprehensive, individualized medical care for his patients based on the most recent scientific advances. Dr. Oskouian also believes prevention, communication and education are a vital component of a patient’s long-term health and well-being.
Dr. Oskouian offers the Digital Surgical Experience to guide his practice and maintain consistent communication with his patients throughout their care. This includes offering virtual visits to patients, timely access to information, and interactive messages, check-ins, and reminders, allowing patients to become custodians of their own care. Dr. Oskouian was selected by Seattle Magazine as a Top Doctor in 2022.
New Zealand National HospitalResidency
University of VirginiaMedical School
University of California, Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine
Member: Christopher and Dana Reeve Paralysis Foundation, Neurofibromatosis Foundation, American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, American Medical Association, North American Spine Association, Seattle Science Foundation Advisory Board, AOSpine; Board Member: One Spine, Puget Sound Spine Interest Group; Chairman: One Spine Annual Fellows Meeting, Seattle Magazine Top Doctor – 2022
- American Board of Neurological Surgery, Neurological Surgery
- Collagen sponge repair of small cerebrospinal fluid leaks obviates tissue grafts and cerebrospinal fluid diversion after pituitary surgery.
- Vascular injury and transsphenoidal surgery.
- Incidence of symptomatic hemorrhage after stereotactic electrode placement.
- Stereotactic radiosurgery for pituitary adenomas: a review of the literature.
- The Lumbosacral Dural Venous Sinus: A New Discovery with Potential Clinical Applications.
- Multimodal quantitation of the effects of endovascular therapy for vasospasm on cerebral blood flow, transcranial doppler ultrasonographic velocities, and cerebral artery diameters.
- A Previously Unreported Arterial Variant of the Suboccipital Region Based on Cadaveric Dissection.
- Introduction: minimally invasive spine surgery: the greatest advance in medicine?
- Baastrup's Disease: A Comprehensive Review of the Extant Literature.
- The Decussating Fibers of the Lumbar Thoracolumbar Fascia: A Landmark for Identifying the L5 Spinous Process?
- Lumbar Facet Tropism: A Comprehensive Review.
- The filum terminale internum and externum: A comprehensive review.
- Detethering of the C2 Nerve Root and Avoidance of Transection and Injury During C1 Screw Placement: A Cadaveric Feasibility Study.
- The vertebral nerve: A comprehensive review of its form and function.
- Advancement of Surgical Visualization Methods: Comparison Study Between Traditional Microscopic Surgery and a Novel Robotic Optoelectronic Visualization Tool for Spinal Surgery.
- Technical Note - Lateral Approach to the Lumbar Spine for the Removal of Interbody Cages.
- The future of spinal arthroplasty: a biomaterial perspective.
- Thoracoscopic microdiscectomy.
- Pulmonary Complications following Thoracic Spinal Surgery: A Systematic Review.
- The transsphenoidal approach. A historical perspective
- Vascular complications in anterior thoracolumbar spinal reconstruction
- Esthesioneuroblastoma: clinical presentation, radiological, and pathological features, treatment, review of the literature, and the University of Virginia experience.
- Surgical management of unruptured basilar artery bifurcation aneurysms. Technical note.
- Will improved understanding of the pathophysiological mechanisms involved in acute spinal cord injury improve the potential for therapeutic intervention?
- Image-guided spine surgery: state of the art and future directions
- Single-center experience with pediatric Cushing's disease.
- Genetics of pituitary adenomas: current theories and future implications.
- The craniopharyngioma.
- Degenerative lumbar scoliosis.
- Osteogenic differentiation of noncultured immunoisolated bone marrow-derived CD105+ cells.
- Anterior stabilization of three-column thoracolumbar spinal trauma.
- Peroneal neuropathy following successful bariatric surgery. Case report and review of the literature.
- Congenital abnormalities of the thoracic and lumbar spine.
- Molecular Biology of Unreresectable Meningiomas: Implications for New Treatments and Review of the Literature
- Use of trans sodium crocetinate for sensitizing glioblastoma multiforme to radiation: laboratory investigation.
- Outcomes of bone morphogenetic protein-2 in mature adults: posterolateral non-instrument-assisted lumbar decompression and fusion.
- Cell cycle times of short-term cultures of brain cancers as predictors of survival.
- Surgical management of global sagittal deformity in ankylosing spondylitis.
- Radiographic restoration of lumbar alignment after transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion.
- Gamma Knife radiosurgery to the surgical cavity following resection of brain metastases.
- Chyloretroperitoneum following anterior spinal surgery.
- Minimally invasive lateral retroperitoneal transpsoas interbody fusion for L4-5 spondylolisthesis: clinical outcomes.
- Introduction: minimally invasive spine surgery: the greatest advance in medicine?
- Commentary on: “Lumbar Intervertebral Discal Cyst: A Rare Cause of Low Back Pain and Radiculopathy. Case Report and Review of the Current Evidences on Diagnosis and Management”
- Complications of transoral and transnasal odontoidectomy: a comprehensive review.
- The odontoid process: a comprehensive review of its anatomy, embryology, and variations.
- Comprehensive anatomical and immunohistochemical review of the innervation of the human spine and joints with application to an improved understanding of back pain.
- Lumbar ribs: a comprehensive review.
- Seattle Magazine Top Doctor – 2022 (Dr. Rod Oskouian)
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Dr. Oskouian is a wonderful surgeon.
Care provider demonstrated experience in communicating complicated medical information in a way I could understand.
I absolutely love Dr. Osquian and have all the faith in the world in him. When he walked into the cubicle a feeling of complete confidence fell over me as it always does when I see him. This appointment was a follow up for my two back surgeries that changed my life as I have serious complications from what took place. I have to comment on the brief visit. Dr. Osquian was in the room for what seemed to be all of ten minutes. It was obvious he was hurried. Don't get me wrong here he answered all my questions but...didn't dwell on them. He looked over images and commented on them; briefly. I had a CT scan done just before this appointment. I had waited to see Dr. Osquian may months and I left this appointment disappointed but, still have all the faith in the world in him. He is an extremely likable man. Thank you for letting me comment
Very helpful in understanding options
Good experiences always.
Dr. Oskouian team and staff have consistently provided exemplary care towards me.
All very good.
I have only seen him on this one visit and it was a good experience
Everything went well thank
Friendly staff, felt comfortable asking alot of questions. Explained procedure in terms I could understand. As a patient all aspects of my experience was great. Thank you for caring.
Dr Oskuian is extremely competent and very approachable. I would highly recommend him.
I love my care team. I wouldn't want anyone else.
I seen Dr. Oskouian twice it was a very good experience.
I appreciate the time and care Dr Oskouian took with me.
This visit was great and I would have given him a 10, but based on my previous experience with this provider, I took this most recent visit and balanced it out.
Entire team is very very respectful and helpful. They explain things more to understand. Hence the patients get more Confidence!
The surgeon and his staff are all first rate
Had a very good experience overall people are very friendly and helpful
Rod is amazing !!!!!
I received excellent care
This MD reached out to us at home, after hours to check on our son. Very compassionate and caring MD.
They are nice and friendly when I talk to them. They are well intended. I feel like the doctors meet and talk about me, decide what is best for me and this is the only option I am given. They don't tell me what their plan is. I find out little by little what is happening.
Very clear explanations of x-rays
I have had two surgeries from Dr. Oskouian and have full confidence in him.
I have a serious level of chronic pain due to my multiple back surgeries. It has gotten to the point where my lifestyle and ability to exercise has been greatly diminished. Dr. Okusian is the first doctor in the last year who has paid attention, showed empathy and helped with a plan to make it better
I saw Dr O. For chronic back pain. He took additional X-rays and showed and talked about every detail relating to my back. He and staff were very thorough and caring. Excellent experience
I received exceptional care.
Outstanding people to have work on you
I was working with a team of professionals with compassion. They were all very friendly and respectful and made me feel like I mattered.
Dr.ROD AND STAFF ARE JUST WONDERFUL. VERY CARING.
ALL MDs, PAs, schedulers, receptionists & Seattle nurses are great. Our issues point to (1) over an hour waiting time @ the treatment center on 3rd floor & (2) some of the travel nurses on 3rd floor's treatment center.
Experience with Care Provider was excellent. However appointment procedures/waiting time takes long time!
Dr.Oskouian didn't spend a great deal of time with me but different members of his team did, so I was well informed and got lots of help.
He answered my questions. He was compassionate and explained what he found on the MRI. He reviewed the MRI on screen with me. It was very helpful. I felt much better after my visit.
I sought a second opinion of a diagnosis by a local (Mount Vernon, WA) Dr. Dr & Staff was well studied on my file and offered logical/reasonable explanations and recommendations.
Good people - I'm having issues with my communication skills which I feel gives a unclear understanding of my issues
Rod is an amazing dr.. His team is extremely organized and professional..
I was not happy with this visit.I'm
Dr. Oskuian and his crew are superior providers.
Everything was great except for the initial appointment scheduling.
Every person is very good
I am glad that Dr. O delivered as promised.
Medical staff were awesome
Dr. O is extremely knowledgeable and kind.
Dr. Oskouian and his team were very attentive and took the time to understand my spinal Issues. I appreciated his willingness to remove surgery as a way to proceed at this time.
Love Dr Oskuian and his group .. Would not trust anyone else with my back and it's issues
This was my first visit with Dr. Oskouian. I felt comfortable with him but didn't feel like he spent enough time explaining how disc compression is related to leg pain. He gave me a brochure to read but it was all about surgery (pre and post) but not how we'd get from my current situation to surgery!
Always, recommend Dr;O
I was very impressed by everyone I saw during my visit.
Dr. Oskooian was awesome. He was respectful, knowledgeable, and showed empathy and care.
The care provided was very good. The only critique I have is that the doctors who saw my mother were not completely familiar with the treatment she had received up to the visit. If they had completely reviewed her records, they would have known what kind of shots she'd had in the past in her lower back to alleviate pain. Other than that the doctors and staff were extremely attentive and listen to our questions and concerns.
Dr O and his staff are a well oiled machine. Dr O has a well trained support staff. They communicated all aspects of my appointment with each other and me. Creates confidence in the patient planning a surgery.
Saw physician for a 2nd opinion on spinal surgery. He and his team were excellent.
They are helpful ti me
Excellent doctor and team.
This surgeon is very user friendly. I can always believe in him, trust him to know what's best for me.
So good that I came from Alaska to see him!
I have the utmost faith in Dr. Oskouian and his team
Dr. Rod Oskouian and his staff answered all my questions and my son's questions to our satisfaction. We were treated with respect by all. I would, without hesitation, recommend the doctor and his practice to anyone who needed help with spinal problems. I now understand what is wrong with my lumber spine thanks to his explanations, information that I wasn't offered by the Neurologist I saw previously. Dr Rod Oskouian is the place to go for both first and second opinions.
All have been very caring and engaged
He looked at the overall need and outcome desired, as well as his assistant. I felt it was good to get a thorough history through his knowledgeable assistant and then have the opinion of next steps discussed by the doctor.
Dr Oskuian and his team are friendly , show concern when asking questions and have always explained things in great detail. Feel assured to get the care I need with this team
Surgery ASAP was appreciated. Care and concern of Drs was consoling.
Excellent communication, excellent care, have confidence in the doctor and staff. Attentive and quick responses. Just overall excellence
I am very happy with Dr Oskouian. I would recommend him anytime someone is considering back surgery. Mine was very successful.
Care in recovery from surgery was excellent from all the staff
Dr was ok. Good bedside manner, but wasn't caught up on my medical record that caused a delay in my appoint to be schedule out 2 weeks later because the office insisted on having all the documents post op. A bit disappointed because I'm still in a great deal of pain and nothing else were offered apart from more tests which I probably can't afford and a referral to someone else. It's like healthcare practitioners only focus what's in front of them as opposed to being dynamic in their problem-solving. I will do the test to understand why I am still in pain. Your office is not great at following up. I'm still waiting on when I can schedule my radiology tests.
Excellent, as usual.
When I have a back issue, Dr O. Is my go to Dr. Fabulous team.
Dr. Oskouian fused my spine and relieved the pain! Wonderful surgeon. He is kind and caring. Thank you!
Rod is an amazing physicianAnd his whole team are fabulous..Highly organized and thorough.
I have had a great experience and between emails on MyChart and virtual and in person appointments, I am getting the care and answers needed.
I was very pleased with the speed of the Spinal team to get me into see the spine surgeon. The team was a pleasure to work with.
All went well.
I was informed of how my condition was clearly, everyone I encountered was very nice and friendly and informative
- Abnormal Neuroimaging
- Abnormal Vertebrae
- Accessory Nerve Disease
- Accessory Nerve Injury
- Acoustic Neurofibromatosis
- Acoustic Neuroma Removal
- Acute Back Pain
- Acute Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyradiculoneuropathy
- Ankylosing Spondylitis
- Arachnoid Cyst
- Arnold Chiari Malformation
- Arteriovenous Malformation (Avm)
- Back Injury
- Back Muscle Pain
- Back Pain
- Back Surgery
- Benign Neoplasm Of Brain
- Biopsy Of Brain
- Biopsy Of Skull
- Bone Cancer
- Bone Growth Stimulator
- Brachial Plexus Injury
- Brain Laceration
- Bulging Disc
- Burr Hole
- Carotid Endarterectomy
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (Cts)
- Cauda Equina Syndrome
- Cavernous Hemangioma
- Cavernous Sinus Thrombosis
- Cerebellar Anomalies
- Cerebellar Ataxia
- Cerebral Aneurysm
- Cerebral Cyst
- Cerebral Decompression
- Cerebral Edema
- Cerebral Hernia
- Cervical Disc Disease
- Cervical Herniated Disc
- Cervical Laminoplasty
- Cervical Radiculopathy
- Cervical Spinal Stenosis
- Cervical Spine Fracture
- Cervical Spine Fusion
- Cervical Spine Injury
- Chiari Decompression
- Clipping Of Brain Aneurysm
- Cns Lymphoma
- Colloid Cyst
- Complex Spine Deformities
- Compression Fracture
- Congenital Cerebral Hernia
- Cortical Mapping
- Cranial Nerve Diseases
- Cranial Nerve Disorders
- Cranial Nerve Injury
- Cranial Nerve Palsy
- Cranial Nerve Repair
- Cranial Puncture
- Cranial Vault Malformations
- Cranium Bifidum
- Csf Shunt Removal
- Decompression Laminectomy
- Decompression Median Nerve At Elbow
- Deep Brain Stimulation
- Deep Brain Stimulation (Asleep)
- Deep Brain Stimulation (Awake)
- Deep Brain Stimulation For Dystonia
- Degenerative Spine Conditions
- Disc Arthroplasty
- Disc Surgery
- Dorsal Column Stimulator
- Dural Graft Of The Spine
- Dural Sinus Thrombosis
- Electrical Sacral Stimulation
- Encephalocele Repair
- Endoscopic Neurosurgery
- Endovascular Coiling Of Aneurysm
- Epidermoid Cysts
- Epidural Hematoma
- Epidural Injection
- Epilepsy Surgery
- Extradural Abscess
- Facet Injection
- Facet Joint Syndrome
- Facial Pain
- Flow Diversion For Cerebral Aneurysms
- Gamma Knife
- Gamma Knife Perfexion
- Generalized Hyperhidrosis
- Gliomatosis Cerebri
- Glossopharyngeal Neuralgia
- Head Reconstruction
- Herniated Disc
- Herniation Syndrome
- Intracranial Abscess
- Intracranial Arterial Bypass
- Intracranial Arterial Occlusion
- Intracranial Hemangioma
- Intracranial Hemorrhage
- Intracranial Mass
- Intraspinal Abscess
- Leg Numbness
- Leg Weakness
- Lesions Of Median Nerve
- Lesions Of Popliteal Nerve
- Lesions Of Posterior Tibial Nerve
- Lesions Of Sciatic Nerve
- Lobectomy Of Brain
- Low Back Surgery
- Lower Back Injury
- Lower Back Pain
- Lumbar Drain
- Lumbar Puncture
- Lumbar Spine Fusion
- Lumboperitoneal Shunt Placement
- Lumbosacral Plexus Lesions
- Lumbosacral Radiculopathy
- Malignant Neoplasm Of The Spinal Cord
- Median Nerve Entrapment At Elbow
- Meningioma Of The Spine
- Microvascular Decompression
- Migraine Surgery
- Migraine Treatment
- Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
- Minimally Invasive Surgery
- Myelopathy Surgery
- Nasopharyngeal Angiofibroma
- Neck Arthritis
- Neck Pain
- Needle Biopsy Of Brain
- Needle Biopsy Of Cerebral Meninges
- Neuroendocrine Tumors
- Neurogenic Claudication
- Non Ruptured Cerebral Aneurysm
- Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
- Open Biopsy Of Brain
- Optic Chiasm Injury
- Optic Nerve Decompression
- Optic Nerve Surgery
- Orbital Nerve Decompression
- Parkinson's Disease (Pd) Surgery
- Percutaneous Trigeminal Rhizotomy
- Peripheral Nerve Injury
- Peripheral Nerve Surgery
- Peripheral Nerve Tumors
- Peripheral Neuropathy
- Peripheral Schwannoma
- Periventricular Mass
- Petrous Apex Tumor
- Pituitary Adenoma
- Post Laminectomy Kyphosis
- Post Laminectomy Syndrome
- Rathke Cleft Cysts
- Repair Of Brain
- Resection Of Cerebral Arteriovenous Malformation (Avm)
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Ruptured Brain Aneurysm
- Ruptured Intervertebral Disc
- Scheuermann's Disease
- Scoliosis Surgery
- Shevel Procedure
- Skull Base Tumor
- Skull Fracture
- Spina Bifida
- Spinal Abscess
- Spinal Cord Anomalies
- Spinal Cord Compression
- Spinal Cord Diseases
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Spinal Cord Stimulator
- Spinal Muscular Atrophy
- Spinal Schwannoma
- Spinal Stenosis
- Spinal Tumor
- Spine Arthritis
- Spine Deformity
- Spine Deformity Correction Surgery
- Spine Fracture
- Spine Fusion
- Spine Instrumentation
- Spine Stapling
- Spinocerebellar Degeneration
- Spondylosis With Myelopathy
- Standard Transsphenoidal Approach
- Stereotactic Ablative Radiotherapy
- Stereotactic Radiosurgery
- Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
- Subcaudate Tractotomy
- Subdural Hematoma
- Subdural Hemorrhage
- Surgery For Spasticity
- Surgical Treatment Of Myelopathy
- Tarlov Cyst
- Tethered Spinal Cord Syndrome
- Thoracic Herniated Disc
- Transpetrosal Approaches
- Tuberous Sclerosis
- Ulnar Nerve Compression
- Ulnar Nerve Decompression
- Ulnar Nerve Surgery
- Ultrasound Guided Steroid Injection Of The Spine
- Us Lower Lumbar Drainage
- Vagal Nerve Stimulator
- Vascular Malformations Of The Brain
- Vascular Malformations Of The Spine
- Ventricular Shunt
- Ventriculo Peritoneal Shunt
- Vertebral Epiphysitis
- Vertebral Fracture
- Vertebral Transposition
- Virtual Care
- Visual Cortex Injury