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Ryder P. Gwinn, M.D.

About

Professional Statement

I try to combine technology with traditional Neurosurgical techniques to find the least invasive therapy with the highest chance of success for patients suffering from disorders of the spine and central nervous system.

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Accepts 43 Insurance Plans

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  • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Aetna PPO
  • Amerigroup Amerivantage Dual Coordination
  • Amerigroup Amerivantage HMO
  • Amerigroup Medicaid (Apple Health/Healthy Options/CHIP)
  • Beacon Health Options PPO (Behavioral Health)
  • CHPW Medicaid (Apple Health/Healthy Options/CHIP)
  • CHPW Medicare Advantage
  • Cigna Behavioral Health
  • Cigna PPO
  • Coordinated Care Ambetter HMO
  • Coordinated Care Medicaid (Apple Health/Healthy Options/CHIP)
  • Coventry/First Health PPO
  • First Choice PPO
  • HealthSmart (Interplan) PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage
  • Humana PPO
  • Kaiser (Contract Limitations)
  • Medicaid of Washington
  • Medicare
  • Molina Exchange HMO
  • Molina Medicaid (Apple Health/Healthy Options/CHIP)
  • Molina Medicare Advantage
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Optum
  • PacMed USFHP
  • Premera Heritage
  • Premera Heritage Signature
  • Premera Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Providence Health Plan Medicare Advantage
  • Regence MedAdvantage PPO
  • Regence PPO
  • TRICARE
  • Triwest VAPC3/Choice Card
  • United Behavioral Health Medicaid
  • United Behavioral Health Medicare Advantage
  • United Behavioral Health PPO
  • United HealthCare HMO
  • United HealthCare Medicaid (Apple Health/Healthy Options/CHIP)
  • United HealthCare Medicare Advantage
  • United HealthCare PPO
  • Workers' Compensation (L&I)
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Education

University of California, Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine
medical school
Georgetown University
residency
Yale University
fellowship

Board Certifications

American Board of Neurological Surgery
Surgery, Neurological

Clinical Interests

  • Acoustic Nerve Injury
  • Acoustic Neurofibromatosis
  • Arachnoid Cyst
  • Arnold Chiari Malformation
  • Astrocytoma Tumors
  • Ataxia
  • Back Fracture
  • Back Pain
  • Back Surgery
  • Benign Neoplasm Of Brain
  • Biopsy Of Brain
  • Biopsy Of Skull
  • Brain Laceration
  • Brain Neoplasms
  • Brain Surgery
  • Bulging Disc
  • Burr Hole
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cavernous Hemangioma
  • Cavernous Sinus Thrombosis
  • Cerebellar Anomaly
  • Cerebellar Disease
  • Cerebellar Tumor
  • Cerebral Contusion
  • Cerebral Cyst
  • Cerebral Decompression
  • Cerebral Edema
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebral Hernia
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak
  • Cervical Arthritis
  • Cervical Disc Disease
  • Cervical Disc Herniation
  • Cervical Laminoplasty
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Spinal Fracture
  • Cervical Spinal Fusion
  • Cervical Spinal Injury
  • Cervical Spinal Stenosis
  • Chiari Decompression
  • Choroid Plexus Tumor
  • Cingulotomy
  • Colloid Cyst
  • Compression Fracture
  • Congenital Cerebral Hernia
  • Congenital Hydrocephalus
  • Cordotomy
  • Corpus Callosotomy
  • Cortical Mapping
  • Cranial Flap
  • Cranial Nerve Diseases
  • Cranial Nerve Disorders
  • Cranial Nerve Injuries
  • Cranial Nerve Palsy
  • Cranial Nerve Repair
  • Cranial Puncture
  • Craniectomy
  • Craniocele
  • Craniotomy
  • Csf Shunt Removal
  • Cyberknife
  • 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
  • Diastematomyelia
  • Diplomyelia
  • Disc Arthroplasty
  • Disc Replacement
  • Disc Surgery
  • Diskectomy
  • Disorder Of Balance
  • Dorsal Column Stimulator
  • Dyskinesia
  • Dystonia
  • Embryonal Cell Tumors Of The Brain
  • Encephalocele
  • Encephalocele Repair
  • Encephalomegaly
  • Ependymoma
  • Epidermoid Cysts
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epidural Hemorrhage
  • Epilepsy
  • Epilepsy Surgery
  • Essential Tremor
  • Extradural Abscess
  • Extrapyramidal Disorders
  • Facial Nerve Injury
  • Facial Pain
  • Facial Spasm
  • Focal Dystonia
  • Gamma Knife
  • Gamma Knife Perfexion
  • Ganglioglioma
  • Ganglioma
  • Ganglioneuroblastoma
  • Ganglioneurocytoma
  • Genetic Dystonia
  • Germ Cell Tumor
  • Gliomatosis Cerebri
  • Glossopharyngeal Neuralgia
  • Handwriting Tremor
  • Head Reconstruction
  • Hemangiopericytoma
  • Hemidystonia
  • Hemispherectomy
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniation Syndrome
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Injury To Brain
  • Intention Tremor
  • Intermittent Tremor
  • Intracranial Abscess
  • Intracranial Hemangioma
  • Intracranial Hemorrhages
  • Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intracranial Mass
  • Intraspinal Abscess
  • Laminectomy
  • Laminoplasty
  • Late Effect Of Spinal Cord Injury
  • Lateral Sclerosis
  • Leg Numbness
  • Leg Weakness
  • Lipomyelomeningocele
  • Lobectomy Of Brain
  • Low Back Surgery
  • Lower Back Injuries
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Lumbar Drain
  • Lumbar Spinal Fusion
  • Lumboperitoneal Shunt Placement
  • Malignant Brain Neoplasm
  • Malignant Neoplasm Of Brain Stem
  • Malignant Neoplasm Of Cerebellum
  • Malignant Neoplasm Of Frontal Lobe
  • Malignant Neoplasm Spinal Cord
  • Median Nerve Entrapment At Elbow
  • Medulloblastoma
  • Medulloepithelioma
  • Meningioma
  • Meningitis
  • Meningocele
  • Metastatic Brain Cancer
  • Microvascular Decompression
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Movement Disorders
  • Myelomeningocele
  • Myelopathy
  • Myelopathy Surgery
  • Myoclonic Seizures
  • Myoclonus
  • Neck Pain
  • Needle Biopsy Of Brain
  • Needle Biopsy Of Cerebral Meninges
  • Neuroablation
  • Neuroblastoma
  • Neuroendoscopy
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Neurogenic Claudication
  • Neuronal Glial Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Oculomotor Nerve Injury
  • Oligodendroglioma
  • Open Biopsy Of Brain
  • Optic Nerve Decompression
  • Optic Nerve Injuries
  • Optic Nerve Sheath Meningioma
  • Optic Nerve Surgery
  • Orbital Nerve Decompression
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Pain Disorder
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Parkinsons Surgery
  • Percutaneous Trigeminal Rhizotomy
  • Peripheral Nerve Injury
  • Peripheral Nerve Surgery
  • Periventricular Mass
  • Personal History Of Malignant Neoplasm Of Brain
  • Petrous Apex Tumor
  • Pilocytic Astrocytoma
  • Pineal Tumor
  • Pineoblastoma
  • Post-Laminectomy Kyphosis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudotumor Cerebri
  • Radiculopathy
  • Rasmussen Syndrome
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Removal Acoustic Neuroma
  • Repair Of Brain
  • Ruptured Intervertebral Disc
  • Sacroiliitis
  • Sciatica
  • Skull Fracture
  • Spasticity
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Abscess
  • Spinal Cord Anomaly
  • Spinal Cord Compression
  • Spinal Cord Diseases
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulator
  • Spinal Cord Stimulators
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Instrumentation
  • Spinal Meningioma
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • Spinal Schwannoma
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Tumor
  • Spine Injuries
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis With Myelopathy
  • Spondylosyndesis
  • Stereotactic Brain Biopsy
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiotherapy
  • Subcaudate Tractotomy
  • Subdural Hematoma
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Subpial Transection
  • Surgery For Spasticity
  • Surgical Treatment Of Myelopathy
  • Syringomyelia
  • Temporal Tumor
  • Tethered Spinal Cord
  • Tic Disorder
  • Tic Of Organic Origin
  • Topectomy
  • Torsion Dystonia
  • Torticollis
  • Tourette Syndrome
  • Trigeminal Nerve Disease
  • Trigeminal Nerve Injury
  • Trochlear Nerve Injury
  • Tuberous Sclerosis
  • Ulnar Nerve Compression
  • Ulnar Nerve Decompression
  • Ulnar Nerve Surgery
  • Unsteady Gait
  • Vagal Nerve Stimulator
  • Vagal Stimulation
  • Ventricular Shunt
  • Ventriculo Peritoneal Shunt
  • Ventriculocisternostomy
  • Ventriculostomy
  • Vertebral Fracture
  • Vertebral Transposition
  • Visual Cortex Injury
  • Von Hippel-Lindau Disease
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Personal Interests

Family, skiing, sailing, hockey, mechanics, computers.
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Languages

  • English

Practice Locations

Ryder P. Gwinn practices at five locations

Swedish Neuroscience Specialists - Movement Disorders
550 17th Avenue
Suite 540

Seattle, WA 98122
Swedish Pediatric Neuroscience Center
600 Broadway
Suite 400

Seattle, WA 98122
Swedish Neurologic Restoration - Cherry Hill
550 17th Avenue
Suite 540

Seattle, WA 98122
Affiliated Facilities
  • Swedish Cherry Hill
  • Swedish First Hill
  • Swedish Issaquah
Medical Groups
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