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Stephen J. Monteith, M.D.

Neurosurgeon

Neurosurgery

Accepting New Patients

About

Professional Statement

Dr. Monteith's philosophy of care is to approach the care of each of his patients as if they were a member of his own family. He strives to give his patients the best possible outcome by combining the latest technological advances with personalized clinical care. When possible, he uses endovascular or minimally invasive surgical approaches, so that his patients can recover from their procedure and get back to their normal lives as soon as possible.

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Accepts 43 Insurance Plans

Please contact the practice directly to confirm your health plan is accepted
  • 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 Auckland Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences
medical school
University of Virginia
residency
Auckland City Hospital, New Zealand
fellowship, General Neurosurgery
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
fellowship, Endovascular Neurosurgery (interventional neuroradiology)

Clinical Interests

  • Abducens Nerve Injury
  • Abnormal Vertebrae
  • Accessory Nerve Disease
  • Accessory Nerve Injury
  • Acoustic Nerve Injury
  • Acoustic Neurofibromatosis
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acromegaly
  • Acute Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyradiculoneuropathy
  • Aneurysm
  • Arachnoid Cyst
  • Arnold Chiari Malformation
  • Arteriovenous Fistula
  • Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Astrocytoma Tumors
  • Back Fracture
  • Back Pain
  • Back Surgery
  • Base Of Skull Tumors
  • Benign Neoplasm Of Brain
  • Berry Aneurysm
  • Biopsy Of Brain
  • Biopsy Of Skull
  • Bone Growth Stimulator
  • Bone Tumor
  • Brachial Nerve Tumors
  • Brachial Plexus Injury
  • Brain Ct
  • Brain Laceration
  • Brain Mri
  • Brain Neoplasms
  • Brain Perfusion Scan
  • Brain Surgery
  • Bulging Disc
  • Burr Hole
  • Carotid Artery Angioplasty
  • Carotid Endarterectomy
  • Carotid Stenosis
  • Carotid Stent
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cavernous Hemangioma
  • Cavernous Sinus Thrombosis
  • Cerebellar Anomaly
  • Cerebellar Tumor
  • Cerebral Aneurysm
  • Cerebral Angiogram With Stenting
  • Cerebral Angiogram With Tumor Embolization
  • Cerebral Contusion
  • Cerebral Cyst
  • Cerebral Decompression
  • Cerebral Edema
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebral Hernia
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak
  • Cerebrovascular Accident
  • 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
  • Chordoma
  • Choroid Plexus Tumor
  • Cingulotomy
  • Clipping Of Brain Aneurysm
  • Clivus Chondroma
  • Cns Lymphoma
  • 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
  • Cranial Vault Malformations
  • Craniectomy
  • Craniocele
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Craniorachischisis
  • Craniosynostosis
  • Craniotomy
  • Cranium Bifidum
  • Csf Shunt Removal
  • Ct Of The Cervical Spine
  • Ct Of The Facial Bones
  • Ct Of The Lumbar Spine
  • Ct Of The Sacral Spine
  • Ct Of The Temporal Bone
  • Ct Of The Thoracic Spine
  • Ct Soft Tissue Of The Neck
  • Cta Of The Head
  • Cta Of The Neck
  • Decompression Laminectomy
  • Decompression Median Nerve At Elbow
  • Degenerative Spine Conditions
  • Diplomyelia
  • Disc Arthroplasty
  • Disc Surgery
  • Discogram
  • Diskectomy
  • Dorsal Column Stimulator
  • Dural Sinus Thrombosis
  • Electrical Sacral Stimulation
  • Embryonal Cell Tumors Of The Brain
  • Encephalocele
  • Encephalocele Repair
  • Encephalomegaly
  • Endonasal Transsphenoidal Approach
  • Endoscopic Neurosurgery
  • Endovascular Coiling Of Aneurysm
  • Ependymoma
  • Epidermoid Cysts
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epidural Hemorrhage
  • Epilepsy Surgery
  • Extradural Abscess
  • Facial Nerve Injury
  • Facial Pain
  • Facial Spasm
  • Flow Diversion For Cerebral Aneurysms
  • Gamma Knife
  • Ganglioglioma
  • Ganglioma
  • Ganglioneuroblastoma
  • Ganglioneurocytoma
  • Germ Cell Tumor
  • Glioma
  • Gliomatosis Cerebri
  • Gliosarcoma
  • Glossopharyngeal Neuralgia
  • Head Reconstruction
  • Hearing Loss
  • Hemangiopericytoma
  • Hemispherectomy
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniation Syndrome
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Hydrorhachis
  • Hyperhidrosis
  • Hypoglossal Nerve Disease
  • Hypoglossal Nerve Injury
  • Injury Of Optic Chiasm
  • Intracranial Abscess
  • Intracranial Angioplasty
  • Intracranial Arterial Bypass
  • Intracranial Arterial Occlusion
  • Intracranial Artery Stenosis
  • Intracranial Hemangioma
  • Intracranial Hemorrhages
  • Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intracranial Mass
  • Intraoperative Mri
  • Intraspinal Abscess
  • Kyphosis
  • Laminectomy
  • Laminoplasty
  • Leg Numbness
  • Leg Weakness
  • Lesion Of Median Nerve
  • Lesion Of Popliteal Nerve
  • Lesion Of Posterior Tibial Nerve
  • Lesion Of Sciatic Nerve
  • Lesion Of Ulnar Nerve
  • Lipomyelomeningocele
  • Lobectomy Of Brain
  • Low Back Surgery
  • Lower Back Injuries
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Lumbar Drain
  • Lumbar Puncture
  • Lumbar Spinal Fusion
  • Lumboperitoneal Shunt Placement
  • Lumbosacral Plexus Lesion
  • Lumbosacral Radiculopathy
  • Malignant Brain Neoplasm
  • Malignant Neoplasm Of Brain Stem
  • Malignant Neoplasm Of Cerebellum
  • Malignant Neoplasm Of Frontal Lobe
  • Malignant Neoplasm Spinal Cord
  • Medulloblastoma
  • Medulloepithelioma
  • Meningioma
  • Meningitis
  • Meningocele
  • Metastatic Brain Cancer
  • Microvascular Decompression
  • Migraine Surgery
  • Migraine Treatment
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Moyamoya
  • Mra Of The Head
  • Mra Of The Neck
  • Mri Of The Brachial Plexus
  • Mri Of The Cervical Spine
  • Mri Of The Lumbar Spine
  • Mri Of The Sacral Spine
  • Mri Of The Thoracic Spine
  • Myelogram
  • Myelomeningocele
  • Myelopathy
  • Myelopathy Surgery
  • Nasopharyngeal Angiofibroma
  • Neck Pain
  • Needle Biopsy Of Brain
  • Needle Biopsy Of Cerebral Meninges
  • Neoplasm Of Brain Stem
  • Neuroablation
  • Neuroblastoma
  • Neuroectodermal Tumor
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Neuroendoscopy
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Neurofibrosarcoma
  • Neurogenic Claudication
  • Neuronal Glial Tumors
  • Nonruptured Cerebral Aneurysm
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Oculomotor Nerve Injury
  • Olfactory Nerve Disease
  • Olfactory Neuroblastoma
  • Oligodendroglioma
  • Open Biopsy Of Brain
  • Optic Nerve And Pathway Injury
  • Optic Nerve Decompression
  • Optic Nerve Glioma
  • Optic Nerve Injuries
  • Optic Nerve Sheath Meningioma
  • Optic Nerve Surgery
  • Orbital Nerve Decompression
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Paraganglioma
  • Parkinsons Surgery
  • Percutaneous Trigeminal Rhizotomy
  • Peripheral Nerve Injury
  • Peripheral Nerve Surgery
  • Peripheral Nerve Tumors
  • Peripheral Schwannoma
  • Periventricular Mass
  • Personal History Of Malignant Neoplasm Of Brain
  • Petrous Apex Tumor
  • Pilocytic Astrocytoma
  • Pineal Tumor
  • Pineoblastoma
  • Pituitary Adenoma
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Post-Laminectomy Kyphosis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Prolactinoma
  • Pseudotumor Cerebri
  • Radiculopathy
  • Rathke's Cleft Cysts
  • Removal Acoustic Neuroma
  • Repair Of Brain
  • Resection Of Cerebral Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Rothke Cleft Cysts
  • Ruptured Brain Aneurysm
  • Ruptured Intervertebral Disc
  • Sacroiliitis
  • Scheurmanns Disease
  • Sciatica
  • Shevel Procedure
  • Skull Base Approach
  • Skull Base Tumor
  • Skull Fracture
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Abscess
  • Spinal Cord Anomaly
  • Spinal Cord Compression
  • Spinal Cord Diseases
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Dural Graft
  • Spinal Fracture
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Instrumentation
  • Spinal Meningioma
  • Spinal Schwannoma
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Tumor
  • Spine Biopsy
  • Spine Fracture
  • Spine Injuries
  • Spine Stapling
  • Spondylectomy
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis With Myelopathy
  • Spondylosyndesis
  • Spongioblastoma
  • Standard Transphenoidal Approach
  • Stereotactic Radiotherapy
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subcaudate Tractotomy
  • Subdural Hematoma
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Subpial Transection
  • Surgery For Spasticity
  • Surgical Treatment Of Myelopathy
  • Syringobulbia
  • Syringomyelia
  • Tarlov Cysts
  • Temporal Tumor
  • Tethered Spinal Cord
  • Thoracic Disc Herniation
  • Thoracoscopy
  • Tic Disorder
  • Topectomy
  • Transpetrosal Approaches
  • Trigeminal Nerve Disease
  • Trigeminal Nerve Injury
  • Trochlear Nerve Injury
  • Tuberous Sclerosis
  • Ulnar Nerve Decompression
  • Ulnar Nerve Surgery
  • Ultrasound Steroid Injection Of The Spine
  • Vagal Nerve Stimulator
  • Vagal Stimulation
  • Vascular Malformations Of The Brain
  • Vascular Malformations Of The Spine
  • Ventricular Shunt
  • Ventriculo Peritoneal Shunt
  • Ventriculocisternostomy
  • Ventriculostomy
  • Vertebral Epiphysitis
  • Vertebral Fracture
  • Vertebral Transposition
  • Visual Cortex Injury
  • Von Hippel-Lindau Disease
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Personal Interests

In his free time, Dr. Monteith enjoys Classical and Jazz piano, snowboarding, tennis and golf.
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Publications

Monteith, S.J., Gwinn, R., Newell, D.W. (2015, November/December). Sound surgery. Scientific American Mind, 36-43.

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Professional Associations

American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), 2.Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS), 3.New Zealand Medical Council (NZMC)
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Languages

  • English

Practice Locations

Stephen J. Monteith practices at three locations

Swedish Cerebrovascular Center
550 17th Avenue
Suite 110

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