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Charles E. Nussbaum, MD
4.6 out of 5
Would recommend this provider
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Areas of Expertise

Brain and pituitary tumors, Vascular neurosurgery, Spinal surgery, Stereotactic radiosurgery, Trigeminal neuralgia, Interdisciplinary management: Tumors – Neuro-Oncology, Radiation Oncology, Medical Oncology, Vascular – Interventional Neuroradiology, Spine surgery.

Curriculum Vitae
Charles E. Nussbaum, MD

Special Interests
Brain and Spine Tumors/Cysts, Spine Conditions (Peripheral or Pinched Nerve), Brain Tumors, Blood Vessel Abnormalities (Aneurysm, AVM), Trigeminal Neuralgia, Arnold Chiari Malformation, Epilepsy, Hydrocephalus, subarachnoid hemorrhage
Personal Information
Enjoys skiing, fly fishing, and spending time with his wife and three children.
Clinical Experience
Neurosurgery, Spine Surgery, Brain Tumors
Board Certifications
American Board of Neurological Surgery
Education and Professional Achievements
University of Rochester, N.Y., 1984
General Surgery, University Hospitals of Cleveland, Case Western Reserve University, 1985
Neurosurgery, University of Rochester Medical Center, N.Y., 1990
Professional Activities and Awards
Member, American Medical Association Member, Washington State Medical Association Member, King County Medical Society Member, Seattle Surgical Society Member, American Association of Neurological Surgeons Member, Western Neurosurgical Society Board member, Think First of Washington Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa Graduate of Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME Voted one of Seattle's Top Doctors by both Seattle Metropolitan and Seattle Magazine in 2009. Voted one of Seattleā€™s Top Doctors by Seattle Met magazine in 2010.
Patient Ratings and Comments
Patient Ratings
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Would recommend provider
4.6 out of 5 stars
Provider's friendliness and courtesy
4.6 out of 5 stars
My confidence in provider
4.7 out of 5 stars
Provider spoke in clear language
4.6 out of 5 stars
Provider's effort to include me in decisions
4.5 out of 5 stars
Provider's explanation of condition or problem
4.5 out of 5 stars
Provider's concern for questions and worries
4.5 out of 5 stars
Time provider spent with me
4.4 out of 5 stars
Patient Comments
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June 2018
I go to Dr. Nussbaum because he is up front and doesn´t try to sell you a surgery. He suggests alternatives that may help in treating my back issues.
June 2018
Appreciate *Dr. Nussbaum coming to Ellensburg for my appointment instead of me coming to Seattle.
June 2018
Dr. had reviewed file & previous MRI so we hit the ground running.
May 2018
Good communication skills
May 2018
May 2018
*Dr. Nussbaum is great.
April 2018
The appointment I set up back to back, they took care of me, with respect. *Dr. Nussbaum told me if I had a neck surgery I could have worst headaches.
March 2018
The whole experience was unbelievably great.
February 2018
He was awesome.
February 2018
Dr. Nussbaum is obviously a focused & experienced surgeon I felt "empowered" by his attitude to return for further discussion re: Surgery.
January 2018
I was told the goods and the bad things about the procedure I need, and he wants to make sure it is the best thing to do about my problem. I would feel 100% confident with the dr. to do my surgery.
January 2018
Dr. Nussbaum was great - friendly, efficient, decisive. He obviously knows what he´s doing, which inspires much confidence.
January 2018
Excellent, caring, kind, professional - the best!
December 2017
The surgical team was excellent. I liked our PA, nurse anesthetist, anesthesiologist and nurse anesthetist, as well as nurses. I thought Dr. Nussbaum was exceptional - I´d recommend him to everyone. he is a doctor/recommend under any circumstance. Excellent caregiver.
October 2017
Dr. Nussbaum is an exceptional doctor, and my experience with him could not have been more positive.
August 2017
Very knowledgeable. Exceptional people person.
August 2017
Dr. Nussbaum listened to me.
August 2017
All above N/A consult with physician was interesting, informative, educational... if I decided to proceed with surgery I´d surely consider this doctor.
July 2017
Very good doctor and help.
June 2017
Provider was recommended by my son.
June 2017
Good surgeon but spends insufficient time with patients.
June 2017
Very patient & encouraging!
May 2017
Every thing was excellent. Except follow up communication after visit clinic.
May 2017
I can count on getting easily understandable information from my provider and all of my questions and concerns answered and addressed. My concerns are taken into consideration when ultimately planning my treatment.
February 2017
Dr. Nussbaum was particularly helpful in showing me the MRI of my spinal stenosis and explaining it´s severity at several points, the risks of surgery, and recommending a more conservative treatment option to be trie first.
February 2017
Dr. Nussbaum was very kind and compassionate. He seems genuinely concerned about medical issues and brought in other doctors to help.