Dr. Brett Schlifka practices Neurological Surgery in Tacoma, WA. As a Neurological Surgeon, Dr. Schlifka prevents, diagnoses, evaluates, and treats disorders of the autonomic, peripheral, and central nervous systems. Neurological Surgeons are trained to treat such disorders as spinal canal stenosis, herniated discs, tumors, fractures, and spinal deformities, among many others.
Education and Training
Kansas City University of Medicine & Biosciences - College of Osteopathic Medicine 1997
Kansas City University Of Med and Biosciences
Neurological SurgeryAmerican Board of Neurological SurgeryABNS- 2007
- DO Member American Osteopathic Association
- Member American College of Osteopathic Surgeons
- Member American Osteopathic Association
- Member Society of Military Surgeons
- Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Affiliated Hospitals 2005
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- Are There Risks to a Spinal Stenosis Surgery?
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- What to Expect After a Laminectomy
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- What Is a Transorbital Lobotomy?
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