Brian Vernon, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgeon

Phone: (888) 594-1978
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Patient Satisfaction Survey

Overall Satisfaction
4.9 out of 5
32 Ratings
25 Comments

Specialty: Spine Services

Education

  • Doctoral: Doctor of Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
  • Residency: Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Nebraska Medical Center/Creighton University, , Omaha, NE
  • Fellowship: Mayo Clinic - Orthopaedic Spine Surgery, Rochester, MN

About the Provider

Dr. Brian Vernon joins the Abrazo Spine Institute with over 10 years’ experience providing surgical excellence in degenerative spinal conditions, spine trauma, metastatic spinal lesions, motion preservation surgery (i.e. cervical and lumbar disc replacement), and minimally invasive spine surgery. He is trained to use some of the latest advancements in spinal surgery including robotic and navigation techniques. As the field of spinal surgery evolves and advances, he seeks out and reviews educational opportunities daily. Dr. Vernon’s clinical interests are in motion preservation surgery, cervical and lumbar disc replacement. The ideal patient is one who has tried and failed multiple non-operative treatments, is motivated to improve and return to normal activities.

Dr. Vernon approaches each patient as an individual, recognizing that each person, his or her circumstances, and their spine is unique. A treatment plan is formulated based on these factors. He presents multiple surgical and non-surgical approaches, recognizing that there are benefits and risks to each option. His goal is for every patient to develop trust in him as a surgeon and educator, and be comfortable with their own level of understanding of their condition and options.

Dr. Vernon has worked hard to build a reputation of being a conservative surgeon, one who has good bedside manner, pays attention to details, and executes surgery safely by being meticulous and technically proficient in the operating room. For patients, this translates into good outcomes, including alleviation of pain and return to improved functioning. Overall, it makes him proud when patients are happy with their treatment.

He is married with 2 children and 3 dogs. He enjoys mountain biking, skiing, and hiking in the wilderness. The teenager in him still likes fast cars with deep, growling engines. He is fluent in Spanish. He also enjoys being an entrepreneur, and has experience starting two successful businesses: Vernon Medical, and Precision Medical Imaging.

Special Interests

  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Adult Cervical And Lumbar Deformity Including Scoliosis ; Such As Lumbar Flat Back Deformity And Degenerative Scoliosis
  • Revision Spine Surgery
  • Traumatic Injuries

Locations

Abrazo Spine Institute at Arrowhead Campus
6320 W Union Hills Drive
Building B, Suite 1800
Glendale, AZ 85308
Phone: 888-594-1978
Fax: (623) 242-1232

Abrazo Spine Institute - Chauncey Lane
6950 East Chauncey Lane
Phoenix, AZ 85054
Phone: 888-594-1978
Fax: (623) 242-1232

Abrazo Spine Institute at West Campus
1325 N Litchfield Rd.
Suite 125
Goodyear, AZ 85395
Phone: 888-594-1978
Fax: (623) 242-1232

Patient Ratings

5
Provider showed concern
5
Friendliness/courtesy of CP
5
CP spoke using clear language
4.9
Provider explained things clearly
5
Provider included you in decisions
4.9
Patients' confidence in CP
5
Likelihood of recommending this provider

Patient Comments

May 17, 2022
Both Dr Vernon and his intern Diane were absolutely excellent.
May 17, 2022
The receptionist was very robotic - with me and all customers that she waited on. Very little personality was displayed.
May 14, 2022
Good
May 14, 2022
Excellent
May 14, 2022
Highly Recommendable.
May 14, 2022
Very good experience
May 14, 2022
Very good experience
May 14, 2022
Everyone was very pleasant,. The office was nice and clean, plenty of seating room. I stepped out to my car and they called me to let me know that the dr.was ready to see me. The dr.was very knowledgeable in all areas of my problems even offered a referral close to my home. The Dr.&his assistance was very nice, it was a nice experience, thank you.
May 6, 2022
Thought Brian was a very knowledgeable Dr who showed concerns and gave me options for my treatment
Apr 27, 2022
Very professional and courteous concerned with my well-being
Apr 24, 2022
Dr Vernon is awesome
Apr 6, 2022
No one washed their hands
Apr 6, 2022
There were no delays
Mar 26, 2022
Dr. Vernon is the best in the industry, I would trust no one else with my back.
Mar 26, 2022
My visit with Dr. Vernon was excellent. You should feel very lucky to have such an outstanding surgeon as part of your team.
Mar 23, 2022
Doctor Vernon was was very very informative and talked to me in plain terms that I can understand.. He went out of his way to make sure I knew what the options were and listened to what I thought I would do. He was very very awesome.
Mar 23, 2022
It seemed like the front desk was a little bit busy and I had a lot of paperwork to fill out so it took a little time.wait time for the physician to come in to see me was very minimal. Overall experience was good.
Mar 23, 2022
Everyone was absolutely awesome
Mar 18, 2022
I was going to see 2 or 3 Surgeons but felt so comfortable with Dr. Vernon I see no need to see others
Mar 18, 2022
Knowing very little of procedure to correct issues to relieve my pain Dr Vernon explained two options very clearly
Mar 18, 2022
Everyone was helpful and timely didn't have to wait forever to get into see Dr. Vernon
Mar 18, 2022
Very helpful and timely
Mar 3, 2022
Very friendly, nice, well groomed, firm handshake
Mar 3, 2022
Thanks again for your help
Mar 3, 2022
The front desk staff were especially helpful when my referral was done incorrectly