Aligning Lives, Restoring Vitality

Your Path to a Stronger Spine

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Kendrick M. Khoo, M.D.

Dr. Kendrick Khoo earned his medical degree from the Ohio State University College of Medicine. After completing his orthopedic surgery residency at UCSF Fresno in California, Dr. Khoo underwent an additional year of fellowship training in spine surgery at University of California Davis.

Dr. Khoo utilizes evidence-based medicine and a shared decision-making approach to offer patients better outcomes and long-term viable solutions.

Outside of seeing patients, Dr. Khoo enjoys going on road trips and cooking new recipes with his wife and son.

Darrell C. Brett, M.D., P.C. F.A.C.S., F.R.C.S. (C), D.A.B.N.S.

Dr. Darrell Brett has been an active and very busy neurosurgeon in Portland for 40 years—once performing 750 operative cases a year including level ll trauma surgery on the brain and spine. His focus now is solely on the spine—still trauma, but mainly MVA and work injuries. His special interest is cervical arthroplasty-artificial disc replacement (see

He lives in Lake Oswego with his wife of 28 years and 14 yr old daughter. His interests include boating, skiing, fishing, bird hunting, golf and piano. He and his wife and 4 children are enjoying traveling as he begins a transition to a somewhat reduced schedule over the next several years.

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Why Choose Us?

At Northwest Spine Surgery, our providers have a combined experience of over 100 years! We specialize in the surgical treatment of disorders of the spine. This may be either degenerative in nature (the typical wear and tear of our spine with aging and activity) or it may be a traumatic injury (such as a work injury or motor vehicle collision).

Unless progressive loss of function or severe pain requires a more rapid operative intervention, we take care to pursue conservative measures to the fullest extent before recommending surgery.

We also have a great deal of experience in working with the complexities of motor vehicle or work injuries and are familiar with many attorneys in the Portland Metro area. Together, we strive for the best possible outcome for the patient. We pride ourselves on our quality of patient care and expertise.

What’s New?

Empowering Workers:
Claim Experts & Healing Support

Experienced in workers' comp, we understand the frustration and pain workers endure. We navigate the claim process, easing the burden and facilitating recovery. Similarly, for motor vehicle claims, we assist doctors in finding the right expertise, ensuring comprehensive care and support.

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