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The most satisfying thing is to have my patient tell me they don’t have pain anymore.

Dr. Barbara Lazio
BarbaraLazio

Barbara Lazio, MD Providence-employed provider

Specialties

Neurological Surgery, Neurosurgery, Spine Disorders and Injuries

Board Certification

American Board of Neurological Surgery

Patient Rating

4.8 / 5

615 Lilly Road
Suite 220
Olympia, WA 98506
P: (360) 486-6150
F: (360) 486-6155
413 Lilly Road N.E.
Olympia, WA 98506
P: (360) 491-9480

Philosophy of Care

I enjoy getting to know my patients, not just their neurosurgical problems. This helps me understand how an individual’s health problem is impacting their life. My focus is always to provide treatment with the ultimate goal of returning patients to the activities they enjoy.

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Overview

Gender

Female

Expertise

Dr. Lazio has expertise in general neurosurgery with special interest in brain tumors and stereotactic radiosurgery. Prior to joining the Providence team, she practiced in North Carolina as Associate Professor of Neurosurgery at East Carolina University, leading the installation and clinical launch of the Gamma Knife Program and teaching residents and medical students.

Dr. Lazio’s general neurosurgery interests include treatment of trigeminal neuralgia; degenerative disc disease of the spine; spinal injuries; concussion; carpal tunnel/ulnar nerve decompression and Chiari malformation. She is skilled in performing cervical and lumbar disc surgery, cervical fusion and cranial surgery.  Her special expertise in tumor treatment includes brain and spinal tumor surgery; endoscopic pituitary surgery; treatment of primary and metastatic brain tumors; pituitary tumors and cranial and spinal stereotactic radiosurgery.

Education

Medical School

University of Cincinnati, Ohio

Internship

University of Maryland, Baltimore

Residency

University of Maryland, Baltimore

Achievements

Awards & Achievements

Dr. Lazio’s professional awards include Alpha Omega Alpha, Rhone-Poulenc Rorer Scholarship, honor roll and the Dean’s Scholar Award at Miami University, and a Robert Kreger Science Scholarship, among others.

Publications

Dr. Lazio has published her original research on many clinical topics, including gamma knife radiosurgery, brain tumor growth factors, treatment of unusual spinal tumors, avoiding complications of spine surgery, treatment of fracture with neurological involvement, the use of anticoagulation (anti-clotting medicine) in neurosurgery, imaging in neurosurgery and rare types of malignant brain tumors. Her original research has been published in Orthopedics, Neurosurgery, Neurosurgical Focus, Surgical Neurology and elsewhere.

Dr. Lazio has conducted laboratory research in the University of Maryland Department of Neurosurgery, the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine Department of Neurosurgery and the Case Western Reserve University Department of Pharmacology, investigating topics ranging from experimental treatments for leukemia to preparing protocols for recurrent brain tumors.

Dr. Lazio has also given numerous presentations on topics including gamma knife treatment planning; gamma knife surgery for malignant brain tumors and intracranial lesions; increased survival rates after special treatments for metastatic brain tumors; current concepts in head injury; acute management of spinal cord injury; current practices in treatment of spinal tumors and invasive pituitary tumors; concussion in athletes and many more.

Interests

Community

Dr. Lazio is a member of Oregon Weimaraner Rescue, and is very active volunteering for the Olympia School District. She formerly was a member of the Cincinnati Rowing Club and was the Coxswain of the winning women’s masters four crew team in the Masters National Championships in Camden New Jersey in 2002.

Medical Interests

Primary and metastatic brain tumors, pituitary tumors, trigeminal neuralgia, brain and spinal injuries, concussion, Chiari malformation, cervical and lumbar disc surgery, cervical fusion, spinal tumor surgery, endoscopic pituitary surgery, craniotomy for benign and malignant tumors, cranial and spinal neurosurgery.

Professional Organizations

Dr. Lazio is Board Certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgeons and is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the Congress of Neurological Surgeons and Alpha Omega Alpha.

 

Reviews

Patient Ratings and Comments

The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey. Responses are measured on a 10-point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5-point scale in order to display results in a 5-star rating. Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments.

4.8 out of 5 (41 Ratings, 10 Comments)

100

09/19/2016
I am so grateful for the help and services I received from Dr. Lazio and the staff.
100

08/06/2016
Everyone was nice and helpful.
100

08/02/2016
Dr. Lazio is top notch, extremely intelligent and an expert in her field! She is very professional and observant while listening and examining the patient's condition and making an evaluation in a timely manner. She has operated on me twice [...] and followed my condition cautiously. I am very thankful that I am under her care! The community is very fortunate to have her expertise available. Thank you!
100

06/07/2016
Staff very caring and helpful
90

03/24/2016
A lot better than Dr. [...]!
90

03/23/2016
Can't imagine a better care provider... she (surgeon) & "team" were the best!!
100

03/07/2016
Excellent provider, very knowledgeable and concerned
100

01/13/2016
Lazio, was & your receptionist has went far & beyond my expectations, always there when we needed them. Always gave me their full attention.
100

12/02/2015
Dr. Lazio was very caring and able to explain MRI results in a understandable way. Very understanding & helpful.
100

11/29/2015
I had very good care, I had back surgery it went good.
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