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Ryder P. Gwinn, MD

Patient Ratings

4.7 / 5 (Based on 67 Ratings)


Neurosurgery and Spine Surgery

Call 425-899-5590

Ryder P. Gwinn, MD is accepting new patients.

Conditions Treated

spinal tumors, post laminectomy syndrome pain trigeminal neuralgia, spasticity, brain tumors, hydrocephalus, depression, radiculopathy, chiari malformation, epilepsy, essential tremor, occipital neuralgia, spinal instability, subdural hematoma, and chiari malformation

Procedures Performed

cervical laminectomy, laser interstitial thermal therapy, robot-assisted brain surgery, visualase, minimally invasive spine surgery, spinal decompression, spinal fusion, laminectomy, spine surgery, craniotomy for brain tumor, endoscopic third ventriculostomy, intrathecal pump placement, microvascular decompression, MR guided focused ultrasound, responsive neurostimulator placement, stereo-EEG electrode placement, stereotactic brain biopsy, temporal lobectomy, vagus nerve stimulation, ventriculoperitoneal shunt placement, deep brain stimulation, neurosurgery, spinal cord stimulation, and brain surgery

Contact Information

  • Office: 425-899-5590
  • Fax: 425-899-5588







Interpretation Services Available

Honors, Awards, etc.

2022 Seattle Magazine "Top Doctors"|2022 Seattle Met "Top Docs"

Board Certification

Board Certified in Neurosurgery

Philosophy of Care

I try to combine technology with traditional Neurosurgical techniques to find the least invasive therapy with the highest chance of success for patients suffering from disorders of the spine and central nervous system.


Year began practicing: 2004

Medical School

University of California Los Angeles | Los Angeles, CA


Georgetown University Hospital (neurological surgery) | Washington, DC


Yale New Haven Hospital | New Haven, CT


Georgetown University Hospital | Washington, DC

Personal Information

I chose to go into medicine to explore my fascination with the brain and nervous system.
I grew up in Philadelphia and have lived in Vermont California and Washington, DC before coming to the Pacific Northwest. I've spent the past 16 wonderful years here working and raising a family.
The Pacific Northwest is an amazing distillation of natural wonders and people who have overcome adversity to get here and make a better life for themselves. This has produced a can-do, positive and inclusive culture that I'm proud to be part of today.
We love to visit different regions of the Northwest to learn the rich local history and to get a better visual and cultural familiarity with the community of my patients.
My wife, three children, and I love hiking and skiing in the Cascades, sailing and fishing in the San Juans, and travelling to Hood Canal, the Tri-Cities, and Walla Walla to visit friends and taste Washington wines.

Community Involvement

I have served on the board for Open Window School in Bellevue, and participate the physicians advisory board for the Epilepsy Foundation of Washington.


June 07, 2022
Dr. Gwinn is very compassionate, caring and empathetic. I trust him and feel safe in his care.
May 26, 2022
Fee Dr. Gwinn is an exceptionally qualified and experienced provider showed concern for me, answered my questions and explained pros/cons of procedure in a way I understand. I felt I was part of the decision making process.
April 12, 2022
He couldn't answer my question & said the test (myelogram) was not conclusive, "you need to loose weight" was repeated by him 4 times. Yet he could not explain what the test showed.
March 15, 2022
Very truthful; told me, which choices of treatment would work best for me.
March 02, 2022
Appreciated my attempts at humor.
February 08, 2022
I have waited 4 years to be seen by a neurosurgeon that CAN ACCEPT VA COVERAGE for the L4/L5 surgeries I have been told I need on my low back. This provider ACCEPTS VA COVERAGE and will not help me. 2 other great neurosurgeons that ONLY accept my coverage for an office visit (not surgery) have said I need an endoscopic tears superior surgery on my left L4/L5 & fusion on my right. 4. Back to a pain clinic. I cannot keep going. 5. I wouldn't.
December 30, 2021
I deeply appreciate Dr. Gwinn allowing me to have a virtual visit due to the snow. Everything went great.
December 07, 2021
Dr. Ryder Gwinn is an excellent doctor & communicator.
November 12, 2021
Awesome doctor.
October 05, 2021
August 24, 2021
July 22, 2021
I have recommended Dr. Gwinn to a friend already. She loves everyone.
July 22, 2021
Providers were friendly in persons, just hard to contact and get a call back after I leave voicemails.
June 10, 2021
Dr. Gwinn was very informative with excellent people skills.
May 18, 2021
Very informative & thorough.