Dr. Bridges is a board-certified neurological surgeon serving the Treasure Valley since 2018. Dr. Bridges developed a passion for Neurosurgery at a young age. She completed her Bachelor of Science at the University of California, Los Angeles, where she majored in Neurosciences and performed research in complex brain networks. She then completed her Doctor of Medicine at the University of Nevada School of Medicine. There, she was formally recognized for her altruism in medicine and received the "Outstanding Student in Neuroscience" award as well as the American Medical Women's Association award for Academic Achievement. After medical school, she attended Oregon Health and Science University for her neurosurgical training, where she worked with critically ill people with complex brain and spine disease. Dr. Bridges also made substantial contributions to neurosurgical research, publishing multiple research articles and giving numerous presentations. In addition, she scored in the top of her class on the written board examination for neurological surgeons.


Dr. Bridges' surgical interests include both brain and spine surgery. She strives to deliver compassionate, evidence-based care, and she is passionate about educating patients regarding their diseases. Furthermore, she ensures her patients receive the best possible treatment, including surgical and nonsurgical options for care.


Surgery is a necessary part of modern medicine, and there are newer techniques allowing patients to recover faster and with less post-operative complications. Dr. Bridges utilizes these techniques and philosophies to allow for smaller scars, improved wound healing, less post-operative pain, and faster return to normal life.

Do You Have a Brain or Spine Issue?

Dealing with health issues is scary, but having an experienced neurosurgeon can provide relief. If you need a neurosurgeon in Southern Idaho, Dr. Kelly Bridges is happy to help. She will answer all of your questions, talk you through the process, and deliver top-of-the-line care.

Discover what sets Dr. Kelly Bridges apart from other neurosurgeons.

When it comes to something as big as a brain or spinal procedure, you need to work with a neurosurgeon you trust. You can feel confident when you choose Dr. Kelly Bridges because she:

  • Provides comprehensive and compassionate care
  • Uses minimally invasive techniques when possible
  • Specializes in the surgical treatment of brain and spine diseases

Do you want to learn more about Dr. Kelly Bridges? Call us today at 208-327-5600.

How can you prepare for your neurosurgeon consultation?

Whether you're meeting us in our office or we're coming to see you in the hospital, your first consultation with a neurosurgeon can feel overwhelming. Thankfully, there are a few things you can do to prepare.


"Dr Kelly Bridges took care of me after suffering a subarachnoid hemorrhage. I was in the hospital 13 days and in ICU for 10 days and she was there often looking after me, several days more than once. She genuinely cares for her patients and is very serious about her job. Authenticity emanates from her. My family absolutely loves her for the care she provided. She explains things very well and loves what she does, and it more than shows. We would give her more than 5 stars if we could and would recommend her to anyone needing a neurosurgeon. She goes well above and beyond. Look no further. You won't find a better doctor!! You won't find one as good or better. She is A+++."

Steve & Susan


"I was lucky enough to have a stroke while she was the on call neurosurgeon. And if it wasn't for her quick decision-making and convincing of my husband I may not be typing this now. She has a sweet and kind bedside manner and always treats me with respect and caring. Yes, there are sometimes waits st her office but a) when I'm on time I RARELY have to wait )and I have two ppl in tow for every visit, plus driving from Middleton. . So I know others have it easier than I do and I'm sure others have it harder too. B) also I'm ok with waiting for the right physician in the valley, especially one who is working on or in my brain. Everybody needs neurosurgeons for different reasons, so far be it from me to assume anything, but I give Kelly Bridges a high vote of confidence and recommendation and am pretty sure you'd be hard pressed to find a police officer in the valley who wouldn't pick her if something happened to them. :D"



"I am a Disabled Veteran. After years of being blown off by the VA, I got an appointment with Dr Bridges. Amazing, from the first visit I found her to be caring, thorough and professional, always taking time to explain every aspect of my treatment plan. I had a cervical vertebrae putting pressure on my spinal cord, causing me to have a lot of pain and problems walking, and weakness and numbness in my arms and hands. We did my surgery on August 7. As soon as I woke up I noticed about 80-90% of the numbness and strength was back and has gotten continually better each week since. Her bedside manner always made me feel comfortable and that she truly cared about me. Follow up has been great, her assistant Mo is always great and so helpful. I have never waited more than 5 minutes in the waiting or patient of pain. Thank you so much Dr Bridges."

Patrick Spencer


"The superlative "outstanding" is overused in our society, but it applies to Dr. Bridges. Every step and phase of the process leading to my surgery, the surgery, and all follow-on visits were and are being conducted with the upmost professionalism, friendly manner, and thoroughness that I could want and expect. She explained in detail the risks involved with my surgery and what I could reasonably expect after the surgery, and it has unfolded exactly as Dr. Bridges explained. Moreover, and it seems unbelievable to everyone I tell, I have not experienced ANY pain. No pain immediately after the procedure or at any moment since. The surgery took place on July 11, 2019. I attribute my successful result to Dr. Bridges' medical knowledge and surgical skill. Garrett Randel, September 4, 2019"

Garrett Randel