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Dr. Allan Friedman, MD

Neurosurgery ·  Male · Age 70

Dr. Friedman

Dr. Allan Friedman, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Durham, NC and has been practicing for 38 years. He graduated from University Of Illinois College Of Medicine in 1974 and specializes in neurosurgery.


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(919) 681-6421

Dr. Friedman accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for North Carolina
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Friedman's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Meningiomas
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Friedman treats Meningiomas more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Friedman treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Radiation-Induced Meningioma
Brain Cancer
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Friedman treats Brain Cancer more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Friedman treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Friedman treats Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma) more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Friedman treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Adult Cerebral Astrocytoma
  • Anaplastic Oligodendroglioma
  • Astrocytoma
  • Benign Astrocytoma
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brainstem Glioma
  • Cerebellar Astrocytoma
  • Cerebral Astrocytoma
  • Chordoma
  • Glioma
  • Gliomatosis Cerebri
  • Juvenile Pilocytic Astrocytoma
  • Malignant Astrocytoma
  • Malignant Glioma
  • Medulloblastoma
  • Melanoma-Astrocytoma Syndrome
  • Oligodendroglioma
  • Visual Pathway and Hypothalamic Glioma

Dr. Friedman's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Paracentesis
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stereotaxis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

About Me

Care Philosophy

What we specialize in at The Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center is compassionate care we take care of our patients. Its complete care. The patients dont have to go out and find a radiologist. We have the radiation oncologist the chemotherapy the...

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

1981
University Western Ontario
Fellowship Hospital
1980
Duke University Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1980
University Of Western Ontario
Residency Hospital
1975
Duke University Med Center
Internship Hospital
1974
University Of Illinois College Of Medicine
Medical School
1981
1980
1980
1975
1974

Awards

Dr. Friedman's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Friedman

4.7

Based on 28 reviews

5 Stars
89.28571428571429%
(25)
4 Stars
3.5714285714285716%
(1)
3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
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1 Star
7.142857142857143%
(2)

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Wonderful!!! I was diagnosed here in Des Moines, Iowa, with stage 4 glioblastoma, and was given 4 to 5 months to live. Dr. Friedman removed the brain tumor and saved my life. I am now a 2 year survivor. I would recommend Dr. Friedman to anyone with a brain tumor.
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Dr Friedman took about my level 3 tumor after a local surgeon left over 60 percent in my right temporal lobe. He was lovely and compassionate with my family. My recovery was better than expected. His skill and character were a blessing during the most frightening time of my life
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Dr. Friedman saved my life, could not have asked for a better doctor!
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Dr. Friedman saved my life. Best neurosurgeon I could have ever had with the help of God leading me to him. God Bless.
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I was left with deficits when he said there would be none!!!
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Dr. Friedman is AWESOME! His team accepted my daughter into the program at Duke after just a brief conversation with her neuro in Tampa. She was transported by ambulance (a 12 hour drive) to Duke for surgery. Dr. Friedman have us hope where none existed and performed a resection of the right frontal lobe leaving my daughter with exactly zero deficits when others expected long term or permanent problems. I am so thankful that we were led to Dr. Friedman and his amazing team!
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Dr. Friedman is a man who encompasses the essential traits of a neurosurgeon: miraculous hands and experience; honest advocacy for his patients; and humble kindness in his communications with us. I'm honored to have had my brain tumor resected by him.
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