Dr. Allan Friedman, MD

Neurosurgery •  Male • Age 71
  
Dr. Friedman
Accepting new patients

The Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center

20 Duke Medicine Cir Ste 31 Durham, NC 27710

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(919) 681-6421

Dr. Allan Friedman, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Durham, NC and has over 46 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Friedman has more experience with Cranial Neurosurgery and Neuro-oncology than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University of Illinois College of Medicine medical school in 1974. He is affiliated with Duke University Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Friedman to book an appointment.


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Dr. Friedman accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
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Humana
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MultiPlan
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PHCS Network PPO

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for North Carolina
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Practice Areas

Cranial Neurosurgery

Cranial neurosurgeons perform surgical procedures that involve opening or passing through the skull to treat conditions affecting the brain, spinal cord, and nervous system.Compare with other Cranial Neurosurgery specialists.

Typically treats 92% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Brain Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Friedman performs Brain Surgery more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Friedman performs this procedure more than 97% of their peers

Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Friedman performs Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Friedman performs this procedure more than 96% of their peers

Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Friedman performs Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal more than 83% of their peers

Dr. Friedman performs this procedure more than 83% of their peers

Neuro-oncology

Oncologists diagnose and treat tumors, both malignant and benign, in or near the brain and spinal cord.Compare with other Neuro-oncology specialists.

Typically treats 86% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Meningiomas
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Brain Cancer
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

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

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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
  • 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
  • Extradural Hemorrhage
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • 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

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Dr. Friedman's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Friedman

4.7

Based on 28 ratings

5 Stars
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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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Mar 17, 2019
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Dr. Friedman saved my life, could not have asked for a better doctor!
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Sydney Hill – Aug 11, 2018
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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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Kara in FL – Jul 13, 2018
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I was left with deficits when he said there would be none!!!
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Why me??? in Raleigh, NC – Dec 23, 2016
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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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Kgreene74 in Tampa, FL – May 10, 2016
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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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Minneapolis, MN – Feb 08, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Allan Friedman, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Durham, NC and has over 46 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Friedman has more experience with Cranial Neurosurgery and Neuro-oncology than other specialists in his area. He graduat...

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

1981
U Western Ontario
Fellowship Hospital
1978
Duke U Med Ctr
Residency Hospital
1975
Duke U Med Ctr
Internship Hospital
1974
University of Illinois College of Medicine
Medical School

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Locations

The Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center

The Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center20 Duke Medicine Cir Ste 31 Durham, NC 27710
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Duke University Hospital

Durham, NC

81% Patient experience rating, 12% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)