Dr. Cary Idler, MD

Orthopedic Surgery •  Male • Age 51
Dr. Idler
Spine, and More

Bone & Joint Surgery Clinic

3410 Executive Dr Raleigh, NC 27609

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(919) 872-5296

Dr. Cary Idler, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Raleigh, NC. Dr. Idler has more experience with Spine than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with Duke Health Raleigh Hospital. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Idler to book an appointment.

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Spine specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the bones of the spine, including degenerative spine disease, herniated discs, stenosis, and fractured vertebrae, with treatments including medication, physical therapy, and surgery.Compare with other Spine specialists.

Dr. Idler typically treats 77% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 21 conditions and procedures

Spinal Fusion
Herniated Disc Surgery
Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Spinal Stenosis
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Dr. Idler's conditions and procedures:

  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Percutaneous Vertebroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Torticollis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection

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Dr. Idler accepts the following insurance:

Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
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Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
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Dr Idler did my back surgery and had great outcome However he told me my future will hold a fusion and I'm ok with that because he is the one I would have do it. Very great listener and helps you make the right decision
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Genia L Stanley – Apr 29, 2020
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Dr. Idler is a thorough Dr. He explained the problem and the recommended procedure well. He is low key and gentle. He listened to everything I had to say and explained my symptoms well.
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May 31, 2019
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Dr idler has done surgery on my back 4 times since Jan of 20016 and I have had amazing results I have degenerative disks and just got released yesterday from 4 th surgery 1 was cyst removed 1 was plate in neck 1 was rod in back 1 was bulging disk Dr Idler is not Knife happy and will not try and talk u into anything, he is a man of few words but gets the job done mine are a great testament to his work as I could barley walk and am now pain free
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Judy Garland in Louisburg, NC – Sep 07, 2018
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During my first (and consequently my last) appointment with Dr. Idler, he spent less than five minutes with me concerning a fractured vertebrae. He did not review my file from previous visit with physician n his practice, but prescribed two medications (one opioid) I did not request that (according to another orthopedist) should not have been prescribed in conjunction with the other medications noted in my file. In seeking a second opinion, I found much more professional advice.
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Apr 20, 2018
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Dr. Idler and Ms. Burnham our consummate professionals. I have flown in from Washington DC because of the rave reviews of Dr. Idlers work. They have fixed my back and given me back a life. I could not give them a higher recommendation.
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jean ziegler in Alexandria – Sep 12, 2017
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Dr. Idler did an excellent job in diagnosing my specific spinal issue and he recommended a minimally-invasive type of surgery. He helped me a lot by talking with me about the alternatives to surgery and giving me the information I needed to make a good decision. I decided on surgery, and I'm satisfied that I did. The excruciating pain was gone immediately after surgery. I am completely happy with my experience from beginning to end. The office staff is always helpful and friendly.
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Stacy W in Angier, NC – Aug 13, 2016
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I expect my doctors to see me within 30 minutes of an appointment or have their staff come to me and explain the problem. Waiting for him 75 minutes and still no sign he's coming is unacceptable to me. Also, I feel that he may have misdiagnosed my condition. This matter is unresolved at present but I feel that this doctor did not listen to what I said and did not respond appropriately.
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Ed in Raleigh, NC – Dec 23, 2015
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Dr. Cary Idler, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Raleigh, NC. Dr. Idler has more experience with Spine than other specialists in his area. He...Read more


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Bone & Joint Surgery Clinic

Bone & Joint Surgery Clinic3410 Executive Dr Raleigh, NC 27609

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Duke Health Raleigh Hospital

Raleigh, NC

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average