Dr. Christopher Duma, MD

Dr. Christopher Duma, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 59
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Dr. Christopher Duma, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Newport Beach, CA and has been practicing for 27 years. He graduated from State University Of New York / Health Science Center At Stony Brook in 1986 and specializes in neurosurgery.

3900 W Coast Hwy Ste 300

Newport Beach, CA 92663

Contact Information

(949) 642-6787

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for California
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. Duma's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Duma treats Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus more than 100% of his peers

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

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

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Duma performs Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Duma performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Traumatic Brain Injury
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Duma treats Traumatic Brain Injury more than 100% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acquired Brain Injuries
  • Traumatic Brain Injury

Dr. Duma'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 Cancer
Brain Disorders
Brain Surgery
Brain Tumor
Cancer
Carotid Ultrasound
Cerebral Hemorrhage
Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
Cerebrovascular Disease
Chiari's Deformity
Cranial Stereotactic Radiosurgery
Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
Craniopharyngioma
CyberKnife®, Cranial (Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Cranial) incl. Gamma Knife and LINAC Photon Beam
Deep Brain Stimulation
Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
Ear Disorders
Fracture
Gamma Knife Radiosurgery
Hydrocephalus
Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Meningiomas
Myelopathy
Nerve Sheath Tumors
Neuroplasty
Neurostimulation
Neurosurgical Procedures
Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
Osteosarcoma
Parkinson's Disease
Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
Scoliosis
Secondary Malignancies
Skull Base Tumor
Spinal Nerve Block
Spine Disorders
Stereotactic Radiosurgery
Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
Stereotactic Surgery
Stereotaxis
Stroke
Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
Subdural Hemorrhage
Thoracic Spine Fracture
Thrombosis
Torticollis
Traumatic Brain Injury
Trigeminal Neuralgia
Vascular Disease
Vertebral Column Tumors

About Me

Care Philosophy

I have had more than 20 years of neurosurgical experience. I super-specialize in brain tumor surgery, functional neurosurgery, stereotactic neurosurgery, Parkinson's surgery, etc. My philosophy is that if there is a condition that I am not absolut...

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

  • 1993
    Georgetown University Hospital
    Residency Hospital
    1993
  • 1991
    University Of Pittsburgh, Presbyterian Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital
    1991
  • 1987
    Georgetown University Hospital
    Internship Hospital
    1987
  • 1986
    State University Of New York / Health Science Center At Stony Brook
    Medical School
    1986
  • 1981
    Colgate University
    Undergraduate School
    1981

Languages

  • French
  • English

Awards

Dr. Duma's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Duma

4.7

Based on 79 reviews

5 Stars
91.13924050632912%
(72)
4 Stars
2.5316455696202533%
(2)
3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
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1 Star
6.329113924050633%
(5)

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Dr Duma and his marvelous team got me tumor free (4 tumors!) within 6 weeks of diagnosis. Two surgeries and gamma knife therapy and I was only in the hospital a total of 4 days and missed only one week of work. He and his team were efficient, warm, friendly and optimistic. I love these people! ...Read More
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My experience with Dr Duma was outstanding. He addressed the problem with concern and operated in one week. Dr Duma removed a tumor of the brain completely and I have had no re-occurrence of the malignancy. Rod M Jones
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Dr. Duma did multiple DBS surgeries on me for my Parkinson's Disease and Essential Tremors. He is an outstanding doctor and very compassionate. I would highly recommend him to anyone!
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I can't express my gratitude for the care I've received from Dr. Duma. He explained the details of my condition, the surgical options and the prognosis in a very detailed, easy-to-undertand and compassionate manner. I am fortunate that my prognosis is good. Dr. Duma and his staff have been ...Read More
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Dr. Duma is impressive. He is professional and personable. It seems he is the only Gamma Knife specialist in town and he just might be the best. Unfortunately, the professionalism of his office staff does not sinc with Dr. Duma's. From the office manager down to the receptionist, At the other...Read More
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CaliforniaCare HMO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield of California HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Health Net
Health Net HMO
Health Net PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
PacifiCare
PacifiCare HMO
PacifiCare PPO
United Healthcare
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