Dr. Christopher Duma, MD

Dr. Christopher Duma, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
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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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Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
very high
more than 99% of peers
Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
very high
more than 99% of peers
Meningiomas
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Duma "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 absolutely expert at treating I will most certainly refer my patient to my favorite expert neurosurgeon for that task. This assures my patients complete expertise. I treat every patient as if they were my own family member or myself."

1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

40  Conditions Treated

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21  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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Education

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Duma's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Duma

4.7

Based on 78 reviews

5 Stars
91.02564102564102%
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1 Star
6.410256410256411%
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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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Rod M Jones in Long Beach – Feb 21, 2018
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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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Mary Reynolds in Irvine, CA – Feb 20, 2018
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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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Linda Kannow in Huntington Beach, Ca – Feb 06, 2018
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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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Jan 13, 2018
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We are so thankful and Blessed to have the best Neurosurgeon in Orange County. My husband had a stroke in the year 2015 and was put in a coma. Dr Duma scheduled a Surgery for my husband to implant a Shunt which led to my husbands recovery from the Stroke. Dr Duma is outstanding, caring, Skillful,...Read More
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Maria in Costa Mesa cal – Jan 06, 2018
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