Dr. David Musante, MD

Orthopedic Surgery •  Male • Age 51
  
Dr. Musante
Accepting new patients
Spine, and More
Telehealth services available

EmergeOrtho

120 William Penn Plz Durham, NC 27704

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(919) 220-5255

Dr. David Musante, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Durham, NC and has over 24 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Musante has more experience with Spine than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University of Virginia / Main Campus medical school in 1996. He is affiliated with medical facilities Duke Regional Hospital and North Carolina Specialty Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Musante to book an appointment.


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Frequently Treated by Dr. Musante

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Musante treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Musante treats other conditions, please contact the office at (919) 220-5255.

Spine

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. Musante typically treats 65% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 15 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Osteoarthritis of Spine
Spinal Stenosis
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Very High Frequency
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Dr. Musante's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Cancer
  • 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
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fracture

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Dr. Musante accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
American Republic
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Amerihealth
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina
Blue Options PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
CoreSource
Coventry Health Care
Wellpath Preferred PPO
EBS-RMSCO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Gateway Health Plan
Golden Rule
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
MedCost
MedCost PPO
Medicaid
Medical Mutual of Ohio
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
National Elevator
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare
Wells Fargo Insurance
Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC

Dr. Musante's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Musante

3.9

Based on 96 ratings

5 Stars
70.83333333333333%
(68)
4 Stars
1.0416666666666667%
(1)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
2.0833333333333335%
(2)
1 Star
26.041666666666668%
(25)
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I highly recommend Dr Musante to family, friends & public. He is very knowledgeable in his field of orthopedic spine & neck surgery. He gave me my life back when I thought my spine problems could not be corrected by surgery. I am a year out from Spinal Fusion done at NC Specialty Hosp Durham,NC. & my leg pain & weakness is gone?? Thank you Dr Musante & your staff for excellent care????
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Long wait times
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Jeanne Full – Nov 15, 2020
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Had an initial consult and therapy session for outer thigh loss of feeling. I was seen very promptly, and without much waiting beyond my scheduled appointment time.
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Jim – Oct 08, 2020
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I have had neck issues for years. I was in the recovery room after eye surgery and the nurse tending me mentioned her neck pain issues and she had to get an appointment. I asked her which doctor she planned to see. She immediately answered Dr. Musante. She said no one else was touching her neck. I remembered the name for future reference. I saw him in 2018 and he was very thorough and resolved all of my problems at that time. I was diagnosed with DDD, arthritis, bone spurs and significant narrowing between several disc. I had to return recently (2020) for increased pain and deterioration. Dr. Musante said I now have severe arthritis and bone on bone. He immediately referred me to the Pain Management Clinic and physical therapy. Very impressed with the options l was given to control pain and have improved quality of life. I have recommended Dr. Mutants to several friends and they were as pleased with his care as I have been.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Aug 29, 2020
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I am a 66 year old female that has suffered with chronic back pain for more than 30 years. Over those years I have had a multitude of treatments consisting of several different pain meds, epidural injections, facet injections, acupuncture, dry needling, physical therapy. All were short term solutions, some lasting longer than others. From January until March of this year, the pain became unbearable with radiation down both buttocks into the backs of both thighs. I had difficulty even lifting my body up in bed to turn over. I saw Dr Musante in March and he indicated that the only real option I had left was for surgery. He recommended a laminectomy and fusion of L4/5. My surgery was April 28, 2020. Since the moment I woke up from anesthesia, the only post op pain I had was just the incisional pain. I felt like dancing! All the pain in my lower back, buttocks, and the back of my thighs was gone! I am now 3 months post operative and I feel like my life has been given back to me.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Karen Velasco – Jul 23, 2020
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Dr. Musante patiently walked through the procedure and gave me advice and my best option .
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Jul 11, 2020
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Jun 16, 2020
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I am a 78 year old African-American male. I had spinal fusion back surgery on June 5,2019. Today, June 4, 2020, I was released by Dr. Musante from further visits for my surgery. I no longer use a cane , and I have had no serious pain in 6 months. I no longer use pain medication. AI highly recommend Dr. Musante as a skilled and professional physician.
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Raymond N. Paris – Jun 05, 2020
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It was wonderful!! Dr. Musante was very knowledgeable, thorough, friendly and patient with me! He listened to my concerns. He devised a plan that works best for me! I highly recommend Dr. Musante!
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Jane Foil – May 09, 2020
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Not as great as the individuals that praise his perfect work. After my surgery I didn’t see him or any other doctor until 2 weeks later. I believe under his credentials he may be a good guy but as far as care for me his only concern was my picture perfect disc xrays not the pain caused before, during or after
What went well
  • Office environment
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Feb 23, 2020
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Dr. Musante has been my back dr. since 2013. He did my fusion in 2014 and I have not had a problem from the fusion since then. Unfortunately, I have developed an issue at other levels with surgery pending. He has thoroughly explained the spine problems and the surgical options. He is straightforward in discussing things with you. Has a pleasant bedside manner and has been patient with my making a decision about treatment. Would recommend to anyone.
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Lillian – Feb 23, 2020
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Today 12/18/2019 Dr. Musante performed surgery on my L4-L5 ruptured disk. I had immediate relief from the severe Sciatica that has affected me off and on for 10 years. His bedside manner was awesome. His professionalism was impeccable. Only incision pain remains. That should clear within a few days. Also, the care I experienced at NC Specialy Hospital was second to none. I have had numerous Ortho surgeries and this was by far the best overall experience of all. From the time I walked in the door and yes, I walked out several hours later. I highly recommend Dr Musante as well as NC Specialty hospital. If you have chronic issues with Sciatica. Go see him now. Sooooo much better. Looking forward to getting my life back. Dr Musante is the best!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Dec 19, 2019
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I was having serevre back pain and leg pain. Went to chiropractor three times each time it got worst. I went to see Dr. Musante. He knew right away what was wrong. He did spinal fusion with decompression in Feb.2019. I am 9 months post op and feel wonderful. He is an excellent doctor. He and his staff are awesome. I highly recommend him to anyone. Thank you Dr Mustante for giving me my life back.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Theresa Griles – Nov 17, 2019
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Very short in tone. I hope I never have to see him again. His attitude is very “Don’t ask me any questions.”
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Oct 11, 2019
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He is amazing. Very warm bedside manner and knows his stuff.
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Kitty in Raleigh , NC – Mar 01, 2019
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After seeing several doctors at Duke without getting any answers as to why I kept losing feeling in my legs, I was referred to Dr. Musante. Within 10 minutes of examining me he diagnosed me with cervical spine issues and immediately sent me downstairs for an MRI. HE WAS RIGHT! I had 2 ruptured discs in my neck that were compressing my spinal cord. I was scheduled for surgery 5 days later. 7 months post op I am 100% pain free and I haven't felt this good in years.
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JASON in OXFORD, NC – Jan 24, 2019
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Surgical Procedure - ALIF (Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion) I am a 72 year old male who has struggled with severe back, right leg and foot pain for over 30 years. Over this period of time, in addition to all the nonsurgical treatments available, I have had 4 surgeries. Most recently an ALIF performed by Dr. Musante. The surgery was very successful. I am pain free for the first time in years. I can't thank Dr. Musante enough for his outstanding surgical expertise & care. I highly recommend him.
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Chapel Hill, NC – Nov 29, 2018
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I am 71 years old and for the first time in years, I can move without pain. Not only would I recommend Dr. Musante, I have recommended him to many friends and family. He and his staff are exceptional. The experience was incredible. I had lumbar fusion and I was back to work in five weeks, pain-free!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Pat Morris in Durham, NC – Oct 11, 2018
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After a lower back spinal fusion and laminectomy at 50-years old, I wondered if I would ever feel like myself, ever again. I have always been healthy and active. This took me by surprise. But,less than a year later, I feel back to my old self, thanks to Dr. Musante! I highly recommend him, as he took the time to explain everything to me step by step and never rushed me into making any decisions. I feel very grateful for no longer being in constant pain, and I owe it all to Dr. Musante's care.
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Karen Kent in Chapel HIll, NC – Feb 21, 2018
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Wonderful experience in every way if you can use that adjective to describe back surgery. Initial consultation with Dr Musante concerning my back problem and diagnosis and recommended surgery. Had to have laminectomy for 2 thru 5 with fusion on #5. comprehensive explanation of problem and surgical procedure. The surgery went great in every aspect. Big plus is having their own specialty hospital so no concerns about being with many other ill patients. No pain 8 days after surgery!!
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Ronald Bayless in NC – Jan 30, 2018
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I had Lumbar Fusion in Oct everything was perfect
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Woody Baldwin in Durham NC – Jan 15, 2018
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Biography

Dr. David Musante, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Durham, NC and has over 24 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Musante has more...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

Texas Back Inst
Fellowship Hospital
2004
Duke University Hospital
Residency Hospital
2000
University Of Washington Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1997
University Of Washington Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1996
University of Virginia / Main Campus
Medical School

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

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Locations

EmergeOrtho

EmergeOrtho120 William Penn Plz Durham, NC 27704
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  • Hours
    • Mon: 7:30am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 7:30am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 7:30am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Duke Regional Hospital

Durham, NC

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

North Carolina Specialty Hospital

Durham, NC

83% Patient experience rating, 14% higher than the national average

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