Dr. Derek Duke, MD

Dr. Derek Duke, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
48 y/o
80 reviews

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  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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  • Medicaid
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Dr. Duke specializes in Neurosurgery and practices in Henderson, NV. He practices at 1 location.

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    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Reviews (16)
Las Vegas, NV |
I waited 1 hour 30 minutes to see him. I was there for a second opinion. He was pleasant however I don't feel he listened to me nor seemed interested in helping me. Didn't ask me one single question about my symptoms. Looked at my MRI, said nothing was wrong, told me It was in my head, shook my hand, said good luck, and walked out. I am a 44 active, happy person who doesn't take medication. Just looking for some answers. Very disappointed.
in Henderson, NV |
Without Dr Duke I would not be walking. He has done all 3 surgeries on me and I wouldn't trust another Dr. His gift is amazing.
Las Vegas, NV |
Dr. Duke is a "Doctor's Doctor" he changed my life. he is one of the bet physicians i have the pleasure of knowing. his support staff is top notch
in Henderson, NV |
It took me two hours before I got to see the doctor, finally I got to see him but only for him walking out of the room to get a report from the neurologist but never came back in!!!! I opened the door only to see him walking another patient to the check out area which happened to be someone that came in after me by about 45 minutes! Therefore, I had enough of his non professionalism and lack of concern for his patients that I asked for my MRI and reports back and left his crappy office. Beware
in North Las Vegas, NV |
He is an excellent Doctor. Personable and is very experienced. I was so nervous, but he made me feel so much better. He was confident and very nice. Loved his PA, Dan too. Amazing!! Always made me feel so good about everything. They took great care of me . I loved Southern Hills Hospital too. Dr Duke's surgical team are amazing as well. Even though, surgery is still hard to recover from, I left that hospital the same day because they know how to master the pain. Love, Love, Love him.
in henderson NV. |
Dr. Duke is simply amazing. The most caring, professional and skilled surgeon i have ever seen. Everyone of his staff reflect his attitude and kindness as well. This man changed my life.
in Boulder City N V |
L4 L5 S1 laminectomy, Awesome job. I feel fantastic! 2 years in pain epidural s did not work. Now everything is great. Walking great. Thanks Dr.Duke and your staff.
in Las Vegas, NV |
In 2007 I was a Neuro ICU RN at Sunrise Hospital and I saw all the wonderful outcomes with Dr .Duke. Then I needed him, when I was in the most excruciating back pain I had ever experienced. I needed a Laminectomy! I was taken to Sunrise after it took me 2 days to get home from Colorado and one other hospital stop on the way for pain relief. Dr Duke did my surgery and the next morning I got out of my bed, stood pain free and asked to go home. I send everyone to Dr Duke, He is excellent!
Las Vegas, NV |
In my opinion stay away if you been in an acident. He testifies for the defense. He stated a sit up MRI is not as advanced as a lay down MRI. He stated that my spine was a 20 year olds my spine hurts me and its a strain. I saw the report as he looked and observed the buldges. He quickly moved past and discounted, in front of my kids he put the all in my head on the table or neurological issue see advanced neurologist. His words don't match the reports. Who telling the facts. So I can get better.
in Las Vegas, Nevada |
I recommend Doctor Duke, he is attentive, attentionate, noble, he takes time to listen, compassionate about his work and the best of all Doctors i visited. I am from France and i always had difficulties finding a good doctor in the US who takes time and compassion like doctors in France. Where are those doctors? I recommend him a 1000 times to anybody who wants to visit him. I trust him completely. Karine Thank you Doctor Duke!
in Las Vegas, NV |
I saw Dr. Duke because I could not walk because I had pain in my legs. Dr. Duke did my surgery and he is one of the best doctors I have ever see. His Physician Assistant Dan explained everything and he was amazing. I can walk pain free and I have to thank Dr. Duke for that. My issue was L4, L5 and S1.
in Henderson, CO |
I (age 72) had battled a bad back for several years. Common affliction for someone who loves to golf. One morning, after 18 holes the previous day, I could hardly get out of bed. The lower back and sciatic pain was near excruciating. I knew I could never play again or perform fairly routine household chores. On Feb 18, 2016, Dr Duke performed a S/P lumbar laminectomy. Six weeks later on March 31st, I played golf pain-free. Slower swing and better results than ever! Awesome surgeon!
in Las Vegas, NV |
Lumbar spine fusion in November 2014. Perfect results
in Las Vegas Nv |
He was my second opinion Dr. And I thank God everyday that he was! He saved the nerve root to my right leg....he really is compassuonate and listens.
in Las vegas nevada |
He seemed very honest. He listens to my concerns. He was not wanting to do sugery unless necessary. Made me feel comfortable. I am going for my 2nd visit end of jan.
in Las Vegas, NV |
Wonderful surgeon. Would not be walking without him. I will always recommend him to everyone with back pain.
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  •  Specializes in Neurosurgery
  •  Board certified in Neurosurgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Neurosurgery

Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Neck Tumor
  • Nerve Diseases
  • Nerve Injury
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease


  • Medical School
    University Of Missouri--Kansas City School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1993

  • Internship Hospital
    Mayo Graduate School

    Completed in 1994

  • Residency Hospital
    Mayo Graduate School

    Completed in 1999

  • Undergraduate School
    Kansas University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1993

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Neurosurgery

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Arthroscopic Microdiscectomy
  • Brain Surgery
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Neurosurgical Procedures
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine Surgery