Dr. Derek Duke, MD

Dr. Derek Duke, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
49 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Derek Duke, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Henderson, NV. He is 49 years old and has been practicing for 24 years. Dr. Duke is affiliated with Southern Hills Hospital and Medical Center, St. Rose Dominican, San Martin Campus, St. Rose Dominican, Rose de Lima Campus, Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center and St. Rose Dominican, Siena Campus.

The Spine and Brain Institute

861 Coronado Center Dr Ste 200

Henderson, NV 89052
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Accepted insurance

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Affiliated Health Funds
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • MultiPlan

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Herniated Disc Surgery
very high
more than 99% of peers
Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
very high
more than 99% of peers
Spinal Fusion
very high
more than 99% of peers

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  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Neck Tumor
  • Nerve Diseases
  • Nerve Injury
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease


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  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • 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

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Nevada.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Kansas University School Of Medicine
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1993
  • University Of Missouri--Kansas City School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1993
  • Mayo Graduate School
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1994
  • Mayo Graduate School
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1999

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Duke has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Duke's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Duke to family and friends
based on 83 total reviews (17 with comments)
Dr. Duke's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (17)
Henderson, NV |
Dr Duke is the absolute best! He explains the issue and what is required to remediate the problem. If surgery is not an appropriate option, he will tell you. If it is the only option, he will tell you that as well. His office is well run and efficient. He performed my surgery and I am painfree and fully functional and have resumed a vigorous exercise program. I have Dr Duke to thank for that.
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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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Duke accepts 18 insurance carriers
  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Affiliated Health Funds
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nevada POS
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nevada PPO
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Federal Employee Program
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • ODS Health Plan
  • Principal Financial Group
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    PacifiCare PPO
    Sierra Health
    United Healthcare
  • WellPoint

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Hospitals where Dr. Duke has admitting privileges

St. Rose Dominican, San Martin Campus
8280 W Warm Springs Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89113
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St. Rose Dominican, Rose de Lima Campus
102 E Lake Mead Pkwy
Henderson, NV 89015
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St. Rose Dominican, Siena Campus
3001 Saint Rose Pkwy
Henderson, NV 89052
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Southern Hills Hospital and Medical Center
9300 W Sunset Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89148
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Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center
3186 S Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas, NV 89109
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