Dr. Derek Duke, MD

Dr. Derek Duke, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
49 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Derek Duke, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Henderson, NV and has been practicing for 19 years. He specializes in neurosurgery.

The Spine and Brain Institute

861 Coronado Center Dr Ste 200

Henderson, NV 89052
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Insurance Accepted

  • 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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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Duke performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

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

Dr. Duke's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

45  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)
  • 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
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease


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19  Procedures

  • 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
86 total reviews (20 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (86)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

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 (20)

Said that my pain was due to depression and that I needed therapy. Made me feel like an idiot and that all my pain was in my head. I would never recommend him.
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Dr duke and his staff the best in the business! I had a laminectomy and a posterior interbody fusion . Before the surgery I couldn’t sit down because I had shooting pain going down the back of both legs and the side of my calves and I had numbness in my feet. I had a defuse disc L4 L5. I couldn’t...more
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My GP ordered an MRI on my neck. She read the report and told me I needed to see a back specialist. I heard Dr. Duke was one of the best. He looked at the radiology report and said there was nothing wrong with my back. That was it. No discussion. No questions. I have been in excruciating pain...more
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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...more
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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...more
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